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Vote Now: Birthday/Anniversary Celebration Quilts


Grab yourself a cup of coffee and browse the gorgeous Birthday/Anniversary Celebrations for this week’s themed quilt contest and leave a comment below for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate from this week’s sponsor: Patchwork Gracie Fabrics. The quilter with the most votes will win a $25 gift certificate from our sponsor.

Enter the give-away: Want to win a $25 gift certificate? Before I tell you how you can win, I have a confession. I have a major weakness for Batik fabrics. I mean it’s a serious addiction! I don’t think there’s a batik fabric that I don’t love and want to have in my stash. If you’re like me, then you’re in luck this month, as PG Fabrics has a 20% off sale on all of their Batiks. I have been drooling over these all month!! The 20% discount is added when you check out; the prices you see on the web site are the regular prices.

To enter the give-away to win a $25 gift certificate, browse the Batiks section and leave a comment below telling me which one is your favourite. Of course, I couldn’t pick just one favourite, so I’ve picked two: Plum (it’s PURPLE!!! and Batik!!!) and Cornsilk (my Batik lights are very limited).

Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourite!

  • Voting is open Friday – Sunday @ 11:59 p.m.
  • One vote per IP address (NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt (from home if you send it to coworkers)
  • Winner announced Monday!

How to Vote:

  • Review the photos and stories below… there are several, so you’ll need to scroll down to see them all.
  • Underneath the photos, scroll down, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a circular button** beside each one. Select the button for the quilt you want to vote for.
  • Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the names of quilts. Then press the vote button.

** Note: If you don’t see the circular buttons to vote, but instead see the voting results, that means someone on your IP Address already voted or that the voting period has ended. Shared IP Addresses are very common in home or work networks.

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 12
  • Total countries: 3
  • Total provinces: 0
  • Total states: 8

You can click on the photo to view a larger version.

By: donataquilts,

I made this quilt to celebrate the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary of my friend Angelica and her husband Alberto, “A” being the first letter of both their names.
I looked into dozens of different fonts to find the right ones in order to have a wide variety and several sizes of “A”s to choose from.

Quilt size: width: 41" height: 49"

Birthday Banner Birthday Banner
By: Linda,
Oklahoma, USA
Blog: Quilt Cookies

I have made all four of my grandchildren a birthday banner. Each year it is displayed at their party and a photo is taken with them in front of it. So cute to see them growing up!!

Quilt size: width: 36″" height: 60″"

Celebrating 60 Years of Family Celebrating 60 Years of Family
By: vjmccarley,
Georgia, USA

Made this to celebrate my parents’ 60th wedding anniversary, two intertwining trees represent them. Five branches represent their five daughters and each of our families. It includes over 100 photos and blocks of tribute to loved ones gone, three babies to come, & misc. family talents and passions.

Quilt size: width: 63" height: 76"

Crazy 55th Anv. Pillow Crazy 55th Anv. Pillow
By: CRstitchery,
Illinois, USA

My adopted parents celebrated their 55th anninversary recently. Because they have ‘everything’ by now, I decided to do a small crazy quilt (that many years just may drive us there!) with ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures. Realizing they wouldn’t have any place to hang it – I made it into a pillow.

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 15"

Fishes for Philip Fishes for Philip
By: sheila Craigie,
Blog: aubirdwoman

Hand made machine quilted by myself for No1 Son’s birthday
Pattern Kringle Farm Quilt Designs – fabric from Cushla New Zealand

Quilt size: width: 51" height: 57"

Granny's Fans Granny’s Fans
By: Kathi Iacovlli,
Pennsylvania, USA
Blog: Snuggle Party Quilts

This little wallhanging was a gift to my Mom for her 70th Birthday. The kids are my 4, my Mom’s only grandchildren. Some of the fabrics were from dresses that I had made for the girls. Mom says when she walks by the quilt, she touches it and it touches her heart.

Quilt size: width: 38″" height: 38″"

Isabels Garden Isabels Garden
By: annie sisk,
Missouri, USA

This quilt was made for my Daughter’s third birthday this year since she is now a big girl she needed a big girl blanky. The pattern is called Isabel’s Garden and comes from Rhonda Woodsmall’s new e-book Sunshine in the Garden Quilt Patterns. Hope you guys love it as much as my Isabel.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 54"

Marine Snow Marine Snow
By: Sylvia,
Georgia, USA
Blog: Space Time Fabric

Marine Snow is the term for dead algae and detritus as they sink to the ocean depths, providing food for animals that live in the deep. My fiance is a scientist specializing in the study of marine snow, so I made this quilt for him as a birthday gift.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 72"

Michele's 60th Birthday Quilt Michele’s 60th Birthday Quilt
By: Susan G,
Illinois, USA

This quilt was made for my sister’s 60th birthday. I inserted bits of fabric to represent her life, from baby and child through Elvis, the Beatles, her own children and pets, work, bowling, and travel. I tried to keep it still a beautiful quilt. She says she is still finding the memories.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 70"

Multnomah Falls Multnomah Falls
By: Julie Huffman,
Idaho, USA
Blog: Spud’s Excellent Quilting Adventure

I got engaged on the bridge at Multnomah Falls, Oregon in 1983. I made this quilt based on a pattern by Helene Knott for husband for our 20th anniversary in 2004, although it was slightly late! It hangs in our living room.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 45"

Purple Tulilp Aniv Wallhanging Purple Tulilp Aniv Wallhanging
By: Amanda Wright,
Kentucky, USA
Blog: Kleine Schatze

This was my first memory quilt. It was a gift to our close friend. I chose the colors and design from their wedding invitation. Their names and wedding date were machine embroidered to match the invitation font in the center.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"

Rachel's Garden Rachel’s Garden
By: Quiltalicious,
California, USA
Blog: Confessions of a Surreal Quilter

My friend Rachel wanted a quilt to commemorate her 65th birthday. I made this quilt to show the garden of life she has cultivated over the years. The names of her children and grandchildren are spelled out in the flower petals. Other factors of her life are included in the details.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 36"

Birthday/Anniversary Celebrations

  • Isabels Garden (48%, 463 Votes)
  • Rachel's Garden (28%, 267 Votes)
  • A (7%, 69 Votes)
  • Multnomah Falls (5%, 44 Votes)
  • Marine Snow (3%, 32 Votes)
  • Granny's Fans (2%, 20 Votes)
  • Fishes for Philip (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Celebrating 60 Years of Family (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Michele's 60th Birthday Quilt (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Birthday Banner (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Purple Tulilp Aniv Wallhanging (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Crazy 55th Anv. Pillow (0%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 955

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This post was published on March 25th, 2011. Post topics: Quilt Gallery, Special Features. Post tags: .

42 Responses to “Vote Now: Birthday/Anniversary Celebration Quilts”

  1. karin says:

    Oh, that Surf Artisan has my name written all over it! I’ve just collected fabric (27 different!) for a Moonglow, and to be honest, most of it is batik! I can’t wait to get started!!

  2. Judy LeVang says:

    Pewter by Lunn Studios!! Makes me drool!

  3. Alicia Stritch says:

    My favorite Batik is the Rainbow Cotton Batik because it has ALL the colors :)

  4. Chris says:

    I love batiks – silver serindipity is lovely!

  5. Lee says:

    I love the Tonga dimes in copper !

  6. Sarah says:

    Wow! So many beautiful quilts ;0) it was really hard to choose just one. Good luck everyone.

  7. Lindy Weber says:

    If it weren’t ‘illegal’ I would go door to door in my neighborhood, using everyone’s computers, until I had voted for every single one of these quilts. The thoughtfulness devoted to the creation of each one touched me deeply. And I WILL be making a placemat size Birthday quilt for my one and only granddaughter who soon will move far, far away. She will have a reminder of Grandma Lindy. Thank you for that sharing!

  8. Amazon says:

    I’m like you ,it was hard to just pick one, so I picked two,lol.Amethyst & Wineberry. Love them!

  9. Anne Sidell says:

    I thought I answered this already – but my favorites are Plum and Amethyst… too hard to choose between them.

  10. Shirley Clark says:

    I couldn’t even see Rachel’s Garden even after adjusting my screen. I finally could clip a corner of it to click on, but it was after I voted, but that’s ok, I also liked the one I voted on.

    I love the Batiks, and I also love the purples, but that turtle batik just took my eye.

  11. Leni Blumenfeld says:

    Love this Quilt very Original would like to make one myself
    nice bright Colors

  12. Laurie says:

    I love the leaves in shades of green, but I also love AMDM-7030-232 Wineberry by Lunn Studios — a great purple print!

  13. cindy says:

    Batik’s are beautiful, my fav is pewter.

  14. Minutes2love.com says:

    Loved all the designs.

  15. Renate says:

    The diversity in the quilts for this week’s contest are amazing. Quite inspiring. As to picking my favourite batik…I can only pick one? Nope can only narrow it down to Amethyst and Jewel.

  16. Marie D says:

    Before I started to quilt I would see batik fabric and wonder “what in the world?” would I do with that. Then I started to quilt. They’re all gorgeous, but that Hoffman Heather speaks to me.

  17. Sue C. says:

    Oh they all are so pretty – but my favorites are the Tonga Navy Ethnic Paisley and the Silver Serendipity.

  18. KWS says:

    I like all of the quilts but my favorite is marine snow.

  19. Lisa Marie says:

    The one called Pacific Batik (blue with lots of dots) is my favorite. It was really hard to choose.

  20. Nancy Sue says:

    First off, the quilts are wonderful. I really had a tough time voting for just one.
    The batik I really liked is the Sunny Glow Batik Orchid. I would probably have a tough time cutting into the beautiful fabric though :)

  21. Patty Reis says:

    Gosh the pressure! It’s up to US to choose a winner but they are ALL so pretty!

  22. annie says:

    i love the purple one that looks like it has grapes on it. such a perdy fabric. but there are sooooo many that I would love to get my hands on.

  23. Barb says:

    The choice of fabrics is fabulous. I chose jewel, but I like so many more. Just so many that are beautiful.

  24. Melissa says:

    I came to vote, but I don’t have the option to vote. This site states that means someone at home already voted. How can that be if I am the only one using my IP address–and the only one home, and this is my first visit to this site?

  25. Melissa says:

    I followed a link here, but found that AFTER I submitted my comment, the buttons appeared and the results were gone for voting. I have now since voted, so I would recommend refreshing if anyone else followed a link here and did not have the option to vote.

  26. Sandi says:

    I liked that birthday quilt and it remind me of my friend…..Paige. :-) Ohhhhh, those batiks! Lovely! I have always liked quilts made in batiks but only recently bought my own little stash and made a tablerunner with them. Uh oh! Hooked on another type of fabric. Can’t get enough of them! LOL! The one I’d pick is one called Crocus by Hoffman. It caught my eye right away. I would love the chance to win more batiks!

  27. Liz says:

    Love the Orchard Rust, but would be happy with any orange-my favorite color! Thanks for the chance to win!

  28. Jen says:

    What fabulous entries! I love hearing the stories of the love that went into these quilts! Thanks quilters!

  29. Betsy Lynn says:

    I love the blue turtles!

  30. Vicki Hough says:

    I think they are all worthy of being in a stash but the Tawny Batik caught my eye as it would fit in with a quilt I have ready to go.

  31. Cassie says:

    I love the pacific blue batik!

  32. sheila says:

    The Blue turtles is fabulous

  33. thepricklypinecone says:

    I adore the lilac nature’s rhythm! I adore many of the purple batiks!

  34. Geraldine says:

    Pacific Batik is lovely.

  35. Lynda says:

    I am in love with Rachel’s garden – so unique and personal.

  36. Lynda says:

    great batiks – love the crocus and anything orange.

  37. princess pudge says:

    plum is my fave batik :)

  38. Peggy says:

    OOOH Fabulous PINK, I could just roll in this batik and float up to the clouds in happiness. Official color and response: Pink Tonal Batik HI (as order no states).
    Bright you say? Well that is just one of the delicious things about it. Pink is my favorite color and I collect pink batiks. I have LOTS of them. So this jumped right out and said “I am the one” no others will come close.. and they didn’t, really

  39. Kathleen Cappella says:

    Well, it’s as toss-up on the batik’s the orange pineapple and the blue dolphins…………..oh heck, I need them both!!!
    Also Rachel’s Garden is stunning.

  40. […] to everyone who entered last week’s Birthday/Anniversary Celebration contest. All of the quilts were gorgeous. Thanks also to everyone that took the time to […]

  41. Mary Beth says:

    The Hoffman Heather has a wonderful variety of colors. The Paradise Beach Ocean is great, too – it’s dolphins, how can I resist!

  42. merry says:

    granny…love it

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