Friday, December 9, 2011

The Silver Thimble Awards

I haven't done any sewing of significance this week, but my mind has
been wandering... and wondering.
And this is where it has led me to:
Silver Thimble Awards

As we come to the end of the year I was thinking that we should pay special tribute to
fabric designers, pattern designers, and supporting cast
to recognise the most memorable contributions
to the quilting community.

I would like to give you, bloggettes, a chance to nominate those people who have
inspired and influenced you this year.
Of course there are many more, second runner ups, third runner up, fifteenth runner up etc.
and this is certainly just in fun but
Please take a minute and think of who you would like to nominate for 2011
in the following categories:

Best Pattern of the year

Best Designer of the year

Best New Fabric Designer

Best New Pattern Designer

and for supporting cast...

Best (favorite) New Fabric line

Best Fabric Company

Best Online Quilt Shop

So here is my picks:
(and when I say best... I mean favorite)

Best pattern- Swoon
I fall in love with this pattern over and over again,
every time I see it made.. it looks good in every fabric group.
Image of Swoon- Pattern 142 PDF pattern
Best Designer of the Year-

Carrie Nelson aka Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.
It seems like her wheels are always turning... creating wonderful patterns AND fabrics continuously.
Books, Schnbbles, Nine Dots and more.

CountdownPillow

Best New fabric Designer- Lori Holt
The cutest fabrics ever... and more on the way!



Best New Pattern Designer- Cluck Cluck Sew
A new twist and a whole lot of fun.
Sugar DishCover

Supporting cast:

Best New Fabric Line- Joanna at Fig Tree and Company

Strawberry Fields, gorgeous fabrics this year and California Girl is already my favorite for next year.
Strawberryfieldsbundle
(shamelessly borrowed from Fresh Figs blog)

Best Fabric Company- Riley Blake Designs
Lots of new designers and very fun fabrics


 Best On Line Quilt Shop- Fat Quarter Shop
Outstanding selection and service... and they are just plain nice!

(another shamelessly borrowed photo from Jolly Jabber)

So, who is in your line up?
Have a great weelend and I hope you get everything checked off of your
to-do list!

9 comments:

Stitched With Prayer said...

OH Sinta...I think Thelma Childers ("Cupcakes and Daisies Blog") Red and White Tribute quilt needs a place in there somewhere!!! Such an amazing quilt and a genuine work of art. Not sure where it would fit in, but it definitely deserves recognition. Other than that, I agree with all of your choices except my favorite new fabric line is Ruby. BUT...I don't have a blog, LOL. So I was just putting in my two cents worth. Big Hugs...

Kris said...

You list some really fabulous ones!!! I love many of those too.
: ) Kris

Kimberly Jolly said...

Thank you so much. I am so glad we one. Everyone who works at Fat Quarter Shop will be so excited!!!

Camille said...

*blushing* Can I nominate you for the Sweetest Person award? Please?

Sue said...
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Sue said...

I agree with all of your choices Sinta. Great minds think alike ;-)

The only thing I would change is my favorite pattern designer is Sew'n Wild Oaks by Lynn Ann Wilder , I love any fabric by Fig Tree and Thelma Childers " Cupcakes and Daisies blog " Red and White quilt is Amazing !!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS !

Kelli said...

I would definitely nominate FQS for favorite fabric shop, and Riley Blake for Fabric Company. I love all of their fabrics!

Mary said...

I agree with a lot of your choices but have to pick Green Fairy Quilts for online quilt shop. She's mostly pre-cuts but I'm lucky and have many really good local shops for yardage or my choice might be different.

You missed a category,though - favorite quilt blog!

Sandy said...

I have to agree 100% with your choices. I love each and everyone of them.

Happy Holidays!