Monday, June 29, 2015

Quiltsy and Forbes Magazine

You might never think of our little team of Quiltsy being included in an article in Forbes Magazine, but that is just what happened a week ago! Forbes Magazine ran an article about Etsy celebrating their 10 year anniversary. The article was about the ten most notable successes. The #2 success was about the connections withing Etsy-aka teams. Within this paragraph the Quitsy Team is highlighted about the Quiltsy Cares Promotion we had in March where we did 31 days of donating quilts to various charities and organizations. This was a great recognition for the Quiltsy Team, and showed how caring and team work could make a difference. And how a group of people who have never met and live all over the world can come together to make something wonderful happen.

If you would like to see this article:

Written by Pat Young of PatsPassionQuilteds, Quiltsy Team member since May 2011.

Friday, June 5, 2015

And The Winner Is.........

All the Quiltsy Team members commented that they had a hard time voting because of all the wonderful quilts that were submitted. I am sure that everyone else felt the same way. I voted, but was torn between several because of the creativity and diversity of the quilts. But of course you voted, and we do have a winner. The winner of our Quiltsy Team Kaleidoscope Challenge is Sally Manke of Sally Manke with her beautiful quilt. Sally wins a FQ bundle for making first place.

The 2nd place winner is Jane of MulberryPatchQuilts.  Jane won 6 FQ's for a second place win for her gorgeous quilt. 

And finally, our third place winner is Sue Waldrep of Quiltsbysuewaldrep. Sue wins a charm pack for her 3rd place win for her wonderful quilt.

 Congratulations to these three and to the other 6 members who entered our challenge. They are all winners as for as I am concerned.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Kaleidoscope Challenge

Recently the Quiltsy Team decided to have a Kaleidoscope Challenge to coincide with Etsy's Virtual Craft Party on June 5 and 6th. The theme of Etsy's party is paper kaleidoscopes. Well.....our thought was "Why not make them out of fabric instead". So we put out a challenge to our members to make a quilt use any one of a number of kaleidoscope patterns available. They could be any size from a small quilt up to a full size quilt.The members had a very short time period to make their quilts but several rose to the challenge. We are now putting it to a vote to see what is your favorite one. You have only one vote so make it count! Each picture below is a picture of one of these quilts. There is a little heart in the right hand upper corner that is grey. Click on that to make your vote and the heart will turn red. It is that easy.