Jo-Ann Announces Winners of National Sewing Month Contest

Thursday, October 17, 2013 9:59 am EDT

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HUDSON, Ohio
"We challenged entrants to create inspiring projects using Waverly fabric in non-traditional ways, and we are incredibly impressed by the submissions we received. From dog beds to Renaissance gowns, our customers pulled out all of the stops to create a successful contest full of inspiring ideas."

HUDSON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, is excited to announce the winners of the Waverize It! Contest hosted during National Sewing Month in partnership with Waverly – a premier home fashion and all-encompassing lifestyle brand and one of the most recognized names in home furnishings.

The Grand Prize Winner of the Waverize It! Contest is Roberta Merwin, of St. Charles, Ill. Merwin created an Upcycled Suitcase Dog Bed to earn the Grand Prize honor, which included a $250 Jo-Ann gift card and Waverly prize package. In addition to the Grand Prize winner, nine Runners Up each earned a $150 Jo-Ann gift card and Waverly prize package. View all of the finalists on the Waverize It! Contest tab at Joann.com/facebook.

“On behalf of Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, my congratulations go out to all of the finalists of our Waverize It! Contest,” said Beth Shivak, manager, special events, at Jo-Ann. “We challenged entrants to create inspiring projects using Waverly fabric in non-traditional ways, and we are incredibly impressed by the submissions we received. From dog beds to Renaissance gowns, our customers pulled out all of the stops to create a successful contest full of inspiring ideas.”

To browse the entire selection of Waverly fabrics available at Jo-Ann, visit Joann.com.

About Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Today, more than 800 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they need, conveniently under one roof. For additional information, visit Joann.com. To make creative connections, visit Joann.com/community.

About Waverly
Waverly is a premier home fashion and lifestyle brand and one of the most recognized names in home furnishings. Its signature look is expertly translated into countless classic styles among home furnishing products including fabrics, wall coverings, paint, bedding, window treatments, decorative accessories, rugs and other key products. For additional information about Waverly, visit http://www.waverly.com/ or become a fan of Waverly at http://www.facebook.com/Waverly.

Contact:

Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.
Margaret Skinner, 330-463-6705
Director, Corporate Communications
margaret.skinner@joann.com