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APRIL 2023 PHOTO CONTEST

April 1, 2024 by
APRIL 2023 PHOTO CONTEST
Casey Unrein

We are so excited to announce the winners of April's Photo Contest! To learn more about what it takes to win, be sure to check out our blog on the contest details.

If you’d like to submit to the next monthly photo contest, VISIT THIS PAGE to submit your photos.

Want to see the rules and submission guidelines? VISIT THIS PAGE.

If you want to see all photo submissions, visit our Customer Photo Gallery. You can also search through all of the Winning Submissions here.

Let’s see the winners!

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ByAnnie Top Voted

WINNER: Mamoona S @fits_and_fabolus

PATTERN: Call Me

THEIR STORY: “When I first saw ByAnnie on YouTube, I really liked the way how she explained each and every minor detail. When my uncle came to visit us from USA and he asked if there was anything I wanted. I demanded he purchase patterns and Soft and Stable for me. When he came I got these and my joy knew no bounds! When I made the Call Me pouch according to the measurements given in pattern all things came together so smoothly that I enjoyed the whole process.

After making it, I had to I think how I can use it. When my niece saw it, she liked it so much. Then other freinds also praised that it looks simple, useful, and easy to use. I learned many techniques from the Add-on Videos, including how to make good bindings and use the ByAnnie Stilletto and Pressing Tool. Due to the neatness of the project and explanation given on YouTube, I was able to successful make the project from the pattern. Thanks for all the guidelines."

WHAT WE LOVED: Our team member Casey had this to say, "Beautiful photos and group of Call Me. Sewist is from Pakistan and fun Youtube and Instagram presence sharing sewing tips."

WHAT THEY WON: $50 coupon to use on ByAnnie.com

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Storyteller Award

WINNER: Christine H @mdtgap

PATTERN: Changing Station

THEIR STORY: "My new grandson Parker is a triple rainbow baby, and my daughter endured three rounds of IVF to conceive him. Of course he deserves a fun Changing Station! I found the perfect prickly pear cactus and "wild west" fabrics (they live in the Southwest) and began working on it ... very slowly because of other deadlines and issues that would crop up. I ran short of Soft and Stable and had to run to the quilt shop. I didn't like the chrome swivel hook I had but couldn't find black. Should I use green or black zippers? PUL or fabric?

My daughter's baby shower passed and her due date of April 1 was approaching. I no longer had all the time in the world ... now I just hoped to finish before the baby came. Meanwhile, my poor daughter was getting bruised ribs and terrible heartburn from what looked like a very large baby. Then, almost one week after her due date, the thought came to me: what if the baby is waiting on me to finish this for him? Silly as it may sound, I panicked and sat at the machine until it was done.

Three hours later my daughter went into labor, and Parker was born on 4/8 at 4:10 a.m., weighing 9 pounds, 10 ounces. Everyone is healthy and happy, and Parker has already inaugurated his Changing Station by pooping on it. (I didn't include the photo - you're welcome!) But it washed beautifully and I'm sure that's the first of many washings to come. Thanks, Annie, for a great pattern that can be personalized to be a truly one-of-a-kind gift."

WHAT THEY WON: $50 coupon to use on ByAnnie.com

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Quilt Shop Highlight

WINNER: Quilting and Stitches

THEIR STORY: "I own the quilt shop and my ladies love by Annie bags! Most were making this to keep sewing notions."

WHERE IS THEIR SHOP: Lucedale, Mississippi

WHAT THEY WON: $50 coupon to use on ByAnnie.com

WHERE YOU CAN FIND THEM ONLINE:

Instagram: @quiltingandstitches

Web: https://www.quiltingandstitches.com/

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Honorable Mention

WINNER: Carla P

PATTERN: Meshing Around

THEIR STORY: "This was the first bag project I have made. Ready for another challenge with the A place for everyting bag 2.0 bag and the Zip It Up and Running with Scissors bag."

WHAT WE LOVED: Our team member Jacque had this to say, "What a cute idea for the Meshing around bag. I love the bunny bags!"

WHAT THEY WON: $15 coupon to use on ByAnnie.com

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Honorable Mention

WINNER: Heather A

PATTERN: Sidekick

THEIR STORY: "My mum has just moved to the beach and loves sitting on her chair on the beach watching the waves. So I made her a sea themed sidekick bag for her for an early Mother’s Day present. She loves it and the fact she can use the strap to carry the bag to and from the beach and still strap the bag to her chair for easy access to everything. Thanks Annie for a great pattern."

WHAT WE LOVED: Our team member David had this to say, "Heather A had a great sidekick for the beach. The shows that it can be used in many different ways than a walker."

WHAT THEY WON: $15 coupon to use on ByAnnie.com

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Honorable Mention

WINNER: Marissa M @Marissa Linville McLean

PATTERN: Power Trip

THEIR STORY: “I help promote custom fabric, and this month we are celebrating autism awareness using some favorite items of some of the autistic kiddos in the group. I wanted to make the power trip so they had some place to keep it all together and organized."

WHAT WE LOVED: Our team member Randi had this to say, "Marissa really went above and beyond with her creativity on this project. The embellishments are amazing."

WHAT THEY WON: $15 coupon to use on ByAnnie.com

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A special "thank you" to everyone who submitted to this photo contest. We had a wonderful time viewing submissions and reading your stories. We look forward to sharing as many of them as possible on our social media.

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