Happy Birthday, Quilt With Us members! This week marks the one year anniversary of this QWU community site. What a year it has been! I am proud and honored to be a part of this wonderful community of generous and talented quilters.
Frankly, when we started this community, I had modest hopes. I thought it would be lovely to have regular communications with our Connecting Threads customers, and was optimistic to hope for 1,000 members after a year. As I write this, we have 13,639 members, 91 groups, and 26,030 photos! Wow!
But as you all well know, this community is so much more than statistics. There would be no successful community without its members. I always knew quilters were special, but you prove it to me daily with your uplifting/ funny/ sometimes sad yet always inspirational blog posts. I am constantly encouraged by you to quilt even more, and to raise my own personal sewing standard. And the photos! Did I say Wow yet?!
So to avoid getting too sappy, it’s time to celebrate! You’ve heard of the television awards called the Emmy’s? We’re going to hold our own…..Quiltee’s! CT staffers have hand-picked a few of our own favorites, in our own freshly made-up categories. This was much more difficult than we thought, but we finally narrowed it down to a few quilters that deserve some extra special acknowledgement:
Quiltee winners by CT staff:
Most Inspirational Blogger – Riley Lane
Most Supportive Member – BJ Elder
Best Member Matchmaker – Linda Sue Robertson
Jolliest Member (this was a tough one ‘cause there are so many of you!) Yvonne
Best Story Teller – Debbie Snyder
But wait! There’s more! We want to hear from you too! We’ve come up with a few more categories for members to vote on.
Categories for Nomination:
Favorite Blog Post
Favorite Quilt Photo
Most Productive Quilter
Funniest Community Member or Blog Post
To nominate a blog post, a member, or a photo, copy the link of your favorite, then paste it into an email to our contest entry address: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Monday, January 4th, nominations will end. We’ll compile your nominations and present the top nominated in each category for you to vote on. Each winner (including the 5 winners elected by CT Staff) will receive the highly coveted Golden Seam Ripper award and a Connecting Threads Gift Certificate for $25! We’ll announce the final winners on January 13th.
CT staff are not eligible for nominations or prizes
Members can only win one Quiltee prize