Eight-and-a-half year old Zoe of Oregon is the artist behind "Happy Fishes," the lovely fabric you see here. She won the most votes in our first fabric design contest for kids only and is one of 138 young artists who did an amazing job coming up with their own fabric designs for this week's Fabric Of the Week competition. Many, many people wrote to tell us they thought all the entries were terrific. Thank you to all of the kids and parents who participated. Keep up the great work! Read more about Let's Hear It For Zoe, 8-Year-Old Winner Of Our Fabric Design Contest For Kids!.
Where we live, spring nights tend to turn into joyous and noisy frog parties. To celebrate our amorous little friends, this week's theme is fabric designs featuring frogs. Previews will be show at a swatch size (8" x 8"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
This is the final round of the 2013 Fabric8 Contest. Each finalist will submit a four-fabric collection. Fabric8 is an annual contest to discover eight bold, modern fabric collections from designers the world has yet to hear from. The ultimate winner of the contest will receive a chance to release a collection through Robert Kaufman. See the contest home page for details and rules. Voting begins June 6th.
In honor of the many edible pleasures that arrive alongside the warm season everywhere, this week we want designers to create fabric designs celebrating farmers' markets. Previews will be shown at the fat quarter fabric size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, June 11, 2013 (after the Fabric8 final round).
With summer solstice arriving on June 21, we decided to make this contest all about fabric designs inspired by Shakespeare's play, Midsummer Night's Dream. All designs submitted must use a restricted palette (visible here). Previews will be shown at the fat quarter fabric size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, June 18, 2013.
The theme this time around is fairly simple: create a fabric design built around the visual motif of citrus fruits (one or more). Previews will be shown at the fat quarter fabric size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .