Each May we sell fabric kits to our customers for our annual Quilt Challenge. We limit the number sold and for the past 4 years this number has been 30. Each kit has a variety of prints, but every kit has the same amount and the same prints used. Here’s a picture of the RJR Han e mai fabrics used in this year’s Challenge:
The purchasers are asked to make a quilt (it can be quilted or not) that is no more than 240 inches in perimeter and contains at least 4 of the fabrics in the kit. Additional fabrics may be added. The customer can make an original design or use a pattern. We recommend that if they are using a pattern, they obtain permission from the designer.
Entries are brought in to the store in December, and they are on display for the first 3 weeks of January. It is a quilt show our customers can enjoy in the depths of winter.
The competition is Viewer’s Choice only; the quilts are not juried. We ask all our customers to vote for their favorite. The winner receives a $100 gift certificate from our store, and a complimentary insurance replacement appraisal of their quilt donated and provided by Dawn Hunt, a certified quilt appraiser. The 2nd and 3rd place winners receive a fabric prize donated by Trend-Tex Fabrics Inc. (a major Canadian fabric distributor).
Jillian Shoenfeld created the winning entry, and boy was she thrilled!!! Her quilt will remain on display at the store until February 29th.
The rest of the entries have been taken down, but you can see all the entries below. They will be posted to the Picture Gallery on our website in a week or two, but I thought I’d get them on the blog here for everyone to enjoy.
Lots of people have been asking if we will do this again, and the answer is YES, ABSOLUTELY!!! We notify our local customers by e-mail when the kits are available for sale. If you are a local customer who doesn’t receive our e-mails, but would like to, please sign up for them on our home page at http://www.alongcamequilting.com/ .
As the entries have to be brought in to and picked up at the store, and registration pages must be signed when the kit is purchased, we cannot extend this competition to anyone who cannot come in to the store.
If you wish to see past year’s entries, please go to the Picture Gallery on our website at: http://store.alongcamequilting.com/stores_app/Browse_dept_items.asp?Shopper_id=77071221836597707&Store_id=487&Page_id=17&categ_id=75&parent_ids=0&name=Gallery
The Picture Gallery link is also found directly on our home page at:
Are you interested in participating in the 2013 Quilt Challenge? I’m picking out the fabrics for it tomorrow.