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. Jennalou says:

    I love this time of year. The weather is cooling off and we get to see all the new fabrics!!

  2. nana says:

    ooohhhh, I want to feel them in my little hands. thanks for sharing

  3. Liz says:

    Wow! These are gorgeous!!

  4. Apricot says:

    I am so in love with Shade Garden!

  5. Kelly says:

    My goodness these are lovely. Would love to see them in person.

  6. Valerie says:

    The Flock and the Toadstools are so awesome! I am in love! Will these be in any Quebec stores do you know? Lovely giveaway too! And congrats!

  7. Michelle says:

    Those are great!

  8. Andrea says:

    I’m keeping my fingers, toes, eyes and any other part of my body crossed so that I win some of this gorgeous fabric.

  9. nicole j bideau says:

    wow what wonderful fabric this is I love birds I would love the opp to win these amazing fabrics

  10. carmel says:

    wow! i love her fabric line! the old one and the new one.
    thanks for the great giveaway

  11. Cascade Lily says:

    OMG. I would think I had died and gone to heaven if I won these little beauties!

  12. Jessica B. says:

    Man oh man, I would love to get these in my hands! Gorgeous fabrics, as always.

  13. Sophie says:

    These are gorgeous, I love how they go together so well yet are all so different.

  14. Emily says:

    Absolutely sweet fabric.

  15. Jessica says:

    Oh my goodness…such beautifulness. Please let it be my lucky day!

  16. JulieFrick says:

    WOW. Those are simply amazing. Now I will spend many happy minutes perusing those links and crossing my fingers!

  17. nikki says:

    Those are both gorgeous.
    Love that they’re producing something on organic cotton. yum.

  18. Pat S says:

    Absolutely love this fabric. Please enter my name.

  19. Jody says:

    Love love love. These are wonderful!!!!

  20. Steph says:

    Wow — can’t decide which color collection I like more!

  21. Gwen says:

    What a great giveaway! I’d love to win. :)

  22. wenders says:

    oooh, sign me up! i’m just starting to sew and LOVE it.

  23. maya says:

    lovely giveaway! i’m getting my very first sewing machine tomorrow & it’d be wonderful to win such beautiful fabric to help start my stash. :)

  24. Jannette says:

    What a wonderful collection she has.. Beautiful!

  25. Lisa G. says:

    Gorgeous fabrics–especially love Flock. Wow.

  26. Kate says:

    I just LOVE those fabrics! Please, please- let it be me!

  27. Sarah says:

    What beautiful fabrics! I love the ‘sprouts’ in the shade garden line.

  28. Nancy says:

    So gorgeous!

  29. Cheryl says:

    This would be prefect for the quilt I’m about to start.

  30. Sarah says:

    Ooh, I hope I win! I’ve been a fan for ages!

  31. Misty says:

    I am on a self-imposed fabric diet right now. Due to budget concerns, I promised myself that I would not “spend” any money on fabric for the next several months. Oh and of course there are so many lovely prints out there right now. So it’s not cheating if I win the fabric right? :)

  32. Cherie Wright says:

    Pick me, pick me, pick me! (But if you don’t, I’ll just have to buy a few prints anyway!)

  33. Sasha says:

    I love these fabrics….just looking at them all makes me happy!

  34. Rosemary says:

    I love these! They would look lovely in our new home!

  35. Sarah says:

    I would love to have fat quarters of these collections! They are so sweet and I have so many ideas for them as I prepare for a new baby!

  36. I am in love with her fabric lines and whish I could buy yardage of all of it.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. Jessica says:

    These are so lovely…Thanks for the fabric love!

  38. KatieC says:

    Ooooh! Yes please! They’re both lovely!

  39. Donna says:

    Love them!

  40. DianeY says:

    Ooh! These look really beautiful! I always love to see new lines of fabric (as if I don’t already have soooooo much to choose from!)

  41. skippingdaisies says:

    Pick me, pick me!! These fabrics are just devine. They have a cute Japanese feel about them. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  42. Coralee says:

    lovely fabric, I would love to win… thanks for the chance!

  43. vanessa says:

    Love these new fabrics!

  44. Marlene says:

    I have become a recent reader of Cicada Dreams and I love the line of fabrics she has come out with. I’m excited to try some out.

  45. Debbie says:

    oh so pretty, thanks for the give away!

  46. kelly says:

    Ooohh – so lovely! Love the concept & going organic!

  47. Jessy says:

    These are too precious.

  48. Ammie says:

    Oh, lovely! I’ve been following Michelle’s blog for some time now, and her designs and colors are gentle and simple and dreamy. Thanks to you both for the giveaway–ahem… right in time for my birthday! ;) ;)

  49. Stacy says:

    These are gorgeous! Perfect to start me on my first quilt! :) Hope I win!!