THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS GENE and JENI!
2014 marks the 45th anniversary of Quilters Newsletter, so we’ve been doing a lot of celebrating this year. Founded in 1969, QN was the first magazine devoted solely to the art and craft of quiltmaking. Through all that time, we’ve been thrilled and awed to see our issues in collections all around the world, and with the advent of social media, we’ve been pleased to be able to communicate with those subscribers in new and interesting ways. Although we have pages on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube, Facebook has been by far our most popular page, just within the last few hours surpassing 100,000 likes!
Our current Facebook page was created on November 5, 2009.
Our most “liked” post in 2009 was about one of our editors having forgotten her coffee that morning.
Our most “liked” post in 2010 was about surpassing 2500 followers on November 24, 2010, and our most “shared” 2010 post was a congratulations to Aki Saki of Tokyo, Japan for winning third place in the Quilters Newsletter-sponsored category of Traditional Applique for Heartful Days.
Our most “liked” post in 2011 was three new photos to our Best Quilts for Christmas 2011 photo album on October 7, 2011, and we had a 3-way tie for most “shares” between a crossed canoes quilt block from our Aug/Sept 2011 issue’s Staff Picks section,
Funky Gems by Angie Hodapp from Best Fat Quarter Quilts 2011, and Autumn Leaves by Jen Daly also from Best Fat Quarter Quilts 2011. Ironically, several of our posts in 2011 gained significantly more comments than likes, the most amount of comments going to our Facebook-only 3000 Facebook fans giveaway on February 28, 2011.
Our most “liked” 2012 post was the sentence “39 more Likes and we’ll launch our fabulous Super Giveaway! Be sure to let your friends know to Like us!” on May 31, 2012, but since that’s kind of dull, the 2nd most “liked” post was a picture of some brickwork with a “Where is it at?” challenge on August 8, 2012. (Our we’re almost at 10,000 Facebook Fans and then we’ll do a giveaway post was tied for 2nd most likes from February 23, 2012.) Our most “shared” post in 2012, from October 8, 2012 was a meme with the phrase “To Sew or Not to Sew, that is the Question. … What a Stupid Question.”
Our most “liked” 2013 post was from January 19, 2013, the sentence “We have fewer than 200 people to go to reach 15,000 ‘likes’ — wow! Stay tuned for a BIG giveaway when we reach that milestone. And if you want to share us with your quilting friends to help us get there faster, that would be OK with us.” Since that’s also dull, our 2nd most liked post (with only 10 less likes) was a photo of “Baltimore Classic by Rhonda Pearce of Glenbrook, NSW, Australia. Traditional Appliqué winner sponsored by Quilters Newsletter. International Quilt Association. Houston, Texas.” And our most “shared” 2013 post was a meme from June 25, 2013 with the phrase “I promise not to buy any more fabric until I finish my UFO’s … Or until I clean my sewing room … Or until I organize my fabric … Or until I uncross the fingers on my other hand.”
What will be our most “liked” and “shared” posts from 2014? So far, the most “likes” goes to a photo from January 23, 2014 of “Best of Show, Road to California 2014, Once Upon a Time by Sharon Schamber (Payson, AZ).” And our most shared 2014 post so far was from April 3, 2014, “Today, for Throwback Thursday, we’d like to share this sweet little poem from the February 1973 issue of Quilters Newsletter.”
We’ve got two prizes to give to two lucky winners. The first prize includes a New York Beauty Block template set by Ready Templates, a Dritz Heavy Duty Ultra Plush Ironing Pad, a Classic Motifs Craft Holder, Color for Quilters by Lauri Linch-Zadel, Clover Clam Shell Accessories Case Forms in both Large and Medium, one set of Quilter’s Grip, a TrueCut My Comfort Cutter Ergonomic Rotary Cutter, an EZ Quilting Quilter’s Silver Marking Pencil, and a large bundle of fat quarters from the Briarcliff collection by Audrey Wright of Legacy Patterns for RJR Fabrics.
The second prize includes a Mariner’s Compass block template set by Ready Templates, a Classic Motifs Craft Holder, Color for Quilters by Lauri Linch-Zadel, Clover Clam Shell Accessories Case forms in both Small and Medium, one set of Quilter’s Grip, a Pin Place Scissor Spot magnetic holder, a Clover Water Soluble Pencil in blue, and a bundle of fat quarters from the Simply Sweet collection by Lief! Lifestyle for Quilting Treasures.
To enter to win one of these two prizes, leave a comment here on this post by 11:59 PM Mountain Time Monday, May 26, 2014, and tell us what your most liked or shared quilting-related social media or blog post was in the last few years. One comment per person, please. Open to those who haven’t won anything from Quilters Newsletter in the last 90 days. If you are randomly selected as a winner, the email will come from firstname.lastname@example.org with “Quilters Newsletter blog giveaway” in the subject line.
And if you already follow us on all those social networks I mentioned in the first paragraph of this post, please also by sure to check out our website, where there’s always fresh inspiration and sneak peaks into our current issues.