Our very first quilting contest!!!
I've been wanting to hold a contest to get everyone involved with the project for a LONG time, and now we're finally ready to go!
This contest is very simple: create a small quilt that measures exactly 9 inches x 12 inches and use a minimum of 5 designs from the Free Motion Quilting Project.
If you want to use more designs, go for it! With 250 designs now posted, I think the hardest part will be picking which designs to use!
The theme for this contest is Transformation - The Art and Challenge of Change.
The last 6 months has been a time of intense transformation for me and I'd love to see how this theme inspires and challenges you. Feel free to use the theme any way you want to, and don't be afraid to try new techniques or embellishments on your quilt.
Because I really want you to have an open field of creativity, there is no limit on the number or types of fabrics you can use. Just play and have fun!
You also have plenty of time to plan and work on your contest quilt. Registration will open April 1st, and the deadline to enter will be July 31st. So you have more than 5 months to work on your piece!
While you're working on your quilt, feel free to blog about it, share photos, and even videos on your website. If you make a video, make sure to email me and let me know and I'll share it here on the blog with everyone following the contest!
Because this is our very first quilt contest, it's hard to know how many people will enter, so we're not going to set a number of finalists or winners at this time.
Everyone that finalizes for the contest will have the photos of their piece posted here on the project with links going back to their individual blog or website. This is a great way to show off your skill at free motion quilting with the world!
Finally, the winners of the contest will each win $50 cash! Like I said, I don't know how many winners we will have, but I hope it's a whole lot!
Why do I want there to be lots of winners?
Because all the winning quilts will be put together into one big show quilt that will travel around the country (maybe the world!) competing in the group category!
Everyone that wins will not only receive $50 cash, but the chance to participate in this awesome show quilt!
The nitty gritty details of the contest are located right here, and I will also be linking this page up in the sidebar of the blog.
If you have any questions about this contest, feel free to post them in the comments below! I need to know if I've left any details out.
Let's go quilt!