“What was I thinking?” – The Ugly Quilt Contest

What was I thinking? - The Ugly Quilt Contest

This contest has ended.


Three fabulous prizes have been donated for this contest. Many thanks to the sponsors.

Geta Grama – Romanian Quilt Studio



Many of you will already know Geta Grama from some of her fabulous tutorials that have been featured on this site.

She has very generously offered one of her gorgeous shadow trapunto quilts as a prize for this contest. The quilt measures 14.5″ x 14.5″.


Unlike a usual quilt, a shadow trapunto quilt has two additional layers the top layer is organza and under it there are white motifs made of batting. You can click on the photos to view the larger version.

I’m thrilled that Geta will soon be offering her trapunto patterns for sale on her Romanian Quilt Studio web site. She has a fabulous blog too.

Shiisa Quilts Bernina Sewing Center



Shiisa Quilts Bernina Sewing Center in Bloomington, Indiana opened its doors in January 2008 with a full line of Bernina machines, an extensive line of Horn of America furniture, and 1000 bolts of high quality fabric. Their walls are filled with a large selection of current books, patterns, notions, giftware and note cards. You’ll be sure to find that perfect gift or stocking stuffer for your favorite quilting friend!

Their mission is to create an atmosphere that is conducive to creativity and inspiration through sewing. Their goal is to exceed your expectations in customer service and product knowledge. Shiisa Quilts offers classes in a large well-equipped classroom. Classes range from “how do I turn this thing on?” to advanced classes for experienced quilters and embroiderers.

Visit their web site: Shiisa Quilts Bernina Sewing Center and they have a blog too.

They have donated a $20 gift card for their online store.

Angie’s Bookshelf



Angie’s Bookshelf is an online bookstore from Riverside, California. They have over 100 quilting books at reasonable prices with low shipping costs. They feature new releases and classic quilt books. All books are in very good condition.

Visit their web site: Angie’s Bookshelf and they have a blog too.

Their donation is Flower Festival by Kim Schaefer. c.2009 – Published by C&T Publishing.

Sew a whole garden of blooming applique blocks. Create a bouquet of floral quilts with 50 adorable blocks of appliqued flowers and bugs. Make 9 complete quilt projects in a lively, contemporary folk-art style. All 50 blocks are 8″ x 8″ for easy mixing and matching into one- of-a-kind quilts. It’s all so easy with quick fusible applique and simple piecing.