Wow! We were all thrilled with the design work that was submitted to the Quiltmaker/Electric Quilt Design Contest. There was a full range of designs from easy to complex; simple piecing to intricate piecing; foundation piecing and applique.
First, contestant identities were concealed for judging. Quiltmaker staff gathered to select the Grand Prize winner. We had the designers’ EQ files so we could get a detailed look at the submissions. We considered the overall originality of the quilt design, then took a more in-depth look at the quilting plans presented.
I’m pleased to announce that Jo Moury of Haymarket, VA is the Grand Prize winner with her design Bull Run Nine Patch.
We will be making Jo’s design into a quilt that she will get to keep. The pattern for her design will be presented in an upcoming issue of Quiltmaker. She also wins a gift certificate from Electric Quilt.
After Jo’s quilt was selected, the remaining designs were sent to EQ for their staff choice. Barb Vlack of Saint Charles, IL is the winner of the EQ Staff Choice with her submission, Geese in a Gordian Knot.
Barb wins gift certificates from both Quiltmaker and Electric Quilt.
You can see larger images of both Jo’s and Barb’s winning designs, plus their quilting plans, in the Quiltmaker/Electric Quilt Contest Gallery.
Congratulations to both Jo and Barb for their excellent work!
Now, the fun continues with the Viewer’s Choice portion of our contest. Both Jo and Barb submitted more than one design, but each person can only win one prize. Their remaining designs have been removed from the voting gallery and all qualified entries are now eligible for the Viewer’s Choice. You must register in order to vote and there is only one vote per person. The voting will remain open until Tuesday, January 5 at 11:59 pm MST. Good luck to all!
Follow this link to VOTE.