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Sewvivor Season 3: Lap Quilt + FINAL RESULTS!

by | Sep 29, 2014 | Sew-vivor | 7 comments

Welcome to the final results of Sewvivor Season 3: Quilter’s Edition!
Season 3 has been SO MUCH fun!!! My hat goes off to each of the 16 original contestants. They put their heart and soul into their projects, and they each brought a whole new level of quality to this competition. I cannot thank them enough for sharing their talents and spreading their excitement for being part of Sewvivor. I enjoyed getting to know everyone, and I’m so excited about the new friendships and opportunities that have been made as a result of this season. Stay tuned for announcements on what is next for Sewvivor! (If you would be interested in sponsoring future seasons, please send an email to: Rachel, familyeverafter at gmail dot com).
Let’s get to it…..

1st Place goes to…..
Nicole from Snips Snippets
hexagon floor cushion
star wars bag
2nd Place…..
3rd Place…..
Amanda from A Crafty Fox
Sewvivor Final-11
Sewvivor King Quilt-3
Weekender - Amanda-9
Nautical Quilt - sewvivor-7
WOW!! Congratulations ladies! You made it up to the very end, and I stand in awe, not only at your sewing skills and creativity, but also the fact that you made 4 incredible projects each within 10 days time.  That’s amazine!!
The final challenge was…
Here’s how the voting was broken down. I hope you can see this… its a screen shot of my spreadsheet that calculates the scores. The first column is where the Popular vote percentages are recorded. (See graph below to see who won the popular vote). The next columns indicate the judges vote, 1st place was given 4% of the total vote, 2nd place was given 3.5% of the total vote, and 3rd place was given 2.5% of the total vote. (They Key explains how 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place are weighted, the judges vote counting as 50% of the total, or 10% each). The grand total is calculated and listed at the end.
 I feel like we need one last look at our other 13 contestants and their projects. A huge congratulations to you all for your amazing work, and an even bigger THANK YOU for being part of Sewvivor.
Jade from Stitch Mischief
Barbie from The Quilting Mill
Jessica from Euphoria Jessica
Angie from GnomeAngel
Chrissy from Sew Lux
Christopher from The Tattooed Quilter

Kerry from Penny Dog Patchwork
Marci from Marci Girl Designs
Hilary from Young Texan Mama

Chelise from Chelise Patterson
A great big thank you to the judges…. it was such an honor to have these 5 extremely talented and kind ladies on our judging panel, aka “tribal council.” Their job was tough every single week. I appreciate their input in helping to determine who would advance. 
Mary Dugan from Molly Flanders Makerie
Jeni Baker from In Color Order
Amy Newbold from Sukie Don’t Ya Know
Jenny Fox-Proverbs, Editor of Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine
Sarah Fielke from The Last Piece
Parting words from some of the judges…

From Mary- “I would just like to say that from the first round I could tell we had a very talented group.  But as each round finished, the remaining contestants got stronger and even more thoughtful in their projects! Truly an amazing group…each and every one from the very beginning.  I will close with a big thank you to Rachel for putting the Quilting Edition together and working often into the wee hours with a new baby in tow.  You are amazing!  And to everyone who competed and participated in the sew-along, it was fun to watch the excitement grow and hear the stories behind your creations.  You should all be very proud!”

From Jeni- “It was such a pleasure to serve as a judge for this competition. I have to say, the real challenge was narrowing down the entries each round! There were so many beautiful projects entered, and I commend everyone who participated for putting themselves out there! Happy Quilting!”

And now for the Quilted Bag SewAlong winner, chosen at random (by scrolling through the hashtag on IG with my eyes closed and tapping a picture). She will win a shirt from Patchwork Threads!
Congrats: @wereradletshug
A big thanks to those who participated in the sew-along. There were so many amazing creations! You can check out the projects on Instagram, searching the #sewvivorsewalong hashtag, and also checking out the Sewvivor Sew-Along Flickr group. And thank you to Patchwork Threads for providing the special “sewprizes!”

A HUGE thank you to the generosity of our sponsors. Without them, this competition would not have happened. Please feel free to visit their sites and shops and show them all a little extra love today! Here’s a recap of what the winners will receive:

1st Place:
(over $1,000 value)
$100 gift card from Fabric Worm 
$75 gift card from Fabric Depot
Thread Assortment from Coats and Clark
Fabric yardage from Free Spirit

$75 sewing gift basket from Dritz

$50 gift card from The Fat Quarter Shop
4 DVD sets ($160 value) and prize bag from It’s Sew Easy

$50 gift card from Raspberry Creek Fabrics
10 yards fabric from Art Gallery Fabrics
Thread Assortment from Aurifil
Quilting Shirt from Patchwork Threads
13 issue ($100 value) subscription from Love Patchwork and Quilting

Podcast Interview with Modern Sewciety
2nd Place:
($400 value)
$50 gift card from Fabric Worm 
$50 gift card from Fabric Depot
Thread Assortment from Coats and Clark
Fabric yardage from Free Spirit
$25 gift card from The Fat Quarter Shop
2 DVD sets ($80 value) and batting from It’s Sew Easy

5 yards fabric from Art Gallery Fabrics
Thread Assortment from Aurifil
Quilting Shirt from Patchwork Threads
3rd Place:
($325 value)
$25 gift card from Fabric Worm 
$25 gift card from Fabric Depot
Thread Assortment from Coats and Clark
Fabric yardage from Free Spirit
$15 gift card from The Fat Quarter Shop
1 DVD set ($40 value) and batting from It’s Sew Easy

Fat Quarter Bundle from Art Gallery Fabrics
Thread Assortment from Aurifil
Quilting Shirt from Patchwork Threads
Top 16:

Prize Bag from It’s Sew Easy
$5 coupon from Fabric Depot
Sewing Goodies from Family Ever After (aka: me)

Sewvivor Sewalong:
Quilting Shirt from Patchwork Threads

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And that’s a wrap. Stay tuned for announcements on what’s in store for Sewvivor!
You can stay in touch with Sewvivor on Facebook and Instagram.
You can also follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

If you’re interested in sponsoring or judging future seasons, please contact me at: Rachel, familyeverafter at gmail dot com.


  1. Ruth

    Congratulations Nicole and well done all. Fantastic competition!

  2. Marci Girl

    Congratulations Nicole, and really the top 3, so talented ladies you are all winners! It was a fun ride Rach, thanks so much for having such a fun competition!

  3. Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore

    It was wonderful to see all this creativity, and how different people interpreted the brief. I'm amazed at the unique items these people could create in very short time frames. Well done to every one – contestants, judges and organisers.

  4. Strange

    This was so much fun to follow. Even more fun was that I joined Instagram for this competition and now have daily doses of quilting inspiration at my fingertips through all the amazing contestants and others I now follow on there.
    Thanks for all your hard work, Rach!

  5. gnomeangel

    Congratulations Nicole! Well done!

    Big love to Amy and Amanda – you both did such an amazing job.

    The Top 16 will live on in infamy (in my world anyways!).

    Thank you Rach for everything you did and do – you're amazing and an inspiration. Thank you for rocking my world! Big love!

  6. KaHolly

    Congratulations to Nicole!! I just came from her site to see her lovely quilt and am not at all surprised to learn she took first place.

  7. pennydog

    Well deserved, Nicole!!!

    Thanks for organising this Rach 🙂


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