Wow – Better Late Than Never, I suppose!!!

I think I really need to get caught up on my emails and everyone’s blog post out there in quilt land! 
We’ve been nominated for an award for Best Quilt Store Online.  Now how cool is that!  Thank you to whomever nominated us- and go vote! Check this out:

Vote for your favorite Nominees for the 2011 Golden Quilter Awards

Voting for your favorite Nominees for the 2011 Golden Quilter Awards is accepted here thru March 31st.  I hope you will take time to vote, as this is your opportunity to help recognize those that have made our world of quilting so wonderful.  Please be sure to follow all the rules, that are listed at the bottom of this post, for your vote to count. 

Congratulations to all of the nominees for the 2011 Golden Quilter Awards.  You were recognized by fellow quilters, from throughout the world, for your contributions in making our world of quilting so wonderful.   We hope you understand how much you are all truly appreciated.

1) Best Designer
Bari J. Ackerman    
Liz Angus at Sunflower Fields Pattern Co  (research pending)
Curtis Boehringer

Sherri K. Falls, This & That
Sarah Fielke

Joanna Figuora, Fig Tree Quilts
Jill Finley, Jilly Studio  Quilting
Harriet Hargrave
Julie Herman, of Jaybird Quilts
Lacy J. Hill,of Golden Thyme Design
Aneela Hoey of Comfortstitching and Sherbet Pips  (research pending)
Lori Holt, of Bee in my Bonnet
Susan Brubaker Knapp of Blue Moon River
Sandra Leichner
Toby Lischko (Gateway Quilts Stuff)
Patrick Lose
Kim McLean 
Melody Miller (Ruby Star Rising)
Nina Lise Moen
Verna Mosquera (The Vintage Spool)
Amanda Murphy
Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie Quilts
Angie Padilla (Angie’s Bits & Pieces)
Jennifer Paganelli
Camille Roskelley (Thimble Blossoms)
Heather Ross
Erin Russek
Pat Sloan
Jessica J. E. Smith, mystery quilt designer of Quilt & Needle
Anne Sutton of Bunny Hills Designs
Sarah Vedeler
Elaine Waldschmitt, of The Quilted Closet
Linda Winters of B. Bumble & Company
Toni Whitney

2) Best Teacher/Instructor
Alex Anderson
Karen Kay Buckley
Margaret Bucklew, Chisled in Cloth
Mary Buvia, Shiisa Quilts
Kay Capps Cross
Karen Cunagin, Millefleur Fibre Arts
Carol Doak
Jenny Doan, of The Missouri Star Quilt Company & also teaches at Sympoz
Kaye England
Harriet Hargrave
Linda Hungeford, Stitchin Mission
Linda Hahn, Two Country Quilters
Bonnie Hunter, Quiltville
Susan Brubaker Knapp of Blue Moon River
Kay Mackenzie
Wendy Mathson
Sue Nickels
Sue Patten
Dawn Ramirez, the Pajama Quilter
Sharon Schamber
Pat Speth (Nickel quilt books)
Elly Sienkiewicz, Applique with Elly
Pat Sloan
Mary Ellen Von Holt  of Little Quilts, Marietta, GA     
Sarah Vedeler
Pat Wys of Silver Thimble Club
3) Best Author
Karla Alexander, Saginaw Street Quilt Company
Bari J
Kim Brackett, Magnolia Bay Quilts
Eleanor Burns, of Quilt In A Day
Kim Diehl
Sarah Fielke
Linda Franz
Linda J. Hahn
Harriet Hargrave
Elizabeth Hartman
Judy Laquidara, Patchwork Times
Bonnie Hunter, Quiltville
Lynn Jensen (Thimbleberries)
Liz Kettle
Sandra Leichner
Patrick Lose
Cheryl Lynch
Kay Mackenzie
Gwen Marston
Deborah Moebes
Tonya Ricucci (UnRuly Quilter
Pat Sloan
Kathleen Tracey (A Sentimental Quilter)

4) Best Quilt Store (Physical)
A Quilted Heart in Vacaville, Ca
Cozy Quilt Shop, El Cajon, CA
Fabric-Etc, in Bellingham, WA
Fabric Expressions,  Littleton CO
Fabric Shack, Waynesville, Ohio
Glacier Quilts of Kalispell, Montana
Going Batty, Reno, NV
Harriet’s Treadle Art, in Wheat Ridge, CO
Luella’s Quilt Basket, Redondo Beach, CA
The Quilt Barn in Puyallup, WA
The Quilt Crossing, in Boise, Idaho
Little Quilts, Marietta, GA
Mary Jo’s in Gastonia NC
Mill House Quilts, Waunakee, Wisconsin
Monica’s Quilt and Beads Shop in Palm Desert, CA
Quilters Paradise, Escondido, CA
Quilting Possibilities & Sewing Center, in New Jersey
Quilts on Plum Lane, in Dade City, Florida
Quiltz, Phoenix, Arizona
Red Hen, Marietta, GA
Rosies Calico Cupboard, San Diego, CA 
Satin Moon, Victoria, BC
Serendipity Quilt Shop,  in Dagsboro, DE
Sew from the Heart, Scottsdale, AZ
Sew to Speak, Columbus, OH
Suzanne’s Quilt Shop of Moultrie, Georgia
The Quilted Kitty, Lincoln, Nebraska
Tiny Stitches in Marietta, GA
Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilts in Cedarburg, WI
Waterwheel House Quilt Shop, Londonderry Vermont

5) Best Quilt Store (online)
Abby Mays
Burgundy Buttons
Canton Village Quilt Works
Cotton Charm Quilts
Cozy Quilt Shop
Crazy Quilt Girl Fabric Shop
Delta Patchwork
Fabric Buffet
Fashionable Fabrics
Fat Quarter Shop
Green Fairy Quilts
Hawthorne Threads
I Have a Notion
Missouri Star Quilt Company
Old Country Store Fabrics
Pink Chalk Fabrics
Prairie Moon Quilts
Quilt Home
Quilt In A Day
Quilt Taffy
Sew Fresh Fabrics
Sew, Mama, Sew!
Sew-Sisters.com in Canada
Sew Fun Quilts
Sew Unique Creations
Shabby Fabrics
Stitch in the Ditch in Canada
The Quilted Kitty
Venezie Designs

6) Best Long Arm Quilter
Natalia Bonner, Piece N Quilt
Thearica Burroughs, Pigtales & Quilts
 Mary Flynn of Quilt Hollow
Deb Geyer of Deb Geyer Quilter
Sarah Hahn, Two Country Quilters
Jessica Jones (Jessica’s Quilting Studio
Kathy Kessler (Kathy’s Machine Quilting)
Jackie Kunkle  (Canton Village Quiltworks)
Millie Kriel  (Millie’s Quilting)
Judi Madsen – Green Fairy Quilts
Lisa Marie – That Crazy Quilty Girl
Sue Patten
Tammy Spencer – Quilt’n Things for You (research pending)

7) Most Innovative product (physical item)
AccuQuilt Go! Fabric Cutter
AccuQuilt Go!  Baby
Angler II, by Pam Bono Designs
Bias Stripper (ruler) by Quilt in a Day
Creatopia by Xyron
Cutting Corners Ruler set, by Sharyn Craig
Fusi-Boo Batting, by Fairfield Processing
HQ Sweet Sixteen
Lapel Stick
Rule Steady from Keep Quilting
Slice Fabrique by Making Memories
Set in Triangle ruler, by Quilt in a Day

8) Most Innovated product (software item)
Bernina Cutwork tool & software
Electric Quilt 7 (EQ7)
Inklingo, by Linda Franz
Kaleidoscope Kreator
Quilt Album Software
Pro-Q Designer

9) Most influential person in the world of quilting to-date, aka “Lifetime Achievement”
Alex Anderson
Eleanor Burns, Quilt in a Day
Fons & Porter team,  Marianne Fons and Liz Porter
Diane Gaudynski
Harriet Hargrave
Bonnie Hunter, Quiltville
Lynette Jensen, Thimbleberries
Patrick Lose
Gwen Marston (Liberated Quilting)
Nancy J. Martin
Dean Neumann, main programmer for Electric Quilt software.
Sharon Pederson
Pat Sloan
Kate Spain
Ricky Tims

10) Best Quilt Retreat
Bed, Breakfast, Quilts (BBQ weekends in Vermont)
North Bow Lodge (Alberta, Canada)
Saw Mill Creek Cottages  (Alberta, Canada)
Teton Patchworks Quilt Retreat, Eastern Idaho
That Dam Christmas Party, Patrick Lose- Hoover Dam/Boulder City, NV
Two Wacky Woman (Southern California)
Cindy Casciato’s Quiltescape Retreat (Southern Idaho)
Quilters Connection Magazine Retreat, organized by Heather Macarther, in Canada

Rules for submitting approved votes:
1) Only one vote can be submitted per person.  
2) Votes for only one of the nominees, for any/all of the ten categories.
3) Votes are accepted by leaving a comment on this post, by the end of day of March 31st.
4) For those that do not have a blog, google account, etc. that would allow you to easily leave vote (comment) you can use the “Anonymous” feature of the comments, but your  vote (comment) must have a valid email address embedded in the comment. 
5) No reply bloggers, that do not leave their email address will not be eligible for the giveaway.  I need an easy way to contact winners of the giveaway.   To clarify, if you do not have a google account, or you have a fairly new google account,  there is a good chance your comment will appear as a no reply comment and your vote will not be counted.If you are in doubt check the page on my blog labeled “giveaways” for more insights on your settings or leave your email address embedded in your comment to be sure you can be contacted and validate your vote.  Thank you!

SewCalGal reserves the right to screen out votes that may be suspect of not following the intentions of the rules.

If you want to increase awareness of this activity with others by way of blogging, email, twitter, Facebook, etc., please feel free to do so.  Everyone is welcome to vote, but they do need to follow the rules to submit votes for them to count. 

If you have any questions, email me. 

As SewCalGal is hosting this event, she is unable to nominate or vote!

Votes will be counted early April.  After counting is complete, the ultimate winners of the 2011 Golden Quilter Awards will be announced on SewCalGal. 

SewCalGal will not be able to reply to all vote comments, due to the behind the scenes work that is required to coordinate this activity. But if you have a valid question,  that you do not find answered on the main page for this event, please email me.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors, to the PR Angels that have taken time to help with PR for this event, and to all of you that took time to nominate those that you view are deserving to be nominated for the 2011 Golden Quilter Awards!  Ultimately, this is all about the quilters that deserve recognition for all they have done to make our world of quilting so wonderful.  And, SewCalGal couldn’t host the Golden Quilter Awards without your help!

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