After weeks of fierce, yet friendly online voting, The Crafts Report’s Facebook followers have narrowed down our Cover Contest finalists from 249 to just four!

The artists receiving the most Facebook votes and therefore qualifying for the semi-final round are, 


JoAnne Kelly Catsos for “Jubilique” Kent Epler for “The Tin Man”
Michele Grady for “Patchwork Necklace” Loretta Ham “At the Spice Bazaar”


Beginning July 9, the semi-final voting rounds begin with Loretta Lam’s “At the Spice Bazaar” going against Kent Epler’s “The Tinman”.

On July 10, it will be JoAnn Kelly Catsos “Jublique” pitted against Michele Grady’s “Patchwork Necklace.” Voting begins at 9 a.m. (CST) both days.

The two entries receiving the most votes in the semi-finals will advance to the Final Round where they will compete head-to-head with the photo receiving the hightest vote total named champion.  Voting for the final round begins at 9 am (CST) July 11 and remain open until 9am (CST) on July 14.

The entry with the highest vote total will be announced on Monday, July 16 and their image/art will be featured on the cover of the upcoming October 2012 edition of The Crafts Report

Good luck to the four of you!

For those who haven’t been following the contest, join us on and get involved in the fun! Your votes will determine the winner!