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Weekly Quilt Contest: Wind, Earth, Fire & Water

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The theme for this week’s contest is Wind, Earth, Fire & Water. You are free to interpret this theme as you see fit. Your quilt does not have to represent all four of the elements. Any quilting style is acceptable. You can submit quilts, wall hangings, pillows, etc. as long as the item you enter is completely finished (i.e. bound and quilted).

Our sponsor this week is Vicki Welsh who creates gorgeous hand dyed fabrics. She has donated a Stash Pack of hand dyed fabrics containing 10 fat eighths and a Goddess Sheet Teflon pressing sheet from Mistyfuse for this week’s winner. Plus everyone can save using the coupon code below too.

Vicki Welsh – Hand Dyed Fabrics

Vicki Welsh - Hand Dyed Fabrics

Hi Everyone!

I’m so happy to be back at the Quilting Gallery for a great new weekly contest. Since I was last here, I’ve been on a productivity mission. I have this fabulous long-arm quilting machine and I wasn’t using it enough. Back in March, I decided that I would quilt for one hour every day. I even decided to schedule it for 5pm. It’s worked a treat.

For one thing, if I happen to be wasting time in the afternoon I now stop at 5 to do a bit of quilting. I also find that I don’t want to stop at 6 so I am heading to my sewing room more often in the evenings. Productivity has soared! Since I started my one hour a day commitment I’ve finished two quilts each month! If you’ve been having some focus issues, try dedicating a specific amount of time every day, even ten minutes will give you more than an hour a week of additional productivity.

I’ve also been busy in my sewing room and have added a great new line of shibori fabrics. These fabrics are much more labor-intensive than my other fabrics but are so worth the extra time!


I also have a great collection of feature fabrics this month. This collection is based on the colors of the Monarch butterfly.


Field of Greens is the gradient and it’s available with this coordinating fabric palette.


As with all of my featured fabric palettes, it’s the colors that are on sale. You can get your fabrics in any combination or patterning of the colors. Check them out here and all of my other fabrics in my shop.

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Let’s get to the prize!

I will give away a hand dyed fabric Stash Pack from my shop and a Goddess Sheet Teflon pressing sheet from Mistyfuse. The winner will get to select the Stash Pack of their choice.

stash pack fabrics

Goddess Sheet Pressing Sheet

Bonus savings for everyone: I am also offering a special 15% discount for Quilting Gallery readers through May 24th. Use coupon code MAY15.

Enter the Contest

Get your cameras out! To enter the weekly contest, read the rules and guidelines, then submit your quilt photo by Thursday evening (EST). Voting will start on Friday and last until Sunday night.

Weekly Quilt Contest Links

Last Week’s Quilt Contest

Thanks to everyone who entered last week’s Quilts for Mom contest. The Fat Quarter Shop donated two $35 gift certificates. Congratulations to the winners:


Shirley Bartee

Posted: May 15th, 2012

Topics: Special Features


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3 Responses to “Weekly Quilt Contest: Wind, Earth, Fire & Water”

  1. Upstatelisa says:

    I love Vicki’s fabrics- so beautiful!

  2. For some reason I am unable to get into the weekly contest to see the quilts that will be voted on . I have a quilt this week and I wanted to see the others too.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous colors!

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