A Block Party Contest with QuiltStory!!

I have an exciting contest to tell you about!

Heather and Megan – the creative geniuses behind the fun blog, QuiltStory – have asked me to be a judge in their super cool upcoming contest!
Despite the fact that I am not a quilter. Maybe their other “quilter” judge got sick. :)
But I didn’t let that fact stop me from saying “yes” (I think I even squealed when I read the email) and if you aren’t a quilter, you shouldn’t let that stop you either!

One of the coolest things about this contest is that it is open to everyone – quilters and newbies – and all you have to make is 1 block!!
You can do that! After reading all about it – you’ll want to give it a try – the prizes are A-Ma-Zing!!!

So now I’m going to let Heather and Megan tell you all about it . . .

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We’ve been working on a really fun new project for the blog…and we’re not the ones creating things, you are!  So this post may be a tiny bit lengthy, but trust me it is going to be fun and worth it!

QuiltStory’s Block Party!

 
 

Basic idea:

 YOU (any and all of you) will create quilt blocks and submit them to QuiltStory’s Block Party.  There will be three categories in which you can enter your block.
Modern, Traditional and Creative

How to submit:

 Three weeks from today we will have a linky party starting 12:01 am MST on Monday, February 7th through Wednesday, February 9th closing at 11:59 pm MST.  During this time you will submit
your quilt block in one of the three categories, Modern, Traditional and Creative.
You can submit up to three blocks.

Categories:

 You will be the judge of which category your block falls in to, but it can be only one.  Modern or Traditional can mean the layout of the block or the fabrics.  Creative is referring to a block that maybe has applique, a pieced house block, etc.  You don’t necessarily need to be experienced to enter this contest!  If you are unsure or new to quilting, I’d search through Flickr to get ideas on some quilt blocks!

Prizes:

 We have got some amazing prizes for the winners of this contest!!  Let me introduce you to the sponsors and all the goodies you could win!

First Place Prizes

The Fabric Shoppe

3 yard bundle of Organic Circa 50 Birch fabrics and pattern
$60 value

SkyeReve Fabrics

$50 Gift Certificate

Poppy Seed Fabrics

$50 Gift Certificate
 

Runners Up Prizes

The Fab Store

$25 Gift Certificate

Fat Quarter Shop

$25 Gift Certificate

Fresh Squeezed Fabric

$25 Gift Certificate

Elle Designs

Half Yard bundle of 9 Ivy Trellis by Riley Blake fabrics and pattern
 

Treasure Bay Fabrics

$25 Gift Certificate

Determining winners:

 We have fabulous celebrity guest judges to help Heather and I determine the winners. We wanted to do it this way because first and foremost we value these ladies opinions greatly!  Secondly we didn’t want the
popularity of a blog determining a winner based on votes.  We will basically be judging on skill and style and we will not be biased in the least!

 The judges are Twin Fibers, SewSara, Flamingo Toes (me!! :), Diary of a Quilter and AmyLouWho.  Over the next couple of weeks we’ll get to know them better and tell you why we think they deserve to be our “celebrity”
judges!

Here is our cute little button.

Fresh Poppy Design

If you are going to participate in the block party, add this button to your sidebar. Whether or not you participate, we’d love for you to do a post about it, post a button, help get the word out there!  Not only will this be a great way to win prizes, but a great resource and inspiration for quilt blocks!

Boring additional details if you care to read on!:

  • Winner will be announced on Friday, February 11th
  • The quilt block can be any size
  • Make sure that you enter a single quilt block, i.e. not a close-up of a block on a quilt :)
  • Your block does not have to be your own original idea, however if you did get the pattern or idea somewhere make sure to credit them in your post
  • If you are not a US resident and win a prize, you’ll be responsible for shipping charges

More questions?  No problem, comment here or email us at myquilststory[at]gmail[dot]com

Are you excited??!?!

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Isn’t this the greatest contest?? And those prizes! Swoooon.
If you have been thinking about starting to quilt – this would be a great way to get your feet wet!
And if you’re an experienced quilter – then this is right up your alley!!

Head on over to QuiltStory and check out all the coolness over there – there is soooo much to see.

3 Comments

  • Reply January 18, 2011

    Steph

    Congrats on being a judge Bev! And what awesome prizes!

  • Congrats, Bev! I haven’t a clue what a quilt block is, but it sounds like it will be a lot of fun for the sewers out there!

  • Reply January 19, 2011

    Tiffani Adamson

    I’ve awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award…recieve award at

    http://www.therepurposeproject.blogspot.com

    Thanks you…your’e amazing!!

    :) Tiffani

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