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Vote Now: Memory Quilts


It’s voting time for this week’s Memory Quilts contest. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and a pencil to make note of your faves. I hope you’ll take the time to read the stories that go along with the quilts, they are heart-warming. You can vote for FOUR favourites this weekend.

Valerie from Pastimes Online is back as this week’s sponsor and she’s donated two lovely magazines for the winner.

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

  • Voting is open Friday – Monday, July 16th at 8 a.m. (EDT)
  • One vote per person (based on 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 afternoon/evening

How to Vote:

  • Review the photos and stories below… there are several, so you’ll need to scroll down to see them all. You can also click the link to the slider version to review the quilts in the large format and then return to this page to vote.
  • Underneath the photos, scroll down, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a square button** beside each one. Select the buttons for the quilts you want to vote for. You can select up to FOUR quilts this week.
  • Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the names of the quilts. Press the vote button.

** Note: If you don’t see the square 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, or that you need to refresh the page to see the voting options. Shared IP Addresses are very common in home or work networks.

Slider version: To view the large photos of all the quilts and descriptions, CLICK HERE. You’ll need to return to this page to cast your votes.

Please Note: If you are not seeing all of the photos, check your browser settings. Go to view, and text size. Make sure it’s set at medium. If you need web sites to be larger so you can read them more easily, then use the browser’s Zoom function, not the text resize. You can also use the scroll bar above, beside the photos, to scroll and see the hidden ones.

Memory Quilts

  • Sean's Medallion (23%, 72 Votes)
  • A Letter To My Son (20%, 62 Votes)
  • Journalquilt - memories of Minno (18%, 56 Votes)
  • Fishing in Heaven (16%, 49 Votes)
  • Bricks and Stepping Stones (11%, 34 Votes)
  • Always a Mother (10%, 31 Votes)
  • Fiftieth Anniversary Quilt (9%, 28 Votes)
  • Ben's Star (8%, 26 Votes)
  • My Mum's Flowers (8%, 25 Votes)
  • My Mom (8%, 24 Votes)
  • A Labor of Love (7%, 22 Votes)
  • A heaven full of stars (7%, 21 Votes)
  • Family Memories (7%, 21 Votes)
  • Memories for Rita (6%, 20 Votes)
  • Happy 50th Anniversary (5%, 17 Votes)
  • Those were The Days ! (4%, 14 Votes)
  • Happy Birthday Dad! (4%, 13 Votes)
  • A Wife Worth Remembering (4%, 11 Votes)
  • Scarlett (4%, 11 Votes)
  • Passport to Freedom (4%, 11 Votes)
  • Bulldog Pride (3%, 10 Votes)
  • Peepaw's Quilt (3%, 10 Votes)
  • Flying Away (3%, 9 Votes)
  • Memories for Bill (3%, 9 Votes)
  • Grandchildren Quilt (3%, 8 Votes)
  • Making Memories (3%, 8 Votes)
  • Pappa's quilt (Dad's quilt) (2%, 7 Votes)
  • T-Shirt Quilt (2%, 7 Votes)
  • Widget's quilt (2%, 7 Votes)
  • Alan's Angels (2%, 7 Votes)
  • Quilt of Memories (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Ugly Quilt (2%, 5 Votes)
  • memory quilt (maryland quilter) (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Memory Quilt (Marjorie Henwood) (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 314

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Next Week’s Quilt Contest

The theme for next week’s contest is Postcards and Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). One entry per person, however, you can take a photo of multiple pieces if you wish.

To enter the weekly contest, read the rules and guidelines, then submit your photo by next Friday, July 20, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT). Voting will start shortly thereafter and last until the following Monday, July 23, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).

Weekly Quilt Contest Links

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Please share the logo below on your own blog. The more contestants, the more exciting the contests!

<a href="http://quiltinggallery.com/tag/weekly-themed-quilt-contest/"><img src="http://quiltinggallery.com/images/photo-contests.jpg" alt="Weekly Themed Quilt Contests" width="125" height="125" /></a>

Need help? If you have a Blogger/Blogspot blog, see How to Add a Logo to Blogger/Blogspot for instructions. For WordPress.com sites, see this tutorial on text widgets.

Beginner’s Quilt-Along

Block 6 of our Beginner’s Quilt-Along is now available. Pat Sloan named this blocked Go on a Picnic, more commonly known as The Calico Puzzle. View the Block 6 tutorial here.

Beginner's QAL Block 6

P.S. Missing out on the fun? You can join the quilt-along at any time. The blocks are easy, and you’ll catch up quickly. Check the Flickr group to see the blocks others have made. We have weekly prizes too!

Posted: July 13th, 2012

Topics: Quilt Gallery, Special Features


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4 Responses to “Vote Now: Memory Quilts”

  1. crystal S. says:

    These memory quilts are so beautiful and special You can feel the love and care they are created with.
    Many of the stories brought tears to my eyes.
    This is so hard to choose favorites.

  2. Denise B says:

    About Sean”s Medallion. I just want to say what an honor that was to be commissioned to make this quilt. It was stunning – what a beautiful job!

  3. [...] to everyone who entered last week’s Memory Quilts contest. There were so many beautiful quilts to see and heart warming stories to read. Thanks also [...]

  4. Diane says:

    @Denise – Thanks so much for your kind words. I cried many a tear making it.

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