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Friday, March 16, 2012

International Quilt Day, and a Contest

AccuQuilt - Barn Quilt Design Contest - Enter Now!

So, I've made a few quilts in my day, but nothing spectacular.  However, I know that many of you are quite skilled in the quilting department.  I just had to share the news about the Barn Quilt Design Contest that Accuquilt is hosting.  There are going to be some fantastic prizes.  Prizes?  Did I perk your interest?  As far as prizes go, how about a a $1,000 shopping spree and trip to Omaha NE for the winning design unveiling?  The runner up will be winning a $250 shopping spree. So go on, show off that fantastic quilt that you spent months working on.  

Here's a bit more information about the contest:

Key Dates to Remember

Contest Entry Dates: March 16th – April 9th 

Winner Announcement: AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Paducah, KY (April 25-28)

Unveiling Date: June 22nd

How to Enter: No purchase necessary to enter, entries submitted via the “Submit Your Entry” button on the AccuQuilt Barn Quilt landing page:


Grand prize winner will receive a prize package consisting of:
- One (1) $1,000 AccuQuilt Shopping Spree ($1,000 value)
- Round trip airfare for themselves and a friend from winner’s home and transportation to Omaha, NE, for an unveiling ceremony for their design on the AccuQuilt offices. 
- Two (2) tickets to the 2nd Annual Let’s GO! Quilt Retreat in Fremont on June 20-21, 2012 for themselves and a friend. 
- Three (3) night hotel stay (one room for three nights). 
- Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner for three days. 

One runner up prize winner will receive a prize package consisting of:
- One (1) $250 AccuQuilt Gift Certificate 
- One (1) ticket to the 2nd Annual Let’s GO! Quilt Retreat in Fremont on June 20-21, 2012.

The top one hundred (Top 100) quilt block designs will be selected by a panel of AccuQuilt’s management from among all eligible entries received. Each of the 100 winners will receive a prize package aggregate value of $25 consisting of:- One (1) $25 AccuQuilt Rewards Points ($25 value)

Also, did you know that International Quilt Day is this weekend?

AccuQuilt and have teamed up to give you the ultimate experience for International Quilt Day! 
Join us March 16-18, 2012 as we celebrate all things quilting!

*Visit community for FREE and watch more than 100 shows hosted by Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims featuring the Top Quilting Teachers in the world
*Explore classrooms, unique tutorials, inspiring slideshows, and much more
*Enter the contest to win amazing prizes from companies you know and love—here a sampling of the prizes you can win:
  • A BERNINA 550 sewing machine (yes! a new machine!)
  • Gammill's Deluxe Chair—perfect for sewing at any machine
  • Fantastic assortment of books from AQS Publishing, plus a 1-year membership to American Quilter's Society
  • A selection of inspiring quilting books from C&T Publishing
  • AccuQuilt's GO! Baby die cutting machine, GO! Value Die, GO! Birds die, and a 6x12 Cutting Mat 
  • Bundle of 41 fat quarters from Ricky's Blended Solids collection, compliments of Red Rooster
  • Box of silk threads from Superior Threads
  • One of five DVDs from Why Quilts Matter
  • One of five Stitched: The Movie DVDs
Plus, you'll have exclusive access to an episode of Why Quilts MatterStitched: The Movie, and many other sources of excitement and creativity in The Quilt Show community. Simply click here to get started. Enjoy, and we look forward to celebrating with you!  

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