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Vote Now: School Days and/or Changing Seasons Quilt Contest


It’s voting time for this week’s School Days and/or Changing Seasons quilt contest. The quilts entered fit into one or both of the two themes this week. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and a pencil to make note of your faves. You can vote for TWO favourites this weekend.

Our sponsor, Swirly Girls, has put together a fabulous gift box of goodies for this week’s winner.


Please, if you’ve entered a quilt in the contest, be sure to read the updated rules and guidelines page on inviting others to vote for your quilt. I really don’t want to have to disqualify someone from the competition this week as they didn’t follow the rules. Having to deal with voting issues over the past few weeks has really taken a toll on my creative spirit. So, let’s have a stop to the problems please.

Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!

  • Voting is open Friday – Monday, September 10th at 8 a.m. (EDT)
  • One vote per person (based on IP address NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt ***
  • Winner announced Monday afternoon/evening

How to Vote:

  • Review the photos and stories below… there are several, so you’ll need to scroll down to see them all. You can also click the link to the slider version to review the quilts in the large format and then return to this page to vote.
  • Underneath the photos, scroll down, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a square button** beside each one. Select the buttons for the quilts you want to vote for. You can select up to TWO favourites this week.
  • Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the list of quilt names. Press the vote button.

** Note: If you don’t see the square buttons to vote, but instead see the voting results, that means someone on your IP Address already voted, or that the voting period has ended, or that you need to refresh the page to see the voting options. Shared IP addresses are very common in home or work networks.

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 15
  • Total countries: 4
  • Total provinces: 2
  • Total states: 8

You can click on the photo to view a larger version.

Bookshelf Bookshelf
By: Donna,
Michigan, USA
Blog: Quilt in Progress

I used an assortment of paper-piecing patterns and scraps to create this bookshelf, then designed the “wood” portion myself. Details include blue fabric with stars to represent a veteran’s flag, pendulum clock with “gold” pendulum, candlestick lamp, birdhouse bookend, and a jar of baseball gumballs.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 45"

Cat in the Hat Cat in the Hat
By: Jaime Goodrich,
New Jersey, USA
Blog: Stitches to Sprinkles

My oldest daughter was going off to preschool and needed a blanket for nap time. What is more perfect and appropriate than the Cat in the Hat! One side has blocks featuring the different aspects of the story, the other has a large panel of the Cat along with the whole story written out.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 48"

Happy School Days Happy School Days
By: Kathleen Snow,
Virginia, USA

This was made for a co-worker retiring after 15 years as a school nurse. It is based around a 16″ schoolhouse block from Nancy Johnson-Srebro surrounded with blocks from my extensive collection of school based fabrics. There is a group photo of our team featured above the schoolhouse block.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 49"

In My Classroom In My Classroom
By: Polly,
Virginia, USA
Blog: Aunt Polly’s Porch

In June, I retired from teaching special education for 34 years. The center panel of this quilt, hung on the wall in my classroom for many years. So, I designed the quilt around it! It means allot to me as it reminds me every time I see it, of all my students who touched my heart over the years!

Quilt size: width: 62" height: 87"

Jordyn's School Quilt Jordyn’s School Quilt
By: Tammie Pruitt,
California, USA

My grandaughter called me up one day and said “Gramy, could you make me a quilt for my school?” Aww how could I say no. This has her school colors and school sayings on it. I did finish it and quilt it. She loved it. We donated it to her school to raise money.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 80"

Lapiceros de colores para Mirari Lapiceros de colores para Mirari
By: ana-ane,
Blog: ana-ane puntasdas con gusto no….pican

Con los restos del quilt que hice para Noelia y Ganix, he hecho este de laciperos de colores, para abrigar las horas de estudio de mi hija Mirari

With the remains of the quilt that I did for Noelia and Ganix, I have done this one of colored pencils , to shelter the hours of study of my daughter

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 53"

REntree REntree
By: malice,
Blog: M.Alice

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 48"

School Days School Days
By: Cheryl Hartzog,
Florida, USA
Blog: Quilts & Art by Cheryl

Made for my sister , I drew,used wonder under ,cut out & ironed on the school house and the school bus as well as everything else & machine quilted.
I also put a real bell in the bell tower but took picture before adding that.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 25"

School Playmat School Playmat
By: Anita Amodeo,
Florida, USA
Blog: Margret Mary’s Place

This is a playmat I made for a charity donation. The ‘outside’ playground, with the bus arriving with more children…is attached to the ‘school room’. There is a pocket on the back to hold all the machine embroidered dolls and accessories. The playmat folds up for easy ‘totability’.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 16"

september schoolhouse september schoolhouse
By: grace thorne,
Maine, USA

another quilt of the month from “a month of sundays” book; this was done as a round robin…it so evokes fall and the start of school in september

Quilt size: width: 28" height: 28"

September's Theme September’s Theme
By: Judee Koda,
California, USA
Blog: meinca

This is one of the first wall hangings I made. It is mostly paper pieced. I used the Quilter’s Choice pattern book. Through an online forum, I met some other quilters making the same projects. We are still in touch online.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 20"

Spring is on it's way Spring is on it’s way
By: Jo Hobson,
British Columbia, Canada

This is a journal quilt showing the mountains changing from Winter to Spring. As the snow starts to melt and the leaves start to grow on the trees. An appliqued background with machine embroidered features.

Quilt size: width: 8" height: 11"

Strolling the Block Strolling the Block
By: Gale Lavers,
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

This quilt was a free bom hosted by hgtv in 2002. I had so much fun finding different fabrics for each background, and making each one unique with different techinques. I love the september block and this quilt is a treasure in our house. It will be passed down for generations. Thanks HGTV

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 66"

Summer into Fall Summer into Fall
By: Debbie Grasley,
Minnesota, USA

I made this as part of a mystery quilt for Jill, my then future daughter-in-law. Since then, they have married and had my first granddaughter. I love the colors and how it turned out.

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 65"

Wonky Schoolhouse Wonky Schoolhouse
By: Barbara Stanbro,
Oregon, USA
Blog: Cat Patches

This is a wall hanging made for a nearly life-long friend who teaches 4th grade. I saw this pattern and I knew I needed to make it for my friend. It is raw-edged applique, embellished with beads and buttons and free motion quilted.

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 20"

School Days and/or Changing Seasons

  • Strolling the Block (38%, 120 Votes)
  • Wonky Schoolhouse (22%, 68 Votes)
  • Lapiceros de colores para Mirari (21%, 67 Votes)
  • Bookshelf (17%, 55 Votes)
  • School Days (12%, 39 Votes)
  • Summer into Fall (7%, 23 Votes)
  • In My Classroom (7%, 21 Votes)
  • REntree (3%, 11 Votes)
  • Jordyn's School Quilt (3%, 10 Votes)
  • School Playmat (3%, 10 Votes)
  • Happy School Days (3%, 10 Votes)
  • Cat in the Hat (3%, 10 Votes)
  • september schoolhouse (3%, 8 Votes)
  • Spring is on it's way (3%, 8 Votes)
  • September's Theme (2%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 316

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Next Week’s Quilt Contest

The theme for next week’s quilt contest is Row Quilts. Personally, I love row quilts and can’t wait to see what you’ve made. Your quilt can be made with any technique (pieced, appliqué, embroidery) as long as the item you enter is completely finished (i.e. bound and quilted).

To enter the weekly contest, read the rules and guidelines, then submit your photo by next Friday, September 14, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT). Voting will start shortly thereafter and last until the following Monday, September 17, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).

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  1. […] to everyone who entered last week’s School Days and/orChanging Seasons quilt contest. Thanks also to our sponsor, Swirly Girls Design, and to those that took the time to […]

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