2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge – Grand Prize Winners

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First, I want to thank all of the FMQ Experts that helped with this challenge by providing such wonderful tutorials.  With out their support this challenge would never had happened and many would not have had a chance to learn/improve their FMQ skills, as well as learn about each FMQ Expert and a variety of products appropriate for those that enjoy doing FMQ on a domestic sewing machine.

SewCalGal says thank you to all the FMQ Experts

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I also want to recognize and thank all of the sponsors for this challenge as they have wonderful products that are certainly perfect for those interested in FMQ and they generously donated wonderful prizes.

SewCalGal says thank you to all the Sponsors who generously donated prizes for the Monthly Challenges and bonus tutorial challenges:

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SewCalGal says thank you to all the Sponsors who generously donated Grand Prizes for those that completed 12 or more tutorials in 2012.

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There were over 2,000 quilters that participated in this challenge.  It was fun to see everyone learn and improve their FMQ skills, as well as have fun, throughout the year.

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I also want to recognize and thank several Postage Angels who have recently donated to help with postage expenses.  This has helped to cover the shipping cost for prizes for this challenge and the September challenge too!   If you have a chance, I hope you visit their blogs and let them know that you too appreciate their help as Postage Angels for the 2012 FMQ Challenge.  They are wonderful people and have delightful blogs!

My sincere apologies if I have overlooked other Postage Angels.  I tried to go thru my notes, but fear I may have left some of you off.  Please know I do appreciate your help with postage expenses, very much.

There were 87 participants that completed 12 or more FMQ tutorials in 2012 and  entered to win a Grand Prize.  All of the participants in the 2012 FMQ Challenge had an opportunity to learn and improve their FMQ skills.  While many completed many, if not all of the tutorials, there were only  a few the completed 12 or more tutorials in 2012 and entered to win a Grand Prize.  SewCalGal wants to encourage all quilters to continue to learn/improve your FMQ skills, while taking advantage of the tutorials provided by FMQ Experts in this challenge and practice until you have mastered and can apply to your projects, as well as attend FMQ classes, watch FMQ DVDs, read FMQ books and follow blogs that share insights on FMQ. SewCalGal is proud of every quilter that took time to learn and improve their FMQ skills in 2012.  And, I’m  happy to announce the winners, of the Grand Prize Challenge. These winners were all randomly selected.

SewCalGal will be sending an email notice to these winners to confirm they want to claim their prize and get their snail mail info.  They will have 3 days to respond, essentially claiming their prize, or another name will be ranomly selected:

 

Sponsor(s) Prize(s)
The Fat Quarter Shop

Six prizes for Grand Prize Winners:

1 – $250 gift certificat

1 – $150 gift certificate
1 – $100 gift certificate
Joanne (Thread Head)
3 – $50 gift certificates($50 each)
#1 Liane N.
#2 Pat (Color Me Quilty)
#3 Elspeth (Elvispeth)
The Stencil Companylogo One lucky winner will receive a $200 gift certificate to The Stencil Company where they can pick out their favorite continuous line stencil designs that are perfect for quilting

Joan at Leschenault
Dream World
One lucky winner will receive a Pieceful Holiday Quilting Package, which includes:

a Steady portable tables, a Travel/Storage Bag, Sew Straight Guide, Spinner Tray and Polish Kit

estimated value: $149.99

Diane Mitchell / AveryQuilter
The Electric Quilt Company One lucky winner will receive a copy of EQ7Retail price:  $189.95

Mary J.  (Seamless Expressions)

June Tailor A bundle of June Tailor products, perfect for free motion quilting, with an estimated value over $100Pat (Amity Quilter)
Martingale photo martingalelogo_zpsbf8704e3.png A bundle of books, perfect for those interested in free motion quilting, with an estimated value over $100Kearstie (KB’s Quilting Quest)

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