Archive for the ‘FQC 2016’ Category

January Fat Quarter Challenge Quilts

February 10, 2017

The month of January was a bit crazy in Virginia with the weather.  We had snow, mostly clouds and then a couple days of spring weather reaching 70!  Obviously it was a good time for people to quilt because I received 6 fat quarter quilts for the challenge.    The winner was a quilt submitted this month and made by Pam Wilson from Hayward, CA.   Pam actually submitted 2 fat quarter challenge quilts. Congratulations Pam!  You have won a $25 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop.   Many thanks to the Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring our monthly prize.

I also received quilts from Gail Hardy (Palm Desert, CA), Beth Holland (Eden Prairie, MN), Cathy Labath (Long Grove, IA), and Donna Sciandra (Buffalo, NY).  Their quilts are pictured below and if you click on the photo you can see the quilter’s name.

Thanks to all of our quilters this month.  All of the quilts that have been returned to me are still entered in each monthly drawing so it pays to get your quilt in early for more chances to win the monthly prize.

Cheers, Tina

FQ Challenge for December 2016

January 7, 2017

During the month of December, I received 2 quilts for the FQ Challenge.  The quilts were from Donna Dellacamera from Unionville, CT and the other was from Doris Miller from Alabaster, AL.  Using a random # generator and including any other quilts submitted since the beginning of our 2016-2017 challenge, the winner was Donna Dellacamera.  Congratulations!  Donna will receive a $25 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop.  We want to thank the Fat Quarter Shop for providing this award for our winners.

I had been waiting for a sunny day to take photos of the two quilts submitted but it has been rather dreary in VA for the past few weeks.  Today was a great day with the snow in the background on the mountains, however, it was 15 degrees and a wind chill of about 5 degrees.  However, it was worth it to take pictures of these two darling quilts that will be loved by a child somewhere.

Thanks again to Donna and Doris for their quilts.  Remember, the earlier you submit a quilt the more chances that you will have to possibly win the Fat Quarter Shop $25 gift certificate.  Both Donna and Doris’s names, along with our winner Diane from November, will continue to be eligible for the upcoming monthly drawing through September of 2017.  So if you are entered in the FQ Challenge, it pays to get your quilt in early.

Happy New Year to all and stay warm, from chilly Virginia, Tina

November FQ Challenge Winner

December 7, 2016

Congratulations to Diane Hamm from Ellington, CT for winning the first month’s drawing.  I just love how someone can take a FQ and use their stash to complete a beautiful quilt.  I recently moved to my dream farm in VA, so I thought it would be fitting to photograph this quilt with my goats and mountains in the background.

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During the Houston International Quilt Festival, we hand out a fat quarter and quilt pattern for participants to take home and return a finished quilt to us for a child.  When you return a completed quilt, you are entered in a monthly drawing for a $25 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop.   Thanks so much FQ Shop!  Additionally, if you turn in a quilt in one month, you will still be entered in the monthly drawing each successive month until the program ends in September.

Normally this post would feature all the quilts returned in the month for the FQ Challenge.  As it turned out, I only received Diane’s quilt, so as the old saying goes, the early bird gets the worm.  If you are participating in the FQ Challenge, I would encourage you to get that quilt returned soon for more chances to win.

Happy Holidays! Tina