Each year in the springtime we sell kits for our annual Quilt Challenge.  There are only 30 kits sold, and they sell fast!  Each kit contains the exact same fabrics, with the same quantities of each fabric.  The basic rules are that the purchaser must use 4 of the fabrics in the kit to make a quilt top or quilt no larger than 240 inches in perimeter.  Additional fabrics may be used, and the design can be from a pattern or original.  We recommend that if a pattern is used, permission be obtained from the designer.  Habitat by Benartex was the line selected for this year’s challenge, and the fabrics used in the kits are pictured below:

Fabrics in the 2013 Quilt Challenge

Fabrics in the 2013 Quilt Challenge

The quilts (or quilt tops – they don’t have to be quilted), are brought in to the store in December, and hung for viewer’s choice voting in January.  The voting closed yesterday, and the winners have been determined.

Krista McIntosh was the winner this year with her original design.  She receives a $100 gift certificate from our store, as well as an insurance replacement appraisal, donated and provided by Dawn Hunt, our local certified quilt appraiser.

Krista McIntosh's Winning Entry

Krista McIntosh’s Winning Entry

Jillian Schoenfeld’s entry placed 2nd.

2nd Place Runner-Up - Jillian Schoenfeld

2nd Place Runner-Up – Jillian Schoenfeld

Sylvia Mitchell’s entry placed 3rd.

3rd Place Runner-Up - Sylvia Mitchell

3rd Place Runner-Up – Sylvia Mitchell

Both the 2nd and 3rd place winners receive prizes donated by Trend-Tex Fabrics Inc., a major Canadian distributor of quilting fabric.

Below are the other 8 entries for this year’s challenge.

QC201310-2

QC20138-2

QC20139-2

QC20137-2

QC20136-2

QC20135-2

QC20134-2

We email our local customers when the Quilt Challenge kits are available for sale.  If you are a local customer, but don’t receive our emails, you can sign up for them on our website’s Home Page.

As the entries have to be brought in to and picked up at the store, and registration pages must be signed by the purchaser 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 for our annual Quilt Challenge, you can do so on our website on our Picture Gallery.

The link for the Picture Gallery is also directly on our home page at: www.alongcamequilting.com

Now I need to start thinking about next year’s challenge.  Hmm, what should it be?

Linda

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