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A special prize for Quilting Gallery fans entering the “New from Old” quilt contest

"New from Old" Quilt Contest

Earlier this year, I told you about the “New from Old” quilt contest in support of the Alliance for American Quilts.

Quiltmakers are encouraged to think broadly and creatively about this opportunity to celebrate the past in the frame of the present. The rich array of prizes this year includes a Handi Quilter HQ Sixteen Quilting Machine for Sit-Down Use valued at $5,000.

The rules are simple: quilts must be 16″ x 16″ (including a 4″ sleeve and a label) and consist of three layers. Contest quilts must be sent to the AAQ by May 31, 2010. Entries will tour national venues and be displayed on the AAQ website, and later entered in the Quilt Index. The contest is also a fundraiser; all quilts become a donation to the organization and will be auctioned on eBay in November to benefit the AAQ and its mission to document, preserve and share the history of quilts and quiltmakers.

Special Prize for Quilting Gallery Fans


The AAQ would like to offer a special incentive to Quilting Gallery readers and bloggers. All Quilting Gallery fans who enter a quilt in the contest will have a chance to win a prize package that includes an assortment of Simplicity specialty scissors, EZ Quilting acrylic templates and an Alliance Collection for a Cause quilt kit by Moda (total retail value over $250).

Just be sure to write Quilting Gallery fan on your entry form under How did you find out about the New from Old contest?. A small panel of AAQ board and staff will jury this special prize and you’ll still qualify for all the other great prizes.

And remember only AAQ members are eligible to vote for the overall winners of the contest, so if you believe in the work of the AAQ, become a member when you enter the contest. Annual membership is as low as $25 and members enter the contest for only $5 per quilt.

Complete information and a downloadable entry form are available on the AAQ website. Questions about the contest should be sent to the AAQ directly.

See some of the first New from Old entries:

P.S. If you’ve already submitted your quilt for this contest, send an email to the AAQ indicating that you are a Quilting Gallery fan so you’ll be entered for the special prize too.

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This post was published on March 21st, 2010. Post topics: Quilting Events, Site News, Special Features, Videos. Post tags: .

6 Responses to “A special prize for Quilting Gallery fans entering the “New from Old” quilt contest”

  1. Calvin says:

    I found this blog through a google search for this keywords “quilts blogs”. Writing this will be sufficient in the answer of “How did you find out about the New from Old contest”?.

  2. Valerie Moss says:

    WOW this sounds great, I’ve commented also about this on my blog are you entering something Mishka?

  3. Aggie Toth says:

    I am in the mist of putting my finishing touches on my 16 by 16 crazy quilt square into the AAQ contest. I have one question, with adding a different border on finishing my square exceeds 16 by 16 by about an inch an half. The square itself is 16 by 16,,,,
    Is this eligable for entry or will it be kicked out?

  4. Amy Milne says:

    Hi Aggie–thanks so much for making a quilt for the “New from Old” contest! The finished size is 16×16–hoping you can adjust your border plan to fit.

    Amy Milne

  5. […] been playing around in EQ6 this afternoon, planning some ideas for the “New from Old” Quilt Contest for the Alliance of American Quilts. I picked up some lovely super bright fabrics in Lancaster last […]

  6. Denis says:

    I stumbled upon this blog and I was wondering if I write a comment would immediately enter me into this new from old contest?

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