Saturday, March 24, 2012

A milestone!

When we started back in September - that isn't that long back - we - Me, Shilpa &Vidya (the brilliant lady behind our new poster!) the ONLY 3 members of IMQG, had hoped of reaching a milestone of 100 members in one year!

Diwali 2012 was my personal target for 100 members.

But today, even before we have seen the end of March 2012, we are nearing that target!

How does it feel?


and a lot more that words cannot express.

So we're going to celebrate our century (our first one, as much awaited by all our members as much we awaited Sachin's 100th) with a giveaway.

Right now, I mean at the moment I'm typing this, we are at 93 members.

I will unveil the 5 prizes that you can win one at a time, every time a new member is added after 95. (The first one will be unveiled when we have added our 96th member). And exactly 2 days after we add our 100th member, we will draw the winners.

Each image will be replaced by info and image of the prize IN THIS POST.

Revealed March 26
Fox Trails Charm Pack

A beautiful and fun fabric with prints that you'll adore... Includes 25 5" squares!

Revealed March 28

An Olfa Rotary Cutter (45 mm) along with 2 spare blades.

Yup! You'll get that cute case to keep your blade safe too!

Revealed March 28

One Yard of Weekends Go By Bike in Gray by Erin McMorris!

You'll be getting one yard of this fabulous fabric!

A pair of birds on a swing made by me

And the bumper grand prize


A custom designed wall quilt just for you by me!

You tell me what your likes are and I'll work around them to make a custom quilt for you!

How do you enter?

Try to guess the prizes. Make your wildest guesses. Leave a comment here.
10 guesses per person.
You HAVE to be a member of the IMQG to be eligible.

ONE person for each prize will be chosen by random draw from amongst the CORRECT ANSWERS.

Each person wins ONLY ONE PRIZE. 

If the same name is drawn again, I'll skip it an choose another one. That will be fair to everyone.

Start entering your guesses, right away!



  1. Wow... Memories.. Remember disturbing shruthi over gchat on basics of quilting.. Thts whn the idea of the forum was conceived and ever since shruthi had planned for a retreat.. Retreat with shilpa shruthi and myself.. Time flies too fast!! I'm sure by the time we end March our target will be achieved and so will my companys.. Ha ha.. :) :)

  2. I wish it is a sewing machine!!!!!!

  3. My second guess would be fat quarters(i need:-) )

  4. A 6" x 24" ruler AND a 15" Square !!!

  5. My first guess: International designer fabric
    Reason: We don't get them in India and international shipping is just exorbitant.

  6. Designer fabric fat quarters/ fat eights!!!

  7. Notions. Especially the very hard to find special quilting rulers.

  8. Maybe not a bundle, but couple of fat quarters!

  9. Olfa 45mm rotary cutter and transparent ruler with grid markings ( being what I really need right now !)

  10. Bella solids fat quarter bundle !

  11. A FQ bundle, rulers, templates and some more yummy fabric :)

  12. Charm packs. Wow. Whoever wins is going to be very lucky.

  13. A Bernina Sewing Machine. Although If I win you should post it to Canberra, ha ha.

  14. A pattern from Shruti's pattern company?

  15. a ticket to India to attend the April retreat. Ok I am being silly.

  16. 1. Guess already revealed ;) - Charm pack, what else? (Does this qualify?)
    2. FQs
    3. FMQ Foot - I would love to think it would be the machine, but...not likely, right?
    4. Shrulers - (Shruti's new venture - the glass rulers!)
    5. Rotary cutter - with a couple of extra blades thrown in for good measure
    6. A set of Quilting thread
    7. Cotton batting ...aaah!
    8. Basting spray (would love that one!)
    9. A beautiful quilt - may be a mini?
    10. Last guess I shall save for a brain-wave

  17. 2. fat quarters pack?
    3. Rotary cutter?
    4. Quilting Rulers?
    5. Mini Quilts ?
    6. Quilting Books or magazines?
    7. Quilting thread?
    8. 1 or 1/2 yard designer fabrics?

  18. Entering my guesses although the 1st one has already been revealed!
    1) Charm pack (haha)
    2) Notions
    3) A book
    4) Sewing machine (nahhhh sounds way good to be true)
    5) Quilt kits
    6) Mini quilt
    7) Batting!! (pls oh pls)

  19. One person is allowed 10 guesses..? Hmm… OK, here's my 10 - 1, 2 and 3 were posted earlier (Olfa 45mm rotary cutter, transparent ruler with grid markings, Bella solids fat quarter bundle) . Here's more :

    4. Quilt book
    5. Moda jelly roll
    6. Charm pack :), why not
    7. Amy Butler fabric
    8. Quilting templates
    9. Samosa pouch :)
    10. Gift voucher from awesome online fabric shop

  20. 1. jelly role
    2. Ruler/rulers
    3. Quilting book
    4. Rotary cutter or blades
    5. Something from the fat quarter shop, gift voucher, fabric etc.
    6. Thread
    7. Cutting mat
    8. Patterns/tutorials
    9. Discount voucher, assecories or other for Bemina or Husqvarna
    10. A special quilting tutorial with the one and only Shruti ;-)

  21. Deepa's right..Samosa pouch/pattern

  22. second guess: cotton batting (wouldn't I love it)

  23. Further guesses:
    3.Precuts:charm packs(already out but a second one maybe on its way), fat quarter, layer cake, jelly rolls etal
    4.Bella solids: taking the clue from Shruti's post at her site
    5.Quilting notions: quilting ruler, self healing mat and the like
    6.Olfa cutter of needs a special mention
    8. Discounts at international fabric shops
    9. free shipping for designer fabric.
    10. Quilting books

  24. My other 5 guesses:

    6.Quilting DVD;
    7.Quilting fabrics from India;

  25. My remaining guesses!
    8) Cutting mat
    9) Subsciption to a magazine (quilting)
    10) Discounted fabric buys!

    Fingers crossed!!!

  26. 9. square maker or twister maker
    10. triangle ruler

  27. The wonder ruler
    Years subscription to a quilting magazine
    basting spray
    set of quilting rulers
    Wall quilt
    Cutting mats

  28. A set of templates or template plastic
    A cutting mat with inch markings not cms
    Coloured 100% cotton thread
    Quilting safety pins
    A book, a book

  29. I so neeeeed the Olfa cutter :)
    and the charm pack and
    all that's coming up...

    Thanks a lot Shruti for this. It's an awesome feeling to be part of the IMQG.