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Books, Books and More Books

I have received a box of assorted books as well as six pattern books from our sponsor Martingale for review and giveaway. I am going to do something a little different since I am up to my neck in details and registrations for the Festival, now less than two months away! I’ll give a brief description below of each pattern book, and we will select six lucky winners for each one in the next newsletter. Please note, however, that the winners will need to pick up the pattern books at the Festival.

We have another fun announcement: One lucky winner at the Weekend Kick Off Nicky Epstein Fashion Show and Luncheon will get a chance to win one of the garments being modeled at the Show! Nicky has been gracious enough to donate a garment, and it will be a surprise for us all as to which one she selects. We will randomly select a name for one Fashion Show Luncheon attendee at the end of the luncheon.

We have been busy making various centerpieces for each of the VIP events: the Fashion Show, the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber Luncheon and the Debbie Macomber Dinner. One person at each table at each event will win a centerpiece, such as these FeltLOOM vases:


Last but not least, please keep in mind as you are registering for the Festival that many classes are already full. To avoid disappointment, please double check the website to see whether your class selection is available.

With Warm Regards,


Salvation Army Fabric Fair

If your New Year’s resolutions included clearing out those closets, remember to set aside your unwanted fabric, yarns and notions for the Salvation Army for its Annual Fabric Fair. We will once again be a drop-off site for them at the Festival, all three days.

Special Martingale Books giveaway…

  • Crocheted Snugglers, Easy Blankets for Baby: Ten beautiful and colorful patterns that are suitable for a welcoming blanket or for a special occasion.
  • Crochet Baby Style, Children’s Clothing, Accessories, and More: Twelve unique patterns for baby, including Christening dress, vest, booties and more.
  • Crochet Bright, Scarves, Hats, Booties, and More: Fourteen exciting projects, perfect ideas for gift giving for the little munchkins for any occasion.
  • Knit for Kids, Patterns for Boys and Girls: Fourteen adorable designs featuring a cupcake hat (aww!), coatdress, booties and more.
  • Knit Bright, Scarves, Hats, Booties, and More: Twelve flattering little hats and scarves, booties, blankets, mittens with rolled edges, stripes and more.
  • Knit Boutique, Children’s Clothing, Accessories, and More: Fourteen fun-to-knit projects, clothes and accessories, including jeans! There are also pillows, blankets, t-shirt, cuddly toy and more.

HOW TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES: Simply send an email (one entry per person per category, please, for a maximum of two emails) to by Jan. 31, 2014, with the subject line of either “Martingale Knitting Book” or “Martingale Crochet Book.” Three winners will be selected for each category, for a total of six winners. Please include your name and a phone number where you can be reached. The winners will be drawn randomly from the entries and announced in the next issue of Festival Update.

New Year’s Day Sweepstakes winner

The winner of our Jan. 1 sweepstakes, for Martingale’s All About Knittings paperback, is Lynn Puckett of Manawa, Wis. Congratulations!

Debbie Macomber


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