Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Sunday, August 18, 2013

 A Lot of Winners!!!

Hello Dear Friends,

Hope that you enjoyed the incredible creations the
very creative ladies of 
Rushville, Indiana created
from their bags of scraps.

I am amazed every time that I go
through the photos!

And now to announce the winners....

Debbi Duckworth of Moda fabrics
was gracious enough to be our judge of the 13
projects created by our talented participants.
I know that it was a difficult challenge
as all of the projects were amazing!

Debbi chose the Grand Prize winner
to be.......
In Debbi's own words: 
        Brenda Wilson and the Table Topper---I loved the rectangles and the black was a great choice! Sometimes what appears to be simple is the most striking.  Congratulations, Brenda, on a great table topper. 

With fall just around the corner, Brenda wins
this Fat Quarter Bundle of my
"Give Thanks" fabric.

"Thinking Outside of the Box"
(This was Debbi's idea because they were so creative and different!)

Alice Woodhull's Potholders
    "Taking the fabric with cherries and making them look like cherry pie (made me really hungry),"
says Debbi.


Deby Priddy's Table Topper
Says Debbi Duckworth, 
"using the scraps to crochet the table topper---I loved this one!" 

These two unique designers will each receive
Jelly Rolls of my "Give Thanks" fabric!

Thank You! Thank You! to all of the wonderful,
participants for sharing your talent and
creative spirit with us.
All of your projects are outstanding!
You are all very dear to me (we meet every year to share a fun, laughter  filled evening.)
It means so much that
you spent so much time and energy on this
All of these sweet ladies will receive a small fat quarter bundle
and "Hope Lights The Way" book, that I illustrated.

Congratulations to all of you!

And now for our three blog winners who posted
such positive and encouraging comments.
Each of you will receive your own box of
colorful scraps (from my "Family Tree" group,
in stores October 2013!)

The three winners are:

Lola, who commented on Aug. 12th at 5:05am
Karen, who commented on Aug. 11th at 8:21pm
Creatology, who commented on Aug. 11th at 2:16pm.

Please email me your addresses to
if you don't receive my email to you.

Congratulations to all and thank you all
for joining in our contest within a contest.


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Amazing Creations Contest!

Hello Dear Friends!
Hope that you are all having a wonderful

Today, I am presenting a contest within a contest to you!

Please let me explain....

Several months ago, I was visiting one of my favorite
Quilt Shops,
"In Stitches" in Rushville, Indiana.
At the end of a presentation that I was giving,
I passed out a bag of scraps (generously provided
by our friends at Moda!) to everyone attending.

A challenge was presented to the
recipients to see what they could
create with the scraps within their bag.

The results were amazing!!!
I've posted the incredible projects below and would
love for you to share your amazement with
the talented ladies who have created them.
Leave a comment
by noon on Sunday, August 18th,
and I will randomly  choose 3 winners
to receive their  own box of colorful scraps!

We are also having these beautiful projects
judged by Debbi Duckworth from Moda to choose a winner.
She is a wonderfully talented and creative part of the
Moda team.
(I'm glad that I am not choosing!)

I'm sure you will be impressed with the
creative talents that were shared!

Here are the wonderful ladies (and dear friends)
from the "In Stitches" Quilt Shop
group and their projects:

Alice Woodhull's Small Quilt

Alice Woodhull's Tablerunner

Alice Woodhull's Totebag

Alice Woodhull's Potholders

Brenda Wilson's Table topper or small quilt #1

Brenda Wilson's Table topper or small quilt #2

Carolyn Messer's Pincushion

Carolyn Messer's Wall Hanging

Cathy Burkett's Purse

Deby Priddy's Table Topper/ Braided Rug

Deby Priddy's Totebag

Martha Schneyer's Wall Hanging

Rita Hellmich's Jacket

Aren't you amazed???!!!
WOW, what talented, creative ladies!
Let them know what you think
and you may win your own box of fun.
Please don't forget to leave
a way for me to reach you.

Thanks again Dear Friends
from Rushville, Indianna!