Monday, August 09, 2010

McCalls Quilt Star Design Contest

Remember me continually bugging you all to go and vote for my quilt? Well I was selected as a finalist in the McCalls Quilt Star Design contest!! That is what I needed the profile pictures for!!! If you click on the link on my side bar it will take you to the profile page of all the finalists. If you want to see what I wrote you can click on mine. If you have another minute it would be great if you can leave a comment. I think every insecurity is flaring up in my body at the moment!!

There are 3 challenges we have agreed to participate in. The first one was given to us on Friday. I'm so excited and nervous! I have changed my design at least 10 times but I think I know what I want to do now. The challenge is to use 2 traditional blocks to make a top no smaller than 24" . It can be bigger than just not smaller than. We have to send a digital photo of the completed top (they don't want this one quilted) by September 13th (I think that's the date). We had to sign a paper stating we would not tell anything about this until we had permission. I don't know if we are supposed to share our tops and progress, I guess I will have to ask. I have been assigned to one of the editors and she has been very nice and very helpful.

So that's the BIG adventure here. I will see what I am allowed to share. You should know that once the quilt tops have been sent they will be posted and the month long, vote for me every day emails and posts will resume, right?? Seriously, thanks to everyone that voted and helped me get to at least the first round.

10 comments:

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

Congratulations!!!!!! what a great honor toeven be a finalist. now hopefully everyone will unite and vote for you to win!! I will!!

I'm thinking it's a no-no to show even the process.. Mccalls will want to be the first to publish any pictures. too bad for us hopefully we can have tiny snippets of pictures.

CJ said...

How very exciting! Yes, Congratulations!!

Allie said...

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I knew that daily voting would pay off, lol! This is SO exciting, Pam!

dot said...

congrats!!!!!

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...

Congratulations!!

Lynne said...

Hey congratulations, wonderful - and those photos were lovely!

Crispy said...

Oh Pam!!! This is so VERY exciting!! You know that I'll be voting for you :0)

Crispy

Natalie said...

I read it all, and you look great!
If I were writing your bio, I would have to emphasize how generous you are with your quilting skills and time... a beautiful reflection of your abilities and values, that make you extra qualified as a quilting queen!

Lisa D. said...

Congratulations! What an honor - I hope you win!

Annemiek said...

I'll keep on voting for you! I read the whole article you wrote and you look really very smart on the profile pic!!
C has a subscription on Mccalls; I'll borrow it from her tonight and see if they mention anything about this contest. Exciting Pam!!!