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 (<a href="http://www.spoonflower.com/contests/96"> Hawaiian cheater quilt</a>, <a href="http://www.spoonflower.com/contests/77"> alphabet</a>, <a href="http://www.spoonflower.com/contests/69"> pointillism</a>), 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 <a href="http://blog.spoonflower.com/2011/09/bowlerific-top-ten-are-contest-winning-bowling-fabrics-up-your-alley.html">Bowlerific Top Ten: Are These Contest-Winning Bowling Fabrics Up Your Alley?</a>.
Match point! Create a fabric design that celebrates the sport of tennis. Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, July 29th, 2014.
Back to school already? This week create a design depicting the most necessary school accessory--the trusty backpack. Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, August 5th, 2014.
Ah, the great outdoors. There's nothing like a hike down a mountain trail to lift your spirits and get your blood pumping. This contest celebrates the gear, the scenes, and the spirit of hiking. All designs submitted must use a restricted palette: blog.spoonflower.com/upcoming-spoonflower-contests.html and previews will be shown at (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is August 14th, 2014.
From scarabs to ladybugs, this week's contest is all about celebrating beetles. Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, August 19th, 2014.
This week we're celebrating our communities by sharing scenes from our neighborhoods: the architecture, the people, or the flora and fauna. Designs should be black and white only and done in a hand-drawn style (although digital manipulation is fair game). Take a walk with your sketchbook, draw some doodles, and share! Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, August 26th, 2014.
Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .