20 Years!

Posted on February 7, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in Give-Aways, New Patterns, What's New

Way back in 1999, on January 11th, I took a deep breath and launched my little pattern company. Ten years later, in June of 2009, I launched my web site, and started my blog.

Wow, what a ride it’s been!

At the 10-year mark, I introduced a Welcome Banner pattern to celebrate; and again, at the 15-year mark, I introduced another Welcome Banner pattern. So guess what?

Now that we’ve reached the 20-year mark, I couldn’t let it pass uncelebrated, so I’m introducing another Welcome Banner pattern to celebrate 20 years!

This pattern was one of the bonus projects included in my first-ever Block-of-the-Month program, which is now out of print. Rather than let it languish in the archives, I’ve revived it to use for celebrating our 20th anniversary.

You can do the center portion using your favorite method of appliqué, and adding the borders is super quick and easy. The pattern is available as a PDF pattern in my Etsy Shop, and like the previous celebratory Welcome banner patterns, will always be only $5. Forever.

And since 20 years is kind of a big deal for me, I’m having a give-away!

I’m giving away 20 — yes, 20 — copies of the pattern (in PDF format — so it will get emailed to you), and all you have to do if you want to have a chance at getting one, is leave a comment on this post. If I get more than 20 comments, I will draw randomly for 20 winners. Your odds are pretty good for this one! I’ll  draw for the winners on February 12th.

And just for reference, here are the two previous Welcome Banners . . . this one for our 10th anniversary:

And this one for our 15th:

All these patterns are available in my Etsy Shop, always for only $5.

Thanks for reading and visiting! Thanks for being around to help us celebrate 20 years!

And the WINNERS are . . .

Sherry V.
Mary D.
Linda B.
Susan S.
Christi B.
Diane J.
Kate C.

I emailed out all the patterns to the address you left in your comment. If you see your name on the list, but you didn’t receive the email, please check your spam folder. Thanks, everyone, for all the kind comments and playing along!

55 responses to “20 Years!”

  1. Janet D says:

    Congratulations, 20 years is an amazing milestone.

  2. G Anderson says:

    Congratulations on 20 years. Quite a milestone and I love the banner and theme!

  3. Bonnie Epperson says:

    20 years, what Record and I hope many more to come.

  4. Phillis Harding says:

    Congratulations for 20 years of pattern making. That is quite a milestone. I love all of your banners but this is the best by far. Keep up the good work.

  5. Sandy Weber says:

    Love the horses!

  6. Kathy Krog says:

    Has it been that long…wow…heres to another 20 years.

  7. Debbi says:

    Congratulations on 20 years. Your pattern would be great to make for my sister or niece – the horse lovers/ owners in my family!

  8. Carolyn Schomaker says:

    Congratulations on another milestone. I know pattern making, designing fabric is time consuming, but it gives the rest of us many choices. Thank you.

  9. Sherry V. says:

    Congratulations on your 20th Anniversary. That is quite an accomplishment!

    Keep up the good work.

  10. Carolyn Schomaker says:

    Congratulations on another milestone. Its people like you that gives the rest of us quilters patterns and fabrics to express ourselves. Thank you

  11. Tia says:

    Congratulations on 20 years! Time must certainly fly when you are doing what you love! <3

  12. Carolyn Schomaker says:

    love your banners. Thank you for all you do

  13. Judy S. says:

    Congratulations! Twenty years goes fast when you’re having fun.

  14. Carole S. says:

    I LOVE a good welcome banner!! I once had a vision of having all kinds of “welcome” signs in various needlework techniques in my entry way. Not sure what happened to that idea…I’m sure this pattern could be out to good use, though! Sweet design!! Congratulations on your longevity!!!

  15. G. Catherine Wight says:

    Wow, 20 years – Congratulations!!

  16. Laura DeShazer says:

    I hope you continue for many more years to come.

  17. Lorri says:

    Thank you for the wonderful patterns and work you do. May God Bless you with 20+ more years

  18. Kari Elliott says:

    Love the banner… perfect choice for you and your cowboy!

  19. Becky Collis says:

    These are so cool Shelly!

  20. Elizabeth E Otto says:

    Congratulations on 20 years! I love the welcome pattern for your 10th.

  21. Cindy Spearman says:

    Wow, 20 years, that’s awesome!!!! I love all your Welcome Banners. Congratulations!

  22. Betty Keene says:

    All your banners are lovely. Congrats on 20 years and wishing 20 more good ones.

  23. denniele says:

    20 years!!! That is fantastic! Congratulations, Shelly!

  24. Mary Jo Walsh says:

    I love it. So glad I found you

  25. Kate says:

    WOW! Its hard to remain at one occupation for that many years these days. Your continued commitment to the quilting community is amazing! Best wishes for continued success!

  26. Christi Bentley says:

    Congrats on 20 years!!!!

  27. Shelly this is an incredible milestone and what a lovely way to celebrate. Your banners are beautiful; all of them.
    Carol Andrews

  28. Linda Bradley says:

    Congratulations! I love your website and your newsy blog. Keep on keeping on.

  29. Diane Jarvis says:

    Congratulations on your 20th Anniversary!

  30. Wow 20 years, congratulations. That is great. I hope I make it. I wonder where the next 10 years will take you.

  31. Melody A. says:

    Congratulations!!! wow, perseverance and grit!!! Fantastic Job!! love your blog and patterns and looking at your beautiful creations!!! Look forward to following your work many more years!! Happy Sewing from Iowa!

  32. Diana S says:

    Here’s to another 20! So happy I found your blog. It is fun and interesting to read about all your activities!

  33. Ginny Smith says:

    20 years Well done and like so many of your patterns. Banners are great.

  34. Maxine E says:

    Congratulations! What a great milestone! 🙂

  35. Jackie Gross says:

    Congratulations on 20 years.

  36. Angie in SoCal says:

    Cogratulations, Shelly. Twenty years is an awesome milestone.

  37. Wendy says:

    Congratulations, Shelly! Here’s to many more!

  38. Congratulations on 20 years! That is quite an accomplishment!

  39. Angela says:

    Happy Anniversary!
    I have a soft spot for cowboys and horses and I think this “Welcome” banner is the best one of the three! 💝

  40. Brenda Estes says:

    Love your banner. So cute.

  41. Rose Marie says:

    This is a milestone!!!! I love the banners. I may have a pattern for one of them hiding in my unfinished stuff……….I will look and if not, I need to buy them. Congratulations!!!!!!!

  42. Wanda Marvel says:

    Congratulations Shelly. 20 years! WOW

  43. Scarlett says:

    Congrats, Shelly! Wow, 20 years! I think I have one of those, would love to win this one – goes good with our theme. Can’t wait to see what you do in the next 20 years!

  44. Hope Seider says:

    Congratulations! Where did 20 years go? So happy for you!

  45. Delana says:

    Wow, twenty years, what a milestone! Congratulations, Shelly. You have great patterns.

  46. Tonia says:

    20 years in business encouraging others to share your quilting! Congratulations and thank you for letting us all enjoy life with you!

  47. Susan says:

    Congratulations! thank you for all you do to make the ride more fun for us 🙂

  48. Crystal says:

    Congratulations! I do love the Welcome banner. I have the perfect spot for one! Wishing for many ,ore adventures for you…and thanks for taking us along!

  49. Sherry W says:

    Congrats on 20 years. Your banners are lovely.

  50. Paula says:


  51. Raewyn says:

    Congratulaions on your 20 years of your pattern company!!

  52. Mary Delia says:

    Wow, congrats on 20 awesome years of creativity.

  53. Congratulations! Thar is very exciting! Here is to the next 20 – 30 years of great success!

  54. Darlene says:

    Congratulations on 20 years. I know I am so glad you took the plunge I have been inspired, encouraged, learned and laughed & cried with your adventures on the ranch and in your quilt room. Thank you for sharing so much.

  55. Cecilia Podzimek says:

    Wow! 20 years! Congratulations, Shelly, that is so remarkable. 20 years of doing something you love so much and being successful with it. I am so proud of you, my friend! I never opened that bakery next door to you and never will — retirement suits me much better! I do love those welcome banners as I love everything you create.

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