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. Sara R. says:

    Beautiful! She sure is keeping busy.

  2. Sarah Z. says:

    My happy fabric stash can be filled with these gorgeous prints- please!

  3. Leigh says:

    Please, Lord, let them pick ME! This is an awesome giveaway – THANKS!

  4. Alissa says:

    The flower print in My Happy Garden is so retro, almost atomic. Love it! Pink and orange: a great color combo.

  5. Karen says:

    I’m so excited about these cloud9 fabrics. Beautiful, beautiful work. (I’m such a fabric junkie.)

  6. Tricia says:

    Oooh! How lovely!

  7. Beatriz says:

    UAU! Just loving the color combination and world of ideas that come to mind just bu seeing them! I would love to get my hands in some of those fabrics…

  8. Jessica says:

    Lovely designs!

  9. Wow! Beautiful fabric. What will I make? Oh please let it be me.

  10. lesley says:

    these are beautiful!!

  11. Katie Hanson says:

    OMG, I’d LOVE these. Pleasepleaseplease let me win :) Thanks :)

  12. Jessica says:

    Lovely!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  13. Tracy says:

    Oh, those prints are wonderful! Pick me!

  14. Suzanne says:

    Are you kidding me? OMG. I wonder if I have enough craft karma built up to be lucky enough to win. Michelle’s designs are gorgeous.

  15. Jackie C says:

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a lucky win!

  16. Alicia M. Garcia says:

    These are adorable and promptly need to be put to good use!
    in my next quilt. . . ? :)

  17. Evelyn says:

    Oh man, what a fantastic giveaway! That fabric is heavenly.

  18. Erin K says:

    These are beautiful. Whoever wins them will be a lucky girl. (or guy)

  19. Emily says:

    These are SO great!!

  20. craftytammie says:

    such pretty fabrics! what a wonderful prize for some lucky crafter!

  21. Marilyn says:

    Oh what beautiful prints! I hope I win!

  22. Barb says:

    Wow, what a wonderful give-away. I ADORE those organic prints…can’t wait to get some for my next baby quilt.

  23. yahaira says:

    both collections are killing me! so pretty!

  24. Beautiful – both collections! Wow – what a fabulous designer!

  25. Amy says:

    I have been a fan for quite some time, but need to be thriftier with my fabric purchases. This is a very generous giveaway, thanks!

  26. ~Michelle~ says:

    What a great giveaway – both collections are fantastic!

  27. Beth says:

    Wow, what great prints! Fingers crossed…

  28. Michela says:

    Totally in love with the bird print from My Happy Garden, and really excited about Cloud9. Looking forward to more collections from them.

  29. Kelly says:

    Ohmegosh! Beautifulness! I would die if I won this. I’d sew something with them first of course! ;)

  30. Rosario says:

    I really can’t decide which one I like most! They’re both gorgeous! Congratulations to Michelle!

  31. Katie R says:

    what unique and beautiful fabric!

  32. Shannon says:

    Awesome! I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these fabrics! They are so pretty. Congratulations to Michelle!

  33. Megan says:

    Those are beautiful fabrics!

  34. Rachael says:

    These are gorgeous! Thanks for letting us know!

  35. Diane says:

    love love love! and organic is right up my alley!

  36. Diana says:

    Very pretty! I’d love to win either one.

  37. Carmen says:

    Absolutely lovely fabrics!

  38. Leanne says:

    What a wonderful give away. Fingers crossed.

  39. amy says:

    mmmmmmmmm nice!

    I’d love to win & make some things to put in my soon-to-be-open shop–(after I make myself something, of course.)

    Thank you!

  40. Ellen says:

    I have been waiting for these to come out, I would love to be the winner of a great giveaway like this!

    Here’s hoping.

  41. May says:

    I love how you get all these contests going.

  42. Debra says:

    I’m a huge fan as well and subscribe to her blog! What a great giveaway!

  43. Amy Hodge says:

    I absolutely LOVE the colors in both of these collections! They are just what I am into these days! :) I don’t comment much, but love the blog and seeing all the fabrics all the time!

  44. mjb says:

    Both are wonderful sets!

  45. greenolive says:

    I don’t know how she keeps coming up with designs – they are all lovely & I’d love to wins some of her fabrics.

  46. Rory says:

    So different, but equally gorgeous!! I would love to play around with these!

  47. Great prints. Love the collections. they look so great bundled together!

  48. BFromM says:

    They are lovely. I would love to win them.