PLAY: A Mini Quilt Competition with AWESOME prizes!

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Yay! It’s here! It’s time to reveal my latest crazy idea – I’d like to introduce you to PLAY, a mini quilt competition in which you choose a card from a standard deck and depict it however you like in a mini quilt form.

I’ve got a whole page dedicated to it, you can see all the details here, and if you’re in, all you have to do is join the Flickr group here. Basically it works like this:

You pick a card from any standard deck of cards (8 of diamonds, Jack of clubs, etc) and depict it however you want in the form of a mini quilt (10″ x 10″ to 24″ x 24″). Your representation can be literal, totally surreal, it can even look like a Dali painting. In fact, the weirder, the better – because the prizes are based on your creative interpretations:

Best in Show - Fat Quarter Shop – $75 gift certificate Judged by: Melissa of SewBitterSweet Designs

Most OriginalFat Quarter Shop  – $35 gift certificate Judged by Melissa of SewBitterSweet Designs

Most HumorousFat Quarter Shop – $35 gift certificate Judged by Katy of I’m A Ginger Monkey

Most Popular (through a Linky voting contest) - Fat Quarter Shop - $35 gift certificate

There will also be Lucky Dip prizes, chosen by a random number generator:

Julie from Intrepid Thread is giving a $25 gift certificate!

Natasha from Skye Reve Fabrics is giving away a $20 gift certificate!

Randi from Fresh Squeezed Fabrics is giving away a $25 gift certificate!

The competition runs from 23 April to 21 May 2012, but of course you can start planning and chatting earlier in the Flickr group!

Midnight (GMT) Monday 21 May is the last day to enter your completed quilt into the Flickr group for consideration by the judges.

There will also be a linky party which you can link up to (flickr pics are okay here – you don’t need a blog!) for the Most Popular prize, which will run until Friday morning 25 May, 9am GMT. All winners of all awards will be announced on 25 May on my SewHappyGeek blog and in the Flickr group.

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2 Responses to PLAY: A Mini Quilt Competition with AWESOME prizes!

  1. Katy says:

    Aww, this sounds like so much fun, but I think if I take on another project right now, I might actually die. Or my machine might. It’s a close run thing… ;)

  2. Melissa says:

    I am so excited to see what everyone makes!

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