Category: Pets on Quilt Show

Pets of Quilts Show – Categories of Prizes

There are currently 24 types of awards for the Pets on Quilts Show!  While I’ll be sharing more specifics on these prizes under a separate post, I wanted to share insights on what these categories are now.  If you have any questions, please email me or leave a comment at the bottom of this post.

All prizes will be awarded using a random number generator, with the exception of Viewer’s Choice Awards, for the following categories:

  
For those that kindly took time to help with PR for this quilt show, they will be eligible to win prizes that will be awarded as follows:  
  1. Show PR Helper #1 – Bloggers that took time to write a “post” on their blog will be eligible to win this prize.
  2. Show PR Helper #2 – Bloggers that took time to write a “post” on their blog will be eligible to win this prize.
  3. Show PR Helper #3 – Bloggers that took time to write a “post” on their blog will be eligible to win this prize.
  4. Show PR Helper #1 – Bloggers that took time to post the “badge” for this show on their blog will be eligible to win this prize.
  5. Show PR helper #2 – Bloggers that took time to post the “badge” for this show on their blog will be eligible to win this prize.
  6. Show PR helper #3 – Bloggers that took time to post the “badge” for this show on their blog will be eligible to win this prize.

If you have helped with PR, please leave a comment on this post before August 7th, showing if you have helped by writing a post (and provide the respective link to your post) and/or if you have posted a badge to this show on your blog.  And, thank you very much for your help!   The more people that know about the show will hopefully bring more people to participate, which will mean more fun and beautiful quilts to view!

If you enter a quilt (traditional, modern, mixed media) with a pet theme in the quilt, or a pet on the quilt, you will be eligible to win prizes via a Random selected prize, as well as via Viewer’s Choice.  The categories of prizes are:

  1. Cat on Quilt #1 – Those that enter a quilt with a cat on it, or a quilt that has a cat design (or cat fabric) will be eligible to win this prize.
  2. Cat on Quilt #2 – Those that enter a quilt with a cat on it, or a quilt that has a cat design (or cat fabric) will be eligible to win this prize.
  3. Cat on Quilt #3 – Those that enter a quilt with a cat on it, or a quilt that has a cat design (or cat fabric) will be eligible to win this prize.
  4. Dog on Quilt #1 – Those that enter a quilt with a dog on it, or a quilt that has a dog design (or dog fabric) will be eligible to win this prize.
  5. Dog on Quilt #2 – Those that enter a quilt with a dog on it, or a quilt that has a dog design (or dog fabric) will be eligible to win this prize.
  6. Dog on Quilt #3 – Those that enter a quilt with a dog on it, or a quilt that has a dog design (or dog fabric) will be eligible to win this prize.

  1. Other Pet (e.g. Rabbit, mouse, hambster, horse, etc.) on Quilt #1 – Those that enter a quilt with a “Other type of pet”  on the quilt, or a quilt that has an other type of pet design or fabric will be eligible to win this prize.
  2. Other Pet (e.g. Rabbit, mouse, hambster, horse, etc.) on Quilt #2 – Those that enter a quilt with a “Other type of pet” on the quilt, or a quilt that has an other type of pet design or fabric will be eligible to win this prize.
  3. Other Pet (e.g. Rabbit, mouse, hambster, horse, etc.) on Quilt #3 – Those that enter a quilt with a “Other type of pet” on the quilt, or a quilt that has an other type of pet design or fabric will be eligible to win this prize.

For those that visit the quilt show, to view all the quilts entered and leaves a comment on the exhibitors posts, they will be eligible to win prizes.  A special post will be made on August 21st for individuals to post a comment on, to enter to win this category of prizes:

  1. Show Viewer #1 
  2. Show Viewer #2
  3. Show Viewer #3

Voting for Viewers Choice will start the 2nd week of the show.  A special post will be made whereby people can vote for their favorite quilts on display.  Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  1. Viewers Choice Cat on Quilt
  2. Viewers Choice Dog on Quilt
  3. Viewers Choice Misc Pet (e.g. Rabbit, mouse, hambster, horse, etc.) on Quilt
  4. Show Voter #1: anyone that takes time to view quilts and vote for  their favorites, per the categories stated, is eligible for this category of prize.
  5. Show Voter #2:anyone that takes time to view quilts and vote for their favorites, per the categories stated, is eligible for this category of prize.
  6. Show Voter #3:anyone that takes time to view quilts and vote for their favorites, per the categories stated, is eligible for this category of prize.

Random prizes will also be given to those that come visit the show.  You can get entries by:

1) Leaving a comment on any of SewCalGal’s posts about the show.  Just be sure that when you leave the comment you have read all the rules.  You may also want to look at the list of prizes and let me know what prizes you might be interested in winning, should you win.  For example, your comment might be:  Having fun at the show.  Mary (#6, #19, #31), so that I know Mary is particularly interested in winning prize #6, #19, or #31.

2) Being a follower of SewCalGal and leave a comment letting me know you are a follower and visiting the show.

3) IF you visit all the entries in the show leave a comment to let me know you have done so, and how many you visited.  You’ll also need to leave a comment on each of the show entries’ blog posts!  But, be aware that if you post this comment too early, and more entries are added, you can not repost.  Ultimately, you want to post this comment on the last day of the show, where you have a greater chance of visiting all the entries.  As such, you’ll be eligible for a special prize!

But, when you enter you need to be sure I can easily contact you if you win.  For those that leave comments Anonymously and do not leave a way I can contact you, as well as those with no-reply settings on their comments, they will be disqualified from winning prizes.

Shortly after the show closes on the 21st, a post will be made to announce the winners.  The winners will have five days to claim their prizes, or another name will be drawn for that prize.

It may seem complicated to review all the rules, categories of prizes, list of prizes, show entries, etc.  But, just like visiting any big show there is a lot to see and do.  Always easy to overlook a great opportunity and later be sorry, thus I hope you’ll take time to review these tips, if you want to increase your chances for winning prizes in this show.

I hope you are enjoying the Pets on Quilts Show.  I know I am.

Pets on Quilts Show

While I plan to share more insights on the upcoming virtual Pets On Quilts Show, I wanted to use this post to share insights on what inspired me to do this and my vision for this show.

First, I hope this show provides fun for those that enter as well as those that view entries.  While the primary purpose is to have fun, I also hope to encourage adoption of pets living in animal shelters, as well as encourage others to find ways to help (e.g. make a pet bed or quilt for an animal living in a shelter, or for a fundraiser to help a shelter).

With respect to what gave me inspiration?  Well, it is simple.  I have acquired great inspiration from following various blogs, admiring fabrics with an animal theme, admiring designs with an animal theme, and seeing photos of various pets on beautiful quilts.

{above} May Your Bobbin Always Be Full shared some delightful photos of how “Suzi” helped preparing quilts for sharing at a quilt show, forever capturing me as a follower of her delightful blog. LuAnn is very talented and shares wonderful quilting insights on her blog.  And, Suzi is frequently recognized for her contributions.

{above}  Gracie does an excellent job as a model on this beautiful Schnibbles quilt, from Jo’s Country Junction.  While Jo shares many wonderful quilting insights on her blog, it might actually be Gracie that hooked me on the delights of being a Schnibbles quilter.  But I do know that both Jo and Gracie are always eager to welcome other quilters to the fun of being a Schnibbles quilter, as well as sharing a variety of great quilting tips.  Please don’t let Gracie know, but I have learned that she was destined to become a shelter dog until she was adopted by Jo, who now considers Gracie her “forever dog”.    {hugs & kisses to Gracie & Jo}.

{above} Rachel D., from Belgium, has a great blog.  Yes, Country & Cozy is a delightful blog full of great insights.  Her cat, Bonbon, gets very exhausted from all the hard work of helping Rachel share such great insights on her blog and helping to make beautiful quilts too!

{above} Then there is Gimpy, whom I spotted on Lois Heath’s Facebook page.  Doesn’t Gimpy just look like a model cat, possibly one of Hugh Hefner’s models?  This cat clearly loves this beautiful quilt!  Lois is an amazing quilter, and she also helps to make pet beds for the Kennel Comforters Project.

{above} Then I met Stripes, the Patriotic cat that lives with talented Sherry Rose.  Sherry posted insights on Stripes on Facebook, that inspired me for this Pets on Quilt Show and also for proving how pets are also very Patriotic.  Sherry Rose also has a delightful blog with a cute name “I don’t do zippers“.

{above} When I saw sweet Darla sleeping in such beautiful quilts, I felt this photo was a perfect one for a greeting card.  And, couldn’t resist to send Darla’s mother (Lesly of The Pickle Dish) some greeting cards with this cute picture.

And, while there are number of other bloggers that have inspired me with posts of their pets on their beautiful quilts, I am not able to share more than I was approved to share.  But as I was also inspired by a variety of cute videos, I do want to share this  video, as it is one of many inspriations for me for the   upcoming Pets on Quilts show. 

I was also inspired to hold this show and find a way to increase awareness of pets living in shelters, that need to find homes, but also need a comfy bed to sleep on.  Kennel Comforters is a volunteer project that helps to make pet beds for pets living in shelters, with the theory that a pet that has a good nights sleep has a better chance of presenting themselves in a positive manner and ultimately finding a home.  More insights on this perspective will be shared soon.

While this show is not until August (7th-21st), this is a great time for you to work on your entry. And there are many ways you can enter.  You may want to consider:
1) making a quilt with an animal design, or animal fabric
2) taking a picture of your pet on one of your quilts
3) making a pet bed, or a quilt and give it to your local animal shelter
4) making a quilt to donate for the purposes of  raising funds for an animal shelter.
And, in your post that you choose to enter via my McKlinky (to be setup 8/7) you may want to share insights about your pet, your animal quilt, or animal programs that you support and want to increase awareness of.

And, your help to increase awareness about this show is also appreciated.  Plus, you can earn extra entries to win great prizes by helping with pre-show PR.  Simply do any/all of the following and leave a comment on this post to earn points for giveaways in this show:
1) post the badge for this show on your blog (see upper right corner for code)
2) post about this giveaway on your blog.
3) share insights on twitter.
4) post insights on Facebook
5) work with your local animal shelter to host a fundraiser in 2010.   Let SewCalGal know, as not only will  you get extra points in the giveaway associated with this show, but SewCalGal will also help by providing PR on SewCalGal’s blog.  And, depending on your event, help with providing additional items for fundraising at your event.

Click here for the most current, up to date, info on the Pets On Quilt Show sponsors, rules & general insights.  And follow SewCalGal for keeping up to date on additional insights on this show.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank and recognize sponsors for the upcoming Pets On Quilt Show:
Quilters Dream Batting
Sulky
Fat Quarter Shop
Cindy Carlson (Sew Cindy)
The Quilted Kitty
Java House Quilts
By Kaye Mackenzie

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Patriotic Cats and Patriotic Quilts

Most people think of a cat as an animal that sleeps all day, or maybe hunts birds. But my perspective of a cat is that thye are an expert fabric selector and sewing supervisor. I know cats have special talents with finding the right fabric, with the right softness, with the right color and and the right design for any project. I believe they were quilters in a prior life. I know this as my cats always found my best quilt to sleep on, and they enjoyed playing under a quilt as I attempted to baste it. And while they sometimes enjoyed cuddling on my lap when I sewed, they were always in my sewing room with me.

It always amazes me how a cat can watch tv for hours, even when there is a political speech going on. And they can stare at a flag waving in the breeze for “hours” too! Thus, I’ve concluded cats are very Patriotic. So, today I’m focusing on sharing insights about Patriotic cats and Patriotic cat quilts.

I did some research on the web, to prove my theory, and found some great photos on www.flickr.com. I always get a lot of great ideas searching photos posted in flickr (and evidence to support my theories).

I saw this beautiful Patriotic cat quilt that was made by Renata. Isn’t it cute? Definitely provides evidence that cats are Patriotic.

You can see more of Renata’s delightful photos posted on flickr by clicking on: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28010958@N03/3310105975/. Renata is very talented and I enjoy looking at her photos she has posted on the web.

Then I found some delightful photos of Patriotic cats taken by Delina (Pixel Packing Mama). She has two cats, Montana (full name is “His Royal Highness, Montana de Montecore”) and Cerulean, both boys. Personally, I think Montana and Cerulean should run for public office. They’d definitely get my vote.

I’m hoping to someday right another article about these cats. Montana earned his name by jumping thru embroidery hoops. I think this talent warrants another story!

Pixel Packing Mama is an outstanding photographer and has many wonderful photos posted on flickr. You can see her exceptional photos by clicking here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/delina/3618961938/

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