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. pam sizemore says:

    those prints are so cute. I have a new grandson coming that needs a quilt.

  2. RobinW says:

    What a great givaway!

  3. I would love to win these lovely fabrics!
    Good luck to all!

  4. Joyful Abode says:

    I love her prints so much! Hope I win. :)

  5. Aleta says:

    Oh, love those yummy prints!

  6. Manuela says:

    This is an awesome giveaway – THANKS! I really love My Happy Garden.

  7. Joanna says:

    Pick me, Pick me! I want to win this sooo bad!

  8. Stine says:

    I love learning about new fabric collections here on True Up. Those mushrooms and snails are too cute!

  9. Annette says:

    Love to have these for a next project!

  10. Yael says:

    what gorgeous fabric! I hope I win!

  11. Gigi says:

    These are absolutely beautiful! Gotta have them, gotta have them…

  12. Anna says:

    Oh, I’d love to be in the drawing for those FQ bundles!

    They’re gorgeous!

  13. Sarah says:

    Lovely prints. I love the tiny seed propellers :)

  14. edina says:

    Ooo love this fabric!

  15. Susette says:

    I would love to win this fabric especially since no store in Hawaii will carry it. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  16. Roseanne says:

    looooving these! Here’s hoping my stash will receive an addition soon! thanks for sharing ♥

  17. Sally says:

    Great fabric lines. Luv the Moss print in the Shade Garden line. I could see a weet little girl in a fat quarter derss in the My Happy Garden line. Michelle has a very busy but happy life. Just look at the names of the line.

  18. Johanna says:

    Ahhhh, thankyou for the looksee,I really appreciate it….. all I can do is dream…… for an expat living in France getting my hands on these is more than difficult!
    Au revoir

  19. jane says:

    I love the fabric, it looks beautiful! Fingers crossed!

  20. Kate says:

    Just beautiful!

  21. Jacqui says:

    How exciting! I’ve been loving the glimpses I’ve had of these fabrics since they came out, owning some would be tremendous! Thanks for the chance.

  22. Tineke says:

    Beautiful! I could make something lovely for my little girl’s room with those :-)

  23. Gert says:

    I’ve been watching the progress on this fabric on her blog, so I’m very glad that it’s released now. So I would *love* to win this beautiful giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity ^_^

  24. I love these fabrics and can think of so many things I could do with the bundle if i win so im keeping my fingers crossed its my lucky day!

  25. Jane says:

    Thanks for the offer. I would love to have these fabrics!

  26. meg99 says:

    I’ve never heard about Cloud 9 Fabrics before.
    They look so soft and comfortable to make baby quilt.
    I love them.

  27. Eliane T. says:

    Gorgeous fabrics!!! Wow!
    Thanks a lot ^^

  28. marg says:

    they are so lovely thanks for the giveaway

  29. Sewing only from my stash for a year but nothing in my vow of fabric frugality says I can’t win some new fabric!!

  30. carolyn says:

    Yay! These fabrics are BEAUTIFUL!

  31. katrina says:

    These fabrics are gorgeous! I’m definitely adding them to the list. :)

  32. Kristen says:

    Those snails make me smile!

  33. Punkie Pie's says:

    Gorgeous fabrics! I love the color palette.

  34. Anne D says:

    Beautiful fabrics!!!Thanks for the giveaway

  35. Anita says:

    Wonderful fabrics, but I almost never win things. My mom did, though; she would enter contests and drawings like crazy and was constantly winning stuff that we could not use. Now, these fabrics I could use.

  36. Emily says:

    What beautiful fabric! Thanks!

  37. paula says:

    What amazing collections! I’m a “bird-a-holic” so I absolutely LOVE the first collection! Thanks for a chance to win!

  38. becky says:


  39. Thanks for the chance to enter! I love Michelle’s fabric! So, so beautiful.

  40. Jen Eskridge says:

    I hope I win!!! I’ve been a long time reader of Michelle’s blog.

  41. Sally says:

    They are adorable. Perfect for a boy’s quilt.

  42. Cindy says:

    Beautiful, beautiful fabric!!

    I just hopped over here from Michelle’s blog, off to read the rest of this one!

  43. Kaye Prince says:

    These are such beautiful collections; I love Cicada! Thanks for doing such a great giveaway; I’d love to win!

  44. Amanda says:

    How pretty! Hope I win, I know the perfect project for these fabrics.

  45. Chelsea says:

    So pretty!

  46. Margarite says:

    What awesome collections! I love the birds in My Happy Garden.

  47. julie green says:

    i’m feeling lucky today. i’m in dire need of new fabric and i think i’m meant to win it. : )

  48. Melissa H. says:

    These are great! Thanks for the opportunity.

  49. Sue Jean says:

    Gorgeous! Fingers crossed!

  50. Diane says:

    Beautiful fabrics!! I would love to make mini-quilts or bags from any and all :)

    Thank you for the opportunity to maybe have them all come to live with me <3