The prizes starting coming in just a few days after I won. Here is the first prize from Graphic 45. Such great paper, and I am all about the cats so, it was a perfect match for me. There are multiple packs of paper in different sizes, stickers, etc., just all kinds of goodies.
Just a few days later the Xyron package came! Very nice machine for making your own stickers and you can even laminate with it.
Next came the Hoffman Challenge fabrics and a very nice set of Aurifil 50 wt thread that was actually designed and manufactured to match the Hoffman challenge fabrics. Very nice. Which of course this prize is why I decided to go ahead and enter the Hoffman challenge this year. If you are interested in more details, here is the link to it. http://www.hoffmanchallenge.com/ I will give you an update of how great the fabric and thread are in another blog entry when I post my finished quilt. Yes, I have already started the quilt and have been using the thread in my embroidery machine and its working great.
The next prize was the package from Therm-o-web. They sent a nice variety of samples of their different products. I was VERY interested in the Heat-n-Bond Lite. I do a lot of applique with my embroidery machine and I had a friend tell me how great this product is for keeping the little fuzzy edges from happening when you trim the fabric. Imagine my surprise when I found out that the 'bolt' of product that came with the prize was non other than the Heat-n-Bond! I am a very happy girl and this will get lots and lots of use. Great prize!
But the BIG BIG BIG prize was from Sizzix, a huge Big Shot Pro machine with a gift certificate for 100.00 so that I can buy some of the Big Shot Pro dies. They have several really nice quilting dies that I can't wait to buy!