Before I post the winners I need to say thank you to everyone for their kind words and support over the news of my mother’s passing. She was a fierce, strong lady and I am grateful for all the memories I have. I am lucky to have a HUGE family and an incredible friend base that has helped me during this difficult time. This season is definitely going to be different for me. I hope to use the challenges to help deal with my grief but as we all know grief is unpredictable. I will continue to do my best in responding, commenting and showing support of everyone in the challenge but I am realistic and know there will be days that I just need to do something else. I appreciate your continued understanding and grace.
One of my favorite things Trish did was starting with Prize 14 and then working her way to the Ultimate Weekly Sponsor Prize – so I’m going to switch things up on my prize summary post and do that in the same order. Also – everyone – we had 229 ENTRIES! TWO HUNDRED and TWENTY-NINE Entries the first week! The most entries we ever had was 234 and many of us were still fairly locked down because of covid at that point so that is an absolutely AMAZING number! Everyone’s entries are incredible and I look forward to finding time to read more about each and every one of them. One of the last things I told my mom about was the incredible turn out because every week she always asked for participation update.
Thank you once again to all the fabulous sponsors! You are all incredible and we couldn’t appreciate you more.
Below I am summarizing who all won the prizes. I will be working on contacting the winners over the next week (I normally do this within a day but I have funeral things to do and I’m not sure how much time I’ll have). If you won and you haven’t heard from me by, let’s say, Wednesday, January 18th, please feel free to reach out and check in with me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again for your patience!
Prize 14 – Persimon Dreams
Prize 13 – Kid Giddy
Prize 12 – Lapacek’s Orchard
For those of you who don’t know, I (Kim Lapacek) also have an family owned and operated apple orchard – Lapacek’s Orchard. The guys from Wisco Home Goods make a special “Lapacek’s Orchard” scented candle for us each season to sell at our shop and this year I’ve decided to add a Lapacek’s Orchard candle to the prize mix!
And the winner is … 54. Brenda_sews!
Prize 11 – Go-Go Kim
Prize 10 – Amanda Nickel
Another great Project QUILTING participant – Amanda Nickel – loves the challenges so much she sent me some fun prizes to give out! This week she is giving one lucky person a Sassy Pin Holder (#ad)! And that lucky person is … 71. Carol Krause!
Prize 9 – Hunter’s Design Studio
Prize 8 – Nikki M
Prize 7 – Rachel Rossi Designs
Prize 6 – Electric Needle
Prize 5 – Sarah Goer Quilts
The lovely Sarah of Sarah Goer Quilts is letting one lucky participant choose a PDF pattern of their choice this week from her online shop! Shown above is her “Knock Knock Baby Quilt Pattern.” And the winner is … 86. Turid! CONGRATULATIONS!
Prize 4 – Kim Van Etten
Kim Van Etten is an avid participant, a good friend of mine, super talented quilter and she has graciously donated zipper pouches she made for prizes this season! Up for grabs this week is this wonderful bird zippy pouch – the bird block is her signature block and I’m thrilled a PQer gets to enjoy it as much as I’ve enjoyed the one she’s given me. And the winner of this gorgeous zippy pouch is ... 210. AOK Sew ORIginals!
Prize 3 – May Chappell
Prize 2 – Yazzii
Drumroll for our final prize from our ultimate weekly sponsor …
Prize 1 – Ultimate Weekly Sponsor – Blue Bar Quilts
This week Blue Bar Quilts is the Ultimate Weekly Sponsor and they are giving one lucky participant a kit for the Backyard Party Quilt by Then Came June – it includes the pattern, Art Gallery Pure Solids; 20 fat quarters, and fabric for the background and binding to make the large throw size that finishes at 62″x 78″. Congratulations to 1. Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl!!!
Congratulations to all the winners! I’ll be emailing each of you in by Wednesday, 1/18/22. If you don’t hear from me feel free to reach out!
Don’t forget. All 229 entries, regardless if you won this week or not, will get an entry in the Grand Prize drawing at the end of the season so congrats to all of your for starting and FINISHING a quilt project in just ONE WEEK!
Challenge 2 of Project QUILTING will be posted on the blog on Sunday, January 15th at Noon CST. (aka Wisconsin Time).