Sunday, July 26, 2009

A different winner - can you believe it???


Well, I've never seen this happen before - but there is a different winner for the quilt. Judith Waliston of North Carolina contacted me almost immediately after I posted the winning names in the previous post (it was quite late in N. Carolina but she was anxiously awaiting this post).

Judith turned down the prize - she said because of her living conditions changing so much recently (I agreed not to give details - it is an extremely private matter) that she wasn't in a position to be in possession of the quilt. She is such a gracious and generous lady, and this is such an unexpected turn of events - but we agreed, after several emails back and forth, that we would draw another name for the quilt. Judith picked the number for us, how very sweet of her. She is excited to learn who the new winner is.

So here is the name - another Judith - can you believe it ? But this one dropped the TH off her name and goes by Judi. That's right - Judi - ummmm, Judi who? Judi Shipley - of WA - # 1389.

Congrats Judi - I'll be shipping the quilt off as soon as possible - hope you enjoy it - we certainly have. It is Don's favorite quilt of all time - and I think mine too - since it helped us through this hard time.

Judith W. could use all the prayers and good thoughts you can send right now in her situation. It is not dangerous - but very serious and she has been so kind through all this.

Thanks again to all who donated - cash and prizes - we will always remember the joy and friendship you have all brought to us.

If you haven't seen the winners of the other prizes - please read the previous post. Thanks again.

12 comments:

Marilyn said...

WOW... what a gracious lady to pass up this quilt!
Congratulations to the new winner... This quilt is sensational!!
Love,
Marilyn

Pat said...

Congratulations to Judi and good thoughts and prayers going out to Judith W.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

congrats to Judi and Judith, we'll be praying for you

Julie said...

My prayers go out to Judith and how exciting that Judi won the quilt! Someone I have actually met!!! Congratulations Judi, it's an awesome quilt and I loved quilting it! Congratulations to the other winners as well and I'm thrilled Don is doing well and able to go back to work now!

*karendianne. said...

What a magical circle! A healing circle.

Sunny said...

Congrats to all the winners! I am so glad for your family that Don is able to be back to work! I hope enough $$'s came in on this contest to completely meet the need for all your extra medical bills.

Now, i am about to start quilting the border on my own Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt, that the original patches were done by my grandmother and handed down to me!!

Teresa said...

Congratulations to all the winners and may God continue to bless Don with a complete recovery.

blushing rose said...

What a lovely winner to assist in picking her co-winner. Generous heart & soul. May all of her 'issues' quickly pass. Congrats to both ladies. TTFN ~Marydon

Elenka said...

My sister's name is Judy. It was a time of good luck for Judiths!

Dena said...

Congratulations to Judi. Your quilt is beautiful and I know she'll give it a good home. My prayers are with Judith who unselfishly passed on accepting the quilt.

ow1ha11 said...

Jo, that quilt belongs to you and Don. Please accept it and keep it and enjoy it for many years to come.
Judi

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Whoa, did you make that quilt?!! It's gorgeous! I love handmade quilts and crocheted blankets. It's always amazing to me to see all the intricate detail that goes into these masterpieces. I recently pieced together a small pillowcase cover (blogged about it) and despite my best efforts, it didn't come out straight! So I have tons of respects for people like you who can piece together such pretty pieces of art.