Sunday, October 23, 2011

Competition Climax

After 3 weeks of a fantastic Men Quilt Too! show, the voting closed yesterday and the results have just been announced! ...

Let me just say a big thank you to everyone who voted for me, and for putting up with me badgering and cajoling people with incessant regularity on here, FB and Twitter ... and special thanks to Amy (Magpie Mimi), Sarah, Narcoleptic in a Cupboard), and Rhonda (Quilter in the Gap) for mentioning the competition and my quilt in your blogs and podcasts, and for getting all your friends to vote for me too! ... another special thanks to the people who helped me get my first quilt started and all the way to finished... the lovely folk at the CVI quilt group in Atlanta where I learned to quilt, all my bloggie friends who often answered my questions, and of course Michelle for unpicking all my errors, keeping my machining in a straight line, and threading probably 100 needles!

It was a great show and I've met a lot of new lovely people through it, which is surely the most important thing! I've tried to follow all my new followers back but sometimes it's difficult for me to track down your blogs... I'll do a post listing those that I'm yet to find and maybe y'all can point me in the right direction!

So yes, I think any of the 20-odd quilts would have been worthy winners... and I'm just thrilled for all the votes I got ...

haha, stop prodding me, I'll tell you now how I did ...

I finished third! and I win a load ofwonderful threads, which will be brilliant as I have at least half a dozen projects, including quilt number 2 and a fairly sizeable charity block either on the go or planned!

Feel free to urge me to return the favor and vote for you if you've got quilts or other sewing projects entered in any competitions!

And finally, another big thank you to Thearica at Pigtales and Quilts for putting on a magnificent show... if you don't follow her blog already you should head over and do so now! :)


  1. Wow! Congratulations! You deserve it :)

  2. Well done Giles, 3rd is brilliant.

  3. Well done mate! Congratulations :-) email me telling me what blogs you need to find and I'll see if I can find em for you :-)

  4. Yay! Congratulations! So so happy! Eeeeeee!

  5. Oh, yay! I'm so glad you were a winner! I haven't gotten through all the sites, only the first half-dozen (and I noticed you were number 1!) but there was some stiff competition, and your win was well deserved.