They say bad things happen in threes. I think good things happen in threes too. Or at least they should.
The best news was that my friend Lynne Laino won the Beringer Great Steak Challenge cooking contest. I met her at my quilt guild. She had never made a quilt, but just loved them. ( She has since become a bonafide quilter.) She has been entering cooking contests for quite some time and wins from time to time. Whenever our guild has an auction, she donates a meal! It is a heavily contested item and brings in lots of money.
Her best buddies made the announcement at out meeting today and presented her with a huge bouquet of flowers and a bottle of Beringer wine. She won $25,000. You can find her winning recipe HERE.
March 15th is National Quilting Day. To celebrate The quilt Show is making all of its shows and episodes available for FREE! Celebrate International Quilting Day with me and TheQuiltShow.com beginning Friday, March 14 through Sunday, March 16.
Everyone who signs on to TheQuiltShow.com will have FREE access to over 160 WebTV shows featuring some of the top quilting instructors in the world. You can also enter the TQS prize drawing with a grand prize of a BERNINA 550QE and wonderful fabric prizes. So check in at www.thequiltshow.com on Friday, March 14, and enjoy the shows and exploring The Quilt Show website. You can start with my show, Episode #811.”
Kickstarter is a website that helps to raise money for entrepreneurs and their products. A few weeks ago I decided to be a backer for one of those projects - a spunky little quilter blossoms in Kristy's Quilt by Brandy Lynn Maslowski. It's a children's book written to encourage young people to quilt. Here's the link: Kristy's Quilt
The reward for being a backer is that you are rewarded with the product that is being developed based on how much you invest. I am going to receive a hard backed copy of "Kristys Quilt" when it is published. It will be the first children's book in my quilting library.
The good news is that Brandy has reached her funding goal! Yay! But you can still invest if you would like. Check it out.