From the Mailbag - Contests and Exhibits

It is a busy time of year for contests, exhibits and sew-alongs!  Here are some fun items from our mailbag:

1.  Art Spark Challenge:  
--The Northwest Ohio Modern Quilt Guild is sponsoring an "art spark" challenge.
--Visit a local art museum and find any piece that inspires you - your choice!  Make a quilted item that is inspired by the art piece, and post it on Flickr.
--Deadlines are July 1 and August 1, 2013.
--Yes, there are prizes!  Winners will be picked randomly from the Flickr posts.
--Click HERE for more information!

2.  Grand Central Terminal Centennial Quilt Challenge:
--City Quilter, American Patchwork  & Quilting Magazine and the NY Transit Museum have teamed up to celebrate Grand Central Terminal's 100th anniversary!
--Use Grand Central-themed fabric to create a mini quilt that is inspired by Grand Central Terminal.
--Winners and finalists will be exhibited in New York, and Grand Prize is $2,000!
--Deadline is August 21, 2013.
--Click HERE for more information!

3.  Gold Coast Quilt Exhibit:  A Quilting Evolution:
--The Gold Coast Quilt Guild is featured in an exhibit called "A Quilting Evolution."
--The exhibit is located at the Cornell Museum of Art at Old School Square in Delray Beach, from May 17 to September 29, 2013.
--On view are over 100 traditional, art and modern quilts and "quilted" artist books.
--There is an opening reception on Thursday, May 16th from 5:30pm to 7pm.
--Let's support our neighboring guilds and quilters at this wonderful exhibit!
--Click HERE for more information!

4.  Debbi Crane Lecture and Workshop - Coral Springs Guild!
--Everyone is welcome to attend the Coral Springs Guild's Debbi Crane Lecture:  True Confessions of a Rebellious Quilter!
--The lecture is Friday, June 28, 2013 at 7:15pm.  Located at 1300 Coral Springs Drive in Coral Springs.  Non-members have a $5 special event fee.
--A few spaces are still open for the Embellished Doll Workshop on Saturday, June 29th!
--Please email me for details about the workshop and lecture.

5.  Summer Sampler - Free Paper-Pieced Sew-Along!
--Ellison Lane Quilts is hosting a free sew-along for summer!  She is posting nine original and easy paper pieced blocks with a summer treats theme.
--Feel free to sew the 6 inch blocks at your own pace to create a mini quilt!
--Click HERE for more information!

Photo from Ellison Lane Quilts