Saturday, November 16, 2019

2019 Christmas Ornament Challenge VOTING BEGINS!!

VOTING BEGINS TODAY!!

It's time to vote!

Check out the 2019 Christmas Ornament page (found on the header above)

53 beautiful ornaments to choose from! Thank you so very much to all who submitted an ornament or two or more!! 

COMPETITION will be TIGHT!!

Cast your vote by choosing only one method:


YOU HAVE UNTIL NOVEMBER 30th TO VOTE!

1 vote per person!

Come back here on December 1st to see the winner!

GRAND PRIZE:

1 pair (sml) Perfect Scissors by Karen K Buckley
8-fat quarter bundle of Christmas fabrics
1 spool Aurifil thread
3 skeins Valdani Perle Cotton #12
1 pkg Chenille Needles


Monday, September 30, 2019

2019 Christmas Ornament Challenge

Spruce It Up's 2019 Christmas Ornament Challenge
We're in our 6th year!!

Please check the new page up there ^ to find the 2019 ornaments!

 Today (Sept 30th) is the last day for delivery of your ornament to be considered in the early-bird draw... you have until 4pm today to deliver. Draw will happen tomorrow. The winner will win a Christmas tree/white truck panel on red background! Quite cute!



Ornaments will be collected until October 31st. You can hand-deliver or mail (post-marked before the 31st... please send us a photo).

This year the money collected from the sale of the ornaments will be donated to Victoria's Quilts, an organization that provides a comfort quilt to anyone with a cancer diagnosis. It's very worthwhile and they are in constant need of supplies, fabrics, backings and batting. Last year in our province alone, they gave out over 900 quilts. 

Here are the rules:
SPRUCE IT UP QUILTING

Christmas Ornament Challenge 2019Contest rules: please read carefully and follow the rules!
1) Ornament must be made of fabric, felt or wool, wood if decorated with fabric
2) Ornament may be pieced, appliqué, fused, thread painted, hooked, machine or hand quilted, embellished with beads, sequins, thread, paint
3) Ornament must have a hanger made of string or ribbon
4) Your initials can be added to the back of the ornament; no signatures allowed
5) Ornament can be an original design or an interpretation of a published design
6) You may make more than one ornament; each ornament must be different
7) Ornament must be submitted to Spruce It Up Quilt Shop in person or by mail
8) EARLY BIRD PRIZE: Ornaments received between Sept 1st and September 30th will be eligible for this prize
9) All entries must be received by October 31st, 2019. No late entries will be allowed; postmark date will determine eligibility of mailed packages.
10) Ornaments will be photographed and posted on the blog and Facebook (TBD: frequency) www.spruceitupquilting.com

11) Each ornament will be assigned a number when received and will be displayed at Spruce It Up Quilt Shop
12) To keep voting fair, no names will be published or displayed with the ornaments on the blog or at the shop
13) Voting will begin November 1st and continue until Nov 15th 2019; one vote per person please
14) Voting can be done in person at Spruce It Up Quilt Shop, by email, or by phone (506-538-7888)
15) Winner will be announced Wednesday November 16th, 2019

8-fat quarter bundle of Christmas fabric
1-spool Aurifil sewing thread
3 skeins of Valdani Perle Cotton #12
1 pkg Chenille needles



Ornaments become the property of Spruce It Up Quilt Shop and will be for sale at $10/ornament starting November 16th on the blog. Proceeds this year will go to Victoria’s Quilts

EARLY BIRD PRIZE
Christmas panel/white truck on red fabric

GRAND PRIZE
GRAND PRIZE
1 pair (small) Perfect Scissors by Karen Kay Buckley
8-fat quarter bundle of Christmas fabric
1-spool Aurifil sewing thread
3 skeins of Valdani Perle Cotton #12
1 pkg Chenille needles

thank you to all who participate... some of you have done so every year and we really appreciate it!

Toodles,

Lorette

Sunday, December 30, 2018

WINNER!!

Sandra E. Gregoire travelled from Campbellton on her way to PEI to visit family and dropped by the shop to pick up her goody basket she won as the winning ornament creator!


And of course a photo was in order!


Congratulations again Sandra!

Perhaps you're still in the Christmas spirit or maybe winter spirit and would like to start early thinking and creating an ornament for 2019's Challenge... It is with your help and support that we can give generously to a great cause!

We have 14 ornaments that remain available for purchase. Check out the 2018 ornament page for an update on the ones left to purchase. Maybe you would like to donate?

Thank you once again to our challenge participants for their generous donations; thank you also to those who have purchased.

Keep stitching... sewing and creating is great for your mental health.

Toodles,

Lorette

Monday, December 3, 2018

WINNING ORNAMENT!!!



AND THE WINNER IS...


CONGRATULATIONS 

Sandra Edmunds Gregoire


thank you to everyone who donated an ornament or two or three... it was very difficult to choose... they were all lovely!

The ornaments are now ready to sell... $10 each or if you wish you can increase the amount... all funds collected will be matched by the shop and the donation will be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.

Be generous! Visit the Ornaments 2018 to see which have already been sold... they make a great Christmas gift!

toodles,

Lorette

Friday, November 16, 2018

2018 VOTING BEGINS TODAY!

VOTING BEGINS TODAY!!

It's time to vote!

Check out the 2018 Christmas Ornament page (found on the header above)

41 beautiful ornaments to choose from! Thank you to all who submitted an ornament! 

COMPETITION will be TIGHT!!

Cast your vote by choosing only one method:
  • by leaving a comment on the 2018 Christmas Ornament page
  • by calling or visiting the shop (you can find the number on the heading above)
  • by emailing me at: spruceitupquilting@gmail.com
  • by commenting on Spruce It Up Quilting's 2018 Christmas Ornament Page on Facebook: click on this link https://www.facebook.com/xmasornaments/ and leave a comment

  please do not vote by Facebook messaging!!

YOU HAVE UNTIL NOVEMBER 30th TO VOTE!

1 vote per person!

Come back here on December 1st to see the winner!

GRAND PRIZE:

1 pair (sml) Perfect Scissors by Karen K Buckley
8-fat quarter bundle of Christmas fabrics
1 spool Aurifil thread
3 skeins Valdani Perle Cotton #12
1 pkg Chenille Needles

Friday, December 1, 2017

2017 Christmas Ornament WINNER!!

THE WINNING ORNAMENT no 17...

made by Melanie McDermott

congratulations Melanie!

I wish to thank all the participants who donated ornaments... we had a fabulous response this year and it warms my heart to see so many beautiful ornaments...
Now is the time to hurry up and purchase as many as you desire... each ornament is priced at $10 (no tax)... you are free to give more if you wish... the funds collected from the sale of the ornaments will be matched by Spruce It Up and donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Please hurry and let's get these sold quickly!!!

IMPORTANT: check the 2017 Ornament page to see which ornament is available... as they sell, we update the page.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

IT'S TIME TO VOTE!!



Spruce It Up Christmas Ornament Challenge voting BEGINS TODAY!!

Check out the Ornaments 2017 page up there... 
we have 32 35 (3 late arrivals) ornaments this year and the competition will be tight... they are all beautiful!! 

Cast your vote by choosing one option:

  • by leaving a comment on the ornament page, 
  • by calling or visiting the shop, (PS: You'll find the telephone no on the header... up there!)
  • by emailing me at spruceitupquilting@gmail.com 
  • commenting on Spruce It Up Quilting's 2017 Christmas Ornament Challenge Facebook page: Christmas Ornament Facebook Page (click on this link) and write a comment with your vote


PLEASE do not vote through Facebook Messaging!

You have until November 30th to cast your vote! 

1 vote per person please! 


Come back on December 1st to see who won and to shop for your favorites!


Thank you to all who submitted an ornament or two! These are fabulous!


The Viewer's Choice award winner will be awarded a fabulous prize:


GRAND PRIZE

1 pair (small) Perfect Scissors by Karen Kay Buckley
8-fat quarter bundle of Christmas fabric
1-spool Aurifil sewing thread
3 skeins of Valdani Perle Cotton #12
1 pkg Chenille needles