When I thought of Bella Parade as an event, it was a wild idea. I never thought I could do it, since consistency, which I lack, was a major part of it. But with determination, I went on to host it. I am happy that I did it. It gave me confidence that goes beyond the realm of blogging and/or quilting...
But all this would not have been possible without the help of some special people, some near me and some far off - on the other side of the world!
First I'd like to thank my wonderful sponsor, Kimberly Jolly of Fat Quarter Shop for believing in me. It was your belief, Kimberly, that really made me want to do it! Thanks to the entire staff of FQS for being so patient and mailing out all the prizes to the winners!!!
Secondly I would like to thank my family - for bearing with me for the time I spent away from them, sometimes even when they needed me the most... Special thanks to Aadi for making this fun!!! He learnt his colors!!!
I'd also like to extend my special thanks to Bryanna and Susan for being such wonderful friends and helping me manage this huge event.
Next I'd like to thank all my wonderful readers out there, who spend their valuable time reading through my ramblings and many more thanks to those who come back!!!
Next, my Experts of the Weeks - Angela, John, Katy, Faith & Rachel. Your expert guidance has been inspirational! I appreciate the time you guys took out of your super busy schedule to pick the fabrics for my readers.
I'd also like to thank all my Guest Quilters... Including those who sent me their picks, but they got lost in cyberspace somehow! Here's the list - please forgive me if I have left out any names...
Amanda, Jane, Rhonda, Jessica, Ruth, Suzanne, Leanne, Kelli, Taya, Sheila, Melissa, Megan, Liz, Karen, Leena, Debbie, Jamie, Anorina, Mary, Sarah, Mindy, Kaelin, Julie, Hilary & Fi
I would also like to thank all those who took their precious time to participate in the event and helped me make it a success!!!
Thank you all!!!
You guys rock!!!
, by Shruti