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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ooodles of Great Prizes for the Quilter's Christmas Party

There are over 100 great donations for Prizes for the Quilter's Christmas Party, on Sunday December 9th.  I'm doing some sorting (e.g. Door Prizes, Raffle Prizes) and basketizing for the Golden Ticket Prize Bundles.  I thought you might like to get a sneak peak on "some" of the prizes.  





SewCalGal wishes to thank the following Sponsors that have generously donated prizes for the Quilter's Christmas Party:
ASF/Lightware Solutions/The Reading Light (Beam N Read), Kelly Jackson of I Have A Notion (IHAN), Island Batik,  MartingaleMyMemories American & Efird LLCSewEZI QuiltingLark CraftsCozy Quilt DesignsCraftsy, Judy Chain of Sew Fun QuiltsNew Leaf Stitches, Rebecca Goldsmith of  Piece O' Cake DesignsFabric.com, Ebony Love (Love Bug Studios) and Lily Patch Quilts.



As prizes are still coming in and their are plenty of prizes, I may do some shuffling before the party on the 9th as to what is a door prize vs raffle prize vs silent auction prize. But I think you will get the idea that there are plenty of prizes. Yes, so many prizes and hopefully more sponsors will donate too, that it just seems appropriate we also have a silent auction too!

DOOR PRIZES
Beam N Read LED 6 Deluxe Hands Free LightMartingale - Sew Embellished! (Print version + eBook bundle)


$10 Gift Certificate to SewEzi Quilting

A PDF purse pattern, of your choice, from LilyPatch Quilts

$25 Gift Certificate to Fabric.com




New Hoffman California Fabrics Bali Crackers (10” X 10” squares – 40 squares) in Wildberry, for one winner

Four small bundles of batiks and hand-dyes for four different winners, from Hoffman California Fabrics





Two fat quarter bundles of military-themed fabrics for two different winners, from Hoffman California Fabrics



A class of your choice from Craftsy.com


MyMemories software version 4.


and more prizes of threads, fabrics, books, etc.

RAFFLE PRIZES
Beam N Read LED 6 Deluxe Hands Free Light


$10 Gift Certificate to SewEzi Quilting


A PDF purse pattern, of your choice, from LilyPatch Quilts




A beautiful red jelly roll from Sew Fun Quilts






Six small bundles of batiks and hand-dyes for six different winners, from Hoffman California Fabrics

Six fat quarter bundles of military-themed fabrics for Six different winners, from Hoffman California Fabrics



$25 Gift Certificate to The Quilted Kitty
Quilted Kitty


A class of your choice from Craftsy.com


MyMemories software version 4.




and more prizes of threads, fabrics, books, etc.

GOLDEN TICKET PRIZE BUNDLES 

Here are a few of the prizes that will be "bundled" into two gift baskets for two Golden Ticket Winners:
Beam N Read LED 6 Deluxe Hands Free Light

A gift basket full of notions, fabrics and books with an estimated value of over $100, donated by Kelly Jackson of I Have A Notion (IHAN)



Two $10 gift certificates to SewEZI Quilting, one in each Golden Ticket Prize Bundle.

A $25 Gift Certificate to Fabric.com





A Queen Of The Night fabric kit with a free quilt pattern, from Hoffman California Fabrics.

New Hoffman California Fabrics Bali Crackers (10” X 10” squares – 40 squares) in Wildberry, for one winner

Two small bundles of batiks and hand-dyes, one for each of the Golden Ticket Prize Bundles winners, from Hoffman California Fabrics

Two fat quarter bundles of military-themed fabrics, one for each of the Golden Ticket Prize Bundles, from Hoffman California Fabrics







$25 Gift Certificate to The Quilted Kitty
Quilted Kitty


A class of your choice from Craftsy.com


MyMemories software version 4.






and more prizes of threads, fabrics, books, will be included in each of the Golden Ticket Prize Bundles.


WANT TO WIN A PRIZE? 

Win a Door Prize by coming to the Quilter's Christmas Party on December 9th.  PR Angels are needed to help spread the word and greatly appreciated.  On December 9th SewCalGal will host the party, with a linky.  Bloggers and non-bloggers will be able to participate.  You can share insights on your favorite Christmas memory, what you are making for gifts and/or household decorations this year, tips, tutorials, just about anything you can think of that is fun and has a Christmas Party theme. And, posts that share insights about anyone in your family (or family history) that has served in the Military is also welcome! But your post needs to be dated December 9th, the party link will be open for 24 hours, and your post needs to show that you are participating in the Quilter's Christmas Party hosted by SewCalGal with a link back to the party.




Win a Raffle Prize by donating a $1 or more to Operation Homefront.  Each $1 donation gets you an entry to win a Raffle Prize.  





Win one of two Golden Ticket Prize Bundle by getting a Golden Ticket for every $10 you donate to Operation Homefront.




There are many ways you can donate to Operation Homefront:


Quilters that make cash donations to Operation Homefront can do so by visiting their website and submitting an online donation (click here).  Any amount is appreciated and can help to make a difference to a Military Family in need of special assistance. 

And, be sure to enter "SewCalGal" in the comments so that I can recognize your donation accordingly. Operation Homefront will provide SewCalGal with a list of donations that will be used to assign raffle tickets/Golden tickets for the drawing of prizes!

Operation Homefront will be providing a report that I'll use to generate raffle tickets for each $1 donation and the winning raffle tickets will be randomly drawn and announced by mid-December.





Quilters that make cash donations to Operation Homefront can do so by visiting their website and submitting an online donation (click here).  Any amount is appreciated and can help to make a difference to a Military Family in need of special assistance. 

And, be sure to enter "SewCalGal" in the comments so that I can recognize your donation accordingly. Operation Homefront will provide SewCalGal with a list of donations that will be used to assign raffle tickets/Golden tickets for the drawing of prizes!

If you do not want to use the donation form on the Operation Homefront site you can also send me a check, made payable to Operation Homefront, or donate via my PayPal account and I'll gladly give 100% of your donation to Operation Homefront. Again, any amount is appreciated.



You can also include the State in the comments, if you wish your donation funds to be used in a specific state, otherwise it will be used at the National level and allocated as they feel appropriate.

If you don't want to use the online form you can send a check made payable to "Operation Homefront" to SewCalGal and your check will be given OH!

OR you can write a check to "Operation Homefront" and mail it to SewCalGal.  I will hand deliver it to a representative of Operation Homefront.

OR you can issue a PayPal transaction using my mailing address and specify funds are to be used for Operation Homefront, but please note this PayPal transaction will not qualify you for a tax deduction, whereas donations direct to Operation Homefront are tax deductible as it is a 501c3 non-profit program.   I will issue a check made payable to Operation Homefront for 100% of any donations received in this manner and deliver the check to a representative of Operation Homefront.


Are you going to join the Quilter's Christmas Party on the 9th?



You may also be interested in seeing my original announcement post about the Quilter's Christmas Party, where I share more insight on Operation Homefront.


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15 comments:

Mommarock said...

This is AWESOME! From a former military member, military wife, and now a military mom.. I love this!!

Crickets Corner said...

This is going to be so much fun! Wish I could be there but since I can't I'm putting a check in the mail. Hope you raise a ton of money!

Quilting Babcia said...

I'll be there via blog post! What fun, and a great cause. I have a cousin with 3 grandsons in Afghanistan right now - they all shipped out together in late summer.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Love all that you and the wonderful and generous sponsors are doing for Operation Homefront. My Dad was career Air Force and my son who is in the Marine Corps, just returned a few days ago from deployment in Afghanistan. This is so great for the military families, as it's really the while family that serves. Thank You!

Scrapatches said...

I would love to join in the Quilter's Chtistmas Party!

I will be sure to make a special Christmas post on December 9th.

For the last few Christmases we have been honored to share the day with a family friend in the military service. He is currently in the reserves and will be joining us again this year. Next year he will be returning to active duty and and we can only hope he will be able to join us again next Christmas.

To help spread the news and share the fun, do I add a button to the side of my blog?

:) Pat

Debbie said...

The party sounds like fun! Can I assume that people may participate using a Holiday or Chanukah theme? This year the first day of Chanukah falls out on December 9!

Martha said...

Awesome!!!! I'll be there!!!!!

Diane Wild said...

Sounds like a fun party. Hope I remember the date so I can join in the action. Thanks for hosting.

Margie said...

Am making a note to be sure I will be there on the 9th. Our 1st born grandchild was KIA in Afghanistan in Jan 2010.

Nanbon44 said...

I just posted a PR on my blog, and I have had the button up for awhile. Hope it helps to bring in visitors.

jan said...

What an amazing woman you are, not only running the FMQ Challenge but provioding us with a wonderful opportunity to win some fantastic prizes. I will certianly be there, got to check up on the linky thing, never have been able to work it out.....yet.....I will be sending my donation to you if that is OK, it says it is, but I wish everyone who comes to your party GOOD LUCK. Wonderful SewCalGalk just wonderful. jan across the pond.

Dana Gaffney said...

I came up for air long enough to write a post about it, I like being called an angel. :)

Nanbon44 said...

I just sent a paypal payment to you for the golden Raffle

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

I'm ready for the show; pictures taken and all. Now I'll post the button on my blog.

Scrapatches said...

I have my first post for the day for the Quilter's Christmas Party set to publish at midnight.
Looking forward to all the fun.

Time to put the finishing stitches on the Quilty Christmas project I want to share tomorrow ...

:) Pat