Wouldn't you know that on the heels of Cean Irminger's 6th Fabric Of the Week win last week, SammyK would add her 7th? Samarra's latest victory arrives in what may be the hardest fabric design contest theme we've ever come up with: creating a historical toile de Jouy fabric depicting some aspect of the struggle for Civil Rights and freedom. After initially deciding not to enter this contest, Samarra changed her mind because, she says, she was inspired "by children, by education and learning, by those same children being our future and our hope." The description that appears on her fabric page is worth reading. Congratulations to Samarra and all of the other intrepid designers who toiled for these toiles! Read more about <a href="http://blog.spoonflower.com/2011/01/toiling-for-toiles-sammyk-wins-the-civil-rights-toile-de-jouy-contest.html">Toiling For Toiles: SammyK Wins the Civil Rights Toile de Jouy Contest</a>.
This week's contest celebrates flying machines. From airplanes to hot air balloons, and every contraption in between, who doesn't love to fly? Create a flying machine-themed design to be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, March 31st. Voting will open on Thursday, April 2nd.
Let's head to the islands! This week's design challenge celebrates islands, our favorite landform surrounded by water. Create an island-themed design to be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, April 7th. Voting will open on Thursday, April 9th.
We’re teaming up with Creativebug for a very special Design Challenge! Folks enrolled in the Creativebug Fabric Design Series are welcome to submit designs created especially for this contest, and our community at large will choose their favorites. All top-ten entries win incredible prizes! Please see the blog for more details. Deadline for entry is Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, April 16, 2015.
Did you know that honeybees pollenate 80% of all fruit, vegetable and seed crops in the United States?! Celebrate these busy beneficial insects in this week's Design Challenge. Create a bee-inspired design to be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, April 21st. Voting will open on Thursday, April 23rd.
Celebrate mom by creating a floral border print design to be previewed at the one yard size (42" x 36"). You can even score extra points with mom by printing out your design and sewing up a custom skirt, just for her (optional)! Deadline for entry is Tuesday, April 28th. Voting will open on Thursday, April 30th.
Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .