Submit a Caption, Win a Bundle

14 Aug 2012

If you have four-legged friends who hang out in your studio, you know how much they love to loll in the sunusually in a stash basket or on one of your works-in-progress.

My dog Elvis is known for wanting to try out fabrics for their nap-ability. If I tell him to get his paws off my project, he is affronted.

What's this crafty kitty thinking?
Enter our Crafty Critter Caption Contest and win!

But cats seem to be the best at not only finding the most precious textile to lounge on but also expressing their outrage if you disapprove.

This crafty kitty definitely has something on her mind: what do you think it is?

Quilting Daily invites you to submit captions for this feline fiber artist and vote for the best one on our Facebook page. The top five vote-getters will receive a bundle of magazines including classic issues from Studios, Quilting Arts, Cloth Paper Scissors, International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene, and Quilting Arts Gifts.

You can read the complete rules here.
The contest ends Sept. 6., winner chosen Sept. 7.

Don't forget, you need to follow the link to submit your caption or to vote.


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DebbieW wrote
on 18 Aug 2012 10:44 AM

My house, my hoard...purrr

bobbinalong wrote
on 18 Aug 2012 11:02 AM

Dear Quilting Daily Marketing Department --

Like it or not (irony intended)  there are some members of your target audience who have very valid reasons for NOT choosing to have a Facebook account.   While I understand you wish to increase your Facebook presence as a marketing tool, Facebook-only promotions are exclusionary and make me question if you care about or understand your marketing audience as a whole.   Thumbs down on this contest, along with the little note in paragraph 16 in the fine print.

bobbinalong wrote
on 18 Aug 2012 11:03 AM

Dear Quilting Daily Marketing Department --

Like it or not (irony intended)  there are some members of your target audience who have very valid reasons for NOT choosing to have a Facebook account.   While I understand you wish to increase your Facebook presence as a marketing tool, Facebook-only promotions are exclusionary and make me question if you care about or understand your marketing audience as a whole.   Thumbs down on this contest, along with the little note in paragraph 16 in the fine print.

Margery wrote
on 18 Aug 2012 12:08 PM

I agree with "bobbinalong."  Your money hunger is showing!

linlal wrote
on 18 Aug 2012 6:51 PM

Two things:

First, the rules aren't consistent - in one place it says only one entry per email and, further down, it says one per day.

 1. Only one entry per email address...

 5. How to Enter ... One (1) entry per person per day.

Second, I completely agree with the posts from bobbinalong and Margery since "liking" you on facebook gives you access to my personal information and my friends list. My info is none of your affair and my friends didn't become my friends so I could hand them over to a commercial enterprise. It also makes my facebook account public when I have chosen only to use it for my extended family.

You do run contests without facebook's intrusions - why can't you do that for all your contests? I don't know if you make money from using facebook but, if that's the reason,  it doesn't measure up against the privacy concerns of your readers. It also doesn't inspire loyalty in me when you act in a way that excludes me and other parts of your readership.

Perky Fisher wrote
on 18 Aug 2012 9:46 PM

I also agree with bobbinalong!

CharlynnF wrote
on 19 Aug 2012 3:21 PM

I agree with the using Facebook. I don't do Facebook. I don' t want to receive emails from anyone except who I want to receive them from. I don't have time to go through the ones I already get much less from those extra I would probably just delete anyway with out looking at.  If you want me to read your promotional material send it to me through the mail. I will probably read it then.

Joyceann9494 wrote
on 19 Aug 2012 6:21 PM

I do not want to use facebook.

dfmrobinson wrote
on 19 Aug 2012 6:30 PM

I AGREE with the below person 100%

bobbinalong wrote

on 18 Aug 2012 11:02 AM

saltscapes wrote
on 20 Aug 2012 5:08 PM

I never used to bother complaining about things that just turn me off....like facebook.  However, in recent times, following the lead of others, I am.  I have commented before,  after long lists of people have done the same.  This gets seriously annoying.  Does your marketing department not care?  Are they just not that interested in the comments of your patrons?  Neither is particularly complimentary to your readers.  Look at the date on this comment.  I don't even check my emails on a daily basis.  I prefer genuine conversation with real people I care about.  I really can't be bothered with facebook and it seems I am not alone.  I may just have to delete Quilting Daily altogether.

handwork2 wrote
on 21 Aug 2012 4:52 AM

I thought I was the only one that doesn't do Facebook...

on 22 Aug 2012 12:10 AM

Shame on Quilting Dailey ;(

Cate Prato wrote
on 23 Aug 2012 11:36 AM

Hi linlal,

We understand if you do not want to participate in our Facebook contest.

We use our Quilting Daily Facebook page to enhance the way we connect with our audience, and to share even more great quilting content with them.

We take your privacy very seriously.

We thought it would be helpful to provide you with Facebook’s privacy information, and clarify what information we have available to us when you “Like” our page. www.facebook.com/help

FROM FACEBOOK:

Can a Page see my information if I like it?

Pages cannot see the profiles (timelines) of people who connect with them, only their profile picture and name. Pages also do not have access to a news feed with information about what the activity of the people who connect with them.

Cate Prato

Online Editor, Quilting Daily

JerseyJane wrote
on 26 Aug 2012 6:58 PM

I'm sorry, you're still not quite getting it. Let's start over, shall we?

(You won't find this on FB.)

lga wrote
on 8 Sep 2012 3:14 AM

Oh my goodness.

I thought it was just me! I don't "do" Facebook either, in fact I found out one of my kids was going on an extended vacation through a relative who does do" Facebook. Here's the thing: you can take the time and read all the fine print in the (heehee) "privacy statements of even the most nebulous seeming app or game or whatever, but if you decide to opt out, you lose the privilege" of participating. That's just downright unfair! I play an online game with an elderly person, it's a beneficial thing and allows tiny chats as you play. However, because I played this same game ONE time with one other person, when I accidentally accepted the upgrade to this game, all of a sudden, whenever I finished my turn playing, a box would come up asking if I'd like to play with "someone I've played before"! Huh? Turns out, they somehow can access other people's Facebook accounts, and then connect that to you. I don't care for that at all, the person who's Facebook friends kept coming up as people I'd played before, was mortified.  I didn't sign anything or even check a box when ths "upgrade" downloaded, there was no way to stop it and when I inquired, they shut down my ability to send or receive "chats". MARKETING DEPT, BEWARE! I'm not sure it's entirely your fault, but you certainly will lose valuable members if you fall into the lackadaisical habit of relying on things like Facebook and others that people increasingly don't choose to be part of! It's such a shame. Please take note. It's not just the Mktg dept., though, where's the boss lady? Well, thanks for your time, I hope I kinda sorta got my point across, I can't believe I am the only one who feels this way...have a great weekend, quilting, or whatever you like to do...

lga wrote
on 8 Sep 2012 3:15 AM

Oh my goodness.

I thought it was just me! I don't "do" Facebook either, in fact I found out one of my kids was going on an extended vacation through a relative who does do" Facebook. Here's the thing: you can take the time and read all the fine print in the (heehee) "privacy statements of even the most nebulous seeming app or game or whatever, but if you decide to opt out, you lose the privilege" of participating. That's just downright unfair! I play an online game with an elderly person, it's a beneficial thing and allows tiny chats as you play. However, because I played this same game ONE time with one other person, when I accidentally accepted the upgrade to this game, all of a sudden, whenever I finished my turn playing, a box would come up asking if I'd like to play with "someone I've played before"! Huh? Turns out, they somehow can access other people's Facebook accounts, and then connect that to you. I don't care for that at all, the person who's Facebook friends kept coming up as people I'd played before, was mortified.  I didn't sign anything or even check a box when ths "upgrade" downloaded, there was no way to stop it and when I inquired, they shut down my ability to send or receive "chats". MARKETING DEPT, BEWARE! I'm not sure it's entirely your fault, but you certainly will lose valuable members if you fall into the lackadaisical habit of relying on things like Facebook and others that people increasingly don't choose to be part of! It's such a shame. Please take note. It's not just the Mktg dept., though, where's the boss lady? Well, thanks for your time, I hope I kinda sorta got my point across, I can't believe I am the only one who feels this way...have a great weekend, quilting, or whatever you like to do...

sewlady5 wrote
on 8 Sep 2012 6:27 AM

I don't do Facebook either and won't participate in anything that requires the use of Facebook.  YUCK.

wyomgirl wrote
on 8 Sep 2012 7:44 AM

I don't do facebook and assume marketing targeted to facebook users is not for me.

DebbieW wrote
on 8 Sep 2012 7:49 AM

Ladies who have commented, I agree with you. There are reasons we don't do Facebook. IMHO, my fabulous comment will go to the wayside...very unfair.

sjleblanc wrote
on 8 Sep 2012 9:31 AM

I also never use facebook and I have no intention of starting. I resent it when I'm required to use facebook to take part in a contest. Cheers to all those who refuse to use it!!!

sjleblanc wrote
on 8 Sep 2012 9:33 AM

I also refuse to use facebook.  I resent being excluded from these contests because of this. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way.

on 8 Sep 2012 10:07 AM

Horray for everyone that spoke up about NOT liking Facebook.  It's a waste of time and the smarter generation doesn't use it!

b8a5rbl wrote
on 8 Sep 2012 1:27 PM

I believe quilters value their time and would rather use it in a more productive way than Facebook users, many of whose lives revolve around social media. I've never used it and can't be bothered - I'd rather be quilting!

GayleM@4 wrote
on 8 Sep 2012 7:05 PM

Another comment from another non-Facebooker.  I do not use Facebook.  I will NEVER use Facebook.  Facebook's privacy policies are horrifying, and they just keep getting worse.

I also resent content that is only available through Facebook.  If you only want people who use Facebook, then clearly you don't want people like me.

I'm going to unsubscribe.

saltscapes wrote
on 9 Sep 2012 2:31 PM

Cate, thank you for the courtesy of your response.  I really did think all these comments about facebook were falling on deaf ears.  But as one lady said, "You still don't get it".  Many people are just not interested in facebook at all.  It is enough to have email and a telephone.  I feel no obligation to have multiple sources of access.  The time it takes to check on everything is time wasted for me.  A contest is a contest.  It should be open to everyone or forget it.  Why should some members have exclusivity?  Those of us who have no desire for unwelcome intrusions in our lives should not be penalized for that choice.

I do appreciate you comments about facebook safety.  Apparently some people have found that is not so.  In any event, not choosing to use facebook should not be an issue.  Be fair or don't play.