Every year I am most happy to support the annual quilt contest and fundraiser held by the Alliance for American Quilts. I am not eligible to win, being a board member--and the prizes are really great--but I love the design challenge and to join my fellow quilters in this effort.
This year's theme is "Home is Where the Quilt Is", and the quilt must be shaped like a simple house, in the set dimensions of 15" X 19 1/2".
Did I love making my quilt! It was inspired by this part of the view out my sewing room window.
Here are a few more details...
I can't leave out three dimensional flowers, can I?
The contest quilts will be displayed all over the country this summer, and then auctioned off on EBay in the fall, as in years past. The income is critical for the Alliance for American Quilts which as a non-profit accomplishes so much on a very lean budget. I hope you will make an entry too; find the information here.
There is a HandiQuilter out there for the winner, as well as many other prizes. But most of all, you will be supporting a great cause and participating in a wonderful challenge, keeping our quilting tradition fresh and new! The deadline is June 1, 2012, so you still have lots of time....