We shared our excitement with everyone who loves quilting as much as we do with the launch of our annual AccuQuilt Quilt Block Design Contest. One of our favorite things is tapping into the creativity of our quilting community and sharing our love for the art.
Late this summer, we reached out nationwide to the quilting community asking for original block designs. We had an impressive number of entries this year, so thank you to everyone that participated in our quilt block design contest. Our wish is to one day see the hundreds of beautiful designs submitted become quilts - large and small.
We are excited to announce 2018’s Quilt Block Design Contest winner, Candace Door, a quilter of nearly 29 years for her amazing block design. Candace started drawing shapes early on as a quilter, so this contest was a perfect fit for her as she enjoyed creating her own quilting designs.
Candace Door, 2018 AccuQuilt Quilt Block Design Contest Winner
“I was so excited and blown away,” said Candace. “I’ve been creating quilts using AccuQuilt’s GO! Cutter and dies for years, so being recognized for one of my favorite fabric cutting systems is such an honor! I just want to say thank you for seeing the beauty in my design,” said Candace.
Also winning a trip to Omaha for his second-place finish is Reed Johnson. As all quilters understand, we are always looking for our inspiration when creating quilts. Reed dug deep and found his inspiration through colors and unusual shapes that he merges into his winning design.
“I am so excited to win this prize and share my design with everyone after the unveiling,” said Reed. “I’ve loved the accuracy of my AccuQuilt Cutter and have been quilting exclusively for several years."
Reed Johnson, 2018 AccuQuilt Quilt Block Design Contest Runner-Up
All winner’s designs will be publicly announced at the AccuQuilt Headquarters located in Omaha, Nebraska during our 10th Anniversary celebration on Sept. 18, 2018. The winning block design will also be shared on FaceBook live in the afternoon of the event.
Watch for upcoming blogs in September to see all the winning block designs.