Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Celebrate Good Stitches ::Winners::

Celebrate Good Stitches

Hurray, hurrah!  Three cheers for good, and most specially for the quilty good happening through do. Good Stitches {a charity bee}!

Today I announce the final winners for this year's Celebrate Good Stitches.  But, before I do, I extend my gratitude to every single member of do. Good Stitches, past and present.

You all really are worth celebrating!  What an honor and inspiration to be joined by so many willing and talented hands to do. Good.  I can tell you that this experience is what I'm most proud of in my bloggy career.  I trust it's as or even more meaningful to many souls the world over who have been touched by our quilts made in love.

Best of 2014!

Congratulations to the Grace circle, whose I Spy ABC's quilt stole the day!


I Spy ABCs Quilt. Grace Circle {March}

This beauty, quilted by Robin Correa (who is also host of Grace circle), was donated to My Very Own Blanket to benefit foster children.  Can you imagine how a lonely, displaced child might have felt to receive this unexpected gift?  I'm proud of Grace circle and of all of us for making such beautiful, modern quilts to bless others in this world.  It means a lot, I believe, to give our best work. 



Thanks to the generosity of Robert Kaufman, each current Grace Circle member will receive a a gorgeous big bundle of Kona cottons, colors specially selected by Emily Cier!   Hey, you all might want to do an all-solids quilt next time around!  Or, you know, find a place to display your rainbow stack for happy vibes.  We won't hold it against you if you just need to look at it for awhile.

Quilters Grand Prizes

What fun to browse through our gallery of 2014 finished quiltsI've been super-pleased to see lots of quilts finished over the past few months as we neared the celebration deadline and the deadline for our QuiltCon special exhibit (those results to release soon).  Sometimes setting a date makes all the difference! My heartfelt thanks to those quilters who pushed to finish up projects.  For even more of our do. Good quilts, see the Finished Quilts group on Flickr!

{the U.S. Prize}

Let's select a winner for the U.S. Quilter's Grand Prize.  The big fat roll of Warm & Plush batting, donated by The Warm Company, goes to....




#17, Jennifer Dewing's Fractured Elements quilt for the Inspire Circle!  Aren't you lucky, Jennifer!  Now you can quilt away to your heart's content with plenty of batting reserves to carry you through

{the International Prize} 

Fat Quarter Shop is sponsoring our Quilter's Grand Prize for a lucky international winner!  Let's see whose quilt is favored by Mr. Random...





#2, the amazing Boat Beach Quilt quilted by Eva-Marie Beij for the Comfort circle.  This gem of a quilt has so many fabulous paper pieced blocks.  Such a stunner!  Eva-Marie, there's a $100 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop headed your way!

We are very grateful to  Robert Kaufman, the Warm Company and Fat Quarter Shop for generously supporting charitable quilting.  And again, thanks to everyone who plays a part in this worthwhile effort.  Let's keep up the good work, friends!

psst... I've reopened the photo pools so you can keep adding 2014 finished quilts through the end of the year!

Here's to another year!


9 comments:

  1. Congratulations to all the winners! It's been a great year and looking forward to 2015!

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  2. Wow, wonderful news! Hooray, Grace circle! Thank you to Robert Kaufman for their generosity...fun fun! And a special thank you, Rachel, for putting this all together. The celebrations are too fun!

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  3. awesome. Congrats to the winners and thank you to the sponsors - very generous!

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  4. Wow this is awesome! Hooray Grace Circle - and we just did a solids block for November so maybe I will plan another when my turn pops up again! Thanks to the wonderful sponsors and to Rachel for her inspiration and leadership of do Good Stitches!

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  5. Congratulations to the winners!! It’s such a wonderful event and so inspirational and motivating for all members of the circles! Thanks for this celebration Rachel!

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  6. What a generous celebration! Thanks for organising this Rachel it's been fun seeing what everyone else has been up to this year :)

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  7. Jumping up and down! I am so thankful, I've never won anything this big before! Thank you so much for the opportunity Rachel!

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  8. These are beautiful quilts! Congrats to the winners!

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  9. Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to the sponsors and you Rachel for this wonderful stitching group! I'm so happy to play a small role.

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