Continuing with our tradition of holding the occasional sports-themed design competition (fishing fabric, anyone?), this week's bowling contest offered a tournament's worth of fabulous fabrics. The winner -- by a healthy margin -- was Jennifer Wambach, a New York artist who has now won four Fabric Of the Week competitions ( Hawaiian cheater quilt, alphabet, pointillism), which puts her in a very elite group of designers in our community. Congratulations, Jennifer! The top ten bowling designs all look amazing, of course. On a personal note, I much prefer bowling to golf because it's much harder to lose the ball. Read more about Bowlerific Top Ten: Are These Contest-Winning Bowling Fabrics Up Your Alley?.
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 .