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Saturday, April 17, 2010

What is in the Grand Prize for the IHAN 30 Days of Giveaways

Grand Prize
30 Days of Giveaways at I Have A Notion
First Anniversary Celebration

Isn't it  odd that no one asked exactly what was in the Grand Prize?  I did talk about a few of the items....but I never told anyone what was in the Grand Prize.  Trust is a major component of having a successful business and I thank each and every one of you for that gift.  I don't take it for granted.

Before I share what is in the Grand Prize, I would like to share with everyone why I decided to host the 30 Days of Giveaways.  This is a portion of the letter I sent to some of the people who have made the last year of my life so interesting and rewarding. 
"I Have A Notion" is having it's First Year Anniversary on March 21st, 2010. I want to celebrate by sharing with the blogging community about all of the wonderful people, designers, authors, artists, companies and products that I have been privileged to encounter this past year. So if you are getting this letter, I chose you/your company because I really like your products or designs and I want to share my great experiences with others. Even if you are not able to participate, I want you to know that I truly appreciate doing business with you. Thank you for one of the best years of my life!!!
Every word of that statement is completely true. This has been on of the best years of my life for me personally. I have met so many incredible people here at the IHAN blog. If you don't end up winning a physical prize....please don't overlook all the people who you now have the opportunity to interact with.....they are the true gifts, more valuable than any material object!!!

The Grand Prize idea really belongs to Iris Karp from Attached, Inc.  She agreed to send three large packages of Mistyfuse, one for each week, and an 100 yard roll for the Grand Prize.  How could I say thank Iris for the idea not me :)

Contents of the Grand Prize

Mistyfuse White 12in x 100yds 
from Attached, Inc.

Jewel Tone Mini Paintstiks
and Snowflake Stencils
from Cedar Canyon Textiles
I specifically saved these for the Grand Prize because I love Shiva Paintstiks from Cedar Canyon Textiles.  I "gently borrowed" these photos from the  Cedar Canyon Blog.  Look what Shelly Stokes is making with the Snowflake Stencils:

Who would not want to be able to embellish quilt blocks, clothing, hand bags, and even suitcases with Shiva Paintstiks?  I honestly think these are awesome for the artistically challenged folks like me.  I can be successful and make things that look awesome even though I can't draw a decent stick figure (100% truth).  Cedar Canyon Textiles also has a Learning Center that answers all of your questions. 

Trophy Case by Barb Sackel

Humbug Bag by Nancy Restuccia

Brilliant Bindings for ALL Quilters
package autographed by Debbie Wendt

Roc-lon Multi-Purpose Cloth 24 x 36 inch
from  Rockland Industries

Snap Bag Pattern and Tubular Frame
from Lacy Hill
This is another pattern I saved especially for the Grand Prize.  I love this pattern by Lacy Hill and she was generous enough to send the Tubular Frame as well.  You will be thrilled once you make this is very cool.

Sewing Notions Gift Package
This fun bag contains Size 12 Quilting Needles, a 45mm Rotary Blade, a Blue Chalk Liner, a Seam Ripper, a Fine Line Marking Pen, and a Little House Thimble

Orion's Star Quilt by Eleanor Burns
Orion's Star Quilt contains two classic quilt patterns that are combined to make this quilt, the Evening Star and the Log Cabin. There are two different sizes of stars to choose from, 6in and 8in. There are yardage charts are written for all sizes of quilts, wallhanging through King.

Please keep in mind none of these giveaways would have been possible without the artists, companies, designers, inventors and publishers who agreed to join IHAN in our First Year Anniversary Celebration. 

THANK YOU IHAN Blog readers and the following people and companies for making this past year and especially this past month so wonderful!!
Virginia Lauer inventor of the Easy Reach Thread Carousel and the Large Cone Easy Reach Thread Carousel

I invite all of you to Thank the above named  people and companies for giving us a wonderful opportunity to learn, laugh, get to know one another and for the incredible gifts they have provided. 

A special Thanks go out to the IHAN Staff and Mr. McSteamy for all their support!!

Appreciative Smiles,
Kelly Jackson
I Have A Notion


Karen said...

Wowie Zowie! That is one heck of a grand prize! and I do thank all those folks! Because if they were not out there doing their thing, sewing would not be as fun as it is.

Whether or not I win a prize, I have found out about lots of new things I just might need in the next couple of months. Thank you, IHAN!

The WoodLand School said...

What an amazing giveaway! Thanks for all you do ... and many wishes for more years for you and IHAN!

Deanna said...

Wow! What a collection. I can only hope and dream. Thanks again for such a great give away and win or not I am a new customer.

Shelly said...

A hearty thank you to all of the wonderful people and companies who participated in the IHAN monthlong giveaway bonanza! You all are wonderful and supremely generous!

Shelly Potter

Val Miller said...

wow ... everyday I come over to see what is happening in the land of IHAN. It just keeps amazing me more and more. You have worked really hard on this giveaway, so thank you !!

Jessica said...

Wow, that is some prize package! A big thank you to all of those sponsors.

lisa said...

hehe, I never wanted to ask becuase I didn't want to be too greedy, too hopeful, too excited, too...anything! Iwant it all, in fact I think I would be thrilled if I won any single one of the great prized you are offering, let alone the chance at the FINALE!!

Thank you for your offers, for your celebrating with us, and congrats on one year, it looks like you will have many more to come.

Thank you to your sponsors, each and every one of them, for their excitement, generosity, and kidness, and most of all for their obvious support of you and what you are doing. You are not only sharing their products, you are a testement to them, and you are sharing yoru knowledge of wonderful things to make quilting better/easier/more interesting for us! WOW!!!

Vintage Sandy said...

What wonderful & very generous people & companies to provide such great items for your giveaway thanks!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Don't forget that it is also their great relationship with you Kelly that caused these businesses to want to be part of your celebration!!

joanne lendaro said...

What a fantastic prize package!! You certainly do know an awful lot of nice people (expecially the ones on the list above!!)

Thanks for the informative fun month, I have learned about a ton of new things and it's been great!!

Again, Thanks to all of your wonderful suppliers!

Cara said...

Oh WOW. Thanks to all those people/companies for making this possible! And to you for doing all this work!

Barb said...

Oh my goodness....what a wonderful grand are tooo awesome...and so are the people who donated...what generosity...thanks so much for this fun time.

Goosegirl said...

Wow Kelly, you are wonderful and so are your generous friends in business. I am so happy for you all.
Thank you for the chance to win, AND the opportunity to learn about so many products that are new to me.

Janet said...

Huge thanks to each and every one of the companies or individuals who contributed to your giveaway. They are wonderful and generous! And thank you to you for putting it together and all of your hard work. I really hope I win something (: but the excitement has been fun regardless.

JJ said...

Thank you for all your hard work and thank you to all the sponsers. It has been great to participate.

Annie of Blue Gables said...

How very sweet of you.
I clicked every single one of your links and sent them* a thank you note.
Now I want to thank you as well.

Dear Kelly,
this has been a fun party and I have loved peeking in every day and participating.
My fingers are crossed. I have had fun. Thank you again

*except the ones that made me fill out my whole name, address, state, country, phone, night phone, email, etc. Those were mainly big companies, sorry.

Denise said...

A big Thank You to IHAN and all the wonderful sponsers! Sure hope I win:) Those are some AMAZING products!!

SewCalGal said...

That is certainly a GRAND Prize. Very cool! And thank you to all of those that donated prizes to this delightful giveaway! Such fun and inspiration.


SewCalGal said...

That is certainly a GRAND Prize. Very cool! And thank you to all of those that donated prizes to this delightful giveaway! Such fun and inspiration.


Tonya's Sewing Room said...

wow, thanks to all your sponsors and to you Kelly.

Gene Black said...

I must say THANK YOU to all the sponsors who made this amazing month possible. I learned about a LOT of products I had not been aware of before.

And THANK YOU Kelly for all the hard work you put into this event.

Pat said...

I never asked what was in the Grand Prize because I knew I'd not be lucky enough to win...and I was right! LOL Poor me won nothing, but...I do know (from blogs and emails) a LOT of your winners and I'm happy for them. It was very nice of the companies to be so generous in their donations!!!

karenfae said...

it is amazing all these contributors to prizes - in your list of winners I recognized many names and congratulations to all of those that won.

Melissa said...

Kelly, you really are amazing in all that you do. First the I Have a Notion 2 Make a Difference blog and now all of this! Whenever do you sleep?

Amy - Park City Girl said...

WOW Kelly - you really have out done yourself! This is an amazing collection you have amassed! The winner will be blessed indeed :)

Nicki C K said...

WOW! That's a whole lot of FABULOUS!!! Thank you Kelly and thanks to all your sponsors who definitely have great products to make sewing more convenient and FUN! I learned a lot about so many different products during the last month. This has been so much fun!
Thanks for the chance to win! I love IHAN!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thank you to all the sponsors. What a great Anniversary giveaway. I love IHAN!

esquiltingpassion said...

Thank you all that participated in this give away. Your generosity and time was really appreciated. It made the last month a lot of fun.

Anonymous said...

Major, super, stupendous THANKS to all your vendors for offering opportunities to own and work with these prize items! Thank you as well for your hard work in getting this celebration together. Tell MrMcSteamy that you deserve a lifetime pass to the TimTam Spa and wellness center (LOL). Sending hugs your way and hope you can rest soon.

Loralynn said...

How wonderful and generous of all these sponsors! Thank you to all of them!!!

Quilting_Chris said...

WOW. WOW. WOWSER. How in the world could you decide what to hold out for the GRAND Prize. Everything has been so wonderful and I loved, Loved, LOVED all of the ideas and ways to use the products that you provided as well as links to the various sponsors to get additional information. I have too much on my shopping list, but I will be picking the items off one by one.

A HUGE THANK YOU FOR introducing me to so many products and I look forward to the next year with you.


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