Tuesday, December 15, 2020

And the WINNER is???

 Announcing the WINNER of Spruce It Up Quilting's 2020 Christmas Ornament Challenge:

The race was real!! Very close race!!

Ornament no 16



Congratulations to LoreAnn Carroll on a beautiful ornament!

We'll make sure you receive your basket of goodies!

Thank you again to all those who donated and who purchased an ornament!

The Westford Nursing home will receive our donation of $410 before Christmas!



Toodles,

Lorette





Friday, December 11, 2020

ORNAMENT SALE!

 WOOHOO!!! We have sold all the ornaments!!! How exciting is that?? We are thrilled!!

Thank you to all who contributed an ornament or two (or more) to our annual ornament challenge! This is the first year that ALL the ornaments have sold!!

The Westford Nursing home in Port Elgin will be receiving a donation of $410... (someone made a generous donation). 

and thank you to all who purchased an ornament! It warms our heart to have you participating!

Voting continues until Tuesday Dec 15th! Check the Ornament 2020 page to review the beautiful creations! and cast your vote by sending me an email at spruceitupquilting@gmail.com or a text message on Facebook, or on our Spruce It Up Christmas Ornament Challenge page on Facebook.

Vote only once...

Thank you!

Your Spruce Crew


Tuesday, December 1, 2020

2020 Christmas Ornament Challenge: Let the Voting begin!

Spruce It Up's Christmas Ornament Challenge is almost over... we've received 20 beautiful ornaments this year and if no more ornaments get delivered today before 4 pm, that'll be a wrap!

Voting begins at 4pm... please vote on the blog @www.spruceitupquilting.com on our ORNAMENTS2020 page (look up on the header)
but please only 1 vote per person!
You can also purchase an ornament or two for $10 each! Please help us by purchasing an ornament!

You can e-transfer to lorettecole@gmail.com and we can save it for you to pick up after the voting is over or we can ship... shipping unfortunately isn't free! Sorry...
Remember the money raised from the sale of the ornaments will be matched by Spruce It Up Quilting and will be donated to the Westford Nursing Home.
Voting will take 2 weeks... then the maker of the ornament with the most votes wins this wonderful prize!


Thank you so very much to all the makers!!

Toodles,

Lorette

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

And the WINNER...

The WINNER of the Christmas Ornament Challenge 2019


Christine McCarthy

Thank you so much for participating Chris! Your ornament is magnificent!

Enjoy your goodies!

Now it's time for us to sell those ornaments and make some money for Victorias Quilts... please check out the 2019 Ornaments page (link is at the top in the Header). I update it frequently... please help us raise the funds... 

thank you so much everyone!!

Merry Christmas!

Lorette

Sunday, December 1, 2019

THE VOTES ARE IN!!


WINNING ORNAMENT!!



CONGRATULATIONS!

Christine Prime McCarthy

Your ornament is superb!



Thank you so very much 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 and if you wish you can increase the amount... all funds collected will be matched by the shop and the donation will be made 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.

Be generous! Visit the Ornaments 2019 to see which have already been sold... they make a great Christmas gift! Then contact the shop or message me to reserve yours today!

Again, many many thanks!

Lorette

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