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From: Bama
Date: 03-09-2006, 05:11 PM (1 of 17)

I got home today and found the message on my answering machine. :up: :up: :up: I won a $25 gift certificate at my local store. It made my whole week. Now if I placed in the national judging, THAT would make my whole YEAR!!
This is the 2nd time I've entered and the 2nd time I've won. I'm doing a happy dance. :bg: The dog thinks I'm crazy. :wink: My kids told me it's just $25. I said, yes, but I WON! Can you tell I'm excited?
I think I'm going to buy a bunch of batting. Or maybe quilting thread. I HAVE to spend it on something for the sewing room. :dave:
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From: Pudge99
Date: 03-09-2006, 05:25 PM (2 of 17)
Is this something all Walmarts do? I have never seen anything about it. Info would be great since I have now been bitten by the quilting bug.
Pictures of my successes and failures
Pfaff 2040
Janome Mylock 134D
Singer Futura CE-100 w/ Autopunch
Husqvarna Viking 3D Sketch
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From: HeyJudee
Date: 03-09-2006, 05:56 PM (3 of 17)
:up: I'd be doing the happy dance to....doesn't matter what amout I'd won. Definitely spend it on some sewing/quilting stuff.
TTFN from
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 03-09-2006, 07:11 PM (4 of 17)
YAY...!!! Congrats...I'd be doing the happy dance too...$25 dollars at Wally World is like $75 anywhere else... :up:
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From: esrun3
Date: 03-09-2006, 07:17 PM (5 of 17)
Congratulations Bama!!!! I'm like you, I wouldn't care what I won, just that I won!!! I never win anything LOL Good for you! I'm very happy for you and of course, you have the spend the gift certificate on more sewing stuff!!
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From: Bama
Date: 03-09-2006, 09:11 PM (6 of 17)
my block was appliqued roses in a basket sitting on a battenburg doily (halfed to look like it was on a table and also purchased at Walmart) I also added embroidery and some beading. I was supposed to name the block so I called it "Roses for Marilyn" for my quilter friend Marilyn, who died last winter. The last time I won, she told me she was going to enter it the next year. So... this block was for both of us. :up: I can't wait to tell her husband. :bluesmile

I'll see if DS can help me post a pic this weekend. :pc:

thanks for all the congrats. I knew all of you would understand my excitement. :wink:

here ya go pudge: Walmart Quilt Block Challenge (

they have it every year
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From: luv2sew
Date: 03-10-2006, 10:00 AM (7 of 17)

I am very happy for you and you are so nice to have named the block for your friend. After having read so many of your posts, I have concluded that you are a wonderful and caring person and surely deserving of the good things life has to offer. Enjoy spending your gift certificate.
An act of kindness is never wasted!!
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From: dmoses
Date: 03-10-2006, 10:14 AM (8 of 17)
Congratulations, Bama! :up:

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you for the national! :smile:
Take care,
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From: MaryW
Date: 03-10-2006, 10:20 AM (9 of 17)
Way to go Bama. That's great!
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 03-10-2006, 01:58 PM (10 of 17)
We are all proud of you, Girl .. :bg: :bg:
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From: Bama
Date: 03-10-2006, 10:34 PM (11 of 17)
Thanks again everybody. :bluesmile
I bought 2 rolls of cotton batting, some cluster fiber for some Easter bunnies I wanted to make, 2 spools of thread, applique pins, and 6 or 7 new sewing notions. Hubby won't ever know I went over a few dollars. :bluewink:
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 03-11-2006, 12:03 AM (12 of 17)
Hey...he didn't WIN anything...what he doesn't know won't hurt him....

(it took my husband almost a yr to notice I have an online paypal acct. that uses our (one and only) credit card. I HAVE to purchase designs online...I'm addicted. once a week at least. (and I always try to get the sales... :wink: )
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From: AdvaP
Date: 03-11-2006, 10:44 AM (13 of 17)
Good job Lori :bg: . Can't wait to see a photo.
and good luck in the finals. :up:
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From: JoanieB
Date: 03-13-2006, 06:36 PM (14 of 17)
Great to hear you won. I know the Wally World in my area has both classes and block contests. I have not had the chance to enter any or take any classes there yet. Bama , what part of Alabama are you from?

Joanie B
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From: Almajanesattic
Date: 03-13-2006, 08:18 PM (15 of 17)
Your winning block sounds wonderful......would love to see it!
I don't think our Walmart does anything like that but it is one of the small ones. However, they are building a Super Walmart to be open sometime in the fall so maybe they will offer things like that then. The current one does have fabric but I've never seen them offer a's hoping! :wink:

Aka Sharon
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From: StitchNTime
Date: 03-17-2006, 05:04 PM (16 of 17)
Good for you, Bama!

I'd be excited, too.

Maybe you could share a picture of your winning square?
I'd love to oooooooooooooooh and ahhhhhhhhhhh over it.


O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
Isaiah 25:1
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From: oklahomanana
Date: 03-17-2006, 08:24 PM (17 of 17)
I work for Walmart and this contest was for all Walmarts. Not just for some. They don't announce it,it is usually just back on the fabric table with a little cardboard frame type set up, with tear off pad of instuctions. We are a small hometown store and we have done it for yrs. So Sharon, ask to speak to the department manager of Fabrics, bc they should of had it too.
One of the best gifts to give a child/grandchild is your listening ear.
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