July 14, 2011

Quilt From A Photo Challenge!

As I have stated many times on my blog, I am a very active member of the HGTV Quilting and Needlework Forum!  We are one big family drawn together through a common love of all types of quilting, sewing and needlework!  We share in a lot of swaps, challenges, pj parties, charity projects... the list of all the fun we have over on the forum could go on and on!

I am always thinking up a few fun things for the ladies.  I have been told by some, that I need to let my brain rest but it seems that when I try, it keeps coming up with things to do. ha!

Over the course of the past few months I have had several of the women on the forum busy making a quilt to portray this photo. It was photographed by Leona, one of our members over at HGTV.  She gave me permission to use it for this challenge.

There were no rules  or boundaries that the ladies had to follow while creating their pieces.  They were given complete free reign!  Isn't that the best way to work?

I would love to show you what remarkable pieces the following 9 forum members presented for judging at the end of the challenge!








I called upon 5 of my friends and asked them if they would consider judging the quilts once the challenge was over and they graciously agreed. At this time I want to recognize each of them and say Thank You! once again!

Please give a big shout out to our judges!!  We really appreciate them for taking the time to do this for us!

Carolyn, HGTV forum member
Shey, HGTV forum member
Darlene - SewCalGal
Kelly - I Have A Notion
Susan Brubaker Knapp

I wanted to have some great prizes for 1st - 3rd place winners and also award honorable mention.  I called on some of my good friends to help me out with prizes and they came through with some amazing sponsorships!

1st place goes to: Tonya!

Tonya has won the following prizes!

Ken's Sewing Center - Muscle Shoals, AL - $100.00 Gift Certificate  AND
Cheryl Ann's Design Wall - $25.00 Gift Certificate

2nd place goes to:  Karen!

Karen wins the following prize!

Martha's Quilting Corner, Shiner, TX - 100.00 Gift Certificate

3rd place goes to: Charlyn!

Charlyn wins the following prize:

Fat Quarter Shop - 75.00 Gift Certificate

Honorable mention goes to: Kathi!

Kathi wins the following prize:

John Flynn - Laser Cut Pre-Cut Quilt Kit

At this time I would like to give a big shout out to our fabulous sponsors!  The gifts that they graciously supplied were over the top!

Ken's Sewing Center - Muscle Shoals, AL

Cheryl Ann's Design Wall

Martha's Quilting Corner, Shiner, TX

Fat Quarter Shop

John Flynn

And last but certainly not least...

THANK YOU! to Leona for allowing us the use of your beautiful photo!!

I hope you enjoyed this morning's quilt show!


Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Thanks for sharing those amazing quilts!!

Barb said...

Congrats to the winners.....

Needled Mom said...

All from a photo!!! Amazing! Congratulations to all.

Diane H said...

Great challenge - congratulations to all.

Kathi said...

and fun was had by all! your the queen of friendly persuasion! Thank you.

SewCalGal said...

All of the quilt entries were absolutely spectacular. Everyone did a great job.

Congratulations to the winners!


Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Lovely eye candy for my Saturday afternoon as I get caught up with the week’s blogs.