Iron Quilter – We have a WINNER!

After months of waiting, we finally have our Iron Quilter!  Before we reveal the winner, we’d like to thank all who participated in this contest for their hard work, creativity and passion for quilting.  All of the submissions were stunning and enjoyed by all.

Before we announce the winner, we’d like to mention a few things.  First of all, we limited the contest to one comment (with up to three votes) per IP address (per computer).  This was to make the contest fair, as it is possible to one person to vote multiple times under different accounts/aliases, which is not in line with the spirit of the competition.  This disqualified a portion of the comments, but we still had over 1000 comments  (over 3000 votes) from unique computers that counted.  As we plan to have similar contests in the future, we’d ask kindly that you leave it to us to make sure the voting is fair and accurate and avoid disparaging remarks about others in the comments section.  Fortunately, most of the comments were extremely positive and encouraging towards the participants who worked so hard to make their projects.  We are excited about doing a similar competition in the future and are already discussing how to apply your suggestions to make it even better.

Okay, enough rambling!  Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the announcement of the Iron Quilter!  Here we go … the winner is … drum roll please … with 322 votes … Project # #17!  Congratulations on winning not only 15,000 Quilter’s Cash points, but also the respect and admiration of the people!  You did an awesome job and we all loved your creation.

Entry #17

In second place was project #29, winning 7,500 Quilter’s Cash points.  Great job!

In third place was project #33, winning 5,000 Quilter’s Cash points.  Congrats!

We will be in touch with the winners about how to claim their prizes.  Again, we are so thrilled with the level of participation and enthusiasm you all displayed in this one-of-a-kind contest.  Happy Quilting!

Here were the top ten projects:

Entry #17

#17 – 322 votes

Entry #29

#29 – 304 votes

Entry #33

#33 – 243 votes

Entry #25

#25 – 143 votes

Entry #42

#42 – 140 votes

Entry #4

#4 – 127 votes

Entry #13

#13 – 119 votes

#24 – 112 votes

Entry #1

#1 – 88 votes

Entry #43

#43 – 81 votes