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August 2022 Photo Contest Winners

We are so excited to announce the winners of August 2022'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’re looking 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!
April 1, 2024 by
August 2022 Photo Contest Winners
Casey Unrein

ByAnnie Top Voted 

WINNER: Lyn W of @rosepink1961

ABOUT: Lyn made this beautiful set of Ultimate Travel Bag and Clam Up for her local shop.

THEIR STORY: “I was asked by my local quilting store to construct one of the ByAnnie patterns that they have as a current stock item to display at at a recent CraftAlive Show.

I chose the Ultimate Travel Bag using fabrics by Tanya Whelan her latest collection Barefoot Roses. I quilted the fabric using my Brother Innovis.

To make the bag mine, I personalized the bag by adding an embroidered monogram initial and signature button. I love Rose Gold hardware so it was only fitting to include the rose pulls to compliment Tanya's beautiful rose fabric. So not to waste any fabric I used what was remaining to make a medium Clam Up!"

WHAT WE LOVED: David, our warehouse manager said, "She really focused on the detail and her binding was on point!"

WHAT THEY WON: $50 coupon to use on


Storyteller Award 

WINNER: Sariah B of @sariah_bates10

ABOUT: The evolution from a nine-year old's dream to a late teen's exquisite work of art really touched us. Thanks Sariah for sharing your beautiful MJ's Messenger Bag.

THEIR STORY: "When I was 9 years old, I wanted a bag suitable for carrying library books. I was raised with a DIY mentality so with my budding knowledge of sewing and my own pattern, I made myself a little library bag.

It was sewn out of pink daisy fabric, had a ladybug ribbon stitched across the front, and the flap was completed with a hot glued button. My book bag resembled a messenger bag and I loved it! Over the years I used the bag less and less, because it was too small. (See photo below of the original.)

Years later after getting into ByAnnie bags, I discovered the MJ Messenger bag pattern and I immediately fell in love! I promptly bought the pattern. I ended up selecting sunflower fabrics from the Robin Pickets Solana collection. The materials sat in a bin for a little over a year before I brought them out again this summer.

I’ll admit, part of the reason I procrastinated was because I couldn’t find any ByAnnie add-on videos and I was a little nervous to make this bag without a tutorial. I have made several ByAnnie bags before, but all with video or live assistance. However, I wanted the bag badly enough so I braved the project. And guess what, I had nothing to fear! Annie does a fabulous job with her patterns and I was able to crack out the bag in just a couple of days.

I enjoyed trying out a few new techniques including constructing a handle out of Soft and Stable, making an adjustable strap, and using lots of different hardware. I loved this project and I will thoroughly enjoy using this wonderful bag! "

WHAT THEY WON: $50 coupon to use on


Honorable Mention 


ABOUT: The pure joy this Out to Lunch bag inspired warmed out hearts.

THEIR STORY: "I created lunch box for my daughter school school she is in 1st grade this year! We went to our local fabric shop together and she picked out the fabrics to how she wanted it to look!

I enjoyed making it. Now I'm working on a second one to match so my daughter and her best friend can have matching best friend lunch boxes!"

WHAT WE LOVED: She had the biggest smile how can you not vote for someone so excited for their bag! She will love her lunch box for years to come.

WHAT THEY WON: $15 coupon to use on


Honorable Mention


ABOUT: The Clam Up bags were a beautiful canvas for Terri's applique with vintage fabrics.

THEIR STORY: "I love and collect all types of vintage textiles. Many are hidden away in attics and drawers without being seen and enjoyed. I upcycle these treasures to offer a second chance at life and to be cherished again as intended and the Clam Up bag was a perfect way to showcase this gem.

Many vintage pieces may be stained or torn but can still offer lots of wonderful uses. I encourage everyone to find these vintage pieces you might have hiding and let's begin a revolution to bring them out of the dark and back into the light! "

WHAT WE LOVED: Makenley shared how much she loved the fabric choices. It all came together for a prefect vintage autumn feel.

WHAT THEY WON: $15 coupon to use on


Honorable Mention 

WINNER: Sheryl W

ABOUT: This southwest themed Ultimate Travel Bag 2.0 came together perfectly.

THEIR STORY: "I made this bag to immerse myself in learning ByAnnie techniques so I could teach others to make it. I’m now teaching ByAnnie bag making at my local quilt shop, and loving every minute of it!"

WHAT WE LOVED: Casey said: "Congrats Sheryl on a wonderful bag and on the new teaching opportunities. It is all so rewarding."

WHAT THEY WON: $15 coupon to use on 



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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