When we publish a new volume of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, the designers actually make a real quilt block and send it to us.
We use them to draft and write the block patterns.
We press them and photograph them.
They live for a few months in big boxes in our offices.
But what happens once the issue is published and we’re finished with the blocks?
This is where you come in! We always have a contest and we give the blocks to winning readers just like you. This time around our contest is a little different. We think you’ll love it!
Write a haiku using Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks as your inspiration
A haiku is a three-line poem where each line has a specific number of syllables. Line 1 has five syllables, line 2 has seven, and line 3 again has five syllables.
Focus on Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6 in your poem—the entire issue or just one design. As long as the topic relates to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks in some way, it qualifies for this contest.
Here are some examples:
What a happy day…
100 Blocks hits the stands,
Oh page-turning bliss!
—Denise, a real contestant
six hundred fine blocks
I sew patches together
my creative quilt
—June Dudley, QM Editor-in-Chief
middle of the night
ideas assault my mind
keeping me awake
—Diane Harris, QM Interactive Editor
Submissions accepted now through Jan. 6, 2013 at 11:59 MST. Entry form at quiltmaker.com.
One person may submit up to 10 haiku.
There will be a round of public voting from Jan. 8, 2013 at 2 pm MST to Jan. 13, 2013, ending at 11:59 pm MST. Each person may vote up to 10 times daily. The top 100 haiku will move on as finalists. In the event one author has more than one poem in the top 100, only her top haiku will advance. In the event of a tie, QM staff will make final selections.
QM will select winners to be announced Jan. 14, 2013. The top 10 haiku authors will win 10 quilt blocks each from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6.
See the current entries! (click on the “View Entries” tab)