Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Janome 6600 WINNER!!

I'm nervous typing this. My hands are shaking and I'm getting that clammy sweaty thing going on. And I don't think it's due to my lack of shower or all natural deodorant either.





Nope. It's because today is the day I'm giving away the most awesomest sewing machine ever. Yes. The Janome 6600!

There were 1787 comments to the blog post. Add in the 700ish people actually participating in the quilt along that joined the Flickr group and shared their progress (thus earning them extra entries!) for an additional 25,850 entries. This gives a grand total of 27,637 shots at the prize.






And the randomly selected winner corresponds to #16,058 which belongs to



sdm/mst!!!

Congratulations! Email me at dana@oldredbarnco.com to claim your prize.


Whew. My heart is still beating fast. And yes, I'm still a little sweaty. Thank you very much. But I would like to say how much fun I've had with the entire quilt along. The community that has formed over on the Flickr group is supportive, encouraging, outrageously funny and one that I hope will keep on creating and sharing. Thanks to each and every one of you for inspiring me. For sharing your creativity. And for keeping me up till way past my bedtime every night for 7 weeks.

-dana




P.S. Ruth over at Sew Love Fabrics (one of my favorite places to buy fabric) is hosting a giveaway on her blog. She is giving away a set of 12 half yards of fabric from Paula Prass' new line called Summer Soiree. Dude! That is exactly the right amount of fabric to make the quilt from my first quilt along. Skedaddle on over there and enter!

63 comments:

retirednana2008 said...

Congrats to the winner!!!! Fantastic quilt along...can't wait for the next one!! hint...hint

retirednana2008 said...

Congrats to the winner!!!! Fantastic quilt along...can't wait for the next one!! hint...hint

cindy in FL said...

Congratulations sdm/mst!

Thanks, Dana, for putting this quilt-along together for us. It has inspired me to make my first quilt. I'm still behind, but am ready to work on my second scrap-piece pillow top to practice my machine quilting. Then on to the real thing. I would have loved to win the machine, as my singer does not like free motion work at all. Therefore I am planning a design that relies on relatively straight lines for my quilting.

I look forward to posting my completed quilt once it is done. I would love another quilt along, as it has really helped me gain confidence that I can do this. (and having a time line has helped me be closer to done than I expected at this point, lol).

Hugs to you Dana, and to all the creative people following along who have shared their knowledge, problems and time over the past 7 weeks. I will have a great gift to give my mom when my sons and I go visit her in two weeks.

pigbook1 said...

I am so jealous, but congrats!!! this was a great quilalong, just the motivation I needed to make a "real" quilt!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Congrats to Sarah! Thanks again to you Dana for a great adventure! I'm sure it was a lot of work for you, but I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! So....what's next for ya?

Dorrie said...

Oh, congratulations! What a wonderful summer gift. And thanks, Dana this has been entirely too much fun. We should do it again sometime, with or without a mondo giveaway!

Gail :) said...

Congratulations Sarah! WHat a fabulous quilt along! Now I am off to figure out a funding plan for my 6600! LOL! Thanks Dana for a great time and helping me machine quilt!

Anita said...

Congratulations to the winner! I still wish it was me. ;) It was an awesome quilt-along. And I just got the binding on mine last night. Now we can spend some summer nights under our quilt!

RoseofSharonStudio said...

Sew Happy for the winner!
Thank you Dana for making these fun filled weeks possible, and I finished a quilt too! What a great time we had!
Thank you again, Sharon

liz at olliekate said...

Congratulations to the winner and to all of us for finishing this quilt along. It has sparked me and I am on to my second quilt already. Dana: thanks to you for all your help, endless hours and energy toward getting us all to quilt along! I have really enjoyed it enormously! Much rest and peace to you! Liz

katkeo said...

Congratulations sdm/mst!
Dana, thank you so much for organizing this quilt along. It has been great fun!

Rebecca said...

Ugh! I wish it was me! Congrats winner! Thanks Dana for the fun quilt along. I look forward to your next one- even if there is no sewing machine grand prize.

Wendy said...

Congrats to the winner!!! And thank you, thank you, thank you to Dana for organizing this spectacular quilt along!!! Your instructions were sooo easy to follow and sooo unintimidating. And I think you've created more winners than you realize with all of these beautiful quilts that have been made. ;-) I know I'll enjoy mine for years to come!!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Well congrats to the winner! And to you Dana! Have your nerves settled yet!?

Libby said...

Oh well, Congrats Lucky Lady!! Thanks Dana, This has been great fun!! Can't wait for the next quilt along! Libby

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh, that's me!!!!! I'm seriously shaking. I NEVER win ANYTHING!!!!! I really need a new machine but there is NO way I would have been able to get one this awesome!!! Sorry, a little overuse of the exclamation points. I'm still in shock. Email is on it's way. This is unbelievable.

Rafael's Mum said...

Congratulations Sarah!! I am soooo glad it went to "one of us"!! I do think that we have sewed and shared and contributed so much, it was only right one of us would get it. Hope you have great times with your machine!

Up to the next sewalong! Dana ???

grendelskin said...

Cognratulations Sarah - now you'll have to change your blog header! Whatta ride, eh Dana? Whew! You did an outstanding job keeping this massive project together - kudos to you, and hopefully you will get a decent night's sleep - or even two!

Bebot said...

Congratulations Sarah, and to all of us who participate!!! It is INDEED AN AWESOME QUILT ALONG!!! I have been quilting for more than 19 years and I still had a GREAT GREAT time quilting along... THANKS Dana!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations Sarah!! You have the ultimate prize there with that Janome!
THANK YOU DANA for all your work in pulling this together! So much fun and I love my finished quilt!

NicNacManiac said...

Congratulations Sarah...you lucky girl!! Dana, thanks so much for putting this extravaganza together and for all of your creativity and sparkle!!
Until next time...Hugs, Nerina :)

Michelle said...

Congrats to Sarah! Thanks so much Dana for all your hard work on this quilt-along. It was great fun and I can't wait until the next one!!!!

Heidi said...

Thanks again Dana for putting all of this together. The flickr community has been awesome. You have inspired me to organize a online sewing event for my 100th blog post. I still cannot get over how helpful and nice all the sewers are in the blog-sphere :) Cheers!

SarahVee said...

Congrats and what a fun time! Thanks Dana for staying up past your bedtime!! Even just watching I had fun!!! Great prizes. Hope you do it again sometime:)

debbiekl said...

Congrats!

Juls said...

WOW!!! I hope we didn't break the random integer thingy lol. Congrats to the winner, I can't wait to see what she whips up with it. man that was intense...ok...back to reality lol.

bethany said...

congrats to the winner!!! Thanks to Dana for hosting this...I learned a ton and had a great deal of fun!!!

haighfamily1 said...

YEAH FOR YOU!!!! Congrats and enjoy it!

Dana, man did you have to count down 16000 numbers? yikes!

Mushyhed said...

Congrats to the winner and thank you Dana for doing this great quilt along!

Rafael's Mum said...

Thanks for the summer soiree ps.. I have skedaddled over and entered! :-) Beautiful fabrics...

Peggie said...

Yeah Sarah!!!!!

Treasuresofjoy said...

Congrats Sarah!! Had fun with the quilt a long. Thanks Dana!
Loving that fabric store too.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Congratulations to Sarah!! Enjoy your machine :)

DeeRoo said...

WhooooHoooo.....congrats to the winner but like I said before...we are all winners....we have had a lot of fun these past 7 weeks and even if I'm not done yet I know there are people out there interested in all our finished projects.....This definately got me out of my slump so Dana, for that I am forever greatful!:) Please do another quilt along...maybe the happy hour quilt or something fun like that!:)

karen said...

congratulations to the lucky winner but most of all thank you Dana!!! Your quilt along came by at a time that was really needed by me and has helped me tremendously. Thanks so much.

CJ said...

Dana, thanks so much for the fun quilt along and the prizes along the way. Congratulations to the winner!!!!

I'll be watching to see if you have another fun quilt along anytime soon. :D

Andy said...

thank you for the quilt a long and all of the wonderful giveaways. It was so fun to see everyone's lovely fabrics on the flickr group too.

Jane said...

Congrats to Sarah and Thanks to Dana for the great quilt along!

Aimee said...

Congrats to the winner! Thanks again for organizing this!

Lynne S of Oz said...

Lucky lucky winner!
Thanks for hosting this quiltalong, Dana. I nearly have my first (smallish) quilt done :-)

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

Congratulations to the winner!

Thank you Dana for so much fun! I am truly looking forward to the next one!

Thank you for the opportunity to be a sponsor for your event~I really appreciate it!

Hugs to you and your family (and more scraps for the girls headed your way soon!)

amylouwho said...

I'm 98% happy, only 2% jealous! What a great time. I've told you before - thanks for everything. I'm not sure you know how much you inspire people to try things they haven't done before.

Now, I guess I'd better go quilt my quilt on my regular old machine.

bellsjo said...

Congratulations Sarah! Enjoy your new machine!

brown robin said...

Dana! You are amazing and wonderful... so CONGRATULATIONS to you! This has been so wonderful, and you have created an incredible community for seven weeks... a community that, I'm sure, will have a lasting positive effect on the world at large. Way to make your footprint on this planet something spectacular!

Em said...

What an awesome prize for them!!! Congratulations! I'm sure you're excited too... now I need to get my quilt done, and send it to be quilted! Em

Dan and Karen said...

Congratulations Sarah! How awesome. I would have freaked out if I saw my name! This has been a lot of fun! Thanks Dana for all of your hard work. And for the info on the fabric giveaway-maybe I'll get lucky there! I absolutely love that fabric! Yummy!

Karen said...

I've had a great time joining in your qal...Congrats to Sarah...we look forward to great things from her...lol

Camille said...

Wow! What a lucky girl! From the looks of things, she'll definitely make good use of it.

Dana, I'm hosting a 'my first quilt' show-ish kinda thing over on my blog, would love to have you join in- heaven knows you make enough quilts! ;-)

Have a good one!

amandajean said...

congrats to sarah for winning the machine! she is such a sweetie...i'm glad that she won!

Leah said...

Congrats to the winner... Great sew along, I loved looking at everyones pictures...

Terri said...

Hooray for the winner, and thank you to Dana and the Janome folks for making the giveaway possible!

Bekhy said...

Congrats! 25 thousand entries. That is amazing. Dana, what about your quilt? I'd love a chance to win that :)

Terriaw said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner! That is SO exciting to hear. What a great quilt-along and giveaway.

Paula Prass said...

Wow, I raced over as soon as things settled in the office to see who won the Janome. Congrats to everyone involved. You did an amazing job!

EVERYONE: Gimmie a D.A.N.A. Thanks to her, now we can all say we know how to quilt.

peaknits said...

Congrats to Sarah! A am so excited to hear you are keeping this going. I am off to pick out some yummy fabrics for my zig zag quilt;) Truly, your QAL has been the single most inspiring thing I have participated in in awhile - thanks from the bottom of my stash!

Hunny Bunny said...

Congratulations to the winner. I'm sad I missed your quilt along on my hiatus. I might do it anyway, I was never one that did well in large groups anyway. LOL
Thanks for being wonderful!

ladmquilter said...

Congratulations Sarah. Thanks again Dana I just finished quilting my second quilt...thanks to you it is so much fun I can't believe I was to scared to do it before. I have been piecing tops for about ten years and never had the courage to quilt one until your quilt along I was always afraid that I would screw up all my hard work. I will not be afraid to quilt my quilts anymore but I will probably still send out my larger or special quilts because Christine does a wonderful job and has so many great quilting designs. I can't wait for your next quilt along. Hint! Hint!

Carol said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner! I sure enjoyed the quiltalong Dana - thanks a million for inspiring so many of us. I'm looking forward to joining the next one.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win (unfortunately not me)- Congratulations to the winner

Betty

Inspired Tokens said...

Dana ...it's been a fantastic sew-along! I've really enjoyed and learned so much. You are an excellent teacher and an all around wonderful inspiration. I was so excited with my first quilt, I've already finished my second one. I should be receiving my first quilt back from Russ the first of next week. I'll be posting it! Then the second quilt will go off to Russ for quilting! Thanks you again, it's been great fun! Congrat's to the winner! What a lucky gal!

Lois0607 said...

Congratulations to the winner. This was lots if fun.

Trisha said...

Congrats to the winner! Thanks Dana for everything. I love my quilt!

Gina said...

WOW! I'd say the winner is one happy gal!! I bet she has sweaty palms and fast beating heart right along with you.