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Giveaways and Quilts – A Winning Combination

At Road to California, we love showcasing quilts and we love providing lots of opportunities for our guests to win prizes.

Part II- Daily Giveaways

Daily Giveaways have been a Road to California tradition for several years.

On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, sewing machines donated by several Road Sponsors were given away twice a day, at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM, at the North Registration Desk.

And on Sunday afternoon, Martelli Enterprises donated a Martelli Premier Workstation with Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat to one lucky winner.

Thursday Winners

Adelina Portillo of Riverside, California, won a Brother Project Runway Limited Edition Sewing Machine from Moore’s Sewing Center. A quilter for 15 years, Adelina was “really happy” to win. “I’ve never won anything before,” she said. Adelina has been coming to Road to California for the past 12 years. She makes it a day of “buying stuff” and hanging out with friends.


The afternoon winner was Lisa Pechon of Fullerton, California. The microphone was cutting out when her name was announced. Just in case, she and her daughter showed up at the North Registration Desk to check it out and when she found out she was the winner, she was “shocked.” Lisa won a Baby Lock Jubilant Model BL 808 from Moore’s Sewing Center. A quilter for 5 years, Lisa says she is “still learning.” Her daughter, Hannah, was thrilled for her mom. She was looking forward to attending the show to find out about the Cosplay costumes.   


Friday Winners

“The original Barbie Doll,” Barbara Doll, from Calgary, Canada, was the morning winner. She won a Janome 2030 QDC portable sewing machine from Moore’s Sewing Center. Barbara spends her winters in Arizona and came to the show with 12 friends from the Sun City West-Palo Verde Patchers. Barbara said she is always on the lookout for a new machine. She loved how her new Janome was “nice and light.”


Mel’s Sewing and Fabric Center donated a Bernina 215 that won by Colleen Craviero from Rhode Island. She was in Row 100 in the Exhibit Hall, “just hanging out in Row 100,” when she heard her name called. Road 2020 was her first time at the Show. She had flown to Arizona to spend time with her sister-in-law and they drove over to the show. Colleen said that the closest quilt show to her home is in Vermont. She found Road to be “amazing.”


Saturday Winners

Robyn Phelps from La Mesa, California, won a Pfaff Passport 3.0 from Pollard’s Sew Creative. Robyn had just arrived at the show on a bus with the Legacy Quilters right before the drawing was held. Se was excited to win the machine because hers was “on its last leg.”  

Shelley Holbrook from Yorba Linda, California was in the Ballroom, looking at the quilt exhibits, when she heard her name on the loudspeaker. Shelley won a Husqvarna Viking Opal 650 from OC Sewing and Vacuum. She has been to Road five times in the past. Shelley likes to see the new products. “There are things you can only find here.” She also thought all the quilts were “beautiful.”

Sunday Winner

Teri Gallagher won the Martelli Premier Workstation with Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat. This was her 2nd visit to Road.   

We hope you’re planning on joining us for Road to California 2021, January 21-24, 2021. Don’t forget to sign up for the great giveaways when you come. Who knows…you could go home a winner too!!      

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