Saturday, September 5, 2009

I Won A Big Contest

I am so excited. I entered a writing contest at HQ (the company that makes my quilting machine) and I am one of the winners!!! I used that wonderful letter about the recipient of one of my Quilts Of Valor.

Congratulations! Your HQ Story has been chosen as one we will feature in an upcoming Handi Quilter magazine ad. This is your invitation to attend the HQ Story Retreat in Salt Lake City!

I’d like to invite you to attend the HQ Story Retreat at the Handi Quilter Studio in North Salt Lake, Utah, on September 27- 29, 2009. You must plan to travel to Utah on September 27, arriving in time for our 6:00 p.m. dinner together. You will return home the afternoon of September 29. Some who fly home to the east coast may need to stay overnight, September 29, and fly home the morning of September 30

What We’ll Pay For

Handi Quilter will cover all of the following expenses:

1. Roundtrip airfare to Salt Lake City (or fuel reimbursement if driving)

2. Ground transportation while in Salt Lake City

3. Double occupancy hotel accommodations while you are here (up to three nights)

4. Six meals (9/27 dinner, 9/28 breakfast, lunch, dinner, 9/29 breakfast and lunch)

5. HQ Story Retreat, including all materials used during the hands-on retreat in the Handi Quilter Studio

Retreat Classes

The HQ Story Retreat will include the following classes (suitable for all machines)

1. TNT : Threads, Needles and Tension. Learn the basics of operating your Handi Quilter machine. While this will be a review for some, we promise that even the veteran machine quilters will learn something new.

2. Threads. How many different threads do you use for quilting? We’re going to show you to how deal with many different weights and types of threads. When you leave, you, too, will say, “I can use ANY KIND of THREAD on my HQ machine!”

3. How to Quilt It with Suzanne Hyland.

Other Goodies

In addition to the educational opportunities offered at the retreat, here are some things to look forward to:

1. Dinner at CEO Mark Hyland’s mountain home

2. Handi Quilter gift bag

3. Shopping at one of our favorite SLC quilt shops

4. Show and tell with the other winners

WOW is all I can say. I will post my story that won tomorrow. They want to feature Quilts Of Valor in my ad.


Anonymous said...

Congrats, much deserved. Have a wonderful time.

Anonymous said...

You are just one of the most special people I have ever met. I always think my wife would have loved to have met you when she was alive.

Have a wonderful time and let the beautiful spirit you have shine through.


Kathie said...

A big congratulations Eileen.


Alycia said...

That is SO awesome!! Congrats and enjoy the whole thing!!

JuJu said...

Eileen, as HQ owner and a member of QoV, Congrats!!! What an opportuntiy for you and QoV!!! Happy Quilting. Julia, Lincoln, NE

Jan said...

OMG Eileen!!! I've been MIA cuz of computer woes at home; and I was just thrilled to pieces to find out that you won the contest!!!! OMG, OMG, OMG!!! I'm down South jumping for joy ... just thrilled to pieces :) You deserve it my friend ... you truly deserve it :)

akbecker said...

See you there. I won too. I'm soooo excited can't wait to meet everyone