If you’ve been around this site for a while, or if you follow on Facebook, you know that we’ve had some issues with the weekly quilt contests this year. I have ran these contests for three years and the first year went very well, the second year a few problems arose, but this third year, has really tried my patience.
I’ve debated for months if I should just cancel the contests altogether, but after talking to many of you on Facebook or via email, I really don’t want to. They are FUN … and it’s wonderful to see all of the gorgeous quilts each week.
So, getting back to the spirit of what I had envisioned three years ago, I’m thrilled to announce the weekly Quilters’ Show and Tell event that will replace the old contests.
Here’s a quick run down on what’s different than before:
- You can submit unfinished items (as long as they represent the theme).
- You can promote your quilt and invite everyone to vote for you, including those on web forums and in yahoo groups.
- Starting each Friday, there will also be a weekly give-away from our sponsor that everyone can enter by simply leaving a comment answering the week’s question.
- Site visitors will still vote for their favourite quilts; however, guest judges will be awarded 100 bonus points each to assign to the quilt(s) they choose.
You can see the updated info here: Quilters’ Show and Tell.
I have plans to update the actual voting pages too, but haven’t had a chance to get that done. I’ll make an announcement about this after Christmas. In the meantime, if you want to upload a test photo, you can do so here.
I hope the changes work well for everyone and that this will be a FUN weekly event for all.
If you have any comments or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or to send me an email.
Change is good!