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Monday, October 25, 2010

And the winner is.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BUT - before we get around to that announcement, I have a few other newsworthy things to pass on to my faithful readers....

This blog is supposed to be about crazy quilting (amongst other mumblings) and, believe it or not, I have some CQ content today!

1.  There is big money to be made in crazy quilts - have a look here at this quilt which recently sold for (are you ready for this?) $70,000.  Yes, that's right - I didn't get slap happy with the zero's.  Wow!!

2.  There is more eye candy up on the Crazy Quilting International site - go here to have a look and enjoy!

3.  Last, but certainly not least, the latest free issue of CQMag is up and as always, it's a great read and general resource.  I even have some of my work in the Readers Showcase this time.  Go here!


I will get to the winner!

(go ahead, fess up if you scrolled down to read this bit first!!)

First of all I want to thank all of you who took the time to enter my giveaway (and those of you who signed up to be followers).  Thirty six of you were hoping to win and I SO wish I had 36 copies of the book to give you each one!  Believe me, I'd be so happy if I could.  But there's only one copy and, using the extremely scientific method of asking my hubby to choose a number between 1 & 36, the lucky winner is............

CHRISTINE (from sunny down under)!!!!!!!!!!

Christine said she will be taking a special in-depth class over the next couple of years and that she thought this book might be useful.  

Congratulations Christine - drop me your snail mail addy (to my email at marmic1954 at gmail dot com)  and I will get the book in the mail this week.  Hope you like it!!

As I said, I'm sorry you all couldn't win, but  keep tuned to this space for further giveaways over the next while.  I'm seriously downsizing my studio and there will be tons of stuff that won't be moved with us - a lot of it just might become giveaways!! 


  1. from one Aussie to another let me congratulate Christine from sunny Sydney. you are very generous Mary Anne.
    Hey that crazy quilt is certainly amazing, perhaps you should re-think how much you charge for your jackets Mary Anne in light of this.

  2. Wow, I can't believe the price that some quilts sell for, but they are beautiful and have tons of work in them. Congrats to the winner. Great giveaway. Did I miss something MA....are you moving?????

  3. Congratulations Christine!!
    MA you just keep on downsizing Sister and we will be here waiting to win!!

  4. congratulations to Christine! and well done on the online show of your gorgeous work!!

  5. Congrats to the lucky winner!!!

  6. Anonymous10:11 PM

    Congratulations Christine!

    Wow, 70,000 dollars that is amazing. It sure is a gorgeous crazy quilt for sure!!

    Cathy has been doing such a great job of keeping CQI web site up. So much eye candy. CQI round robins are the best:)

    Thanks for the reminder of the online cq magazine, so many great articles to read

    Have a great night!

    Ann flowers

  7. Well If I couldn't win it MA then I'm glad my friend Christine did.Congrats Christine.

  8. Your crazy quilting blocks are gorgeous. I used to do a lot..even made bears..should write about them one day.
    By the way, whats a oopik? don't recall them!

  9. Congratulations to hope your day is filled with joy and some Quilting will be happening. xoxo

  10. That was fun, even if I didn't have the lucky number! like buying a one dollar lottery ticket and not actually winning billions but having a great time waiting and finding out!

    Enjoy, Christine.

  11. Congrats to the winner.
    Hope you have a great day.
    Hugs, Kim

  12. is lovely. Susan

  13. Anonymous10:02 PM

    a big ol congrats.

    wasn't that quilt just amazing! truly though probably more hours were put in it than could ever really be paid.


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