January's "Desert Island" Survey Question Winners

January's survey question asked, "You are being exiled to a desert island and can only take 10 quilting items with you. What do you choose to take?" We got a lot of excellent, funny and surprising answers from everyone who responded.  Congratulations to our three winners below. The winners of January's survey question (selected at random) each get $50 worth of Fons & Porter notions. (Sorry, no trip to a desert island included!):

Pat Roberts definitely plans to be connected on her desert island adventure:

"How big can the items be? I would take my quilting room as it has everything I need. Otherwise, I would take my laptop, extra batteries and WiFi, (to access my favorite quilting web sites), my good scissors, rotary cutter, cutting mat, a bolt of fabric, a bolt of batting, needles and a jumbo spool of thread."

Member pkraay included both UFOs and new projects:

"Hi, I would take:
1.) fabric
2.) patterns for English Paper Piecing
3.) scissors
4.) needles
5.) thread
6.) batting
7.) papers for English Paper Piecing
8.) straight pins
9.) all my UFO's waiting to be quilted
10.) all my quilting magazines to dream"

Dot Bushman from Threads etc. included lots of creature comforts (and a great sense of humor!) in her list:

 "1.  My Grandma's treadle sewing machine (I rather doubt there is electricity)
2.   My retreat cart (mind you it has everything you could ever want...almost needs a fork lift to move it)
3.   A case of "I Hate Ironing" (Once electricity.)
4.   My stash (I have a wonderful stash...I own a quilt shop what do you expect?)
5.   My tent (I hate bugs.)
6.   My pillow (I love my pillow.)
7.   A change of undies etc. (Tee hee)
8.   A tool box (a big manly one with hammer, nails, saws, screws, wrenches etc.)
9.   A ton of food (beverage included)
10. A ship to shore radio with extra batteries (so I can call my husband to bring me more supplies)"




NAOMIH wrote re: January's "Desert Island" Survey Question Winners
on Tuesday, 2 February 2010, 10:37 AM


I think there answers were great!  You can tell they are really hooked on quilting.  I know the feeling!

God Bless,


Carol Fries wrote re: January's "Desert Island" Survey Question Winners
on Friday, 5 February 2010, 11:42 AM

I particularly liked the "Retreat Cart", as I have a similar case.

Violet wrote re: January's "Desert Island" Survey Question Winners
on Tuesday, 9 February 2010, 3:20 PM

Dot, you are a long-term sighted thinker.  Great list!!  Not only can you sew endless quilts (husband replenishing supplies) but you don't have to deal with day-to-day stupid stuff.  Of course, sometimes that is what makes us alive and keeps us going.

jay-marie wrote re: January's "Desert Island" Survey Question Winners
on Tuesday, 9 February 2010, 6:23 PM

I love the lists but I would add all my friends from QCA,  think of the fun we could have and make quilted hammocks to sleep in.

Mary (aka)stitchinggg wrote re: January's "Desert Island" Survey Question Winners
on Wednesday, 10 March 2010, 11:16 PM

what a fun contest.

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