Enter the AccuQuilt 2017 Quilt Block Contest
The AccuQuilt 2017 Quilt Block Design Contest starts today, August 1, 2017 and you have until August 22 at 11:59 p.m. CST to submit your winning design to the contest page! Get your family, friends, and fellow quilters in on the fun and ask them to vote for you beginning Aug. 23 – Sept 5. There are $15,000 in total prizes waiting for you! The winning block design will be displayed on the AccuQuilt world headquarters building in Omaha, NE.
AccuQuilt is proud to welcome quilting guru Eleanor Burns as a special guest judge. She will assist the AccuQuilt management team in selecting the winning designs after the field is narrowed down to the top 10 designs. The winners will be notified on or before Sept. 15, 2017.
To enter the AccuQuilt 2017 Quilt Block Design Contest, simply do the following:
- Design an original quilt block using AccuQuilt die shapes. If you don’t have an AccuQuilt Fabric Cutter and want the sizes of the shapes, you can download the GO! Cutting Equivalents chart.
- Your design can be hand drawn, designed in EQ7, Adobe InDesign, or Illustrator.
- Upload an image of your block in .jpg, .gif, .tif, or .png format.
- Share with your family and friends and encourage them to vote for your entry August 23 – Sept 5
The prize packages include AccuQuilt shopping sprees, Craftsy class passes, Mountain Mist batting, an abundance of fabric, and much more! Additionally, the grand prize winner’s quilt block will be displayed on a 17-foot sign outside of AccuQuilt’s Headquarters for an entire year, so not only does the AccuQuilt staff get to see the winning design every day, but visitors who tour our facility will see it, too. Lastly, the winner will get two round trip tickets to Omaha and a 2-night hotel package.
See the grand prize winner from last year, Terri Vanden Bosch, with her winning design, “Point of View” below.
We asked Terri what advice she would give to someone who is planning to enter our quilt block design contest? Here's what she said.
"I would advise people to send in a good quality photo for the contest. Use colors that compliment and contrast well with each other. Then think how the block would look if it’s really, REALLY big! I think that I entered this contest at least three other times. Even made it into the finals once … just keep trying. You never know if you don’t try. "
We hope you join in on the fun and submit your designs! Good luck to all of you!
AccuQuilt would like to give a special thank you to all of our sponsors: Quilt in a Day, Aurifil, Mountain Mist, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Shannon Fabrics, Northcott, Craftsy, Timeless Treasures, American Patchwork & Quilting, RJR Fabrics, Cloud 9 Fabrics, Dear Stella, Marcus Fabrics, Moda Fabrics and Original Sewing & Quilting Expo.