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Rules & Prizes

2024 Contest — Runs January 27 through February 29, 2024

We will announce the winners on March 10th, 2024.

Rules, prizes and sponsors are still being determined. Please come back in mid-January for more information.

Contest Rules

  • Each vote must include valid store information, a comment about that store, and the voter’s email address. Only one vote will be accepted per voter and email addresses may be validated.
  • The winning stores will be chosen via a combination of best comments and number of votes, so please don’t hold back on the stories about your shop.
  • Winning stores must have a physical location for customers to visit and shop.
  • Stores are only eligible for a Grand Prize once. Stores that have won the LQS Contest Grand Prize may still participate, but will not be eligible for a Grand Prize.
  • Voting is open from the 4th Saturday in January through the end of February annually.

Grand Prize (USA)

  • ByAnnie.com: $800 general credit to ByAnnie.com + a free trunk show* of 12 models ($600 value)
  • Jaftex: $800 credit to Jaftex Fabrics ($200 per brand – Blank Quilting Corp., FreeSpirit, Henry Glass & Co., Studio E)
  • h+h americas: 3 night hotel stay ( one room per night per winning company at one of our partner hotels) + full conference and exhibit access ($219 value) + your company highlighted on the h+h americas online channels for h+h americas 2024 Chicago trade show + VIP Lounge Access + $45 Starbucks gift card for coffee to start your day at the show**
  • SCHMETZ needles –  Expanded Needle Bundle + Grabbit MyPad Needle Organizer + ABC Guide and more ($90+ value)
  • ShopHop Inc –  Winner highlight ad in regional event catalog + 25 free magazines (not available in all states)***
  • Craft Industry Alliance – Free 1-year membership ($89 value)

Grand Prize (Canada)

  • ByAnnie.com: A free trunk show* of 12 models (USD $600 value)
  • Erie Quilt Art – CAD $750 credit to be applied to ByAnnie products.
  • Jaftex: USD $400 credit to Jaftex Fabrics (USD $100 per brand – Blank Quilting Corp., FreeSpirit, Henry Glass & Co., Studio E)
  • h+h americas: 3 night hotel stay ( one room per night per winning company at one of our partner hotels) + full conference and exhibit access ($219 value) + your company highlighted on the h+h americas online channels for h+h americas 2024 Chicago trade show + VIP Lounge Access + $45 Starbucks gift card for coffee to start your day at the show**
  • SCHMETZ needles –  Expanded Needle Bundle + Grabbit MyPad Needle Organizer + ABC Guide and more (USD $90+ value)
  • Craft Industry Alliance – Free 1-year membership (USD $89 value)

Grand Prize (Australia)

  • ByAnnie.com: A free trunk show* of 12 models (USD $600 value)
  • HQW Distributors – AUD $500 credit to be applied to ByAnnie products
  • h+h americas: 3 night hotel stay ( one room per night per winning company at one of our partner hotels) + full conference and exhibit access ($219 value) + your company highlighted on the h+h americas online channels for h+h americas 2024 Chicago trade show + VIP Lounge Access + $45 Starbucks gift card for coffee to start your day at the show**
  • Craft Industry Alliance – Free 1-year membership (USD $89 value)

Grand Prize (UK)

  • ByAnnie.com: A free trunk show* of 12 models (USD $600 value)
  • Hantex Distributors – £250 GBP credit to be applied to ByAnnie products
  • h+h americas: 3 night hotel stay ( one room per night per winning company at one of our partner hotels) + full conference and exhibit access ($219 value) + your company highlighted on the h+h americas online channels for h+h americas 2024 Chicago trade show + VIP Lounge Access + $45 Starbucks gift card for coffee to start your day at the show**
  • Craft Industry Alliance – Free 1-year membership (USD $89 value)

*Free Trunk Shows include six copies of the pattern for each model borrowed + shipping both from and to provider. Provider will be ByAnnie.com LLC directly for the USA prize and will be the related distributor for all other prizes.
**
Must attend h+h americas 2024 to collect the prize. In case of “no show” without room cancellation at least 72 hours before show start, all hotel room expenses will be invoiced to the winner.
***Must participate be in a state with a ShopHop Inc event and must participate to receive catalogs.
Prizes may require account setup, checkout process completion using discount code and/or direct communication with sponsor.


Regional Prizes (US States)

  • ByAnnie.com: A free trunk show* of 6 models ($300 value)
  • h+h americas: Exhibit access (USD$55 value) + special highlight on online channels for h+h americas 2024 Chicago trade show + VIP Lounge Access + $25 Starbucks gift card for coffee to start your day at the show**
  • ShopHop Inc –  Winner highlight ad in regional event catalog (not available in all states)
  • Craft Industry Alliance – 20% discount on 1-year membership
  • Winner’s Bundle – With special products from ByAnnie, SCHMETZ and more!

Regional Prizes (Canadian Territories/Provinces)

  • ByAnnie.com: A free trunk show* of 6 models ($300 value)
  • h+h americas: Exhibit access (USD$55 value) + special highlight on online channels for h+h americas 2024 Chicago trade show + VIP Lounge Access + $25 Starbucks gift card for coffee to start your day at the show**
  • Craft Industry Alliance – 20% discount on 1-year membership
  • Winner’s Bundle – With special products from ByAnnie, SCHMETZ and more!

Regional Prizes (All other countries)

  • ByAnnie.com: Credit of USD $150 to be used on a direct order.***
  • h+h americas: Exhibit access (USD $55 value) + special highlight on online channels for h+h america’s 2023 Chicago trade show + VIP Lounge Access + USD $45 Starbucks gift card for coffee to start your day at the show.**
  • Craft Industry Alliance – 20% discount on 1-year membership

*Free Trunk Shows include six copies of the pattern for each model borrowed + shipping both from and to provider. Provider will be ByAnnie.com LLC directly for the USA prizes and will be the related distributor for all other prizes.
**Must attend h+h americas 2024 to collect the prize.

***ByAnnie reserves the option to work with a distributor to support offer equivalent value of store credit, if regional support and/or shipping may provide better return for winner.
Prizes may require account setup, checkout process completion using discount code and/or direct communication with sponsor.

Mid-Contest Prizes

Where possible, we will have additional winners throughout the contest to highlight amazing shops and their stories.

We will select Mid-Contest winners as we see them promote their store, source votes, and read the comments from their customers.

Why Support Local Quilt Shops?

The Local Quilt Shop Contest was created to highlight the efforts of local quilt shops and provide the general public an opportunity to show their appreciation.

By supporting local quilt shops, we are building community, maintaining centers for inspiration and enriching our local economies.

ByAnnie.com and the sponsors are dedicated to local quilt shops and their diverse sewing communities.