Sorry this post was published earlier but we discovered a mistake in our records. Originally the decision was made to have two third place winners because there were two bags that were equally good. There was a reason for that because they were both made by Valerie and we're sorry but Joan your name was accidentally attached to Valerie's photo. Okay, so here are the real winners...... finally. The first place and a Ben Franklin Crafts gift card for $100 goes to Mary Carvalho! Congratulations Mary, your quilted fern leaf bag is fantastic! Second place and a gift card for $50 is awarded to Patricia Kaula for her cleverly appliqued ocean scenery bag. Valerie Bergstedt will receive a $25 gift card for her creative efforts. Valerie's graphically stunning owl design bag and eye-popping flower bag both made her a winner. Congratulations to our winners and we appreciate all the efforts of the crafters who took the time to enter our contest. We hope that you had fun making your creations and will proudly use your original, handcrafted bags when shopping at Ben Franklin Crafts. We will post pictures of the winning bags as soon as possible.