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PLAY – The Mini Quilt Competition with BIG prizes!

Oh hey, Manic Monday Linky Party is still open!

There’s still time for you to join PLAY – the mini quilt competition based on any playing card! And all the prizes are international, so everyone can enter! It’s a mini-quilt contest with LOADS of prizes, and it’s based on your quilty interpretation of an ordinary playing card. It can be any card found in a standard deck of cards. 8 of Clubs, Queen of Hearts, 5 of Diamonds, anything!

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Here’s my unquilted mini – can you tell which card it represents? 😉

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(How to join) Important Details: You need to join the Pick A Card Flickr group and start adding your photos. You can add anything you like; photos of sketches are welcome, and of course photos of fabrics and WIPs!

I have a TON of fabulous prizes you can win with your Mini Quilt:

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

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

Most Humorous – Fat 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 of Intrepid Thread is giving away 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!

Here’s how it works: You make a mini quilt depicting ONE card in a standard deck of playing cards. Size guidelines are: anything from 10″ by 10″ to 24″ by 24″ and everything in between.

The quilt must be at least 2 layers. It can be appliqued, pieced traditionally, foundation pieced, whatever. As long as it involves fabric and quilting (ie isn’t a painting), it’s fine! You can be as surreal as you want in depicting your chosen card. If you have an idea but you aren’t quite sure it’ll work, email me: jenna (at) Details for the rules can be found on the PLAY page.

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2 thoughts on “PLAY – The Mini Quilt Competition with BIG prizes!

  1. Love your Queen of Diamonds, have just posted my progress in the Flickr group, although slicing off one of the corners of my block this morning was not part of the plan!

    Really looking forward to seeing what other quilters will come up with for blocks. Thanks for organising this challenge (my first!).

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