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November 2022 Photo Contest Winners

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April 1, 2024 by
November 2022 Photo Contest Winners
Casey Unrein

We are so excited to announce the winners of November'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: Gabriela H

ABOUT:A bright Travel Essentials.

THEIR STORY: “As we like to travel this is the PERFECT and CUTEST bag to take along - I can make it fit in any shower (hotels/campgrounds). When taking a swim in a river or lake I just hang it on a nearby tree. It even makes the surroundings more colorful ❣️And boy, do I get lots of compliments ????"

WHAT WE LOVED: This submission made us think of summer and all things warm. Nice in the middle of winter.

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

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Storyteller Award

WINNER: Abby H

ABOUT: A Round Trip Duffle with a surprise inside.

THEIR STORY: "Turns out, there is no way to make near-naked cowboy-printed fabric tasteful, so inside they went! We love how this bag is sedate and elegant on the outside, yet so..Wow!...on the interior! Inside adapted to two fabric pockets. Trolley pocket adapted with a bottom zipper to be used as a pocket. Pattern is further adapted with a zipper binding to match the interior and back side of the shoulder strap pad. Lastly, the front pocket border is fussy cut and hand embroidered. Hand finished binding. Like all the best projects, this one challenged my abilities and I'm proud of my improvement. I learned how to make fabric pockets, and strap tubes, from a Bowl Me Over; and it's great to take learned skills forward. The best thing about this project, though, is that it started with a Clam Up. My daughter was home visiting, and made her very first Clam Up. She had a blast. So much so, she decided to accompany me on a Southern California Quilt run, where she chose these fabrics (to coordinate with the cowboy fabric I already had) for me to make her a Round Trip Duffle. This duffle will carry her things in future trips, and remind us both of a lovely trip together. "

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

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SewPINK

WINNER: Sherry M

ABOUT: A Bosom Buddy doing it's job.

THEIR STORY: "Here I am using my Boson Buddy from By Annie Patterns. Who else remembers the fun Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoon series? Almost 50 years ago I had Hodgkin's Lymphoma at the young age of 18. I was treated with surgery & lots of radiation, then, sent on my way. To this day, the biopsy surgery site still gets irritated by the seat belt strap! Then, in 2008 I wad diagnosed with breast cancer. This time I had a mastectomy, chemo & an implant and I'm still kicking!! Again, the the seat belt strap was an issue with my port site. So, I was excited to see & use this cushion to help ease the issues with the stupid seat belt strap! This is my 2nd By Annie project completed. Now on to more complicated & bigger By Annie Projects! Thank you By Annie!!!"

WHAT WE LOVED: Casey loved the hearing about the success Sherry found in beating cancer and making great projects.

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

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SewPINK

WINNER: Carol P

ABOUT: Bosom BuddyCatch All CaddyClam Up

THEIR STORY: "I was diagnosed with breast cancer at Christmas 2021. In the late fall of 2019 a mammogram had found a cyst, I had a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound and we decided to wait 6 months and see. And then covid happened. In December 2021 I finally returned for a repeat of the diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound. My mammogram was fine, the ultrasound showed the cyst and it determined to be a cyst but the ultrasound also showed a shadowy architectural distortion that could not be explained by prior biopsy or injury and I had a swollen lymph node they thought was probably because of a flu shot. Biopsies showed I had breast cancer, later found to be stage 2a.

I made myself a Catch All Caddy from a stack of vintage fat quarters I found at a local quilt guild rummage sale to take to chemo rounds. The drop handles made it easy to reach the contents and the bag fit perfectly on the infusion recliner side tray. The bag was a hit with all the staff. I told everyone how fun it was to make and where to find the pattern. I stocked it with gum, hard candy, my water bottle, tissues, a protein shake, a protein bar, a Bosom Buddy, a Project bag with a cross stitch, my little laptop and knitting etc. My center had a quiet policy and the chairs faced the windows in little cubicles. They had heated chairs and blankets so I left my quilt at home (Pat Sloan’s summer quilt along project).

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

The Catch All Caddy was very handy while recovering from surgery as well to keep supplies close at hand For radiation treatments I made a set of Clam Ups using a breast cancer awareness fabric I had purchased for a friend and other prints I had in my stash. I added a handle that dropped down like the Catch All Caddy to take my wallet, keys, phone and various creams and lotions to all 33 radiation treatments. The Mini Notebook was tucked in the bag to make lists of questions or concerns for my oncology team. I also made a bunch of orange (for Radiation) Clam Ups in small for all the techs and nurses that did the radiation treatments and gave them to them just before ringing the bell and leaving in remission from cancer. My October PSA: Remember to ask for an ultrasound if your breast tissue is dense. The ultrasound saved my life. A MRI finally showed the tumor. Even though the mass was nearly 1” and near the surface, no one could feel it. Ask about dense tissue!

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Honorable Mention

WINNER: Tom S

ABOUT: A dog lover's Travel Duffle Bag

THEIR STORY: “I had fun. Not my 1st bag I made from ByAnnie but this one felt like I was wrestling fabric! Love the way it turn out. I quilted in the hoop using a Design by Juju e2e. As you can tell, I love dogs ???? "

WHAT WE LOVED: Annie had this to say, "I love how Tom incorporated a dog theme into his bag, both by choosing a quilting design with dogs and by adding the paw print embroidery on the pocket."

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

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Honorable Mention

WINNER: Sara S

ABOUT:A cool pattern from Hillside Quilting - Tidy Tote

THEIR STORY: "This tote is the perfect travel sewing supplies bag! I wanted to stay organized on the go rather it be going to a class, guild sew day or a retreat. I just need to fill it with my supplies zip it up and go. Once I get to where my destination, I unzip the tote, hang the front flap up at the buttons and I'm unpacked and organized. I can't wait to use this bag for years to come! "

WHAT WE LOVED: Super useful project and great use of Soft and Stable.

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

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Honorable Mention

WINNER: Lee S

ABOUT: A customs Call Me

THEIR STORY: " My wife used the pattern call me for her remote and asked me if I could modify it to hold three remotes and hang it around the lamp so it was at eye distance easier for her to get so I modified it and it holds three remotes."

WHAT WE LOVED: Our team member Payden had this to say, "I really like the idea of a bag to hold all the remotes so they are not just sitting around the house getting lost. Cool idea on using a Call Me as the base pattern. Good job Lee!"

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

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Honorable Mention

WINNER: Marit O @orstadwaldeland

ABOUT: Petit Four Baskets

THEIR STORY: "I am a new-beginner. My first «meet» with ByAnnie videos was on a long distance flight from Norway to Mongolia. When I came home again, I started with this easy project. I have really enjoyed it, and I have learned a lot. The videos are som easy to follow even if english isn’t your first language."

WHAT WE LOVED: Our team member Payden had this to say, "I really liked the story about her first experience with ByAnnie.com, was on a flight from Norway to Mongolia. It always surprises me on how far ByAnnies videos and products are seen throughout the world. Its really nice to see that the patterns are easy to read even for someone that does not have English as their first language. And to start out with a Petit Four, I agree it is a great choice."

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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