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1.06.2010

We Interrupt This Broadcast to Bring You. . .

So, as I was half-heartedly cleaning the kitchen this morning, I came up with this brilliant idea (my brain keeps going, even when I am not in the sewing room). What if we had a contest. . . a quilting contest with prizes and fabric and lots of quilty friends? They have contests for everything else-- why not quilting? And so, without further ado, I am pleased to announce:



A ten month contest, in which 10 contestants compete to become America's Favorite Quilter (or at least blogland's favorite quilter ;0).


Down to the nitty-gritty:

From now until the 22nd of January will be try-outs. On January 22nd, 10 contestants will be announced to compete in the competition. They will be given from January 22nd to February 15th to complete a quilt using the theme of that month. On February 15th the 10 quilts will be displayed annonymously here, on Brown Paper Packages. Everyone will have the opporunity to vote for their favorite. On the 22nd of February (one week later), a winner will be announced for that months challenge and the loser will be eliminated. Then the remaining quilters will be given a new theme and begin sewing again. This will continue until we only have one remaining player, who will be announced America's Favorite Quilter!



Are you excited yet? Okay, let's continue. Who can enter? EVERYONE! To enter, you will need to be able to commit to the possiblity of making a quilt a month for the entire 10 months. The quilts need to be baby sized or larger (approximately 35"x35" or larger). If you can commit to that and wanna play, send me an email at leiselp@gmail.com with your name, your blog address (if you have one), and pictures of your five favorite/best quilts. You will then be judged by a panel of judges (yet to be put together-- hey, I just thought of this today!), who will determine whether you will be part of the ten finalists.



Can't commit to that many quilts? Didn't make the finalists? Not to fret! I want everyone included in this! Each "Reveal Week" I will also have a way for you to link your quilt made to go with the theme and I will pick one winner from the links. You can do one month or all 10 months- whatever suits your fancy! No blog, let me know and we will work something out.



Prizes? Oh, yes. There will be prizes. What, exactly? Not sure yet. . . I have a few ideas, but I am hoping to get a little help in this area. PLEASE help spread the news. . . this will be so much more fun if we have lots of quilty friends. And any one that wants to donate some prizes or help in anyway, just holler!
More details to come soon. . .

8 comments:

Tringali Family said...

That sounds so awesome! Too bad I don't quilt.

Laurie Anne said...

great idea! quilting is not my strong skill...can't wait to watch the contest though! x

Holly said...

this sounds great, not sure if i can do a quilt a month though. but it'll be fun to watch what others can put up.

urbancrunch said...

Sounds awesome! Can't wait to see what happens!
Jaclyn

Lisa said...

Amazing idea!! I can't wait to see the top 10. I hope I'll have a least a couple quilts to show on a "revel" week

California Fiber artist and composer said...

This is a great idea. WHile I can't join it as a sewing and quilting teacher it will be fun to see what people come up with (OK I could volunteer to be a judge :) )

Shadowboxer said...

Soooooo, I figured since I signed up for the challenge I'd also leave a comment!
I've been sitting here for the last couple of hours since I found your blog, reading all of your posts and I am just in awe of what a true domestic goddess you really are! It's not only amazing the things you do, but the volume of things you do! I'm so excited to have found you thanks to LilacLane!
I've also decided (I've been tossing the idea around for a while) to start my own quilting/crafting related blog aside from my personal blog and see if I can cut it as far as keeping it up to date so wish me luck and I can't wait for the contest to begin!
-Lisa

Max said...

Where can i post my quilt?