Welcome to week three of our Bee Creative #StitchAlong, #FMQAlong, #DoodleAlong and Charity Fundraiser to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Everyone is welcome to join the fun and all forms of creativity, as well as to purchase virtual raffle tickets (aka donated to CF) to win 20+ prizes donated by very generous sponsors.
Week, #2 – #StitchAlong, #DoodleAlong, #FMQAlong
Doodle Sharing by Cindy Needham
Our Bee Creative Linky Party is open for sharing any form of Mandala design you wish (e.g. doodle, zentangle, paint, color, free-motion quilting, embroidery, etc).
Of course, I hope to inspire you to purchase a collection of beautiful downloadable PDF format Mandala designs, or a machine embroidery collection, from Maureen Russell of Beautiful Embroidery Designs as 100% of your purchase is donated to the CF Foundation (and you’ll also get a virtual raffle ticket to win prizes in our Bee Creative Charity Fundraiser). But what ever you do, I hope you’ll have fun creating this month and share any Mandala theme creations with us.
Today, I want to share what I’ve been doing and hopefully inspire you to join me and create anything you want, with a Mandala theme.
MY MANDALA TABLE RUNNER PROJECT
I used the downloadable PDF Mandala design collection, by Maureen Russell of Beautiful Embroidery Designs for free-motion quilting a Mandala in the center, with diamond cross hatch in the background. I thoroughly enjoyed stitching out the Mandala design and I’m already looking forward to using this PDF Mandala collection on quilts and other projects.
I turned four of the Mandala machine embroidery designs into applique circles and stitched to the table top, before quilting. I also used 1 layer of Warm and Natural batting, on top of 1 layer of Insul-Bright to create my quilt sandwich.
My camera does not do the beauty of these Mandala designs justice.
Sponsors for this Charity Fundraiser include: Aurifil, Martingale, Dragon Threads, ASF Lighting Solutions/Beam N Read, Fat Quarter Shop, Schiffer Publishing, The Wooden Bear and Sweet Peas and Angels.
Fat Quarter Shop
|Little Ruby Small Aurifil Thread Box Bonnie & Camille: includes 10 spools (220 yards each of Aurifil 50 wt Cotton Thread).
The Fat Quarter Shop will ship this prize directly to one lucky winner, anywhere in the world.
|Prize #1winner – tbd|
|Schiffer Publishing||Nature’s Mandalas
|Dragon Threads||Color My Garden: An Adult Coloring Book, by Jane SassamanSmall Summer Birds Scarf, designed by Julie Paschlis
This sponsor will ship these prizes to the respective lucky winners in the US/Canada
| Prize #2winner – tbd
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|A bundle of Fons & Porter’s notions and book, with a estimated value of $75.This sponsor will ship the prize bundle to one lucky winner in US/Canada.
| Prize #4winner – tbd
|ASF Lightware Solutions / Beam N Read||Beam N Read personal lights are great tools for crafters. One lucky winner will receive a BNR LED 6-3F|| Prize #5
|The Wooden Bear||Five lucky winners will receive an A la Carte Pattern of their choice.Five lucky winners will get to select a pattenlet of their choice.
US winners can select if they prefer a printed or electronic pattern. International winners will receive electronic patterns.
| Prize #6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (Patterns a la Carte)Prize #11, 12, 13, 14, 15(Pattenlet)
|Auriful||One lucky winner will receive a Mary Fons – Wonder thread with 12 large spools collection.
Aurifil will kindly ship this prize WW
| Prize #16winner – tbd
|Martingale||Striking Strip Quilts, by Kate Henderson
terrific T-Shirt Quilts
Learn to Paper Piece
I Love Log Cabins
Sew, Slice, Spin and SashThese books will be shipped by QuiltShopGal. As I do not have any funds available to ship internationally, nor Postage Angels supporters at this time, these prizes will be limited to US Only winners.
| Prize #17winner – tbd
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|Sweet Peas and Angels||$50 Gift Certificate
Open for WW winners
| Prize #22winner – tbd
Follow me on Instagram and I’ll share more pictures as I #DoodleAlong, #StitchAlong, and #FMQAlong this week. Of course, I hope you’ll join me.
DID I MENTION A CHARITY FUNDRAISER?
HOW DO YOU GET VIRTUAL RAFFLE TICKETS TO WIN PRIZES ?
There are three options all are based on a $10 AU (about $7 US) donation where 100% will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Maureen Russell of Beautiful Embroidery Designs is coordinating the fundraising and will provide QuiltShopGal a list of all donations and qualified purchases, for appropriate allocation of virtual raffle tickets.
- Anyone can donate via PayPal cash and get a virtual raffle ticket for any increment of $10 AU (~$7 US) donation. You can submit to Maureen by using the PayPal email address of firstname.lastname@example.org
- Purchase the downloadable PDF Mandala collection in 8″ or 4″ size, for one virtual raffle ticket per collection you purchase. These templates can also be resized, using any software/printer you may have, as appropriate.
- For Machine Embroidery enthusiasts, purchase Justin’s Magic Mandala design collection, in downloadable format for $50 AU (~$35 US) to get 5 raffle tickets.
note: donations and/or purchases need to be completed in March, to qualify for virtual raffle tickets. But purchases of these Mandala designs will help raise funds for CF year round, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Please leave an email or comment if you have any questions.
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