Giveaway: Michelle Engel Bencsko Extravaganza!


My Happy Garden fat quarter bundle. Get a closer look at these prints here.

It’s a HUGE month for Michelle Engel Bencsko of Cicada Studio and Cloud9 Fabrics. (And with Quilt Market coming up next month, I don’t think she’ll get to slow down any time soon.) She has designed two fabric collections that are both hitting the stores this month — Shade Garden, her followup to Dogwood for Henry Glass, and My Happy Garden, the debut line for Cloud9 Fabrics. As you may already know, Cloud9 is an exciting new organic fabric manufacturing company founded by Michelle and a partner. My Happy Garden is shipping to stores right now — you can see the list of stockists here.


Shade Garden fat quarter bundle. Get a closer look at the prints here.

She’s offering both collections up for grabs in one giveaway here today. One grand prize winner will win a fat quarter bundle of each collection — that’s each of the 16 prints of Shade Garden and eight of My Happy Garden (that’s six yards of fabric in all!). Two runners-up will receive one fat quarter bundle of either Shade Garden OR My Happy Garden.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. Comments will close and the winners will be drawn around 9am Central U.S. time next Wednesday, September 16. This drawing is open to fabric fans worldwide. Good luck!


  1. christine says:

    Oh so pretty! me me me me me!!!!!

  2. me, please and thank you!

  3. Amanda says:

    Great giveaway! These fabrics are great.

  4. Laurel Groh says:

    oh my goodness! these are fantastic – can’t wait for payday!

  5. Anna R says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! Love all the neat designs.

  6. Cybil M says:

    Ooh! Ooh! Me! Me!

  7. Rafael's mum says:

    I really love those fabrics ! Great collection! Thanks for the chance to win some.

  8. Natalie says:

    A lovely giveaway – such a fresh colour palette!

  9. egater says:

    I really hope to win this giveaway – these fabrics are so beautiful

  10. Allison L. says:

    I am really in love with her fabrics. I would love to have some to play around with and make some super beautiful things.

  11. Kathleen H says:

    Beautiful! I especially love the Shade Garden prints. All of these would be fun to play with.

  12. Corey says:

    Awesome Giveaway! Thanks so much for offering such a great collection of fabrics. =)

  13. Stacey Schmidt says:

    These are just wonderful. Thanks so much for the chance!

  14. Liz Merckel says:

    Wow – just love those new fabrics!
    Here’s hoping I’m lucky :-)

  15. lahuitrefrite says:

    Love. The. Birds.

    ‘Nuff said. :-)

  16. Kathleen H says:

    Beautiful, both sets! I would love to play with them. I particularly like the Shade Garden colors.

  17. Britta says:

    ohhh…how pretty!

  18. Shannon Finer says:

    I would love this giveaway, I need fabric inspiration for a quilt. Thanks!

  19. Joy says:

    How lovely! Thanks for doing a giveaway…

  20. bumblebee_su says:

    they are super lovely :) :)

  21. Viv says:

    Oh, wow, I haven’t seen those lovely print before. We are so behind the times down here in the antipodies :-( They are just gorgeous.

  22. elena says:

    Great giveaway!! These fabrics are lovely :D . Thanks!

  23. Jaime says:

    Gorgeous!!! I can’t wait to see more!

  24. Ching says:

    Beautiful prints.

  25. Bear says:

    Beautiful! What a great giveaway!

  26. Emily Duncan says:

    Hi, I am so excited about your fabrics. I have a wonderful project just waiting :)

  27. anne says:

    I just about jumped up and down when I saw this fabric on the shelves of Purl Soho when I was visiting New York last week! OK, maybe I did a little. It’s just as lovely in person as it is in pictures on the internets!

  28. Meghan says:

    I’m so excited for these fabrics – I’m hoping to venture into baby quilt territory since there is a baby boom among my friends, and I think these would be just perfect!

  29. Sharon says:

    It wouldn’t be fair for me to win … as I just received a lovely bundle in the mail … they are absolutely gorgeous … now I need to make something special with them (thank you Michelle)

  30. Steph says:

    Oh, both those collections are amazing! I’d love to win. I have about a zillion new babies to make presents for. :)

  31. Jeanne Garrett says:

    I’m looking forward to working with organic fabrics. They are beautiful.

  32. carriegel says:

    I am new to quilting and this would be a great start for my fabric stash. Thanks for the chance to win.

  33. Bele says:

    So many entries already… Wow! But it definitely IS very nice fabric. Stay busy, Michelle, and thanks for the generous give-away!

  34. Jittina says:

    What a great giveaway! I want to make a quilt for my mother and these fabrics would be great.

  35. Amy says:

    I love these fabrics! I would love a chance, thanks!

  36. Erin C. says:

    The perfect excuse to make a wee baby quilt!

  37. Jenny says:

    I have been following her fabrics for a while, and they are always so pretty! Thanks for doing this!

  38. Jo B-C. says:

    I have been looking for some beautiful organic fabrics. I AM HOME! Many thanks to you and your beautiful designs and color choices.

  39. Lauren says:

    This fabric is adorable!

  40. Mary says:

    what a happy looking bundle of fabrics :)

  41. Cindy Graff Cohen says:

    These colors and prints will inspire any sewer.

  42. Jan says:

    Would love to win those charming birdies!