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. Linda says:

    I would make one of my grandchildren a quilt.
    So very adorable.

  2. JenniLeigh says:

    I follow her blog and love the fabrics!!! I have a thousand uses for it already!

  3. Valerie says:

    Beautiful! (See what happens when someone posts it on Twitter?? Lots of entries.)

  4. Stina says:

    Fun with some new fabrics to play with!!!! They sure do look fantastic!!!:o)

  5. Patty says:

    I love Shade Garden, this is a great giveaway.

  6. Andi says:

    They are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance.

  7. Chris Salek says:

    Love the fabrics, and your blog/newsletter!

  8. julie k says:

    Beautiful fabrics! Thank you for the chance to win!

  9. Nancy says:

    Cute Cute Cute! Here’s to wishing that I might win something so wonderful. Thanks for the chance.

  10. Signe says:

    Too adorable. I wanna win it :D

  11. Megan says:

    Just bought my very first sewing machine yesterday-in French (I’m not)! Starting with such beautiful options would be so inspiring! Thanks!

  12. Arabella says:

    Oooh what a great giveaway! This would be fantastic to win. The prints look fabulous!

  13. Count me in! Love these colors :)

  14. Sue L says:

    What lovely fabrics and such a generous giveaway.

  15. Denise Felton says:

    Holy mackeroly! Memememememe! Pick meee!!!

  16. Pamela S says:

    Count me in – I love her fabrics!

  17. Brooke says:

    I can’t even stand how cute that Shade Garden fabric is.

  18. Sarah says:

    So lovely! What a wonderful giveaway.

  19. Ellen Ault says:

    Great designs on the fabric!

  20. Robin D. says:

    I can think of so many uses for these simple yet stunning fabrics. Great work again, Michelle!

  21. quinta da quilter says:

    Love thoses fat quarters!!

  22. Amy says:

    Fabulous giveaway! Both of these new lines of fabric are gorgeous!

  23. Shari says:

    Lovely and generous giveaway! Count me in.

  24. Dee says:

    Such gorgeous fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway and I hope I win. :)

  25. Allison S. says:

    Thanks for the opportunity–the fabrics are gorgeous!

  26. Gorgeous fabrics! I love the colors, and the designs.

  27. Marta says:

    The fabrics are beautiful. Love them!

  28. ChrisC says:

    Oooh, I love the My Happy Garden Fabrics. SO very lovely, and perfect for a baby quilt! Thanks for the chance to win

  29. Chelsey says:

    I’ve been eying these fabrics for some time and would love a chance to try them out!

  30. J.P. says:

    Her stuff is beautiful!

  31. Charlotte Haller says:

    Love them! So, so gorgeous!

  32. Laura says:

    Michelle’s designs are so unique and fresh in today’s quilt fabric market. I love them.

  33. Ashley says:

    Both lines look fabulous! Great colors, patterns, and I’d love to have some fun organic fabrics to work with! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  34. Jennifer says:

    Oh oh oh! Happy garden? More like HAPPY ME! These fabrics are just beautiful! I hope I am the lucky winner (and if I’m not you can bet I’ll be tracking these fabrics down soon…).


  35. silia says:

    please pick me! lol. those fabrics are so cute!

  36. Chloe Rocan says:

    Very sweet and whimsical. Would make a perfect quilt for a little girl.

  37. Susan says:

    Those colors are yummy and somewhat unexpected. I’d love to win them.

  38. Rachel H says:

    Oh, those are beautiful. I’d love to make a few things out of that fabric.

  39. Diane says:

    Oh Wow, they are so so pretty. Here’s hoping to win from Idaho!

  40. JulieZS says:

    So beautiful, love the color combinations.

  41. Lana says:

    Very exciting! So beautiful!

  42. Malinda says:

    these are so pretty!

  43. Lorie says:

    this makes me want to start sewing right now! beautiful organic fabric. great idea.

  44. Katrina says:

    Beautiful! Reminds me of vintage linens. I love these fabrics and am crossing my fingers.

  45. That fabric looks lovely – such great colours. I am sure they will inspire lots of creative crafty projects – fingers crossed I am lucky enough to be the one to use them!

  46. Jennifer O. says:

    Oh, what pretty fabrics!

  47. Beautiful!! I have ideas already for those. I’m such a fabric hog!

  48. MichelleB says:

    What a great giveaway! I LOVE this fabric.

  49. chris says:

    i am very excited for the new Cloud9 organic fabrics!!

  50. Bonnie says:

    Great giveaway! One can always dream, right?