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Vote now for the Holiday Traditions Quilt Contest


It’s voting time for the Holiday Traditions Quilt Contest.

This is actually two contests in one: Large Quilts and Small Quilts & Projects. You can vote for each contest once. Voting ends December 16, 2009.

You can view the quilts by thumbnail and then click the thumbnail to see the larger quilt, or you can view the full-sized photos. The full-sized photos will take a couple of minutes to load, depending on your Internet speed.

Thank you to everyone that submitted a quilt, they are all gorgeous. Thanks also to the fabulous sponsors of this contest:

Please vote for each contest. Select an option and click the Vote button for each poll.

Large Quilts

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Holiday Traditions - Large Quilts

  • Holly Basket (18%, 139 Votes)
  • Christmas star (15%, 118 Votes)
  • Christmas Fireplace (11%, 86 Votes)
  • Snowflakes (10%, 78 Votes)
  • Christmas Cardholder (6%, 49 Votes)
  • Winter Wonderland (6%, 47 Votes)
  • A Few Of My Favorite Things (6%, 44 Votes)
  • Poinsettia Basket (5%, 41 Votes)
  • I Believe (4%, 30 Votes)
  • Candy Cane (3%, 21 Votes)
  • Wintertown / Adventskalender (2%, 19 Votes)
  • Advent Tea (2%, 16 Votes)
  • Christmas Memories (Deborah Thomas) (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Irish Lanterns (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Advent's calendar 1 (1%, 10 Votes)
  • Gingerboys (1%, 10 Votes)
  • Christmas log cabin (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Pine Boughs (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Wintergraphix Star (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Christmas Memories (Carolyn Hughey) (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Christmas Windows (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Winter Wonderland Shop Hop Quilt (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Zara's xmas (1%, 4 Votes)
  • A Taste of Christmas (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Nutcrackers and Trains (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Christmas Wreath (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Crazy Patch Christmas Tree (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Frosty (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Santa's Visit (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 789

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Small Quilts & Projects

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Holiday Traditions - Small Quilts and Projects

  • Tablerunner for Christmas (15%, 128 Votes)
  • Christmas Table Runner (15%, 126 Votes)
  • Christmas Tree (evejuku) (14%, 119 Votes)
  • Charming Botanical December Holly & Poinsettia (12%, 106 Votes)
  • Wreath of Doves (8%, 66 Votes)
  • Winter Friends (6%, 49 Votes)
  • Christmas Morning (3%, 29 Votes)
  • Urban Christmas (3%, 26 Votes)
  • Aussie Nativity (2%, 21 Votes)
  • Stars at Christmas (2%, 17 Votes)
  • Christmas Eve (2%, 16 Votes)
  • Penquin Holiday Party (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Joy to the World (2%, 13 Votes)
  • Oh Christmas Tree (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Winter Cottage (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Figgy Friends (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Night and Day Christmas Table Runner (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Holiday Stitchings (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Snow Lady (1%, 7 Votes)
  • How Great Thou Art (1%, 6 Votes)
  • YoYo Santa (1%, 6 Votes)
  • A tree for Laurel's Christmas cats (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Christmas Collection (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Colourful Christmas Wall Quilt (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Holly Jolly Christmas (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Holiday Table Runner (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Twis the Night Before Christmas (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Elegant Christmas (0%, 4 Votes)
  • 12 Days of Catmas (0%, 3 Votes)
  • CHRISTMAS HOUSE wall hanging (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Sweet Tooth (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Santa Wallhanging (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Christmas Medallion (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Silent Night (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Christmas wreath (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Time To Put Up The Tree! (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Christmas Trees (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Soft Bodied Reindeer (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Christmas Table Runner (Convergence Quilt) (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Merry Joy Ho (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Three Turkeys (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Stars (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Christmas Trees Delight (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Family Tree (1%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 853

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Posted: December 8th, 2009

Topics: Special Features


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24 Responses to “Vote now for the Holiday Traditions Quilt Contest”

  1. You have done some stunning work, I’ve really enjoyed looking at it all and it was very difficult to vote – I think you all deserve a prize. Happy Christmas, love Lis x
    .-= Elisabeth Harwood’s latest post: Travels Down Under and Around the UK with Vikki Pignatelli =-.

  2. sandy says:

    I enjoyed all the items …. hope I can join next year.

    .-= sandy’s latest post: Thread Catcher & Boxy Bag (another) =-.

  3. Margaret Eble says:

    I like this quilt. She did a good job.

  4. Diana de Pater says:

    table runner for christmas is the best!

  5. It was so nice to see the great variety and techniques used in these holiday quilts. They are all great and you are all winners.

  6. Pat Castonguay says:

    All the quilts are wonderful!

  7. Amy Patterson says:

    The “Colorful Christmas Wall Quilt” is a panel from the late Laurel Burch fabric line of several years ago. I should know, I bought one myself and have it currently hanging above my buffet. Is it appropriate to have it entered into a contest?

  8. Mishka says:

    Hi Amy,
    There were no restrictions on whether a panel could be entered in the contest or not.


  9. Carole says:

    It is disappointing to see the quilts that are in the top spots are both done by the same person who has the same number of total votes in the large and small category (and both quilts are small). I think it is quite sad that it is a popularity contest and I think the voting should be done by quilt blog members only to avoid such issues. The fireplace quilt in the large category is the most amazing and unique quilt I’ve ever seen and I’ve encouraged every quilter I know to take a look at it and vote and I have no idea who the talented quilter is that did such an amazing job!

  10. sheila says:

    A Contest is a Contest. But I too found it disapointing to see top spots exactly the same.
    And no blog address, to see her other work.

    I did blog about the voting but I did say…

    so do go have a look at some Wonderful Christmas Eye Candy

    and if you like mine please vote.
    If you prefer another please dont tell me evbg.

    thanks Michelle for running the Contest, I for one have had fun.
    .-= sheila’s latest post: FOLLOWING ON =-.

  11. Carole says:

    Sheila–You are so right!! I loved looking at ALL the beautiful quilts and there are many that deserve a top spot! (Yours included)… I hope everyone will vote for what they like the best! I guess it is also commendable to have so many friends with different IP addresses as the lady from Italy does. Michelle thanks for doing the contest anyway! It’s always great to see what others are doing out there! Carole

  12. Mishka says:

    Hey ladies, thanks for the comments.

    “I think the voting should be done by quilt blog members only to avoid such issues.”

    This is a good idea, and something I’ll look into for the new year. It would be a lot of additional work on my part, so we’ll see how timing and finances allow.


  13. Great Contest! I wish I had known about it earlier.
    I especially love the “Snowflakes” and “Charming Botanical” quilts. Lovely work!

    Happy Holidays!

  14. JoAnn says:

    I don’t understand the rules, obviously. Why would a 40″ x 40″ wall quilt be considered in the “large quilt” category along with bed sized quilts? There are some outstanding quilts in both categories, but I do wonder about the leading vote-getter in both small and large quilts…looks like a set-up to me!

  15. Mishka says:

    Hi JoAnn,

    The size requirement for both categories was clearly indicated on the guidelines page and the submission pages. Large quilts are quilts 80″ square or larger. I had to pick a limit, and that was the limit I chose. For the two table runners that are larger than 80″ square, I made the decision to leave them in the small categories category.

    I’m not sure what you mean by “… looks like a set-up”. They are not my quilts, nor do I receive any payment from anyone (sponsors & contestants) whatsoever to run the various contests. They are done for fun and to show up our creations.


  16. sheila says:

    I would vote that you leave things as they are.

    as the Aussie saying goes…. we are not playing for Sheep Stations….

    Lets just have fun and I know a lot of my blog readers aren’t Quilters but love the Quilts.

    I am just so thrilled to have received a few votes and to have my Quilt in Virtual Print.

    Seasons Greetings to All.
    sheila in hot Australia
    .-= sheila’s latest post: FOLLOWING ON =-.

  17. JoAnn says:

    Thanks for your comments, Michele…I did not intend to suggest you had anything to do with voting, I did not explain my opinion very well. I do want to thank you for providing the venue for the quilts, they are so fun to look at and admire, whoever wins!

  18. Mishka says:

    Thanks for the clarification JoAnn.

  19. Kristi says:

    Hi all…

    My mom is the quilter who designed and made the Christmas Fireplace quilt in the large quilt contest. I was thrilled to read Carole’s comments about my mom’s quilt and have to say I wholeheartedly agree with her but admit that I am totally biased.

    I’ve taken the liberty of posting some of my mom’s work on my website, so if anyone is interested in seeing some more of what she has done, feel free to check out my post.

    Good luck to all the entries!
    .-= Kristi ’s latest post: My Talented Mom =-.

  20. Evelina says:

    Hi Michel, I would know how is about the prizes of the Holiday tradition quilt contest. Thank you and merry Christmas!

  21. Mishka says:

    Hi Evelina,

    I’ll be contacting the winners late next week to choose their prizes. I’ll email you.

    Happy holidays,

  22. [...] I have lots to catch up on here: two winners for the last Friday Give-Away, 11 winners for the Reflections on Year 2 Anniversary blog post and 6 winners for the Holiday Traditions Quilt Contest. [...]

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