Monday, July 30, 2012

Call for Entries!

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Call for Entries
The QuiltCon quilt show will feature more than $10,000 in cash prizes. Quilt show entries open August 1 and are open to international entries. 
QuiltCon will have new quilt show categories created with modern quilters in mind. A complete definition of categories is available on our categories page in addition to a blog post showing examples. You can preview the categories definitions, rules, fees and online entry formhere
Major awards include:
• Best-in-Show, $5000 prize, sponsored by American Quilter’s Society
• People’s Choice, $1000 prize, sponsored by Andover Fabrics
• Coats & Clark Quilting Excellence award, $1000 prize, sponsored by Coats & Clark
• Best Machine Quilting, $1000 prize, sponsored by Quilting Arts and Stitch
Two challenge categories, each with a $1000 cash prize, will be part of QuiltCon:
• Modern in Miniature Quilting Challenge sponsored by Modern Quilts Unlimited 
• Maasai Mara Fabric Challenge sponsored by Dear Stella
First place category awards are $500. To view a complete list of the prizes, please click here.

Monday, July 16, 2012

July Meeting- Fabric Selection

Our next meeting is July 19th at the West Des Moines Public Library.  I will be talking about fabric selection. I'll be discussing color theory and how to put together a fabric stack for a quilt.  I'll also be talking about stash building since it is the goal of many of us to be able to sew from our stashes.

 I'd like to invite everyone, who wishes, to bring a piece of fabric that they love, but don't know how to use.  We'll see if we can't come up with some ideas to help out.

Eva Marie

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

QUILTCON & Our July Meeting

This week, the team over at The Modern Quilt Guild released the much anticipated Lecture/Workshop schedule for QuiltCon (February 2013).  If you don't know what QuiltCon is, head on over to their page.  If you want to check out the Lecture/Workshop schedule yourself, here it is.

Registration for the conference opens August 30th.  At our meeting next week, we will talk more about QuiltCon, etc., and reveal our QUILTCON Challenge Blocks!

Thursday July 19
6:30 PM (social time), 6:50 PM (meeting begins)
WEST DES MOINES Public Library