Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Drum Roll Please!



I started out thinking that after the last quilt giveaway and giving extra entries for different completed tasks and all that it would be easier to write all the entries on pieces of paper and then draw the winners from the hat. Actually, from my giant Mason jar.




But after looking at the numbers . . . and quickly falling behind . . . I opted for the trusty random number generator thingy. Take a look at these numbers that were swimming around in my head:

-- 2,940 comments on the quilt giveaway blog post;

-- 1,500 of the said entrants earned an extra 5 chances for blogging about it (1,500 x 5 = 7,500) ;

-- 2,402 of said entrants earned an extra 5 chances for posting the graphic in their sidebar (2401 x 5 = 12,010) ;

-- 36 of said entrants earned an extra 50 chances for submitting a video to YouTube that made at least one member of my family laugh . . . which if you do the math is 1,800 total extra chances.

Add all this up people and that means that there were 24,250 chances in the big ole' Mason jar. I was averaging 60 names per piece of standard copy paper so that would mean that I would burn through over 405 pieces of paper just to do it that way. It was then that I embraced the Random Number Generator idea.

Poor Mason jar.




So, we did the same mathematical wonderment that Razor devised for the last quilt giveaway and now I have the winners.

The quilt winner is the one assigned to number 9323 which corresponds to comment number 58 which read:

Sarah Pead said... Here's my "comment entry." You better believe I'll be putting a link on my Xanga blog, my Facebook, and my blogspot. Oh...and... I am TOTALLY making a goofy video. I have so many ideas swimming around in my head for this one!! :) The quilt is beautiful!!!!

Lucky duck Sarah did all the things to earn extra entries and they surely served her well! Congratulations Sarah!! Email me at dana@oldredbarnco.com so that I can get your shipping address. Let's just hope I don't pull a bait and switch routine and you end up with the old, tattered, musty, moth eaten quilt we found in our attic. I kid. I kid. Surely, I kid.

Next up are the winners for the $30 gift certificates to my Old Red Barn Co. store.

These are numbers 2876 which reads: Brad and Vanessa said... This is too fun to pass up!



And 12,377 which corresponds to comment 1045 which read: Megan said...

this is beautiful! you will be making someone very happy, your generosity is inspiring.

Both of you winners please email me at dana@oldredbarnco.com to claim your prizes. Congratulations!

Thank you to everyone that played this silly game this past week. It has brought much excitement to my house and made me feel rather giddy. I read each and every comment and found my cheeks hurting from the constant smile plastered on my face. Once all the dust settles I'm hoping that all of you stick around, pepper me with comments and allow me to read your blogs and get to know you as well.

I now need to enter a Dana detox and rehabilitation program. Seriously.

-dana

77 comments:

Sarah said...

Congratulations to the winners! :)

sarah, rsm said...

Oh my God! I read the name "Sarah" too quickly and my heart jumped! "I've won," I thought, but alas, it was not me ... it's o.k. ... I'll get over it ... really ... no, really ... someday ...

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the lucky ones who will be receiving the wonderous works of Dana's hands!!! And to all 2900+ of us who thoroughly enjoyed the ride and humor of such a talented young woman! THANK YOU, DANA!!! You truly are a most generous Blessing for whom we all are most grateful!

:) Sarah ... "Wiping the tears from her swollen eyes and offering up her painful disappointment (having not won the quilt) for the poor souls in purgatory"

Catherine said...

Congratulations to the winners! I think we all won as we followed along and watched the videos and, in the process, perhaps found some new-to-us blogs!

Witoka said...

Congratualtions to the winners! I was fun to find your blogspot. I just love the music, etc..

Pink Lemonade Boutique Bags said...

Congrats to the winners! Thanks to the makers of the videos that we got to watch and have a laugh from!

Stephanie x said...

What a fabulous time I have had watching all the videos - I have had some weird looks from my family as I sat laughing at my laptop!! Congratulations to all the winners and I will be watching the Oscars next year with great interest!

Regina said...

This was just too much fun - thanks Dana for some mid-summer excitement!

And now I am already plotting my next "silent movie!"

The Style Sisters said...

This was a very fun contest....very happy for the winners...congratulations to everyone!

Karin

ehjenn said...

Thanks. It was a blast makin the video and just checking all the others. So much fun. You must be exhausted.
Hope your day is restful and happy.
Jenn

KhrisW said...

Abba. OMG, I hadn't heard that song in years. Seriously! LOL.

Well, rats. I lost the drawing.

TLC said...

Congrats to all the winners. I bet there are some very happy, screaming families right now!!

Vik said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners!
Thank you, Dana, it was fun watching the videos and participating here!

Vik said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners!
Thank you, Dana, it was fun watching the videos and participating here!

Vik said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners!
Thank you, Dana, it was fun watching the videos and participating here!

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Lala said...

Congrats to the winners... and CONGRATS to SARAH... you LUCKY GIRL!!! :o) Thanks for a fun contest and the opportunity to participate (bonus for me that I DID learn how to post a sidebar link on my blog!)

I'll be sticking around!!!

Lala :o)

Vik said...

(ooops what have I done? please delete my repeted comments, sorry Dana!)

Janiece said...

Congratulations!!
Sarah!!!
What a fun contest!

Holly said...

Congratulations to all the winners! And thank you again for such a great giveaway. I'm happy to have found your blog and store.

inge said...

congrats to al the winners!

Jean said...

Congratulations to the winners and it was such a fun way to "meet" you, Dana....I'll be back for visits, to be sure!! Dana detox...you crack me up...

Renna said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Dana, this was a fun week. I loved watching the videos. You should have a contest for funniest video submitted next. ;-)

Now I kid, I kid! ;-Þ

Ps-I love the new song you added to your player; I assume in honor of the contest ending. ;-)

Jean said...

Well, we all new that only one person could win the quilt! And fact is the odds were... well pretty high I wouldn't. Which is fine cause after backtracking and reading about Sven.... I laughed so much... my dog turned around and looked at me funny!
By the way, if you ever decide to give away the "Mason Jar"... I'm your gal! What is it, a gallon size? I've got around a dozen or so 2 1/2 quart size mason jars... I got them free from an older man who was moving into a retirement home!
Thanks for letting me play!

Sarah Pead said...

Woohoo! I won! I can't wait to get that big fluffy quilt in my hands! Oh and I wanted to let you know that I'm going to be creating a new personal blog so people can keep up with my personal life (the revel design blog is strictly business). Then we can be blog buddies! :)

Have a great detox! hehe!

Pikes Pickles said...

dang it.

Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Artfulife said...

What a blast! I think many of us were smiling right along with you on this giveaway. I will be visiting often. Have a fun rest of the week!

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

Congratulations to each of the lucky winners! This was such a generous giveaway. Thanks for doing it! The quilt is stunning.

That is one awesome Mason jar! I collect old jars, and especially blue Mason jars. I've never seen a clear one that big.

Keep up the great work on your blog! I love it, and I'm glad I found it through this contest.

~ Jennifer

Angie said...

To Dana, thanks for the fun opportunity to participate in your give away!

To The Winners, congratulations and enjoy!

It was a blast!
~Angie~

KJ said...

WOW! The odds of winning this drawing were pretty slim. So, the winners are BLESSED! Outstanding!

Thanks for doing this Dana! Hopefully, you got some sleep last night.

Hugs, KJ

Ruth Ann said...

Dana, thanks for letting me share in your fun. You certainly are a most generous person for giving away your most precious quilts. Congrats to all the happy winners.

Ruth Ann

Yvonne aka sommeke said...

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to Dana! It was fun!

iSew said...

Hooray for Sarah! What a lucky duck!

Jodi said...

yea - congrats to the winners & thanks for the great fun for the rest of us! so kind of you to do such a great giveaway!

Sabine said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners!!!

sunday said...

aahh man! so close! do you think that you will be doing another quilt like that, that you would sell? Please??!

About Janice said...

Thanks for the excitement, Dana! And congratumalations to the lucky winners. I now have another fun blog to add to my list!

Dianne said...

Congratulations to Sarah on her big win! And thank you to Dana for a chance to win your beautiful quilt and for getting to share in the comments written on your blog and the funny videos. That was lots of fun.

I will look forward to coming back and seeing what you will do as a follow up to that class act!

LOL!!
Dianne

Jodi-SugarPlumStitches.com said...

Dana!
You need a vacation after all that! LOL! I am so sad that the beautiful piece of artwork is not coming my way, however, i would have to say that your give-away was a HUGE success!! what a turnout! and how fun! Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful blog. I am so glad i found you! I will be visiting OFTEN! Thank you too for your generosity! The quilt is truely a beautiful piece!
xoxoxo
God bless!

Jodi-SugarPlumStitches.com said...

A HUGE congrats to the winners! What a TREAT!!!

laura said...

Congrats to the winners, and THANKS AGAIN dana for such a generous and fun giveaway! It added excitement to all of our week.

Tipper said...

Congrats to all the winners! And a big THANK YOU to you Dana for hosting a wonderful, generous, exciting and fun giveaway! You really are the best!

Karen said...

Congratulations to the winners! I am completely bummed that I am not the one receiving such a special piece of work, but what a turnout. Over 20,000 entries! Wow! Thank you for this fun way to connect with people and see some super silly videos. I am inspired by you!

The Army of Four said...

Congratulations to the winners! Especially to Sarah for winning such a gorgeous, colorful quilt! And Dana, thank wooooo for such a fun contest. It's been almost as fun as doing zoomies with my brother!
I added your blog to our Google reader, so we can follow your news! I hope you'll stop by our blog when you can!
Luv,
Dave
Guide Dog for the Color Blind

merryheart2 said...

Thanks Dana for the opportunity to play. I will definitely be sticking around to read your blog. I love it.
Sandra

purplegiraffes said...

Well, I didn't win, but I had SUCH a blast making the films with my family that I don't even mind (and my sister didn't win, so there won't be any family feud).

Thanks so much for another generous offer and for adding some excitement to blogging.

Now, I just need to hunt down those fabrics and make my own quilt out of them. I think that if you do this again the fabric designer should sponsor you ;)

Twilight said...

Wow wonderful! Congrats to all the winners!! What a wonderful thing you do Dana! Go and enjoy your break!! :) lol

Katie

jan in nagasaki said...

2939 people are mourning the loss at the chance to bask in the glory of that quilt. Thanks for the fun and the great laughs!!!!

I hope that your detox and recovery goes smoothly.... and then you are just going to have to get back up on that quilting horse and get riding again!!!!

Candace said...

congratulations to the winners, I know that you'll enjoy your prizes.

Cris A said...

I have tears in my eyes right now!!! For some reason that song always makes me cry!
Congrats to all the winners! I would have loved that quilt, but after seeing the videos I saw more than one from people who were trying to win it for Love Without Bounderies. We are adopting from China and I was hoping they would win...I probably would have donated it to them. But I DIDN'T win! And that's also why I'm crying. Thanks Dana, for the chance, it was BEAUTIFUL!! :D

Dani said...

Congratulations to t he winners! You're very lucky people. Thanks for the chance to play Dana.

Scottish Nanna said...

Congrats to all the winners you are all so lucky.
Hugs Mary.

Crazy Lady Cheryl said...

Congratulations to the winners! All is not lost, because I have a quilt I'm going to send to your quilter....just as soon as I find the proper backing for it.

Salem Stitcher said...

Congratulations to all the winners!

Man, that was fun. The videos were great,weren't they?

Sarah Pead said...

hey dana!
just wanted you to know that i now have a new blog for the fun stuff about my life! :)
aflowerforyou.blogspot.com

Z's Mom said...

Congrats to the winners...you lucky ducks!!!

Wow...those were a LOT of numbers!!! Detox you must from all of that!!!

aimee said...

holy cow!!! congrats to the winners!

Heidi Zawisza said...

The giveaway was AWESOME! You must be a totally cool person.....I will be sticking around!!

Relyn said...

This was terrific fun and a wonderful idea. Congratulations on all its success. You are a truly talented lady!

Amy said...

Lucky duck is right! I think I would love to create so much hubbub . . . :) Good clean fun!

greedygrace said...

Congrats to the winners! What a fun contest!

Carl@ said...

Congratulations to the winners!
:)

Marnie said...

thankyou so much for making this beautiful quilt to give away!

Sherry said...

it was a fun contest, Congrats to winners. Knowing so many enter I knew it was a slim chance for me to win. But I just love contest.

Good day.

pescbrico said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Mrs. V said...

Hello, all of Dana's new fans,
The creation of Dana's 'magical' quilt has been phenomenol. Many of you are quilt makers yourselves; maybe you've seen Karin's plea for a quilt to donate to the auction for Love Without Borders who will use it to raise money for heart surgery for orphans in China. Just writing those last 6 words takes my breathe away.
We all wrote to Dana with our arms open to receive this wonderful gift, and now it is over, now what? It is much greater to give than to receive, I challenge every quilt maker out there to see if there is something they can do to send Karin a quilt for her cause: http://www.jacobsjourneyhome.blogspot.com/
hugs,
Yvonne

Kate said...

Even for us losers, it was a blast being able to participate and get to know you and that cool store of yours! I'll be adding you to my list of blogs to read and look forward to more fun! And yes, if you do ever make another and sell it, oh do let me know! It was scrumptious to look at! :)

Turtle said...

congrats to the lucky lucky lucky winners!

Serena said...

Congrats to the winners!

Maxine said...

Congratulations to the winners! What a generous giveaway : )

Jenny said...

After all of this - can we watch the videos that made you laugh? (Or at least one family member)

This was so fun. Too bad I didn't get my video done in time...

Jenny said...

I was wrong! I just need to actually read further down the blog posts - some are really cute!

Robyn said...

Dana, you're the best!!
...and many congrats to Sarah...Woohoo...enjoy your beautiful new quilt and to the 2 other voucher winners.
Enjoy your rest in rehab Dana...you've earnt it :o)

Also I can't wait...I'm gonna hava look through lots and lots of these blogs...You've created a fab new 'bloggy' list as well Dana.
Thanks again...many thanks.
It has been fun!!!

Robyn xx

Helz said...

Way to Go Dana ! Thanks Heaps for the Fun & Congratulations to the Winners .. Well Done Everyone!!!

Lene said...

Poor, sad mason jar.

Big congratulations to Sarah and the others.

And thank you so much Dana for sharing your talent and humor.

Krissy said...

lol ... Dang! I SOOO wanted that quilt... but at least you were kind enough to mention the fabrics you used (I have a new obsession... it's rather sad. lol) and I'll be taking on some adventures of my own... with my... very limited knowledge of sewing and/or quilting... lol Hope you'll visit my blog! :)

inkberryblue said...

Congratulations Sarah! You are one lucky duck!
...and, Dana, I'm so glad I've discovered your blog. I'm looking forward to returning. =] Happy weekend!

saffron said...

That is so crazy, the amount of entries!! Congrats to the winners!