If you have ever taken a look on the left side on my blog, you know that I like McCall's Quilting! I love working with them. You may have seen the challenge they do. They have been doing it for at least four years. (That's all I could remember.) This challenge has big prizes! Right now, you can submit something to qualify - until about the end of the month.
Something new this year is they have two different challenges - one for amateurs and one for professionals. If you are an amateur who has thought about it in the past, this would be the year to try! And the winning quilt is in their magazine! Below is the information they sent me if you want to know more!
The McCall's Quilt Design Star™ 2012 contest has officially launched and is currently in the qualifying round phase, which continues through April 29, 2012. This year for the first time, the contest has 2 separate tracks for Amateur and Professional Quilt Designers. Don’t let the term Professional scare you…for the purposes of this contest, a pro is anyone who has ever received monetary compensation for an original quilt design. For example, if you’ve made money by self-publishing a pattern, making a quilt for a fabric company, or teaching a class based on your quilt design at a local shop, you’re a pro! Grand prizes this year include a sewing machine (a Pfaff quilt expression™ 4.0 with toolbox in the professional group and a Viking Sapphire™ 875 Quilt in the amateur group) and $500 cash to the winner of each group. Winning quilts will also be featured in McCall’s Quilting magazine.
The contest landing page is at http://www.mccallsquilting.com/contests/Quilt_Design_Star_2012.html, where you’ll find complete rules and how to enter. Professional entries are especially encouraged, as this is the first year for that division. Good luck to all who decide to compete!