Entries for the Fish and Colors contest closed on Monday with -- whew -- just under 80 entries. We plan to post all of those fabrics for voting next week, but in the meantime below is a short list of upcoming themed Fabric of the Week contests, along with entry forms and deadlines. This will allow the ambitious among you to get started early. Please do keep in mind that we reserve the right to modify or clarify these guidelines as needed as the actual deadlines approach, so check the blog now and then for new notes. We'll probably also post one or two additional themes over the next weeks to fill in the gaps in our contest calendar.
Contest rules and Q&A can be found here.
Calendars: Using no more than a fat quarter of quilting-weight fabric, design a hanging wall calendar for 2010. A fat quarter is 21 inches by 18 inches (53.3 cm x 45.7cm). Deadline is Monday, November 16, 2009 at noon EST. For inspiration, see these lovely calendars from the brilliant Michelle of Cicada Studio. [pls note that she did not print her calendars through Spoonflower, but used her own process] Entry form for calendars is HERE.
Celestial: Starting from a non-digital piece of art -- collage, painting or drawing -- create a fabric design with a celestial theme (stars, moon, sun, planets, clouds, winds, heavens). You can manipulate the design digitally in order to create the file you upload to Spoonflower, but the more non-digital the art, the better. We'll post an example on the blog soon for inspiration. Deadline is Monday, November 23, 2009, at noon EST. Entry form for Celestial is HERE.
Children's Clothing: Create a sewing pattern and design for an article of children's clothing that includes -- in one yard -- all the pieces, cut lines, seam allowances and short instructions printed directly on the fabric. This is obviously a tough one, but we know some of you are up to it. [Probably not a good one for folks not familiar with using vector art programs.] Deadline is Monday, December 14, 2009, at noon EST. Entry form for Children's Clothing theme is HERE.