A Fabulous Fat Quarter

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29. January 2015 10:21
by CarSut
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National Quilt Contests in 2015

29. January 2015 10:21 by CarSut | 0 Comments

Here are 4 National Quilt Contests in 2015 that you may be interested in

2 are from nonprofits and 2 are from fabric companies


Sacred Threads: Deadline March 9

Quilts submitted should explore themes of joy, spirituality, peace and brotherhood, inspiration, grief, or healing. Quilts must be an original design or an original execution of a traditional pattern. The perimeter of quilts entered must fall between 80” and 288”. The nonprofit organization Sacred Threads produces this exhibition every other year, and this year the quilts will be shown July 10–26. Deadline is for digital images only. Details at sacredthreadsquilts.com.

Piece and Comfort Challenge, Moda: Deadline March 31

The challenge is to make a quilt honoring a military family in one’s own community or military families in general, using the Sandy Gervais fabric collections Because of the Brave and Red, White and Free. Entry forms can be found at local quilt shops, which also have the option of displaying the finished quilts April 6–18. Digital images of the quilts sent to Moda will be eligible for prizes and online display. Quilts must be 54” by 65” or larger, and quilters may choose to donate the quilt to a military family. Details at Blog.modafabrics.com/piece-and-comfort.

Animals We Love, Quilt Alliance: Deadline May 1

This is the ninth year the nonprofit, Quilt Alliance has had a contest and auction to raise funds. The theme changes annually. Quilts must be 16” square, and the Alliance suggests the theme be widely interpreted; animals can be real or imaginary. A trio of judges will pick the grand prize winner who will receive an HQ Sweet Sixteen. Alliance members vote for all other prizes. Finished quilts are due by May 1 at the nonprofit’s headquarters in Asheville, North Carolina. Details at quiltalliance.org.

Hoffman Challenge: Deadline July 17

Although this is one of the best-known and longest-running quilt challenges, many quilters aren’t familiar with it. The fabric for the 2015 challenge is from Hoffman’s Mandalay collection, it is inspired by classic global textiles, like those seen at Interwoven Globe, the major show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2013. The challenge curator will pick which items will tour. Entrants can make quilts, dolls, garments and/or accessories. Details at hoffmanchallenge.com.

7. December 2013 13:41
by CarSut
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The All New 4my3boyz Fabrics....Finally!

7. December 2013 13:41 by CarSut | 0 Comments

Well we are finally open in our new online store! There has been a few unexpected glitches and I anticipate there will be just a few more before we get this whole thing running smoothly. :(

This project was a whole new ball of wax compared to the store I built 13 years ago! My how things are ever changing! I appreciate all the assistance and patience my wonderful customers have shown me. I would not be here without ya! (I guess that's pretty obvious...) Some of the really cool things we have going on in the new store:

Reward Points for registering and for every purchase - good towards a future purchase

Multiple Sale Categories including $1 Fat Quarters, Fleecy Pieces, Clearance Fabrics and Weekly Specials

Forums for fabric searching and swapping(coming soon)

Remnants and imperfect items at a steal

Customer Creations so you can show off your work

All kinds of other handy dandy things we have in the works

 To celebrate the long awaited new site, we have all kinds of sales going on and prizes to give away. Enter by Sunday night at midnight(EST) and win fabric, frames and/or notions! It's easy to enter, you don't even need to buy anything! (But ya sure can!) Here is how it works:

Here is a little diddie I made up to show what you can win, but Hurry! Contest ends tomorrow!:

We have some great fabric specials going on also! 30% off these fabric lines:

Disney Flannel

Precious Moments

Santa Paws

Cow Girl Up!

Safari Fur Prints

Peanuts!

 

and Beary Bears

Come in and Check us out!

And don't forget...$5.00 Maximum Domestic Shipping...Always!

2. October 2012 18:50
by CarSut
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Fabulous New Weekly Giveaways

2. October 2012 18:50 by CarSut | 0 Comments

One of my favorite things about starting a blog is the giveaways!  I just love how excited gals have been when I tell them that they won the latest contest. The response has been so overwhelming that I have decided to make it a regular thing. Every Wednesday night I will announce the winner of the past week's giveaway and also announce the next giveaway. This will be fun! Don't forget to subscribe to my email list or blog so you don't miss the contest announcements!

You will be automatically entered in the contest if you:

October 3rd -10th Contest: This week I am giving away some sewing notions I happened to have around and a fat quarter and large panel of each of the Away in the Manger fabrics featured in the blog this week.

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