The 2012 McCall’s Quilt Design Star™ contest is off to a great start! For the first time, amateur quilt designers are competing strictly against each other, and up-and-coming professional designers are competing in a separate contest track. Don’t let the term “professional” scare you…for our contest, a pro is anyone who has ever received monetary compensation for an original quilt design. 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!
To enter in either category, post a photo of an original quilt, designed by you, anytime now through April 29, and fill out an easy online form. Public voting on the qualifying round of quilts begins May 1, 2012. After 3 design Challenges, we’ll be crowning TWO new Quilt Design Stars™, one from each designer group. Grand prizes include a sewing machine (a Pfaff® quilt expression™ 4.0 with quilter’s 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. Check out contest rules for pros and amateurs, and enter now!
- All contest entrants will receive a link to download a handy Quilt Designers’ Easy Patterning Guide PDF.
- All contest entrants selected as finalists to participate in Challenge 1 will receive a prize package of quilters’ goodies.
- All Challenge 1 finalists selected to participate in Challenge 2 will receive an additional prize package of quilters’ goodies.
- All Challenge 2 finalists selected to participate in Challenge 3 will receive an AccuQuilt® Go! Baby.
Click here for more Quilt Design Star™ 2012 information, including official rules for both categories, FAQs/Frequently Asked Questions, and entry forms.
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