Dear Spoonflower-ers, we're entering the last few days of open entry for Spoonflower's QuiltCon Sweepstakes, an all-expenses paid trip for two to QuiltCon in Austin, TX from February 21-24, 2013. For those of you who haven't heard about QuiltCon, this is the first-ever conference and show put on by the Modern Quilt Guild folks, and they've put together a positively dreamy list of workshops, lectures and panel discussions presented by some very talented quilters and designers. Registration for workshops opened awhile ago on August 30 and given how awesome the options are, most of them are already sold out. But Spoonflower has the winner covered!
As part of this all-expenses paid trip, we're including enrollment for you and your buddy to three of our very favorite workshops. If you're our winner, you'll get to attend "Modern Block Improv" by Sherri Lynn Wood on Thursday. Sherri is an improv master and just an all-around lovely person. (I met her once at a yard sale!) Prepare to be blown away when you check out her improvisationally pieced series of "Color Study Quilts."
Next up will be "Mini Quilts" taught by Lizzy House on Friday. Many of you have probably heard of Lizzy as the designer of multiple popular quilting fabric collections released through Andover Fabrics, but Lizzy is also a quilter, print-maker, and author of an e-book called How to Enter the World of Textile Design.
On Saturday, you and your buddy will attend a half-day workshop on "Textile Printing" taught by none other than Swedish print-maker and designer Lotta Jansdotter. Lotta has also recently put out a couple of fabric collections through Windham Fabrics that are based on her hand-printed designs.
In addition to these three workshops, we're including two show passes which gain you and your buddy entrance to the quilt show hall and any lecture or panel discussion you care to attend, plus entrance into Friday night's '80's dance party.
Sound like an amazing trip? We think so, too! Put your name into the hat before entries close next Wednesday, 11/14, and we'll hope to see you there! Please note that while this is a Facebook-based sweepstakes, we've included an alternate link for those of you who prefer to avoid FB.
[alternate entry link for people who don't like Facebook]