Our first FQC Quilt of 2013!

Oh the weather outside is frightful (perfect sewing weather tho!), but my sewing room wall is delightful with this little beauty hanging up ready for its picture to be taken!


I have received our first Fat Quarter Challenge Quilt for 2013 and the speedy quilter is none other than Donna Sciandra!! Her FQ was the green centers of the blocks  in this very fun and colorful log cabin quilt.  She even wrote the words, “ peace, hope, laughter and courage” in her quilting. Did I find them all, Donna? Thank you so much!

We’re doing our challenge a little differently this year. We’re making it possible for you to earn more chances for your name to go into the $100 prize drawing by assigning a bonus number of chances depending on which month I receive your finished quilt.

Here are the monthly assignments:

Quilts received by December 31, 2013 will give you an additional 10, yes, TEN chances for a total of 11 chances!

January, 9 extra chances

February, 8 chances

March, 7 chances

April, 6 chances

May, 5 chances

June, 4 chances

July, 3 chances

August, 2 chances

September, you’ll still receive one extra chance to win but as you can see, the sooner you send me your completed quilt, the more chances you have in the prize drawing.

Please email me with any questions you may have.  I must receive your completed quilt by the last day of the month in order to receive that month’s number of extra chances, so mail early!! And now with all these extra chances available to you, I better go hunt up a bigger bowl!




2 Responses to “Our first FQC Quilt of 2013!”

  1. Carol E. Says:

    Can you explain this, please? This is the first time I’ve ever heard of a FQ Challenge here at QBB. Where do we get the FQ? What are the rules?

  2. quiltsbeyondborders Says:

    Hi Carol. The Fat Quarter Challenge is something we started last year for the first time at the International Quilt Festival at Houston. We had 100 Fat Quarters and some block patterns to give out to people who would sign up to make completed quilts, supplementing the fat quarter with fabrics from their own stash. The plan was that we would allow about 11 months for them all to come back, and those that were returned would be entered into a drawing for a chance to win $100. Last year only about 50 people signed up at the IQF, and others signed up at various guild meetings and places we spoke until we reached 100. Our winner was announced on September 30th. It was a lot of fun to see the variety of quilts that came back. We featured some of the returned quilts and the drawing on our blog.

    This year all 100 of the Fat Quarters were picked up at the IQF in Houston, so we don’t have more to distribute.

    The design point was to put together a challenge that was going to be very low cost for us, but would be likely to generate a good amount of completed quilts. Since the fabrics were donated and distributed in person, the outlay last year was the prize money. We would be open to doing something that can involve the many wonderful quilters we’ve met online — as long as it doesn’t involve a large upfront financial outlay. Please feel free to contact us at quiltsbeyondborders@gmail.com if you have some ideas for us.


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