Sunday, July 24, 2011

Wantobe Quilters Campaign 8 more sleeps!

The boxes just keep pouring in....

Really I can hardly believe in 8 days our Wantobe Quilters
Campaign will begin.

What can you expect.?

#1. We will unveil on July 31st the New Banner !
It is just beautiful. All the Banner winners have already been notified.
OUR Wantobe Quilter Banner will be up for 3 months.
Yes 3 months. there will be subtle changes to TOBE..she is our mascot..
( wee thing up there)
But the color which I am sure you will come to love will spark some excitement.
OUR winners are most deserving! Wait and SEE.

#2 We will have guests like we normally do, but at the end of everyone's post
there will be a giveaway.. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
will be Wantobe Quilters day....Tell your people do be sure to leave comments
those days sew they can win.....if they say in their comments, Betty from Shadetree brook
blog sent me..you will something too....(if they win of course)

#3 Well let me tell you...Once the campaign begins on August 1st....
All the names, emails and phone numbers you collect,
will be sent to me in a personal email. ( madamesamm@cogeco.ca)
( these will not be circulated to anyone)
I will in turn set up a database that will have your name along
with all those you have on your list...let's pretend you have 5 names...
your name is Betty...  you have 5 Wantobe Quilters ...
Your  name will be added to all 5 of those names..
IF any of  YOUR  people win anything, you also win something.

#4 That name will be published the day of the DRAW,
if she or he happens to be an experienced QUILTER and not a Wantobe Quilter,
( and someone will tell me, there is no doubt about that)
they will be disqualified right there and then .....

#5 I do believe 99% of people are very honest, and that most
people believe in karma. What goes around comes around.
Sew I am not worried about qualifying the winners. 
I just know they will be WANTOBE  Quilters...
I have very sophisticated software that matches, email
addresses with ISP's...ever since I began managing this blog,
I have never had any problem with those who won anything
as far as legitimacy...Sew please do not worry about that..
I am on it! 

#6 Now for those of you who have blogs and you would like
to appeal to your own followers/friends. 

Here is the text that I promised you last Saturday...
this you can put on your blogs to let everyone know of our Wantobe Quilters Campaign

Calling all Wantobe Quilters? 

"Hello friends and followers, I would love to welcome you
to a Wantobe Quilters Campaign over here. ( http://stashmanicure.blogspot.com)
 They are having quilting supplies to giveaway 5 x a week for 12 weeks. 
Supplies that will have you quilting
before you know it...From sewing machines to irons, to die cutters,
to mats, to rotary cutters, sewing baskets, scissors, batting, needles,
rolled sewing machine bags, patterns, books, magazines...everything
you could imagine to assist you in being a NEW Quilter. 
Even if you are already part of this community you can win
quilting stuff too...Tuesday and Thursday are days for us..
All you have to do is give me your name and phone number 
and email sew I can submit this to the organizer, because if you win
anything I can win something too. 
All you have to do is be my follower and a follower
That is all! There are over 49 Sponsors involved.
I am pretty excited to be part of this, sew should you.
I love being a QUILTER! 

( p.s you will not be eligible to win anything if you do not register
with a blogger where you see this message)

( copy and paste this and add anything else you would like)

#7 This is the text that you can put on your blog
that states, they will not be able to come to this blog ( stash)  to enter
in a giveaway...They will have to locate our list of bloggers  on the side
bar.... all those who have the 
WANTOBE QUILTER button on their blog ...   I will list you here...
on the side bar...that will be live on August 1st...
what I need from you is this...
( it will make it easier for us to put that info on sidebar )
send to madamesamm@cogeco.ca
( I won't have time to check for this info, sew please help
me to help you) 

#8 Any visitors who want to enter will be asked to look at the list
on the side bar..( not there yet)  and they will be asked to give you 
their name and email and phone number...
( this will all be clearer as we get closer to the launch date...)

( please let me know with a comment  who has this button already on your blog
as I will be compiling a list) and adding it this week...
if you have this on your blog let me know
asap sew I can add you the list here ...

#9 Ahhh I can hear you...what if the same person, registers
their name with all the bloggers..??? No problem, their name
will only be counted once, whoever submitted that name first..
My software will tell me their name is already registered with BETTY .lol...
So if you are Helen, and you have the same name...that name will not be registered again.
How does that sound?

#10 What else can I share with you....??????
mmmmmmm  I hear Nancy Zieman will be popping over for a guest
post, ohhhh and Eleanor Burns too I hear....and. just today I heard from Alex Anderson
she too will be joining us and I think some guy name Ty, .......oh I think that is enough 
excitement for today....Ü

#11 See this button on the side bar...any related topics that are published
at my own personal blog- Sew I quilt.... will be found here...
I have been doing sneak peaks on my blog of some of the giveaways...

( click here to see some highlight of some prizes to giveaway)

#12 Ohhhhh yes, I understand that  
and now Janome..
willl be giving us their GREATEST, LATEST BEST beginner machines...
to some winners....And they are very very nice...!
One of these machines will be in the general pool....sew you 
won't have to be a WANTOBE quilter for that one....
but who knows when that draw will take place..
you will have to check in daily with us...

#13 For anyone interested in contacting a LQS,( local quilt shop)  please connect with me
I have something that you can print off and give them that will
certainly benefit both of you...They will collect names
and get an idea how many  wantobe quilters are in their area, sew they
can schedule new classes for them... and you pick up those names
to enter this campaign. 

9 more sleeps.

#14 What constitutes someone as a WANTOBE QUILTER..?

They do not have a machine, tools, notions, stash as in fabric...
They may have made a quilt with a MOM, sister, friend, niece, aunt, grandma,

Hope that helps?

p.s. again...the list that will be on the blog roll 
will change every day....just sew you know
I really have thought of everything...

There will be no WHINING in this CAMPAIGN.

You will have to trust me that I have a plan for all 
who participate that there will be many many many chances..
'nuff said lol

Shipping costs will be the responsibility of the winners..
Cost to ship from Canada ( ground yes it will take longer
but will be economical, certainly the winnings are triple if not more
than the cost of the goods) Cost is the same if coming from the U.S.A.
ground....sew if you don't mind waiting it won't cost you more...

We will provide estimates for the least rate possible
the winner can choose ....Sewing machines wins will be
sent directly from the United States!


  1. Wow... Thank you for putting this all together; it's pretty incredible!

  2. I just wanted to say what a fantastic job you are doing here.... it will be great for some new stitchers..... well done

  3. Wow MS, this will be so much fun. Great for all quilters. Seeing forward to the new banner! Thanks for all your hard work.

  4. I have the button on my blog at:

  5. Oh boy I'm going to have to make another post with this intelligent information on it as I missed it before ... oh darn, another post for Wantobe quilt campaign ... can we handle it? Thanks MS ... oh, by the way, I have the button on my blog, did you know that :):):)

  6. The Wantobe Quilter info was posted on my blog today... and the button is there as well! Now just need to make sure my wantobe quilters understand everything they need to do!

    Let the fun begin!

  7. It is sounding like more fun every day! I have the button on my blog and now I'll be posting the Wantobe Quilter info.

  8. Can't wait to see the new banner! I have the Wantobe Quilter Logo on my blog and I am going to copy and paste the info onto a post about the Wantobe Quilter promotion. Yippee!

  9. Just put my post up too and tweeted! I love making quilts... let's get everyone inspired!

  10. We added your button to our blog! (http://stitchesoflovequilting.blogspot.com/) This is such a great way to get more on the quilting band wagon! WoooHooo!

  11. I don't have a blog but boy, oh boy it's fun just following everyday to see what's new. I'm also following Sew I Quilt...love getting the emails and seeing all the awesome products. Way to go Madame Samm!!!

  12. I have your button on my blog at www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

    This sounds like fun...


  13. Posted on both my food and quilting pages...I'm SEW excited for you and me! I hope to win something, even if it's just a THIMBLE I'll be thrilled! Thanks Samm for all you've done for me and for the quilting world...you're a rock star! xo, Nan

  14. You're on my blog- cattailsquilts.blogspot.com! Good luck to everyone!


  15. It's getting closer... can't wait for all the fun! I've got your button on my blog - quiltscapesquilting.blogspot.com, and have been gathering names. Just wondering, do you get any sleep?? ♥ Deonn

  16. The button is on my blog along with the explanation. Thanks for giving it to us!

  17. Holy Schmokin' Girl....you have outdone yourself for sure!!!! This is exciting and I'll be back to copy all the info for my blog.
    Now get some rest because you're gonna be one busy Samm!!


  18. Absolutely amazing. What a great opportunity for all the new quilters who may not otherwise be able to get started. Thank you Madame Samm. I blogged at http://sfquilts.blogspot.com Good luck to everyone. Angie

  19. I have the button on my blog and adding the wording now :)

    Thanks for this fun trip around the quilting world!


  20. I have your button on my blog at

    How fun this is!! Thanks for doing all this work for the quilting community!

  21. I have the button on my sidebar and did a posting today :)
    Thanks for all of your work in this great event!!

  22. i added your button to my blog. i'm very excited about this event... i've just been catching up on all the posts. FUN!

  23. Hello, Madame Samm,

    I am trying to figure out how to join this fun. I am an experienced quilter and I have a blog. I have found a "Wantobe" quilter, my twenty-something daughter, who has some sewing skills but is yet to make a finished quilt, who is interested in joining. She does not have a blog. We are trying to figure out hgow this works. Please advise ... :) Pat

  24. Just put up my post!! Been on vacation, but so happy to be able to participate. What a GREAT idea!!!

  25. Hi I want to participate ;)
    That's pretty cool ^^
    Let me know If i can because i don't understand very well english :/
    Have a nice day


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