The Ultimate Quilt Challenge is a free virtual event open to quilters of all levels, from all over the world. This is a great way to learn/improve your free-motion quilting skills, as well as to inspire others with a variety of FMQ design ideas thru doodle/sketching (no FMQ required). To clarify, this challenge will help you learn/improve your skills for creating and sizing your own FMQ motifs!
PREVIOUSLY CREATED PROJECTS, AKA Linky Party #1
Any project with FMQ that incorporated any of the Ultimate Stencils designed by Cindy Needham, but made prior to Summer 2016. http://quiltshopgal.com/the-ultimate-free-motion-quilting-challenge-summer-2016-kick-off-with-virtual-quilt-showlinky-party/
SKETCH/DOODLE FMQ DESIGN IDEAS, AKA Linky Party #2
Simply download FREE templates, or you can use “master” templates that are included in e:book documentation when you purchase any Ultimate Stencil collection from Cindy Needham. Sketch out design ideas for blocks or wholecloth quilts, as desired, for any size block or quilt. Possibilities are endless and there is no need to stitch any of these designs out to enter. http:/quiltshopgal.com/the-ultimate-free-motion-quilting-challenge-summer-2016-linky-party-2-doodlesketching/
FMQ ANYTHING/ANY SIZE THIS SUMMER, aka Linky Party #3
Use any of the stencils from any of the Ultimate Stencil collections from Cindy Needham to free-motion quilt any project, any style, any design, as well as any size. You can even finish UFO projects that need quilting, or create a new project of any size. Heck, you can even stitch out a practice sandwich. To clarify, your project can be pieced, applique’ or wholecloth. You can work on this project anytime, but it needs to be entered no later than September 15th to share in this Linky Party. Note: Definition of “Finished” is up to you, but should provide sufficient visual evidence of you using any of the Ultimate Stencils in your project. Here is the link to this party: http://quiltshopgal.com/the-ultimate-free-motion-quilting-challenge-summer-2016-linky-party-3-learnimprove-your-free-motion-quilting-skills-this-summer/
Prizes randomly awarded the 2nd half of September.
To clarify all entries must incorporate The Ultimate Stencil Collection and/ or The Ultimate Background Stencil Collection, by Cindy Needham. The design possibilities with these stencils are endless, but if you feel stumped with what to create, throughout the summer, you’ll find tips, some tutorials, as well as many inspirational projects to help you learn/improve your FMQ skills.
LIST OF PRIZES / WINNERS
note: Not all prizes had winners for the Ultimate Quilting Challenge, as a result of number of participants being lower than original estimates.
|Martingale||Five new release books (to be announced later this summer)
#2 Striking Strip Quilts
Christmas Patchwork Loves Embroidery: Hand Stitches, Holiday Projects, by Gail Pan.
Civil War Legacies III, by Carol Hopkins
QuiltShopGal will ship these prizes, one each, to five lucky winners. A maximum of 1 winner will be an International winner, with a minimum of 4 winners that are US only residents.
| Prize #1 –I Love Nine Patches
#2 – Striking Strip Quilts winner: Anna C.
#3 – Christmas Patchwork Loves Embroidery: Hand Stitches, Holiday Projects
#4 – Civil War Legacies III
winner: Vicki D. Fabric Under Foot
|Craftsy||A Craftsy class of your choice. This prize is open to WW participants.||Prize #6 winner – Karin of the Quilt Yarn|
|FabricWorm|| A Fat Quarter bundle of Birch Fabrics. Specific details are not yet available, but bundle is estimated at $35-95.
This prize is open to WW participants.
|Prize #7 winner -Patty D – A Stitch in Time|
|Inspired LED||5 LED kits, one each
These prizes are open to US only participants.
| Prize #8
Kearstie @ KB’s Quilting Request
#9 – Laura @ LauraLuvsLoons
#10, #11, #12 winner – Tba
|Robert Kaufman Fabrics||A beautiful bundle of Radiance, 1 yard cuts of four different colors. This prize is open to US only participants.||Prize #13 winner – Kearstie @ KB’s Quilting Request|
|| Sewn Desert thread collection:
– 1 large Spool collection
– 1 small spool collection
These prizes are open to WW participants.
| Prize #14 – (large spool collection) winner: – Karin of the Quilt Yarn
Prize # 15 (small spool collection) winner – Vicki # Fabric Under Foot
||Ruler Foot and templates for FMQ with a ruler on a domestic machine. As the ruler foot is machine specific, the winner will receive a gift certificate that they can redeem for this prize. More details on this prize will be shared shortly.||Prize #16 – – Laura @ LauraLuvsLoons|
If you have any questions, please email me. I also encourage you to add a comment on this post and I’m hoping others may also help out by replying to your comment, should I not be able to respond in a timely manner (bless those that help others).
Here is a list of previous posts #UltimateQuiltingChallenge: