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Monday, September 22, 2014

Year of Red and White Quilt Challenges; Great fun, Generous Sponsors, Many Ways To Enter and Win!

There are 47 prizes in the Year of Red and White Quilt Challenges, thanks to our generous sponsors:

 Aurifil

As some may not understand how they can win prizes, today I want to try to clarify how prizes will be awarded:

First, 46 of the 47 prizes will be randomly be awarded to participants of the events that comprise the Year of Red and White Quilt Challenges this year.  One of those prizes was sponsored by Island Batik, where they selected their favorite design in the Design It! Challenge.  All of the other prizes (46) will be split among participants in each of the events in the Year of Red and White Quilt Challenges:

Kick Off - Electric Quilt Red and White Theme Blog Hop

Show It  - Part 1 - Red and White Quilts Made Prior to 2014

Design It! Challenge

Make It! Challenge which is currently open to anyone that wants to make a red/white theme quilt of any size, any style, of their own design or a free or purchased design.  Last date to submit your entry is September 30th.  To clarify, your entry need not be 100% finished, but needs to at least have the top finished and be quilt that was made in 2014.

Soon, the two final events in the Year of Red and White Quilt Challenges will be opened and everyone is invited to participate.  Even if you participated in prior events this year, or even if you didn't, you are welcome to participate in these events.  You simply need to follow the rules which are pretty simple.  Make (complete) a red/white theme quilt in 2014 of any size, any style and enter it in either the virtual show red/white quilts where you made it and designed it, OR the virtual show where you made a red/white quilt with a free or purchased design.


Show It - Part 2 - You Made It/You Designed It
 

red and white quilt show - Show It - You design and Made it

This is a virtual quilt show for those that designed and made their red and white quilt in 2014.  Quilts should be finished to enter. Both Bloggers and non-bloggers will be able to share their red and white quilt projects that they've made in 2014, to also enter to win prizes in this challenge.  While you may have previously entered your quilt in the Make It! Challenge (or not entered it), entering this event gives you an extra entry in the Year of Red and White Quilt Challenges.  This event also allows Designers and want to be designers a way to show off their designs that they have made in 2014, that are appropriate for red/white quilts!



Challenge Timeline:  October lst - 10th.  SewCalGal will release a blog post with linky on October lst where bloggers and non-bloggers can link up and enter to win prizes.


Part 2 - Show It  -  Made with Purchased/Free Designs

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This is a virtual quilt show for those that may have purchased a pattern or book, or used a free pattern, to make their red and white quilt in 2014.  Both Bloggers and non-bloggers will be able to share their red and white quilt projects that they've made in 2014, to also enter to win prizes in this challenge.  You may have previously shared your design in the Make It Challenge, but you can still enter in this event and get an extra entry.  Again, the intent of this virtual show is to share a quilt of any size, any style, with a red/white theme, which you made in 2014 using a free or purchased pattern.


Here is the list of all the prizes for the Year of Red and White Quilt Challenges.  Winners will be randomly selected and announced in early November.

SponsorPrize
MartingaleTen (10) copies of Red, White and Sometimes Blue - Classics From McCall's Quilting

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one copy each to ten lucky winners.


Fat Quarter Shop
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One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.

This prize is open to WW quilters.


Classic Metal Company
Barn Quilts For Your Home


A 2' Barn Quilt with the Feathered Star Motif in Red.



This prize will be shipped directly to the winner.
*** US Only ***

Island BatikIsland Batik was a special sponsor of the Design It! challenge, where they selected their favorite design and the winner received a bundle of batik fabrics to make their design (or use as they wish), as well as the designer won the opportunity to build a relationship with Island Batik, with many possibilities.

The lucky winner of this prize was Laura C. (LC's Cottage).  

Leah Day Designs
A copy of "365 Free Motion Quilting Designs", by Leah Day (PDF copy)
This prize is open to participants from all over the world.
Aurifil
18 lucky winners will each receive a special bundle of two spools of Aurifil Mako cotton 50 wt.  Each bundle will contain a large spool of red and white thread.
Miska's Playground




One lucky winner will receive a PDF copy of "Aiming for Accuracy" booklet, by Michele Foster.

This prize is open to participants from all over the world.
Prairie Sky Quilting

Three lucky winners will each receive a Folded Corner Clipper Template, which SewCalGal recommends for precision piecing.
This prize is open to participants within the US.
McCalls QuiltingTen lucky winners will each receive one copy of "Covering America" Pattern, a quilt design that contains 50 state blocks.


This prize is open to participants within the US.
Quilt N Bee

One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate.  This prize is open to quilters anywhere in the world.



Winners will be announced early November 2014.



Don't overlook the opportunity to enter the "Make It" Challenge for the Year of Red and White Quilt Challenge is going to come to an end on September 30th, but it will be followed by two virtual quilt shows where everyone is invited to enjoy.  You can make a red/white quilt of any size, any style that you designed or used a free or purchased design.  Your project need not be 100% finished, but should at least have the top finished.  Here is the link to enter the Make It! Challenge:  http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2014/03/make-it-challenge-phase-three-in-year.html


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