Shops will need to order AMERICAN HONOR fabric and are especially encouraged to stock the AMERICAN HONOR bundles, that have 12 fat quarters from the AMERICAN HONOR line, plus the 24" panel in full color. Delivery is anticipated for early November. Participating retailers are encouraged to offer their own promotions, events or displays for this contest. A Counter card will be packed with an order of full collections to help you market this contest in your shop.
A flyer will be packed in every AMERICAN HONOR bundle with detailed information on the contest for your customers to become familiar with the challenge.
This contest is for you to have a way to honor American heroes, whoever they may be. This quilt challenge is for you to have an outlet for your creativity and to have your work shown to the world on our voting page. The beauty of this challenge, aside from the awesome prizes (below), is that you also have the opportunity to donate your quilt project to America's Mighty Warriors. This is a non-profit organization that honors the sacrifices of our troops, the fallen and their families, by providing programs that improve quality of life, resiliency and recovery. They accept quilts at least 39" X 75", to provide to Gold Star families in honor of the fallen. For more information about the America's Mighty Warriors organization, please click here.
To see a list of shops that are carrying the American Honor fabric, please click here.
For the project that wins the Popular Vote, a $300 donation will be made in the winner's name to America's Mighty Warriors. The winner will have an automatic entry into the finalist round.
1st place: The same as 2rd place PLUS 4 -- 28 pc. FQ Bundles of Splash and a $400 donation made in the winner's name to America's Mighty Warriors. The first place winner will also receive a $100 cash prize. The contestant's quilt shop of choice will also win the same prizes, a $400 donation made in their name to America's Mighty Warriors and they will also receive a $100 credit towards any future purchase from The Blank Quilting Corp. (not to be used for existing balances).
2nd place: The same as 3rd place PLUS 4 -- 20 pc. bundles of Starlet and a $200 donation made in their name to America's Mighty Warriors. The contestant's quilt shop of choice will also win the same prizes and have a $200 donation made in their name to America's Mighty Warriors.
3rd place: The same as 4th place PLUS 4 -- 40 pc Sumatra Batiks Strip Packs. The contestant's quilt shop of choice also wins the same prize.
4th place: The same as 5th place PLUS 4 -- 12 pc. FQ bundles of Primitive Basics. The contestant's quilt shop of choice also wins the same prize.
5th place: 4 -- 20 pc. FQ bundles of Fusion Illusion. The contestant's quilt shop of choice also wins 4 -- 20 pc. FQ bundles of Fusion Illusion.
Rules: Anyone who resides in the United States is eligible to enter the Quilt Challenge by submitting a project of any size, shape or design, using only the American Honor fabrics designed by Western Denim & Dirt for The Blank Quilting Corp. Participants are to send a .jpg image of their finished project to this webpage: between March 1-March 31, 2017. On this web page, viewers will have a chance to vote for their favorite project. The top viewer’s choice (most web votes) and the other top 9 participants will be deemed finalists. All 10 finalists will be instructed on where to send their projects for the final determination of the top 5 winners. Projects will be judged on emotional appeal, quality workmanship and design. Each of the 10 finalists will automatically receive a fat quarter bundle. If using a pattern, be sure to give credit to the pattern designer.CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CHALLENGE