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. Heather says:

    Love those collection – oh to win them would be so great – think of all the beautiful things that could be made with them – WOW!

  2. Lisa says:

    What beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. lesley says:

    oh my goodness! i’m a huge fan of michelle’s fabrics, and can’t wait to see both these collections in person :) yahoo!!

  4. Christie says:

    Cute fabrics! I can think of all sorts of cute projects to do with them :)

  5. Alice S says:

    so VERY cute! i would love to win this gorgeous fabric.

  6. Pretty! I really love the colors of Shade Garden.

  7. Fulvia says:

    Congratulations all around! And … these bundles are beautifully presented as well.

  8. Jenn says:

    I just want to touch them! (is that weird?)

  9. Amber says:

    These are so fabulous! What a great giveaway – thanks so much!

  10. Fulvia says:

    Sorry, I gave an incorrect website earlier.

    Congratulations all around! And … these bundles are beautifully presented as well.

  11. Mary P says:

    So gorgeous. I would love to win either.

  12. jules says:

    I’m such a huge fan of all of Michelle’s designs and have been anxiously awaiting the Cloud9 collection! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  13. Erin says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Jacqueline says:

    My Happy Garden is my favorite. I love the colors!

  15. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful! I can’t wait to see these fabrics in stores!

  16. Lisa says:

    OH DROOL! Love it!! I hope I win!!

    Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  17. Kris says:

    Count me in! What a great giveaway! Thanks!

  18. Rachel says:

    omg love those!

  19. Jen says:

    Cute fabrics!

  20. Lindsay says:

    These are so fun! I would love to get my hands on these!

  21. Angie says:

    love ‘em!

  22. AmandaL says:

    ohpleaseohpleasephPLEEEEASE. Pretty please :)

  23. Maria says:

    These new collections are fabulous – can’t wait to get my hands on some!

  24. Liz says:

    LOVE IT!! I’ve been reading her blog for a while now–her stuff is so great! Also, True Up is my favorite read of the day by far!

  25. Oh, goodness. Those little birds are just darling!

  26. Grandma G says:

    How I would LOVE to win these!

  27. marina says:

    these designs are fabulous!!

  28. Jen says:

    Wonderful fabric!

  29. Jen says:

    Ohhh to win this.
    I’ve coveted both since I saw them.
    I can dream.

  30. Eleanor says:

    I’m stuck here at work (working hard, of course) and I can’t stop smiling because the little snails are just so cute!

  31. Jennmoles says:

    Ohh, ohh! Pick me, pick me! :-)

  32. Jennifer says:

    Wow, beautiful fabrics! I hope I win!

  33. carrie says:

    I’m so excited about this collection–been watching and waiting for it. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  34. Kori P. says:

    Just beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. JennL says:

    Wow! I would love to win this bit.

  36. All these fabrics are great! And I love that eco-friendly fabrics are becoming more and more available (and in super cute prints, too!).

  37. mon ami says:

    what?! really??!!! How generous! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    These are gorgeous collections

  38. Jenn says:

    the both look beautiful but the happy garden! stunning! i’m in love!

  39. Katie says:

    I love fat quarters! These prints are so neat!

  40. Nichole says:

    Snails make for happy fabric and happy fabric makes a happy girl.

  41. kelly says:

    I love how fresh My Happy Garden feels — like summer isn’t slipping away right now. Of course Shade Garden is lovely too. Thanks for the chance to win!

  42. marielle says:

    oh man another item on my shopping list.

  43. What gorgeous fabrics. I’d sooooo love to win this one. Christine xo

  44. Dani says:

    Say a little prayer for me! These are beautiful!

  45. Nicole says:

    So lovely! I’d love to have these beauties come live with me!!

  46. Lisa Thomas says:

    I can’t believe I have found a blog dedicated to fabric. I am in heaven. Thank you……..


  47. Sarah says:

    pick me! pick me! these are gorgeous!

  48. Nellie says:

    Lovely! Put my name in the hat!

  49. Katie says:

    Sweet prints! Good to see organic cottons becoming available.

  50. Kim says:

    Lovely Prints. Have so many projects in mind for them. Hope they can find their way to Aus.