Thursday, September 11, 2014

Shabby Fabrics' Birthday Party Recap + GIVEAWAY

We've been having a great time with our 9th birthday celebration, and we're not even done yet! Look at the end for the biggest giveaway of the party!


Our birthday was last Friday on September 5th and we started off by asking you to invite your friends to join the party by tagging them in a comment or retweet. At the start of the party, we randomly selected two entries. On Instagram, the winner was @heytavia who invited @quiltingintherain, and on Twitter, the winner was @jlcpowers who invited @teddiechristine. All four ladies will receive a fat quarter set of Sparkle by Riley Blake Designs. Thanks for inviting your friends!

We also gave you a chance to "Pin to Win" on Pinterest. Shelley Holden was our winner and she chose Vintage Wine for her choice of a Seventh Heaven Fat Quarter Set!


Our first birthday cake was made from 80 fat quarters. We asked our Facebook followers to guess how many they thought were in our cake and the response was astounding! Over 500 people guessed and 22 guessed correctly! Of those 22, we drew one name and the winner was Emily Callender. She will receive a Pearl Bracelets - Tonals Fat Quarter Set.

During the party we had two games of skill planned to play on Instagram and Twitter. On Instagram, we showed these two pictures:


Do you know the answer? @quiltsandcutiepies guessed correctly with Autumn Lily and will receive a charm pack from the collection!

On Twitter, we had several clues lined up about a fabric designer to tweet throughout the evening. The first clue was "This designer recently took a trip to Mexico with her family." We thought it was a good, vague clue to start off with since it says absolutely nothing about her design style or even which manufacturer produces her designs! But, @jclpowers knows and reads up on her designers and correctly guessed Joanna Figueroa! We're going to send her a charm pack of Joanna's latest line, Somerset.

In between playing games with our online friends, we ate a real birthday cake and worked on our sewing projects. This was our second monthly sewing night, and it's definitely something we plan to continue! A couple of our employees are making their very first quilts so we'll be showing you their progress from month to month. We also have several experienced quilters on staff so it's a great time of fellowship and learning for everyone!

Our second birthday cake was actually edible!
Dani was having a little fun before working on her
colorful Easy as ABC & 123 quilt for her daughter.
Savanna is making a teal and gold version of Easy as ABC & 123.
Don't you love how Savanna's quilt matches her machine?
Melanie brought the Snow Happens Table Runner to work on last night.
Jessie has almost all of the pieces cut out for her daughter's quilt!
Julie stitched down laser-cut applique pieces on A Critter Christmas.
How cute is that?
Hannah had a hard time choosing a project to start!
Jennifer made valances for her office windows with this print from With All My Heart.

All in all, we had a great time at our sewing night/birthday party and enjoyed being able to include some of our online friends too!

And finally, the biggest prize of the celebration!


We put together a HUGE Grand Prize basket (valued at over $170) that is sure to please anyone! It includes...


...and MORE! Can you tell that we like birthdays? We want to celebrate YOUR birthday too, so we created a Birthday Club! Create an account for free on our website and include your birthday to receive a coupon on your special day for 20% off your entire order.

To enter to win the Grand Prize, we would like to know your favorite way to stay in touch with Shabby Fabrics. Log in to the Rafflecopter box below and let us know if you prefer to hear the latest news from Shabby Fabrics via our newsletter, The Shabby, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter. For bonus entries, you can follow us on any of our social media!

This giveaway closes at midnight PST on Monday, September 22, 2014.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

81 comments:

  1. My order arrived today...so excited.

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  2. I think I have you everywhere now. Love your blog and site. Fabrics are so me.

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  3. I usually get to Shabby through the emails I receive. And from there I surf. I also see you on Facebook, but I mostly connect through the emails.

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  4. A very Happy Birthday! It is good to see something positive come out of 9/11.

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  6. Can I please work for you!!! Happy Birthday!

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  7. Wow! What a fun celebration! Congrat's to all the winners! Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  8. I like to follow you on Facebook. Also on your blog. Lots of great fabrics and inspiration.

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  9. Happy Birthday!!!!!! Thanks for celebrating with us with such awesome and generous prizes!!!

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  10. Happy birthday! Congrats to all the winners. I am a blog reader, and much prefer to read all my news on them :) And if not a blog, then the newsletter.

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  11. Darn it! As I was typing my answer to the very first question on Rafflecopter, or rather I was editing mine prior to entering, my cat walked onto my desk and hit buttons and one 'entered' my answer. Little stinker. Because of that my answer for that first one will make NO sense. I'm sorry.

    I will say again however, that my preferred way to follow is on a blog. Sadly it seems more and more are moving away from blogs and over to Facebook. I don't mind Facebook but it means anything that pops into someone's head they can quick jump onto Facebook and make a quick post. And they can do that all day long. Following a lot on Facebook who like to make multiple posts daily means now I have a lot more reading jumbled into little spurts of info throughout the day from many rather than to read one blog post. It takes more time and breaks my concentration on other things when needing to jump onto Facebook and read bits and pieces of ideas/thoughts from multiple people. I feel much like my son who has ADHD some days where I'm jumping all over the place and having a hard time getting things done if that makes sense.

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  12. I like to follow on FB , that way I don't miss anything . Thanks for the chance .

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  13. I'm not on either Instagram or twitter, I have enough social medias going to keep up with! LOL

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  14. Happy Birthday, actually I like BL the best. Easiest to just pop in and read.

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  15. I like getting the email and Facebook the best as those are the 2 I usually see

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  16. Happy Birthday and thank you for celebrating with all of us!!

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  17. Getting the newsletter is always a nice treat in the inbox.

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  18. Email. I look forrward to seeing what new fabrics and things you always showcase in your emails.

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    1. I too really look forward to the emails. I love seeing the new lines and viewing the instructional videos. I almost always look around the site too. I look forward to seeing Shabby in my in box.

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  19. Feliz cumpleaƱos!
    En el mes de la patria, celebrando la independencia de Costa Rica el 15 de setiembre, que vivan siempre el trabajo y la paz!

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  20. I usually connect through the emails OR I love checking your blog to see what else is going on OR what I have missed. Then I get excited when I can peak at something coming up, as if I didn't have enough things yo do, lol.

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    1. Yo do...to do, I hate when phone corrects what us right.

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  21. I like getting your newsletters. Just received the order I placed for what I'm calling my "happy" fabrics. Love them! Thanks for dividing up a collection into different colorways. I like that feature very much.

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  22. I follow the shabby via email, love their newsletter! I also check The shabby website often for fabric.

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  23. Just found Shabby but have been following Bijou Lovely. Can't wait to check this out!!!!

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  24. I get the newsletter in my email and I like you on Facebook!

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  25. Happy Happy Birthday Shabby Fabrics!

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  26. I follow your blog. Happy Birthday!

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  27. I get your newsletter in my email... Love the Fabrics you show.... Happy Birthday and I would love to win the Basket of Goodies... Thank YOU.

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  28. I get your newsletter in my email - only way I can - Thank you for the chance and Happy Birthday.

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  29. Email is my pathway to Shabby Fabrics. Usually can't wait to check in every morning to see what is new with you guys.

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  30. Love your fabrics. wish you had catalog

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  31. Sounds like a wonderful week. Congrats!! :)

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  32. Blogs and newsletters. Other than Facebook I don't do other social media. I would rather be sewing! :-)

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  33. I look forward to your emails...I don't always get a chance to check all the other media everyday but I do check emails daily...I love your newsletter...

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  34. I love to get your emails. I love following blogs, that takes up enough of my time. I don't care too much about other social media outlets - heck I'd never get any quilting or anything else done! ;) Happy Birthday to you at Shabby - I share your birthday month!

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  35. It's nice to see a business that is still going after 9 years, well done & congratulations. I love reading your emails and allthe new materials that have come into the store and one day I will buy something. I also follow you on facebook. I mention both here because rafflecopter does not appear to want me to log in :/

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  36. I sign up to get your blog posts-karries3@yahoo.com/ksmith8@emich. (i'm in the process of moving my email to the yahoo address). I also get your newsletters. I like email the best. I dislike FB now, so I'm barely on there. I follow so many people on IG, it's hard to get news. I also love watching tutorials on Youtube.

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  37. HI, I follow you mostly through Blog Lovin' daily; also check FB too.
    Thanks for sharing>Happy Birthday !

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  38. Happy 9th Birthday Shabby!! We share the same birthday month! I enjoy getting your newsletter and watching your YouTube videos.

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  39. Wow - I loved this post with all the pics & projects celebrating your birthday. Happy Birthday to you - happy to share my birthday month with you. I like keeping up with you through your blog - not too much into all the other social media outlets, they take up too much of my time. i love all the fabric choices and other goodies you offer - keep up the great work!

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  40. Happy birthday!
    So happy to have won the Miss Kate bundle. It's so lovely !
    Wish I could have you sponsor my blog too.

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  41. I enjoy getting the email. I rarely go to Facebook...too confusing for me! Twitter...no clue... Just love your website. Happy Birthday!

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  42. I get your emails and love your fabric. I also visit your blog. Happy Birthday!

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  43. I love getting your newsletters, and seeing all the beautiful new fabrics!!

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  44. Happy Birthday!! I Love seeing all your New things! Now I have signed up for everything, Great idea!!

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  45. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love your site. I like to stay connected with the newsletter by email. I check my email all the time so it's easy to stay up to date. Please keep them coming.

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  46. Happy Birthday. What a fun way to celebrate. Thank you for all you do to make our world of quilting so wonderful.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  47. love your fabrics...
    nfraker@comcast.net

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  48. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your tutorials and your patterns. Happy Birthday Shabby Chic!! I hope you are around for many more years of beautiful fabric, patterns, and fun tutorials! Would love to win the grand prize!!
    llca59@yahoo.com

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  49. I follow every way, but twitter. I like the newsletter best.

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  50. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  51. Happy birthday!
    I enjoy the newsletters.

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  52. Happy Birthday. Love the newsletter.

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  53. I prefer the email newsletter. Happy birthday!

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  54. Happy Birthday !!! I love receiving your newsletters - such fun fabric and great ideas!!!!

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  55. I love Shabby Fabrics, fabrics are gorgeous, love the video, thanks for them, I find them very useful, happy birthday, thank you for everything.

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  56. September is my Birthday month also. More Fabric would be a great way to celebrate. Happy birthday to your store!

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  57. I enjoy getting your newsletters, and I often visit your blog just to look at all the eye candy, your fabrics are just gorgeous, so thrilled with the beautiful sausalito cottage fabrics I bought and your service is second to none, so I wish you MANY more birthdays...

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  58. I follow you through your newsletters.Happy Birthday.

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  59. I love my newsletter, Facebook and Instagram! Now I'm going to have to follow you on Twitter, yay!!!

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  60. Happy Belated Birthday!! I follow via newsletters and Facebook

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  61. I get both the newsletter and Facebook updates. I'm afraid I'll miss news on one so by following two I've got my bases covered! I don't have Instagram or twitter I have enough to keep up with... :)

    Paige Gonzalez
    Paigegathome at yahoo dot com

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  62. I like the e-mails you send because there is a lot of detail and good photos of new collections, but it's fun to see things pop up on Facebook too. Happy birthday!

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  63. What a great way to celebrate your Birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Shabby Fabrics! You're the best! Gloria Reinhardt

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  64. I like receiving your e-mails but it's also nice to see Facebook updates.

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  65. I follow your facebook page....love!

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  66. I think I entered already...but just in case, I don't want to be sorry! Wish me luck.

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  67. I really like your emails but will also check out Facebook. I don't mind, as long as I stay in touch, because I love your site, and am a very happy BOM customer. Happy birthday and thanks for the brilliant customer service!

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  68. I follow you on Facebook, Instgram, Newsletter. Happy Birthday Shabby Fabric, and Happy Anniversary to Me and My Husband of 19 years, best Quilt Drive I know.lol
    s.snwwhte

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  69. I love to follow The Shabby on Blogloving!

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  70. Happy Birthday! Thanks for all the giveaways.

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  71. I like to read The Shabby! Wonderful giveaway!!

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  72. I get shqbby,s newsletter, really love the fabrics

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  73. Love it thanks. Pmanson@peoplepc.com

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  74. I like following you on Facebook and receiving your newsletter. Love your store!

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  75. Happy Birthday! I follow on Fqcebook and through the blog.

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