We're Trying Again! The Martha Stewart American Made Awards Contest

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Last year we were Wildcard Finalists in the Fiber Art category of this contest, and we were over the moon excited to have made it that far on our first try.  This year we’d really, REALLY like to win!

Every year, the American Made Awards celebrate American makers in the areas of crafts, design, food, and style.  This year we are again nominees in the category Fiber Crafts.

Here’s how it works.  Martha’s staff chooses some finalists, and others are chosen by virtue of how much support they have. When you click on our Nominee Page, you have the opportunity to also click to share on Facebook or Twitter.  That helps spread awareness of our work and shows support for our nomination.  Then, if we are one of 500 entries chosen as finalists, voting begins on September 21st.   Winners of the contest are awarded $10,000 in capital for their businesses, but more importantly, are given national exposure for what they do.  Since we are committed to bringing a renaissance to rug hooking, much like as has taken place in knitting, we would very much appreciate your support.

To see our nominee page, and share it, please click here or on the American Made Nominee badge at the top of this post.

Thank you so very much and happy hooking! – Beth & Jen

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Thank you for voting for us!

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We want to give our many thanks to everyone who voted for us in the Martha Stewart American Made contest.  We did not win, but we were so happy to be finalists and we’ll be back to try again next year!

We’d like to congratulate the talented and creative winners of this contest.  If you’d like to see who they are, click HERE.

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Voting Has Begun in the Martha Stewart American Made Contest! Please Vote for Us!

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The voting has begun for the Martha Stewart American Made Contest, and as you probably already know, we are finalists in the Fiber Craft division.  We would be so very appreciative if you would vote for us by clicking HERE and then clicking on “VOTE” underneath our picture on the right side of our profile.   You have six votes every day, which you can use all with us, or spread around to other finalists as well.  Here’s why we’d like to win…

Winning this contest would be an amazing dream come true for us.  With the $10,000 prize, we would be able to increase our inventory of great wools for you, buy important pieces of equipment for the studios, start a video instructional and promotion-of-our-craft series, conduct more workshops, stock a wider variety of goods for our customers, and more.  We would also be able to increase our advertising and marketing budget, and focus even harder on our primary mission, which is to keep rug hooking alive for future generations.  So often we hear, “What is that you’re doing?  I’ve never seen that before.”  We want to change that, and help bring a renaissance to hooking as has been seen in the knitting and yarn world.

To that same goal, the exposure for our craft that we would gain through the publicity rewards of winning this contest would go a long way toward enlightening America about the wonderful heritage we all share in rug hooking.

So…please vote for us!  If we win, we promise to do the rug hooking and fiber craft community proud.  Thank you in advance for your support, and once again, you can vote for us by clicking HERE and then clicking on “VOTE” on the right side of our profile underneath our photo and info.  You can also share this post with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, wherever you are on the web.  We thank you.

Sincerely – Beth & Jen

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We're Martha Stewart American Made Wildcard Finalists thanks to YOU! Voting begins September 15th.

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We are wildcard finalists!  This is absolutely because of YOUR help!  Wildcard finalists are chosen, at least in part, by the number of social media shares and fan support for the nominee.  We are so grateful that your support helped earn us a spot among the finalists in the Fiber Craft division of this contest.  

You may click our profile HERE and starting on Monday, September 15th we would be oh so grateful if you would vote for us for the big prize!

Thank you, thank you!  – Beth & Jen

 

The Martha Stewart American Made Awards

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Every year, the American Made Awards celebrate American makers in the areas of crafts, design, food, and style.  This year we are nominees in the category Fiber Crafts.  

Here’s how it works.  Martha’s staff chooses some finalists, and others are chosen by virtue of how much support they have. When you click on our Nominee page, you have the opportunity to also click a share on Facebook or Twitter.  The end of the finalist choosing period is just four days away on September 8th, and we would so appreciate your support of our nomination.  Winners of the contest are awarded $10,000 in capital for their businesses, but more importantly, are given national exposure for what they do.  Since we are committed to bringing a renaissance to rug hooking, much like as has taken place in knitting, we would very much appreciate your support.

To see our nominee page, and share it, please click here or on the American Made Nominee badge at the top of this post.

Thank you so very much!