Three winners of 10 year blogiversary giveaway!

I have THREE winners to announce for my 10-year blogiversary giveaway!  Thank you ALL for your beautiful comments. Originally there were only supposed to be two winners, but the first winning number was someone living outside of the United States. As I mentioned in the rules, I would only ship within the US, so I had to pick two more winners. But the first winner, will receive three pdf patterns from me. I’ll talk more about that winner in a bit.

Giveaway winners announced for my 10 year blogiversary @ The Crafty Quilter

There were a total of 488 entries (comments) for the giveaway and I used the Random Number Generator to pick the winners. Comment number 228 belongs to Lisa K. and the winner of Giveaway #1. Lisa said,

Hi Julie, I have been following you about 2 years now. I became interested in quilting 5 years ago, my Church has a group. It’s such an inspirational way to spend your time. Thank You for doing these give aways. I hope to continue to learn more and more about this hobby. It’s such a joy! God Bless.

Giveaway #1 includes A Quilting Life Monthly Planner, a charm pack of Heirloom fabric by Alexia Abegg for Ruby Star Society, a Postcard Project kit by Jen Kingwell, Bobbin Clips from Purple Hobbies and a Frixion Pen. Lisa, I have emailed you that information and need you to respond with your mailing address. Check your spam folder!

One of the lucky giveaway winners will receive this  bundle of goodies.

The winner of Giveaway #2 is comment number 157, Stephanie M. She commented,

I’ve been reading this blog for at least 3 years and have done several of your sew alongs. Thanks for all you do.

Stephanie will be receiving a Chenille-It Box. This box includes a Wonky Zig Zag Quilt pattern, 1/4 yard bundle of Petal Power by Me & My Sisters Design for Moda Fabric, a 3/8″ roll of Chenille-It, and a 5/8″ roll of Chenille-It. I have already heard back from you, Stephanie. Thanks for the quick response.

Back to the first winning number. That person is Edith R. who lives in Norway, and someone who I call “friend”. Edith has been following me since I first started blogging in 2012. Coincidentally, she had a daughter and her family living in California very close to me and Edith would visit them often. So, we were able to meet in person several times, and then she hosted me and my family to a lunch at her home in Norway when we visited in 2016! It was the highlight of our trip. Here is a picture of the two of us at her home:

Julie  Cefalu and Edith in Norway, 2016
Julie & Edith in Arnes, Norway

Below is Edith’s comment.

Hi Julie, I remember the first time I met you at the Granary quilt shop in Sunnyvale. I had no doubt picked up a load for my quilt ‘stash’ back here in Norway. You told me you had just started a blog which I have enjoyed following ever since. Your aim was to get 500 followers….how many have you now? Congratulations on the 10 years.. can’t believe it’s gone so quickly and thankyou for all your tips, patterns and research you do for your followers

Congratulations to all of the giveaway winners! I am so blessed to share this beautiful hobby with so many people through my blog. Technology has made the world smaller. We can reach others through our computer screens and foster a community of like-minded friends. Quilting is our “common thread” and I am so thankful we’re on this creative journey together (one stitch at a time)!

Two quilters who have just met will be strangers only until their mutual passion for quilting is revealed. Then they can talk for hours like the best of friends.

Jennifer Chiaverini

Happy quilting friends!

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  1. Hello Julie,
    What a fantastic surprise to be drawn as a winner in your 10 year giveaway 🙂
    So lovely of you to publish the story of how we met too. I must add the fact that as my daughter and family relocated to Norway in 2016 that I haven’t actually been able to meet up with you since you were in Norway with some of your lovely family that summer. But hopefully our paths will cross again sometime! Until then I’ll keep following your blog, throwing in the odd comment now and then.
    Thankyou for the pdf pattern prize…I certainly want to get my teeth into ‘Arrowstone’
    Greetings to you and the family from Norway!

  2. Best Wishes and Congrats to all the lovely winners and to all who participated. And thank you Julie for all your encouragement and talented inspiration.

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