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Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Giving Quilt Challenge Deadline Has Been Extended

SewCalGal shared insights about the Giving Quilt Challenge when it was first announced.  But as that was awhile back and this challenge has been extended , I want to take time to talk about it today.  After all, this challenge will benefit a great cause: Operation Homefront, which is focused on helping Veterans, Wounded Soldiers, and Enlisted Personal (E1-E6) and their families during emergencies not covered by the government.

There are three categories: Wall Quilt 24" x 36", Lap Quilt 36" x 48", and Baby Quilt 40" x 60". Quilts may be +/- 2-inches in either direction.  And quilts can be traditional pieced, applique, artistic, etc.  Actually, there will be awards for a variety of quilting styles so this is a great opportunity to help Operation Homefront as well as create a challenge piece that pushes you artistic and quilting skills too!  But don't worry.  Quilts don't need to go thru the judging process to make a contribution!

The Quilted In Honor Program is hosted by Island Batik and is a partnership with a variety of companies in the quilting business, as well as designers.  There are many quilt patterns and products that when you purchase a portion or all of the prices will be donated to Operation Homefront.  Plus, there are challenges where you can help Operation Homefront and also win prizes.   The Giving Quilt Challenge is an excellent opportunity to make a patriotic quilt and there is still time to make one and get entered to win prizes too!


If you are not familiar with Giving Quilts, you may want to check out this video with Eleanor Burns.

Giving Quilt Challenge from Quilt in a Day on Vimeo.

The deadline to enter the Giving Quilt Challenge has been extended to March 28, 2014.  For details on the sizes of the quilt (which are small quilts) as well as styles (quite diverse), as well as other details, click here for the details on the AQS site.

Don't forget, there will be over $15,000 worth of prizes, including a new Bernina 750 machine.


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