Thursday, January 3, 2013

Visit Your Local Quilt Shop on January 24th!!!

You've probably heard the news by now but January 24, 2013 is Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day and we couldn't be any more excited for this fun event!! We know you all adore being able to come into brick & mortar quilt shops like the Cabbage Rose and Thursday, January 24th is the day to come show some local quilt shop LOVE!! The world of online shopping is fabulous but you just can't beat the tactile experience of coming into a shop like ours and being able to see the amazing colors and prints of the latest and greatest fabrics in person! Pulling out your projects and being able to compare colors with bolts before you buy is a way to ensure that a certain print is going to work with what you're doing! Many of the Cabbage Rose gals are a WEALTH of sewing and quilting information, who can help you figure out backing, binding, or just how to read that pattern you're trying to work with! That's an experience the big online retailer's just can't provide for you!!!
If one of your New Year's resolutions is Shop Local, than you definitely will want to come out and enjoy the day's celebration! We'll be doing TONS of awesome demos all day AND you can enter to win a $500 SHOPPING SPREE & Project Runway Sewing Machine with the I Love My Local Quilt Shop Fan Photo Contest!! All you have to do is take a picture in our shop that day and upload it to their Official Contest Fabcebook Page!!



Entering is easy, and you can enter three ways—on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! Follow these steps:
1. Visit your favorite local, independent quilt or fabric shop and take a photo inside the shop. Be creative and have fun with it! 2. Upload the photo to the contest page at by 11:59 p.m. PST on January 24, 2013 (Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day)3. Share your photo starting January 25, the day after Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day! The more votes you get, the better chances of you winning! All of our Facebook fans will be invited to vote for their favorite entry. Only one vote per person is permitted. Plus, you can enter via Twitter and Instagram!
1. Snap a photo
2. Add the hashtag #ILoveMyLQS to the caption or tweet
3. Upload your photo to Instagram or Twitter!
Get your friends to vote for you on the official contest page on Facebook! Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on January 31, 2013.


The Grand Prize winner will receive a $500 shopping spree* to be spent at the winner’s favorite local, independent quilt or fabric shop designated on the entry form, and a PC420PRW Project Runway™ Limited Edition Computerized Sewing Machine from Brother International Corporation (MSRP $649.00) The 10 Runners-Up will receive an “I Love My Local Quilt Shop” tote bag of fabrics, notions, books, and other prizes from runners-up prize sponsors valued at retail $200. Runners-up prize sponsors include Aurifil, BasicGrey, Coats & Clark, C&T Publishing, Hoffman, In the Beginning, Martingale, Moda, Marcus Fabrics, QuiltGate, Quilting Arts TV, Studio E Fabrics, Timeless Treasures, and WindhamFabrics.


The 10 photo entries with the highest number of votes at the end of the contest period will each win the tote bags of prizes, and one photo entry will be selected from the Top 10 by a panel of Sponsor’s employees to win the Grand Prize, according to the following criteria: personality (33%), quality (33%), and representation of the “I Love My Local Quilt Shop” theme (33%).

*Shopping spree courtesy of a $500 Brother Visa ® Prepaid Card.

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