Monday, January 17, 2011

did you hear about the block party?

I'd like to interrupt my previously scheduled blog sabbatical for an important announcement!

Things are going pretty well here with my lifestyle/attitude/organization makeover - but that's not why I'm breaking in here during my break!  Megan and Heather from Quilt Story are having a contest! And they value my opinion (for some unknown reason!) enough to ask me to be a judge! I'm flattered and honored to be among the judges for their Block Party!

You can click on the button to read their whole post, but here' s a bit of it to give you a taste.  It's going to be super fun!!  What a great opportunity to Sew & Tell!

from Quiltstory:

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! (amylouwho here - Go to their post to see a complete list of prizes.)

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

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 a 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, 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"

amylouwho here again - get to work! Can't wait to see what you all are creating!

2 crafty mcCrafters commented:

pinksuedeshoe said...

Oh how fun! I'll have to see if I can do something.... and congrats on reaching "celebrity judge" status! Totally awesome! You should do reality TV next :o)

allyn said...

I KNEW YOU COULDN'T DO IT!!! blogging sabbatical my foot.
you are too funny. those are great prizes, wow! and it sounds like fun.