May 16, 2016

Grand Canal Hunt Giveaway Winner and Grand Canal Quilt!

Thank you for playing along in our first visual-inspiration hunt/giveaway! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We applaud everyone who participated.

First up, here are the correct answers:

1. Church of Santa Maria e San Donato in Murano.
2. Basilica di San Marco or St. Mark's Basilica.
3. La Biennale di Venezia or The Biennale.
4. Ponte dei Sospiri or the Bridge of Sighs; it connects the Doge's Palace to the New Prison.
5. Museo del Vetro or the Glass Museum in Murano.
6. Four bridges cross the Grand Canal (any two were acceptable): Accademia, Calatrava or Costituzione, Rialto, or Scalzi.

Among the hundreds of you who submitted correct answers, one of you was randomly selected for the prize kit:
One Grand Canal quilt pattern (PDF),
One Grand Canal Fat Quarter bundle,
More than 6 yards of fabric to make the top and binding,
One of my colorful Aurifil"elements" thread kits – 2200 yd of 100% cotton thread, made in Italy!

Next up, would you like to see the quilt??
Here it is! It's called "Grand Canal" and uses all but 5 prints from the "Grand Canal" fabric collection I designed for Moda Fabrics. The pdf pattern is available in our online shop and I'm excited to announce that Moda will be offering this as a kit! Be sure to ask your local quilt shop about it.
Here are some glamour shots of the quilt at some famous spots in Venice ;)
And the Winner of the prize kit is:


Congratulations, Anne!! We'll be mailing your prize to you today.

Thank you all for playing!!
Quilt Market begins later this week, and I hope you'll enjoy following Moda Fabrics United Notions ‪#‎ShowMeTheModa‬ ‪#‎ModaFabrics‬ and Aurifil thread #Aurifil on social media live from Salt Lake City, UT.

Now. back to designing my next Christmas fabric collection!

See you again soon.


  1. Congratulations, Anne, and thank you so much, Kate. This was a lot of FUN!!!!

  2. Wow, am I excited!! I have never won before in any online contest. Thank you so much. Good luck at quilt market.

    This was such a fun game to play too.

  3. Congrats Anne!! Thanks for the fun hunt Kate! =)

  4. Congrats, Anne. Loved the contest - learned a lot. Beautiful quilt, too!

  5. Congratulations, Anne! What a lucky day!!

  6. Sweet quilt, Kate, and it looks awesome hanging over the Grand Canal ;)! Congratulations Anne!!!!