QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Annette Schultz

Please welcome Professional category finalist Annette Schultz to McCall’s Quilt Design Star™ 2012!

IMG 2199 225x300 QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase   Annette SchultzHer entry-round quilt is titled “Jewels of the Night”.

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Jewels of the Night

“Those who know that I have submitted my design to your competition could not be more proud and supportive. They have faith in me to get the next one done in time and love the ideas I have been putting on paper and want to see them all come to be. My family knows where to find me when they come home – down at my machine. Not many days go by without a needle in my hand or some time at my machine.”

“I have never tried the Storm at Sea Block and I am looking forward to making a quilt with it. I have been playing with a few ideas already and have narrowed it down to two different ones. I have used my EQ7 to help with some ideas. I think I will have to stitch out a few blocks to get the feel for it and what it can do.”

IMG 2176 225x300 QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase   Annette SchultzAnnette tells us about her Challenge 1 experience so far: “While I am here at the Saskatchewan Stitches Conference, I hope to get a start on my ideas and buy a selection fabric to bring them to life. Being here at the conference will cut my time down at home for working on my project, but you know that when you are surrounded by so many creative people, some of that energy is bound to rub off. I think it will help to carry me through to see the completion of my current ideas for this quilt. On May 30 at the evening gala, after the guest speaker Beverly Johnson, there was the presentation on the entries for the challenge. I am very pleased to say that Jewels of the Night won 1st in the large quilt category. I was very nervous going up to accept the prize and to try and explain the great opportunity your magazine has granted me. Yesterday I also won the Viewers’ Choice Award with Jewels of the Night; the prize was an Elna 740 sewing machine. The quilted items will be on display in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, for the summer. I have been just overwhelmed with the response to my quilt.

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Annette with Wendy Toye, owner of Haus of Stitches

Conference is half over, so soon I will be able to devote more time to putting my quilt together as I have it planned out and started to stitch in the camper.”

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Annette's traveling workplace

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3 Responses to QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Annette Schultz

  1. Lisette Léveillé says:

    Congratulation Annette. I have followed your progress in the first round, and happy to see that you also made it to the Challenge 1. I’m happy for you that your Jewel of the Night won several additional prizes. This is wonderful for all the efforts put through in one’s quilt. Look forward to see your Challenge 1…We are all on the final lapse. Go Annette Go.

  2. sheila says:

    I am so proud of what you have accomplished Annette and your quilt deserves the recognition it has gotten and now onto the next round , I will be there cheering you on :-)

  3. Terri Vanden Bosch says:

    Love your play with color in Jewel of Night quilt and can’t wait to see your next quilt. Have fun with your new machine!!

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