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Our first three Handmaids® Collections,

SHE WHO SEWS

DRAW NEAR

& ANGEL BAND

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Are now available in fat quarter bundles!

On our

HANDMAIDS® ETSY SHOP

for a limited time.

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Following our recent Handmaids® Challenge 2015, we decided to offer the extra 11 piece bundles.

Sew, get ‘em while they last.

Also:

Tidings Classic Collections

On ETSY

Drum Roll Please

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Without further ado,

here are the Handmaids® Challenge 2015

Fat Quarter Stacks & Panels – Giveaway Recipients

from the drawing:

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1. Melanie

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2. Robin

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3. Letha

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As for the post cards entered here for the additional SURPRISE prize,

based on creativity, artistry and technique chosen by a panel of three?

We simply, could not choose one.

So, we chose three!

To also receive the Fat Quarter Stacks & Panels!

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2. Terry

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3. Barbara

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& the additional surprise prize to:

1. Rosemary

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There were SO MANY beautiful post card Valentines, we also decided that everyone who participated by sharing their works with us, should have a prize!

Additionally – We are pleased to be sending all of you, 2 fat quarters from one of the three Handmaids® collections.

All day yesterday was spent preparing & packaging your prizes which will be on their way to all of you,

amazingly talented women.

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T H A N K   Y O U

Once again, from the bottom of my heart, for playing in the 2015 challenge.

We are excited to be working on additional Handmaids® images in 2015 for new product so please keep following.

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Last but not least,

our donation to Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child for 23 signed ups,

Tidings of Great Joy, LLC is nearly, doubling to $200 toward the effort.

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See all of your cards on Handmaids® Challenge Pinterest board,

And the Handmaids® Facebook Album.

Third Charming Group

3rd Group

. . of Handmaids® Challenge Post Cards!

It’s easy to see that everyone put a lot of heart into these charming entries.

And

Clever Creativity,

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Vintage Notions

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Sparkles

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Skill!

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Handwork

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Embroidery

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& Time

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A visual treat!

Although we are still receiving cards I wanted to say, we have enjoyed & appreciated them all.

T H A N K   Y O U !

Giveaway prizes announced here, this weekend!

Post Cards Act II

Here’s the next group of

G O R G E O U S

Handmaids® Challenge Cards:

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The backs are wonderful too!

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Amazingly designed!

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You can view them all together on Handmaids® Facebook Album

& we will be posting them on Pinterest too.

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I’m In Love

With YOUR, Handmaids® Challenge 2015 entries!

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They are truly wonderful. I am so impressed with the talent and skill displayed in each of the post cards we have already received. We are blown away with your spectacular Valentines. It is difficult to believe that many of you expressed, this was your first fabric post card.

Still waiting on eight more to arrive but cards are still coming in. So, if you have not yet sent yours to your assigned partner, please do.

There’s still time!

Winners as stated in the previous blog post will be announced March 15, 2015.

Now, feast your eyes on some of these miniature works of art!

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Posting more here over the next few days so, please stay tuned.

ALSO

You can view the Handmaids® Valentine post card exchange album on the

Handmaids® Facebook Page.

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THANK YOU

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Announcing Our Valentine

Handmaids® Challenge Giveaway

& Post Card Exchange

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Here are the Details to participate in the challenge:

Eligibility:

• Anyone who sews (or non-sew project) with no limits of participants. The more, the merrier.

• Anyone who can make and mail two fabric post cards. One to us and a second one to exchange with a fellow participant.

• Anyone who will share this on your Facebook page (if you have) & your blog (if you have).

• Anyone who will like us on our Handmaids Facebook page and/or follow this blog by email (in left sidebar).

 

Challenge Rules:

1. Sign up by email - Send your contact info to janet@greatjoystudio.com by Feb. 14 – Your name, mailing address and blog address if you have.

2. Please leave us a comment here, on this post letting us know your intent to participate.

3. Make two fabric (quilted, stitched or fusible web construction) post cards.

3. Must use the She Who Sews, Draw Near OR Angel Band fabrics only – from Quilting Treasures – available in quilt shops & on line.

4. To be eligible/entered for the giveaway drawing, you must mail post cards, one to us and one to another participant by February 28th, 2015

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Additional Details

• All Email’s subject line should read: Handmaids Challenge

• Mailing instructions will be sent to participants via email.

• Decorate, embellish and finish your cards any way you like.

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Prizes:

3 Winners by Random Drawing to Participants may win:

• One of three Handmaids® Fabric Collections fat quarter (11) stack.

• Plus two panels of the same collection – Large and small patch panels.

• One yard of a directional or tossed motif.

A $50.00 value

• Post cards received here, will be entered for an additional SURPRISE prize! Winning card will be chosen based on creativity, artistry and technique.

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Winners announced March 15, 2015

For each participant, Tidings of Great Joy, LLC will donate five dollars (up to 500) to Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child effort.

So please, help us spread the joy (& word) and join us to send some LOVE & fun with the

Handmaids® fabrics.

Final Stamp

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JOY STUDIO UPDATE

January – Atlanta follow up, new product focus and putting the final stamps on the studio.

Built and installed fabric shelves mid month.

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This week, the main work space took shape.

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With familiar faces,

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Old tables in new spaces,

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And getting our shingle ready to hang.

The question now . . .

paint, decoupage or upholster?

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Making progress.

Somebody still needs to clean up the kitchen.

Next week.

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