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?.
This week, designers should create patterns featuring images of (or images inspired by) ugly holiday sweaters. Previews will be shown at the fat quarter fabric size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013.
Take a trip down memory lane with our Retro Skiing Design Challenge! Create a pattern that uses skiing imagery with a retro or vintage flair. 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, December 10th, 2013.
Ring in the New Year wearing a festive party hat that you made yourself! In this Design Challenge we're asking you to create a cut & sew pattern for a party hat (for kids, adults, or pets!). Previews will be shown at the fat quarter fabric size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, December 17th, 2013.
This week, designers should use hand-lettering to write a New Year's resolution. Additional design elements are welcome, but the design must have text that has a hand-lettered appearance, and describes a resolution. Previews will be shown at the fat quarter fabric size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 (yes, that's Christmas Eve!).
Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .