Replacement Alternate Winner for June
2 days ago, just after I emailed Vivi and posted that she would our alternate winner, I heard from Jo–one of the original winners … who doesn’t have internet at home (she emailed from a friend’s house).
As I haven’t heard from Vivi, Jo will go back on the list as Winner #9 … and I will be able to send out the mailing info later today.
Unfortunately, the Block Lotto isn’t like other blog giveaways and when one of the winners doesn’t promptly respond, it isn’t just me who has to wait, follow-up, re-email, etc … it’s at least FIFTY other quilters who have made blocks and are anxious to mail them to the winners.
It may make sense to make another change in the way things work because with so many winners every month, it seems that someone is ALWAYS going to be unavailable to check their email, the blog, etc. Although I’d like to think of this as our little community in blogland, perhaps it’s not realistic to think that its members actually check the blog beyond posting their blocks?