Saturday, August 23, 2014

Contest theme announced!

I'm so excited by the next contest QUILT THEME for the Quilt Alliance!  ANIMALS WE LOVE!!
You know I love my dogs! 

 So, what will my next quilt look like next?   Maybe like this?

 I love how this contest has pushed me out of my comfort zone over the years... Here are my past 4 contests quilts...  Time to start pondering....
Make a quilt!
Here's the info!

Joyce2015 Quilt Contest Announced 
A contest for all quilters in celebration of the Animals We Love. We encourage everyone who makes quilts to enter our annual contest regardless of their style (traditional, modern, art) or technique (longarm, hand quilting, applique, pieced...) --all are welcomed and valued!

As usual, we welcome any technique, any concept that addresses the theme --but each entry must be a quilt (three layers stitched together). Finished quilts must be 16" x 16" in size and must include a label on the back to include at minimum the name of the artist, title, date & location made. In addition each quilt must have a 4" sleeve sewn to the top of the quilt. All entries become a donation to the Quilt Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and after a national exhibition tour, will be auctioned to benefit the mission of the organization. All entries will be documented and shared on The Quilt Index (

Grand Prize again this year is an HQ Sweet Sixteen sit-down longarm machine package (machine, table and bobbin winder) by Handi Quilter, Inc! Prize includes training by a local Handi Quilter retailer.

Additional contest prizes contributed by:
Moda Fabrics,  AurifilAccuQuilt, eQuilter.comEZ Quilting,  Simplicity Creative Group, and The Electric Quilt Company. Our venue sponsors are  Original Sewing & Quilt Expo,  The City Quilter and Handi Quilter, Inc.

Grand Prize will be awarded by a panel of 3 professional quilters/designers. First, Second and Third Member's Choice, and Honorable Mention prizes will be selected by Alliance members --a good reason to become a member when you enter the contest and to solicit new members-every vote counts!).

Entries will be processed with an online form this year, which will be posted on January 1, 2015, but don't let that stop you from getting started! You can read or download our contest guidelines on the Quilt Alliance website here. 

Full press release posted here. Please help us spread the word to your friends, guild or quilting group, by sharing on social media, including in your blog or website or by forwarding our newsletter or press release.

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Our annual Quilters Take Manhattan event at the Fashion Institute of Technology is now sold out, but you
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Goody Bag from QTM 2013
For $25 you can purchase a QTM Moda Home Ticket and receive first access to event video footage online, a packed event goody bag with samples and treats from all of our sponsors, and a chance to win select door prizes. 

 you'll be playing an important role in supporting the work of the Alliance--a classic Win/Win!

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1 comment:

  1. Love the theme for this contest. I definitely fall into the category of people who love their dog possibly too much:) Looking forward to seeing how your adorable pooches inspire!


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