Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lark Books contest

Lark Books has announced a new contest called Quilt It! and is offering some great prizes, including a grand prize of a $100 gift certificate from Hancocks of Paducah and 11 Lark quilting books. Four other quilters (one in each of the four categories in the competition) will each receive the 11 books as well.

Entries are due by Jan. 5. Winners will be announced Feb. 1, and all winning quilts will be posted on

To enter, read the rules then email them at with the title of your piece, at least one photo of your quilt, and the category in which it should be judged. Entries must be an original quilt of any size that incorporates at least three of the following five required elements:

  • Bird(s)
  • Mountains
  • Silver fabric, thread, or item
  • Recycled/repurposed material
  • Beads

The categories are:
1. Best Use of Beading or Beaded Elements

2. Best Use of Hand-Dyed/Altered Fabrics
3. Best Art Quilt
4. Best Use of Recycled Material

The Grand Prize will be awarded to the quilt that exhibits the most quilting creativity, originality, ingenuity, and artistry in addition best use of the required elements.

The Grand Prize winner and Category Prize winners will each receive the following 11 books:
Quilt It with Wool
Simple Contemporary Quilts
Freddy & Gwen Collaborate Again
Quilts, Baby!
Masters: Art Quilts
Color Your Cloth
Pieced Symbols
Quilt National 2009
Creative Quilting with Beads
500 Art Quilts
Pretty Little Mini Quilts

Good luck!