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Vote Now and Give-Away: Favourite Quilts from 2012

Quilters' Show & Tell

Hi everyone!

It’s time to vote and enter the give-away for our first Quilters’ Show & Tell event. As I mentioned in previous posts, the new Show & Tell events replace the old weekly quilt contests that I have hosted for the past three years.

Each Friday, you’ll still get to see the gorgeous quilts that have been submitted, plus you get to select your favourites and everyone can enter the weekly give-away too. Additionally, two guest judges will also be reviewing the quilts and assigning 100 bonus points to four (or less) of their favourite quilts. Winners of the Show & Tell and the weekly give-away will be announced sometime on Monday.

This week’s theme is Favourite Quilt from 2012. It’s an open-ended theme and quilters could submit any quilt done in any style. New for this year, quilts submitted do not have to be 100% complete… works in progress are encouraged.

Give-Away from the Fat Quarter Shop

Fat Quarter Shop

This week, our friends at the Fat Quarter Shop are helping us to kick off our new Quilters’ Show & Tell event. From them….

Happy 2013, everyone!

We are excited to enter this new year with a blank slate. While we have tons of unfinished objects (UFOs) in our sewing rooms, we have made it our mission to tackle them with a fresh, eager perspective! Despite all of the projects that were pushed aside, we have plenty of quilts from 2012 that we are quite proud of.

Over here at Fat Quarter Shop, we are particularly proud of all of the quilts from our book, Simply Fat Quarters. Each quilt was meticulously planned, pieced and quilted. After all of the hard work, they are now around for us to enjoy!


They have donated two $20 gift certificates for this week’s winners. The first prize will be awarded to the quilter that submitted a photo and receives the most votes, by popular choice (i.e. those voting below) plus the guest judges’ bonus points. The second prize is open to everyone.


To enter the give-away, leave a comment below answering: Do you have any favourite quilts from 2012? Any quilts that you will cherish for years to come? Or beloved quilts that were gifted to a special someone?

Winner chosen from the comments left below will be selected randomly. You have until Monday, January 14, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. to enter the give-away.

P.S. You can read my review of their fantastic Simply Fat Quarters book here.

This Week’s Quilts

We are using a new lightbox format to display the quilts. If you have any problems with this, please leave a comment on this testing post or drop me an email.

Vote Now

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

  • Voting is open Friday to Monday, January 14th at 8 a.m. (EST)
  • One vote per person (based on IP address NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt
  • Winner announced Monday afternoon/evening

How to Vote:

  • Review the photos above and make a note of your favourites. You can select up to FOUR favourites this week.
  • Below, 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. Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the list of quilt names. Press the vote button.

Favourite Quilt from 2012

  • From The Cupcake Crew (30%, 407 Votes)
  • Soft Place to Fall (19%, 263 Votes)
  • Texas Teardrops (14%, 193 Votes)
  • Feathered Peacock Star Wallhanging (12%, 161 Votes)
  • Wonders of Color (8%, 106 Votes)
  • Sylvia's Bridal Sampler (7%, 101 Votes)
  • Starry Night (7%, 91 Votes)
  • Folk Art Melody (7%, 90 Votes)
  • Beachie Bright for Melissa (6%, 82 Votes)
  • Bouquets for Catharine (6%, 80 Votes)
  • Amazing Technicolor Dream Quilt (6%, 75 Votes)
  • Onderweg ( on the road ) (5%, 69 Votes)
  • Wagon Wheels West 2 (5%, 69 Votes)
  • Modern Flag (5%, 67 Votes)
  • Summer Romance (5%, 63 Votes)
  • Canadian Christmas, eh! (5%, 62 Votes)
  • Lucy the llama / divine diva (5%, 62 Votes)
  • Hearts Desire (4%, 59 Votes)
  • A Leaf for A Season (3%, 47 Votes)
  • DaZZling Dogs (3%, 46 Votes)
  • Fire Star (3%, 42 Votes)
  • A Day in the Life of Mr. Bear (3%, 40 Votes)
  • Medallion Quilt (3%, 38 Votes)
  • Butterflies (3%, 35 Votes)
  • Orca Bay Mystery Quilt (3%, 35 Votes)
  • half log cabin block/Christopher's quilt (3%, 34 Votes)
  • First Bloom (2%, 29 Votes)
  • Clan McAlpine (2%, 26 Votes)
  • Nyan Cat (2%, 25 Votes)
  • Circus Tent (2%, 25 Votes)
  • Imperfect World (1%, 20 Votes)
  • Cuzzies (1%, 19 Votes)
  • Enlightened Souls (1%, 18 Votes)
  • Lavender Dreams (1%, 16 Votes)
  • Charming Kaffee (1%, 16 Votes)
  • Coquette Tulip (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Kayna's Bed Quilt (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Sweet Caroline (1%, 11 Votes)
  • My Friendship Quilt (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Cindy's Quilt (1%, 10 Votes)
  • My Funny Valentine (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Kyle's Christmas Quilt (0%, 4 Votes)
  • BETH'S PURE HEARTS (0%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,359

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Next Week’s Show & Tell

The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event is Challenge Quilts. Read the Rules and Guidelines and submit your photo before next Friday, January 18th.


To sponsor a weekly Quilters’ Show and Tell event, please send me an email and I’ll send you the information package. Check available dates here.

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P.S. Don’t forget to enter the give-away below!

Posted: January 11th, 2013

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131 Responses to “Vote Now and Give-Away: Favourite Quilts from 2012”

  1. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    This year I have lived vicariously, or virtually. No sewing this year…:(

  2. My favorite quilt was the super scrappy hexagon quilt that had 3000 pieces all which were scraps from earlier quilts and projects. My daughter has a quilt I will cherish always because it was my very first quilt.

  3. I´m not able to choose one favourite. There are so many amazing things… may be my most loved project was a quilt with a sort of Jacobs Ladder. Black background and scrappy batiks.

  4. Melanie says:

    My favourite quilt would be my mini quilt swap as it was the first I’ve done. The one I received was completely hand sewn & quilted – very impressive. My favourite is “Scandinavian Christmas” by Lynette Anderson – 2 years in the making but well worth the wait :)

  5. charlotte says:

    I have lots of WIPs to finish this year and new sewing will be done mainly from my stash. I want to only purchase batting as much as I can.

  6. Debbie says:

    In 2012, I didn’t get to make any quilts, but I designed quite a few of them in my head.:) I hope 2013 will be better.

  7. Mystica says:

    I did not do any quilting in 2012 but I just love looking at the cleverness of all the quilting bloggers!

  8. My favorite finish for 2012 was the Sweet Skating Sew I made for the Quitng Gallery’s secret swap, using Jennifer Offenstein’s design. The receiver I got was so creative in her submission that I really pushed my limits too!

  9. TinaMarie says:

    My favorite quilting project in2012 would have to be hubby’s Elvis inspired quilt using a pattern I bought on etat.

  10. Heather says:

    I didn’t get that much done this year as my father was so ill. I did finish a tiny sampler in oranges, his favourite colour. It was small and he could prop it up and look at it when he was laying on the sofa.

  11. Marty Mason says:

    It is so hard to pick a favorite, but yes, I have them and will smile each day as I give each one a glance as I pass through each room where they hang.

  12. Terry Anderson says:

    My favorite quilt is a hand quilted little beauty that I finally finished after 3 years. It is red and white, lots of half square triangles, and some embroidery. I love it.

  13. Donna W says:

    This may not be a quilt, but my favorite quilting in 2012 was a monthly table topper class. This taught me many new techniques and made me work on them, since the table topper was due the next month

  14. Maryellen says:

    I made a few quilts that are favorites this year. It’s so had to choose, but I love many of them! Maybe the snowflake one?

  15. I didn’t make as many quilts this past year. I have a few favorites and wish I’d seen the theme for this week in time to enter. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. Rachel says:

    My favorite quilt would have to be a White on White Hand Quilted queen sized made by my Mother. Hand quilting is one of the things I still haven’t tried, but i know the time and experience required, so I appreciate it even more!!!!

  17. SewCalGal says:

    I really enjoyed making Poppy, from the Fat Quarters book. Starting to make Retreat. Fun book full of easy to make beautiful designs.


  18. I loved making a bubble quilt for my niece!

  19. The quilt I made for my son as a Christmas gift is probably my favorite one this year.

  20. Robin says:

    I’m still working on my favorite from 2012 – an almost-king-sized double four patch.

  21. Kristen says:

    I’m still loving my Vignette Hexagon quilt that I started in 2012 and I’m still working on. :) Hopefully it will be finished soon! :)

  22. Leslie Tabarez says:

    I love the cupcakes quilt made by Mark Lipinski’s fans.

  23. Sallie says:

    My favorite 2012 quilt was a scrap quilt that had cute barn animal panels between HST strips that I pieced. I made it for our church quilt ministry – it went to a foreign orphanage or the local pregnancy help center.

  24. Kathy Gentry says:

    I enjoyed making a wall hanging of houses this year. I have yet to quilt it or get it quilted. I think I’ll practice a little longer, then, quilt it on my own.

  25. Carol says:

    My favorite quilt from last year was the one I made for my niece. I loved the straight line quilting. Have a picture of it on my phone and have to admit that I just stare at it sometimes!
    Lovely entries.

  26. My favorite from last year was the Twister quilt made in batiks for my cousin, Peg. Working in batiks and her colors was outside my box:)

  27. Vicki Hough says:

    I like the new plan. I have lots of quilt tops!

  28. Weird ! It won’t let me vote. . it acts like I have already voted. . hmmmm

  29. Ruth K says:

    My favorite quilt from last year was a baby quilt I made for my grand niece. Love making baby quilts.

  30. [...] to everyone that entered quilts and voted for last week’s Favourite Quilts from 2012 Show & Tell [...]

  31. Crystal S. says:

    I am just a beginner and so my favorite would have to be the one I am working on from the beginners quilt along .

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