Today, we are very proud to share with you that Bloomerie Fabrics is a participating shop in Moda’s 2015 Piece and Comfort Challenge.
This challenge runs from January 1 – March 15, 2015, and serves to honor this country’s service-members and families for the sacrifices they make. Participants are asked to make a quilt as a way of honoring their service and showing our appreciation.
So now you’re probably wondering just how this whole challenge works. Here’s what you need to know:
Who can participate?
Anyone, really! If you can piece and quilt and want to create a beautiful quilt to honor a military-member or family in your circle of friends, local community or even nation, then you can participate.
What are the challenge dates?
The Moda Piece and Comfort Challenge runs from January 1 – March 15, 2015. All submissions will need to be in by March 15, 2015.
What are requirements for the quilt?
There are a few requirements for quilts made in the Piece and Comfort Challenge. Make sure your quilt meets the following qualifications:
- Quilts must be larger than 54″ x 65″.
- Quilts must be quilted or tied and bound. No quilt tops will be accepted.
- Quilts must be made using at least 90% Moda Fabrics, with a minimum of 50% coming from Red, White & Free or Because of the Brave.
- Quilts can be made from a pattern or you can create your own design.
- Quilts must be labeled with Maker’s and Quilter’s name, along with city and contact information.
- Quilts remain your property unless you choose to donate it.
- There are no limits to the number of different quilts you can make and enter.
I don’t have a local quilt shop participating in the challenge or selling these fabrics. How can I participate?
You can participate through us! We know that the vast majority of people do not have a local quilt shop carrying these fabrics. We are an official participating shop in the Moda Piece and Comfort Challenge. Simply purchase your fabrics through us (we ship worldwide), follow the challenge rules and requirements, and submit a digital image to us of your finished quilt along with a completed Moda Piece and Comfort Entry Form.
What happens after I submit my digital entry?
From April 6 -18, we’ll host an online gallery of all finished challenge quilts that were submitted to us. Customers and visitors can vote on their favorite quilt and the shop-level winner will receive the Viewer’s Choice award from Moda Fabrics. In addition, we’ll submit a digital image of our Viewer’s Choice winner to be entered in to Moda’s Piece and Comfort Online Quilt Show. Winners from this will be announced by Moda on Friday, May 8, 2015.
Are there prizes?
Yes! In addition to the Viewer’s Choice prize at the shop-level, prizes will be awarded by Moda for the winners of Moda’s Piece and Comfort Online Quilt Show. Here are the prizes:
- First Viewers’ Choice – $500
- Second Viewers’ Choice – $250
- Third Viewers’ Choice – $150
- Designer’s Choice – $500
If you still have questions about the challenge, feel free to ask them in the comments section below! We’ll do our best to answer them! Also, now through January 24, 2015, you can save 20% on Sandy Gervais’ Red, White & Free with code FREEDOM. Help us celebrate America’s service-members and families!