Time is running out! The DMC Needlework Memories Contest ends January 31, 2013.
Stitchers are invited to submit their favorite needlework memory by January 31. A panel of independent judges will decide which memory is the most inspirational then DMC will send the owner of the winning memory and a guest to Paris for a week.
If the winner notes their favorite independent needlework shop on their original entry form, and that needlework shop is yours, YOU will also win a week in Paris with a friend including a train ride through the French countryside and a tour of the historic 268-year-old DMC factory in Mulhouse, France.
Shops are encouraged to download the official entry form at www.DMC-USA.com and add their shop name before distributing to customers. The more customers who submit a memory, the better the shop’s chances of winning.
HApPY BIrThDAy Peggy!
Since today is Peggy's special day, Needlework Retailer will be featuring a new product from Fern Ridge Collections on our blog!
Fern Ridge’s newest flag fob, Long May She Wave comes as a complete kit. This model will be given away as part of The Great Model Giveaway at TNNA Nashville wholesale trade show. Contact Fern Ridge Collections at www.fernrigecollections.com for retail store locations.
The DMC Needlework Memories contest opens November 1 and runs through January 31, 2013. You and your customer could each Win a week in Paris! Contact DMC at Memories@DMCUS.com or visit http://www.DMC-USA.com for contest rules and entry forms.
Puffin & Company’s Dreidel Needle Nanny is handcrafted of semi precious metals and made with super strong rare earth magnets. The perfect little gift; pretty and practical. What could be better than that? Contact Diane Zielinsky, Puffin & Company.
VANCOUVER, Wash., November 27, 2012— Quilters and sewing enthusiasts now have even more reason to visit their favorite local, independent quilt and fabric shops now through Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day. The Fabric Shop Network is thrilled to announce the launch of the “I Love My Local Quilt Shop” fan photo contest with the Grand Prize of a $500 Shopping Spree* to spend at your favorite local, independent quilt or fabric shop plus a PC4200PRW Project RunwayTM Limited Edition Computerized Sewing Machine from Brother International Corporation (MSRP $649). The entry period of the contest is over the next two months to encourage quilters and sewers to remember to support their local shops this holiday season, and will culminate on Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day this January 24, 2013.
In addition to the incredible Grand Prize sponsored by Brother International Corporation, ten runners-up will receive an “I Love My Local Quilt Shop” tote bag of fabrics, notions, books, and other prizes valued at $200. Runners-up prize sponsors are Aurifil, Coats & Clark, Hoffman, In the Beginning, Martingale, Moda, Marcus, QuiltGate, Quilting Arts TV, Studio E, Timeless Treasures, and Windham.
The photo contest is now on the Quilt Shop Day Facebook page and is open to residents of the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) and Canada (excluding Quebec), 18 years of age or older. All photos must be taken inside or directly outside of the entrant’s favorite local, independent quilt or fabric shop (including sewing machine retailers that sell fabric). Entrants are asked to name their favorite shop in each entry.
The contest will also accept entries via Twitter and Instagram from anyone who tweets a photo, or uploads an Instagram photo, and uses hashtag #ILoveMyLQS in the caption. Photos from Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #ILoveMyLQS then automatically upload to the contest entry page on Facebook and are viewable with all the other entries.
“We hope contestants will embrace the theme and get creative with their entries—the possibilities are almost endless!” says Fabric Shop Network President Laurie Harsh.
The contest’s deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. PST on January 24, 2013 (Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day). The Voting Period for the contest is January 25 through January 31, and Facebook fans will be invited to vote on their favorite entry. Only one vote per person will be permitted.
Local, independent quilt and fabric shops from around the world will be participating in Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day and are encouraging customers to enter the photo contest at the shop level. In addition, The Fabric Shop Network is offering shops free online promotional materials and a number of social media tools to build excitement in local communities for Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day. Any local, independently-owned shop that sells fabric can get a free shop listing and download widgets, hi-res graphics, and other free promotional marketing materials on the official website.