Yes, it’s been a while since we started collecting fabric for the Third Annual Amish Quilt Giveaway and the time to announce the winner is here! Well, it’s tomorrow. Today is about showing off this beauty! This is a postage stamp quilt, pieced and quilted by our Amish friends in Lancaster. Isn’t it amazing?
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the quilt giveaway, this is something I’ve hosted for the past three years and plan to continue in the upcoming year. Readers and quilt fans submit a 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 piece of fabric–design of their choice. We collect the fabric and take it to Lancaster to be made into a beautiful quilt. The size of the quilt depends on the available fabric and usually the design is the choice of our Amish friends. They work during the spring and summer months to piece it and quilt it for us to giveaway in the fall. The timing is one thing that delays the announcement of the winner. Spring and summer months are the busiest for the Amish. Even planning for the upcoming fall weddings takes up time in the summer months.
But after tomorrow your wait will be over. Each entrant is given a number as the fabric comes in. Tomorrow, random.org will choose a number and the corresponding participant will be our winner!
Good luck to all of those who entered this year! And if you missed the deadline for this year’s giveaway, next year’s quilt is now open for submissions. See the complete list of instructions on this website’s QUILT PAGE. While you’re there, be sure to check out the FAQs for the giveaway and the official rules and regulations.
And as always, thanks for reading!
Oh, wait…you want to see the quilt? I suppose. LOL
Here is is!!!
Amazing, right? And the best part of all, it’s a community project. Readers come together and supply the material for a chance to win.
I wish we had a quilt for each and every one of you! But alas, there can be only one winner. Stay tuned for that announcement tomorrow. And good luck to all!
3 thoughts on “Quilt Time!!!”
What a beautiful quilt! A great big thanks to your Amish friends for all of their time, patience, and love that went into the making of this quilt. We, as your readers who have followed this quilt being made, could never repay them for this!
Amy, and Stacey, even though you are in the background, thanks need to go out to both of you for organizing and following the overseeing of the quilt!!
With all that you for this group, thank you!!
What a beautiful quilt. I have a homemade quilt made by my mom and it is all purple and lavender. I have always wanted a quilt made by the Amish. Happy Thanksgiving Amy L.