Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Machine Quilting Unlimited: LABOR Quilt Contest

Deadline: May 1, 2012 (EMAIL)

LABOR Quilt Contest
Machine Quilting Unlimited

Fort Lupton, CO
September 2012

We at Machine Quilting Unlimited recognize that much of the world’s strength, freedom and prosperity can be attributed to the everyday worker--whether that worker is a farmer, factory employee, teacher, white-collar office participant, artist, household manager or professional.

How to participate:
Create an 8″ x 10″ quilt based on your interpretation of LABOR. The quilt size restrictions include any binding and/or finishing. The quilt may be constructed of fabric, paper or any other alternative material, but the quilt must be three layers – top, filling, back. Hand stitched elements may be added, but the quilt must contain machine quilting. It must be finished on all sides (bound or zigzag stitched on the edges) and must have a hanging sleeve on the back.

Embellishments and surface design elements are encouraged. However, any embellishments must not protrude more than 1/2″ from the quilt surface. The finished quilt should weigh less than 2 pounds.

1st Place Winner will receive a Gütterman Thread Cabinet containing Contains one each of 100 colors Art. 103C Natural Cotton Thread!

2nd Place Winner will receive a selection of FOUR battings from Fairfield!

3rd Place Winner will receive a fabric package from Island Batik, to include two fat quarter packs and two strip pieces sets.

Editor’s Choice Winners (two) will receive a one-year subscription, or extension of a current subscription, to Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine.

To enter:
Send two .jpeg images of your entry (one of the finished quilt and one detail) via email by no later than May 1, 2012. Finalists will be announced on May 22, 2012.

Winning quilts will be revealed in the September 2012 issue of MQU.

We reserve the right to keep and display the finalist “LABOR” pieces until December 2012. Quilts will be returned during the first two weeks of January 2013. If you have questions about this challenge, contact Vicki Anderson at

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