Posted on April 21, 2021
by prairiemoonquilts in Challenges
How are you doing with your Panel Challenge quilts?
If you want in on the Panel Challenge, the rules are HERE. You still have time to get in on this! Did I mention there will be prizes?
One of our prizes is from Needle and Foot — Bernie is donating a $35 gift certificate to her shop!
I’m slowly moving mine along. I finished cutting:
And started sewing:
And there’s a good week left, so I have plenty of time!
I didn’t mean for it to be a red and green quilt, but that’s how it’s turning out, so I guess it’ll be OK.
I think I have it all worked out with my web folks as to how to handle the Viewer’s Choice voting. Since this all happened on a whim, I was caught a bit off guard, so I had to investigate how to actually conduct the voting here on the ol’ blog.
To submit your Panel Challenge quilt for the voting, it’s gonna work like this:
Email a photo of your project to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. An attachment is fine, and you can do this anytime, if you’re done with your project — you don’t have to wait until the deadline. Once I receive it, I will respond to your message to let you know I received it so you will know that it came through. That way, we can know it’s not lost in the ether of cyberland, and you will have a legitimate entry in the challenge. So if you send me a photo, and you don’t hear back from me, please check in so we can get it figured out.
I will post one more update on April 30th, to remind you about the deadline for submission and give you any additional information you might need. The deadline is April 30th, but I’m going to give you until midnight on May 2nd to get your photos submitted, since it’s a weekend, and if we have email snafus or whatnot, we’re covered and no one gets excluded.
Remember, your project needs to be finished (if it’s not a quilt), and if it IS a quilt, then it can be a finished top, but completely finished is even better. But no partially completed projects are eligible. The challenge was offered up as a way to make us finish something, so no rewards for adding another UFO to our list!
When you send your photo, please provide your name as you wish it to appear for voting, and a name for your quilt or project, so I’ll have a clear way to identify it.
I was asked if it’s OK to submit more than one entry, and I decided “why not?” — if you have more than one completed project you’d like to submit, go right ahead. Me, I’ll be lucky to get one top finished!
There will be THREE prizes, a first, second, and third Viewer’s Choice, determined by the voting. Depending on how it goes, I may throw in an Honorable Mention . . . we’ll see. I’m just hoping there’s not a tie that I won’t know how to handle!
My plan is to post all the entries on the blog on May 3rd, where you can browse them, choose your favorite, and then go vote. Let’s hope I can make it work!
So keep sewing, and I’ll start keeping an eye out for your photo submissions, and if you have any questions, or if you think of something else I need to address, let me know.
It’s gonna be so fun to see the panel projects you all come up with!