Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fat Quarter Shop

Thank you all for your fabulously nice comments about "My Granny is Amish." It completely counteracted my disappointment in receiving the rejection letter from C&T Publishing.

And it served to remind me of something I already knew: sometimes the joys of life come from places you don't expect. And not winning the prize you were hoping to win doesn't mean you have lost. Because sometimes you get an even better prize. Your comments were like little prizes. So again, thank you.

Here's the funny thing. While deciding not to add Granny to their book (which is actually fine, and I'm really looking forward to their book when it comes out), they made a nice comment about "One in Every (Kona) Color" on Facebook.
Then Fat Quarter Shop posted this after seeing C&T's photo:
And then the nice people at Fat Quarter Shop contacted me about sponsorship. It's just a small sponsorship but I absolutely love shopping at Fat Quarter Shop--their inventory is phenomenal, and their customer service superb and the shipping is super speedy!! If you haven't shopped there before, please stop by and do a little perusing. Fat Quarter Shop is a shop that is extremely generous in supporting the online quilting community so I was thrilled when they contacted me.

They won't be sorry they sent me the sponsorship offer. I'm pretty sure I can single-handedly make it worth their while...


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Amy Friend said... #

Well, look at that! Everything is coming up roses :)

Christals Creations said... #

Clouds and silver linings. . .
Well done. X

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

Huge congratulations Cindy! well done fat quarter shop, you so deserve it! X

artsycraftsyivy said... #

Woohoo! Congratulations! :)

Susan said... #

You will look back at this time in the future and see it as " the beginning"..... Congrats on the sponsorship!

Jennie {Clover and Violet} said... #

Very nice! And that quilt is pretty much amazing, so I'm glad it got the notice!

Carla said... #

How fun! I guess when one door closes.....

Needled Mom said... #

Oh yeah! You are a winner in my book !!!

Unknown said... #

That's so exciting!!

Katie B said... #

Hooray! FQS knows a good thing when they see it. ;)

Pieces of Cotton said... #

Obviously your Kona color card quilt is THAT extremely awesome. Maybe that's the one you should be entering in shows.

Sel said... #

Congrats on the sponsorship! It is a very awesome quilt! :D

Mama Pea said... #

That is so awesome, Cindy! I am so happy for you! That will be great! I'm working with Marmalade fabric, now. I hope I can make it worth their while! ;-) You totally deserve this and will ROCK it!

Beth said... #

It is an awesome quilt!!!

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Karma x

Kristy @ Quiet Play said... #

Yay! That is fantastic news!

tartankiwi said... #

That's great news Cindy! (Don't you just love it when opportunities fall at your feet!?!)

Salley said... #

You deserved it!

Debbie said... #

Well how exciting is that?! Congrats to you!!

Erin Quinn said... #

Congratulations!! How eciting to have sponsorship. Guess that makes you all fancy now :-)

Katy Cameron said... #

Yay, see, I told you there was something perfect just for you :o)

Bree said... #

Woo hoo, way to go Cindy! I have dreams of one day getting sponsors, and how awesome for them to come to *you*!

Poppyprint said... #

Well deserved Cindy!!!

Heidi Grohs said... #

There loss...YOUR gain! That is a GREAT sponsorship! Easy to get behind FQS!

CitricSugar said... #

Sponsored by my favourite online quilt shop? Score!! (But, hello! You totally deserve the attention.)

I owe you an email, too. :-)

OPQuilt said... #

Cool. Good for you!
And good for you for calling it a "sponsorship" instead of what I've read in some quarters as being a quilt "ambassador," whatever that means. (Yes, we know what it means. It means sponsorship.)

Woo-hoo! Double woo-hoo! And have fun picking out your fabrics! (I just got an order from them recently, so completely agree about how wonderful they are. Next, Macy's will be calling you to sponsor some colorful socks, too!)

Congrats on the nice press your Kona quilt has gotten. All deserving attention, I think.


Terriaw said... #

How cool to see your Kona color quilt get so much attention and publicity! It is pretty cool, but you don't need me to tell you that. What a thrill to be able to announce the Fat Quarter Shop is your new sponsor - congrats to you!

MaterialGirlQuilts said... #

Congrats on the sponsorship Cindy...well deserved! I love FQS as well.