Would you like to see one of your own Quilts on show at a Grosvenor Show next year? Well, now is your opportunity.
But if you don’t feel up to submitting your quilt .. well how about winning the fantastic Janome 6700p* instead! Donated by Janome UK
The Memory Craft 6700 Professional provides the speed and precision critical to advanced sewing and contains serious features for the serious sewist. Sewing speeds of 1,200 stitches per minute make the MC6700P the FASTEST Top Loading Bobbin machine in the industry. The 10″ All-Metal Seamless Flatbed provides the perfect work space for projects large and small. In addition, quilters can enjoy exceptionally smooth quilt piecing with the included AcuFeed™ Flex Layered Fabric Feeding System.
Here’s how can you enter and win these fabulous competitions
Starting in June 2018, the UKQU Website are running six individual quilt competitions, each one based around a single theme.
Every month you will be asked to show off the quilts you are submitting on the UK Quilters United Facebook Group for people to vote on their favourites by liking them – but only for the first three weeks of the month. at the end of the three weeks voting on Facebook will close and the top five quilts you like will be then removed to the competition page on our Website and voting will reopen for two quilts to be chosen to be exhibited at the Grosvenor Shows Autumn Circuit. To enter you must be prepared to follow the competition rules here and to have your quilt on show too. Details will be made available soon.
The top quilt voted for each month will win a prize from the competition sponsor for that month, each prize will be worth at least £100.
Each month one lucky voter will also win a pair of Grosvenor Show tickets that can be used at any of their shows.
The two top quilts will be shown at the Grosvenor Shows Autumn Shows in 2019, giving everyone the chance to go along and see them for real, not just on the Facebook Group or here on our website.
Every month the people who vote will be entered into the final website members draw to win the Janome 6700p Sewing Machine, donated by our main sponsor, Janome UK and worth £1600 .. drawn on December 1st, 2018!
You have to be a member of the UK Quilters United Facebook Group AND the UKQU Website to enter both the quilting competitions and the prize draw.
Our normal terms and conditions will apply.
So, every month you can choose to enter as many quilts as you would like, and enter as many months as you would like, but you must follow each month’s theme. Every month a new competition panel will appear in Competition Corner on the first of the month giving you full details of that months prize and how to enter, but to set the ball rolling here’s a list of the categories if you want to get started. We know how long planning and making your perfectly wonderful quilts can take!
Each quilt should have each side no longer than 42 inches, but can be any pattern or technique, as long it is your own work and must be an interpretation of that months theme.
June – The theme is ‘Afternoon Tea’
Sponsored by EQS – win a selection of Liberty fabrics, notions and books
July – The theme is ‘Sunshine and Smiles’
Sponsored by Barnyarns – win Aurifil Threads
August – The theme is ‘Summer Picnics’
Sponsored by The Cotton Craft Co. – win a selection of fabrics, wadding and threads
September – The theme is ‘Indian Summer’
Sponsored jointly by Groves and Gutermann with a selection of quilt notions and threads
October – The theme is ‘Autumn Leaves’
Sponsored by Barnyarns – win Aurifil threads
November – The theme is ‘Winter Wonderlands”
Sponsored by Lewis & Irene – win a selection of their fabric
We want to see lots of entries, and lots of different ideas too. The only limit is your imagination. Make the Facebook Group sing!
Start planning and making .. June will be here before you know it.
Full details will follow in competition corner shortly so keep watching for them coming up soon
*Janome 6700P prize draw open to UK residents only