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. isa says:

    Oh please pick me!!
    I love this fabric :-)

  2. SecretAgent says:

    So pretty! What a lovely quilt I could make with those! And I’ll bet the fabric is super soft!

  3. Jessica says:

    Love LOVE LOVE her fabrics!! I would be thrilled to win this! These would make a beautiful quilt.

  4. Jbator says:

    Beautiful — would love to own these!

  5. hannah says:

    I’d love to win the “garden-y” fabrics! Beautiful fat quarters.

  6. Corinne says:

    I promise I would make something pretty if I won. :D (crossing fingers)

  7. kristin says:

    I am just starting to sew and have no stash … these are great and would help a new sewer. Thanks and have a great day.. Kristin ‘s kraze

  8. Lann says:

    oh no, aqua and yellow, I’m in love!

  9. Stephanie says:

    Love it! I’d love to win!

  10. Dorrie says:

    Oh, my goodness. . .if those feel as soft as they look. . .Geez, I’m in trouble again! I’m such an aqua/yellow person anyway! Fabric karma be good to me!

  11. Kara says:

    Everybody loves a fabric freebie!

  12. Natalie says:

    Fingers crossed, needle ready!

  13. Sasha says:

    Blue birdies – so cute!

  14. Vicki says:

    Oooo, I could find a use for these beauties. Thanks for the chance to win them!

  15. Jean Della Vecchia says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  16. Erin says:

    I love both of these lines. Hope I win!!!

  17. Meg in CT says:

    Those are so fresh and pretty!! I could certainly put them to good use–thanks for the chance to enter!

  18. megan v says:

    These are so absolutely adorable!!!!!!!!!! I’m honing my positive thinking skills to win this one. I have too many ideas for these cute little prints!! :D

  19. Melissa says:

    I sure would love to win! Yea a contest!

  20. meg says:

    oh those happy garden prints would be perfect to make something for my new little baby boy.

  21. Doris says:

    Ohh, I’m collecting birdie prints for a quilt for myself right now…these would be a terrific addition!

    Doris in Des Moines

  22. Bethany says:

    What a great giveaway! Count me in :)

  23. Maribel says:

    Love these. They have a vintage feel to them.

  24. so we added chickens says:

    Oh these are just beautiful! I would love to work with these!

  25. Melanie Bonn says:

    Beautiful colors and simple designs. love the bird print.

  26. Mel says:

    wonderful soft colors, would look goo in my stash!

  27. mo says:

    I love all of these prints, but I especially love the idea of organic fabrics.

  28. Janet says:

    I love your website and this designers fabric! Can’t wait to see more.

  29. ashley smith says:

    I love the little birdie. Hope I win the bundle!

  30. Katarina Johansson says:

    Oh oh oh, wonderful! :)

  31. B says:

    Oh, Happy Garden would make this blogger happy indeed! :)

  32. Ruby says:

    adorable! thanks for the chance to win! = D

  33. Jenna Z says:

    Oooh, Love the toadstools! This is delish, thanks for the chance to win!

  34. Lisa Smith says:

    These are adorable! Super, giveaway! Thanks!

  35. kathy says:

    well, that’s easy enough! thanks for the chance(s) to win. i really love her work. singinsweet2002(at)yahoo(dot)com.

  36. colleen says:

    the quilt i’m starting NEEDS these!!!! So pretty….

  37. Molly says:

    Sure would love to win these — so lovely!

  38. Alissa says:

    So many people I’m sure I won’t win – but why not try??

  39. Rxm0m says:

    Absolutely GORGEOUS fabrics!
    Can’t say enough good things about them.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  40. Rita says:

    These fabrics are so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  41. Janice says:

    OOOOOOO that fabric is gorgeous! I hope I win, so I can make pretty things from it! Thanks for the giveaway.

  42. Jenny B says:

    I love them!! pretty please I hope I win!

  43. Your prints are beautiful. I hope to see them in person at Quilt Market.

  44. liberty says:

    hooray hooray
    for fabric giveaways!
    (i’d love to be lucky!)

  45. Lisa J says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! This fabric is really fantastic!

  46. LeAnn B says:

    What beautiful prints! I would have so much fun with these! :)

  47. Peggy Horgan says:

    You’ve shown us a real artistic talent with these collections–perfect combinations of absolutely stunning fabrics!!

  48. This is too good to be true, but one can always try….