Whew! This was a really tough contest to judge because there were so many great entries. The judging committee (the marketing teams of McCall Pattern Company and Fabric Traditions) actually went into overtime trying to narrow down the list. So, first, thank you to everyone who took the time to create a board and enter the Gertie Pinterest contest.
Congratulations to Samantha Schafer, whose board “When life gives Gertie lemons…she makes limoncello!” made the judging committee want to drop everything and head for the Amalfi coast. For her efforts she will receive $300 worth of Gertie fabric, $200 worth of Gertie patterns, a $50 gift certificate from Jo-Ann Fabrics, and a bonus gift of a signed copy of Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book, retail price of $36.
Because the pool of entries was so impressive, we decided to award honorable mention prizes—three yards of fabric and one Gertie pattern of their choice—to these two entrants:
• Alisha Lotterle for her board Gertie goes to Miami, Florida in the 1950’s
• Rhonna Jerauld for her board Gertie’s summer cookout
Thank you again to everyone who participated in this contest. Well done!
Next week on the blog: Weddings, and what to wear to them. Stay tuned!