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April 1, 2024 by
Casey Unrein

We are so excited to announce the winners of January'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!


ByAnnie Top Voted 


ABOUT: Tina sewed this beautiful Double Zip Gear Bag for her husband.

THEIR STORY: “For Christmas 2021, I made my daughter a Double Zip Gear Bag for a car bag.

My husband felt left out and wanted one as well. He selected a fabric that had been in my stash for many years and which displays a car of the same make and model as a hot rod he recently built.

His involvement and interest made the project so much fun. The pattern is fabulous and the bag design is top notch."

WHAT WE LOVED: One team member said, "Cool shot of the car on the side of the bag with sitting on the bumper. Great story of the husband getting as interested in the particulars as she did."

Another team member said, "That bag definitely makes me want to get out and cruise. I LOVE it!!" And we have to agree!

WHAT THEY WON: $50 coupon to use on


Storyteller Award

WINNER: Valerie

ABOUT: Valerie told us a story about sewing a backpack for her mother.

THEIR STORY: "My mother has Alzheimer's and has carried the same blue leather backpack purse for years and it is so tattered and worn. She doesn't keep anything valuable in it now but she won't go anywhere without it. I wanted to get her a new one but worried she wouldn't recognize the bag as hers if it didn't look similar.

I decided to make her a new one for Christmas and used the Back At Ya ByAnnie pattern and decided on faux leather in blue. After some guidance on using vinyl instead of quilted materials I was successful in making her this bag.

I loved the pattern and as usual it goes together so well with the instructions and accompanying video. Thanks again for your help and inspiration!!"

WHAT THEY WON: $50 coupon to use on


Quilt Shop Highlight

This month we didn't have any submissions from quilt stores so we randomly selected a shop with a photo from this year's Local Quilt Shop Contest.

WINNER: Prairie Quilt

CUSTOMER COMMENT: "They treat you like family. If you go more than once they even remember your name. The staff will stop whatever they are doing to help you brainstorm ideas and pick fabric." - Varna N. [photo submitted by Varna]


WHAT THEY WON: $50 coupon to use on


Instagram: @prairie_quilt

Facebook: @PrairieQuilt



Honorable Mention

WINNER: Maria N.

ABOUT: Maria sewed these Ultimate Travel Bags and a Travel Essentials for traveling.

THEIR STORY: "I enjoy making ByAnnie bags and wanted to challenge myself to a bigger bag. These two combined are perfect for a long weekend getaway."

WHAT WE LOVED: One of our ByAnnie team members said, "I love the colors and fabrics Maria chose, those bags will stand out on her weekend getaway for sure."

WHAT THEY WON: $15 coupon to use on


Honorable Mention

WINNER: Rhoda J.

ABOUT: Rhoda shared these fun photos of bags that she and her two friends made, along with other people at the same function.

THEIR STORY: "Me and my two friends made these and the extra large Take a Stand was enlarged even more to carry a machine."

WHAT WE LOVED: " was a lot of fun seeing the photos working with so many people on their projects," is what one of our team members said.

We agree, it's great seeing so many people showing off the projects they worked on together!

WHAT THEY WON: $15 coupon to use on


Honorable Mention


ABOUT: Joan sewed a Going Places Garment Bag to carry her hang up clothes in place for the garbage bags she's been using. Definitely an upgrade in our opinion!

THEIR STORY: “I made this garment bag because I travel a lot and have been using a trash bag to put over my hang up clothes. I fell in love with Tula Pink fabric and ByAnnie patterns, I knew this would be a gorgeous match, in fact I loved the fabric so much I didn’t use the accent fabric on front because I couldn’t cover up those beautiful squirrels.

I had made a Take A Stand large bag for my toiletries prior to taking on this challenge, I had tutorials for my previous project but this was an older pattern so I had to watch ByAnnie Live videos for many of the techniques, the hardest part was centering squirrel with such a long zipper on bag front, I couldn’t be happier with the results and can’t wait for next projects.

Oh by the way I thought it only fitting for the squirrels to be in the trees and on my fence where they love to run and jump."

WHAT WE LOVED: We loved how beautiful this garment bag looked hanging out in the cold snow. One team member said, "I love that she hung a bag with squirrels on the fabric on the fence!"

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 ready your stories. We look forward to sharing as many of them as possible on our social media.

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