RULES FOR THE ONGOING MONTHLY FQ LOTTERY HOSTED BY KC1930:
*** Rules for the 2012 Lottery Session***
PLEASE TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO CAREFULLY READ ALL THE RULES—IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE PM ME.
****ARE YOU READY FOR THE ‘TWISTS’????****
** If you plan to play the 2012 FQ lottery, contact me via PM with your email address. I will in turn email you a questionnaire that you need to fill out before playing. This information will be used for the “twist.”
**Those of you who played in the 2011 FQ lottery already have a great advantage! For instance, if you played in the June 2011 FQ lottery and play in the June 2012 FQ lottery, you will get a bonus ticket in the drawing for the twist!
**If you send in at least one (1) FQ for each month (total of 12 FQ’s) and your package is postmarked by 12.31.11, you will get a bonus coupon for each month for the twist! Be aware that your 12 FQ’s must meet the guidelines of the theme in order to be allowed.
**If you send in an incorrect fabric(s) for the specific month’s theme, I will not substitute fabric from my own stash as I have previously done. I can, however, either return back to you at your expense or enter them into the December Stashbuster lottery. Remember, if you send me the 12 fabrics as listed above they must meet the theme standard or the bonus ticket offer will NOT apply. So, please be certain they meet the guidelines before shipping! Questions? Just ask!
**If you send in a total of six (6) FQ’s in any combination of the month’s themes for ALL 12 months you will have a HUGE bonus advantage for the year-end blowout prize!
**Okay, okay, so what is the FIRST twist???
Each month we will have a surprise gift drawing—it might be a gift card, a quilting book, fabrics, sewing notions or a pattern—but it will be quilting related (does chocolate count???). Trust me when I say it will be worth the trouble! Now for the real fun! In order for you to get your FQ’s to me early, this drawing will be held at different times of the month. On the first day of each month, Mom will pick a random date from a hat and all the players with FQ’s in house (in transit doesn’t count!) will have a ticket (and any bonus tickets you have earned) put into a hat and a winner drawn. So, if Mom picks out the 15th, the winner will be drawn after the mail is delivered on the 15th!) This is an added incentive for you to ship your FQ’s in early. So, if you snooze, you lose! Once the winner is drawn, their name will be posted on the boards along with a picture of their prize and mailed out to the winner at my expense. In December, we will have our annual large prize drawing for a $50 JA gift card and some other special events sprinkled throughout the year (still working on some details!).
**SECOND twist**-It wouldn’t be fair for me to play, but some of your fabrics are just too yummy for me to resist! So, if I can’t live without it, it will go into my stash and I will replace it with a different print. And you will WIN too! You’ll get an extra bonus slip for the twist AND an extra slip for the FQ lottery! Just remember I am a BIG lover of black and white and 30’s repros, hint, hint!
Note: If you win the monthly FQ lottery, you are still eligible for the “twist” drawing (and visa-versa). We will have three winners in November (see special notes in theme description for more information.) And yes, you can win all three! WOW!!!
Again, and I cannot stress this enough, please contact me with any questions. In order to make this a smoothly run and fun-filled lottery, please follow all the rules and be fair to others.
Lastly, if adding these “twists” do not get you excited to play and increase our participants, it will be my last year as hostess of this lottery. Remember, all these bonuses are coming out of my own pocket and I cannot fathom the costs if we cannot get more people to play. So, sign up your secret sister or quilting friend (and yes, you can enter a non-HGTV player as long as you are responsible the shipping of the FQ lottery winnings). So, ladies, get those engines running and start shopping!
However, do want to thank those of you who have sent me goodies for the twister prize drawer. I really do appreciate it and I know the winners do too!
Here are the basic rules for the FQ lottery fabrics, shipping information and themes:
Use only good quality 100% cotton FQs are acceptable. No thinsies or lightly woven fabrics, please. Any fabrics not meeting the standards for quality will be returned back to you. And remember, NO SOLIDS-NO FLANNELS-NO GLITTER -NO HOMESPUN!
**If you are sending in fabrics for a TOT (tone on tone) selection, this is described as a “tone of one shade of the same color on top of another.” That is, a tone of red on red, blue on blue, etc. This doesn’t mean any additional color or a print with an added color. If you question your fabric, please let me know before mailing it to me.
A Fat Quarter (FQ) is 18 inches by half the Width of Fabric (from selvage to selvage), but must not be less than 20 inches nor more than 23 inches. Please be sure not to send in a short piece! Thank you!
Each FQ entered that month must be a different fabric.
Please, we prefer UNWASHED fabric. If the fabric is already washed, please place a sticky or pinned note on it so that the winner will know its been washed.
**The Lottery will have two separate collections subjects each month—one themed fabric and one color of tone on tone fabrics (except for July). If you wish to enter only one, you can send from one to six (6) FQ's for that theme. If you want to send in for both themes, you can send in a total combination of up to six (6) FQ's from the two themes. There will be ONE winner per month for all the FQ’s received!
For each FQ sent, one slip of paper with your name will be put 'in the pot.' If you send six (6) FQ’s, you will have six (6) chances to win that month.
Send each month's FQ entries in one baggy with your name, address, and board name inside the baggie. You can send in more than one month's entries at a time. Just be sure to place each month’s FQ’s in separate bag and label it with the month and theme of the swap and quantity sent.
FQ’s must reach me before the last day of each featured month. In other words, December Lottery FQ’s must be in my hands by the last day of December.
Please notify me on this board or by PM or email when you mail your FQ’s so I can watch for them. I will acknowledge receipt of your FQ’s on this board and/or email.
Photos of the month's entries will be added to the album so everyone can see what's going to be in the drawing. The month's albums URL will be posted on the FQ Lottery thread each month. If you have any questions regarding a questionable fabric, contact me before mailing it out.
One name will be drawn the last day of each month. Winner will be announced later that day or on the following day, unless I am awaiting a delivery made late by the USPS. Under no circumstances will I wait longer than the 3rd of the following month. Save money and send in a group or all of your entries at once. You can then check off that project as “complete.”
**CHANGE** You do NOT have to play the minimum two months following a win.
Postage reimbursement plus confirmation cost by the winner will be expected by check or money order shortly after the winning fabric is received by the winner. You don't have to enter every month. If you like the fabrics that month, feel free to enter. If you don't, skip it!
Here are the November themes--^^I DARE all the HGTV ladies to play!^^
November-“The Uglies”-This is our fourth annual event! Find those ‘dogs” in your fabric pile and send them in. Besides the normal lottery fabric winner, a special prize will be given to the fabric deemed the King of Ugly! Mom will pick her favorite from your selections. Come on and have some fun with this one! Remember, beauty IS in the eye of the beholder! Bonus!!!! I found many of your selections very nice, soooooooooo, I will pick the one that I want in my stash and award it a special prize! Add the twister and you have FOUR ways to win! Last year's queen of ugly fabric sent in was Wiley! And remember, no solids.
November- “Family Jewels”-Pull all those beautiful jewel-tone colored TOT (tone on tone) fabrics, such as the precious sapphires, rubies, emeralds, jade, pearl, onyx, turquoise and topaz to name a few. No solids.
Here are our players!
Aliguilts-3 Lisa-TX-6 Sister Sue-6 Royalboomer-6 Miss Maggie-1 cksvett-6 Nancyc20-4 Shequilts-6 Gonesewin-5 + 1=6 (Who sent it in?) Fleur55-5 Kay-lin-6 BingoBonnie-1 Crazy'boutquilts-1 LindaWI-1 SavedSinnr-1 Shey-1 Ajne-2 This message has been edited. Last edited by: KC1930,
Check out the photo album on Webshots to see if you have a fabric in your stash, yes, one of those "what the **ll was I thinking?" fabrics. It could be worth your while to play. At least you'll get rid of that bow-wow once and for all, wink, wink (unless YOU win! )
Originally posted by cksvett: Kay=lin I love the purple & blue one that is in the lower right corner... Chris
That purple and blue is pretty - I can't remember who made it. I had some pretty fqs made by Nancy Crow, but I'm not sure if that is one. I have a Nancy Crow red/orange in the December stashbusters lottery.
I'd almost like to win it back, except that I would also be winning back those two UGGGGLIES. No, no! KC, pick another name, PLEASE.
Posts: 4101 | Location: Maryland | Registered: Jun 14, 2006
I won the fat quarter lottery and just received them in the mail. They are just beautiful- with many Laurel Burch FQ's, which happen to be my favorite. You too could win, if you joined the lottery. Come play with us. Sue
Posts: 1075 | Location: Wisconsin | Registered: Oct 01, 2010
..... Hi, I have been watching this ... and correct me if I am wrong, but it seems, and I'm just going on the numbers of FQs posted in the pics, you can send 1 FQ for any month, and win all of them if your name is drawn? So if I send 6 every month for 6 months and not get drawn, i would lose all 36, but if I did win once and the others were only sending 1 or 2 each time, my win would be pretty few. Is that Right?
I cannot change 'things', but I can change how I feel about them. Me.
Sandie, it looks like there are 54 FQs up for grabs this month and already 56 in the pot for December. If you decide to join us, you can send as few as 1 or as many as 6 for that month's theme and cross your fingers. It is lots of fun and KC has added lots of other prizes, like the twister drawing.
...Just sent a thank you message for your help - and it disappeared! I mean GONE! Sounds like you all have fun. My larger Friendship group is always looking for some fun thing to do, changing up activities. But I wanted to have some idea what I was talking about before I suggested it!
I cannot change 'things', but I can change how I feel about them. Me.
Eleven days into the month of Novemeber and NO new players?? What's up with that?
You know, it would be fun if you sent in a ugly FQ under a secret friend's name. What joy they would have if they won the lottery. So, if you have a friend on the board who you would like to send in a FQ under their name (and I can keep the secret!), just PM me for my address. I'll even waive the shipping charges for the postage for the winner. I cannot do anymore that that to get more players--and MORE fun!This message has been edited. Last edited by: KC1930,
LOL Love the 'crazy' cats! *giggle* If I guess will you tell me if I am right? I just need to figure out how the 5 of us are 'related'... hmmm, I'll think on it! Thank you mystery donor!! My first question~ did I meet you in Branson?
And btw~ my boys are soccer crazy so I like Shey's fabric! LOL It would make a wonderful pillowcase... do you have more?
This is a great way to pull a fast one on a quilting friend! I'm sure you all have one friend on the board who will LOVE a box o' ugly fabric! Remember what Bonnie Hunter says--if you cut it down small enough, you will never be able to tell!
So, check out your stash and send it in. Let's have some fun! For the ladies already on the list, you can add to their entries up to a total of six FQ's. Just PM me for my mailing address!
O too funny! SOMEBODY has some really ugly taste on that ORANGE stuff sent in for me
THANK YOU to my secret friend ... but I MUST congratulate you on your choice of ugly... that is SURE ugly! BUT..... it would give a little accent to all those y ones I'll be cutting up ... and up ... and up !
And KC ... funny about that quote from Bonnie Hunter ... I just typed that for YOU in the PM I answered!
I don't know who but that I am very curious! Why THAT fabric? Why ME? Fun!
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Hang in there, players. Mom had a funeral this a.m., followed with shopping, pulled in for a few bites of cheese and juice and then off to get new windshield wipers and take a friend to chemo treatment.
She knows when she gets home I am putting her to work!