2018 Mystery Quilt Contest

2018 Contest Details

Once you’ve finished the Project Linus Mystery Quilt Challenge THERE’S MORE!!!! Introducing the 2018 Exploring the World With Ethan Mystery Quilt Contest!

First Prize

Janome 3160QDC-B Sewing Machine ($699 value)

Thanks to the generosity of Sue and Rodger Fox from The Times Square Sewing Complex in Jacksonville Illinois, our first prize is this absolutely amazing Janome 3160QDC-B Sewing Machine!

This full-featured machine was made with a quilter’s needs in mind. It not only includes a Quilting Kit of feet and accessories but has a feature which every quilter needs: an automatic thread cutter!!!

Second Prize

AccuQuilt Go! Fabric Cutter Starter Set ($249.99 value)

Thanks to the generosity of the AccuQuilt Company, our second prize is the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter Starter Set. This great machine saves you time cutting so you have more time to quilt! It is 90% faster than rotary cutters or scissors. Accurately cut up to 6 layers of fabric at a time. Safe, easy-to-use design helps reduce hand and arm strain. Unlimited design options with wide range of quilting shapes!

Includes Starter Set, which consists of: • GO! Fabric Cutter • Exclusive GO! Value Die (55018) featuring: Square-4½" (4" finished), Square-2½" (2" finished), Half Square-2" finished triangle (cuts two) • GO! Cutting Mat-6"×12" • 20 page Pattern Book

Third Prize

100 Fat Quarters ($300.00 value) The actual prize will be a variety of fat quarters, not identical to those pictured.

Yes, you read it correctly - ONE HUNDRED FAT QUARTERS of beautiful fabrics!!!

This is a $300 value and if you are our third prize winner you will have to decide whether to use them or just admire them!

Fourth Prize

Warm & Natural Needled Cotton Batting ($300.00 value)

Thanks to the generosity of The Warm Company, our fourth prize winner will receive a 90" × 40 yard bolt of their Warm and Natural cotton batting. This batting is great for all of your quilting projects. It features 100% USA-grown cotton punched with hundreds of needles fused with a thin polymer material which prevents shifting and migrating.

2018 Contest Rules

This is your chance to creatively combine the clues from the Project Linus Mystery Quilt Challenge and let your imagination run wild! Be sure to read through ALL of the rules before you get started. There is no fee to enter the contest other than the contestant MUST BE A REGISTERED 2017 Project Linus Mystery Quilt Challenge Participant. Please note that this is not a judged quilt contest, but rather a fund-raiser for Project Linus. Contestants that have won in the past have encouraged their friends, family, and associates to “vote” for their quilt as described below. We are so grateful for the generosity of our “voters” and the hard work securing votes by our contestants and their friends. Good Luck to everyone!

The Challenge Contest opens at 9:00a CT on Monday, January 15, 2018!

As a Mystery Quilt Challenge Participant, you are invited to enter your finished “Exploring the World with Ethan” quilt in our Project Linus Mystery Quilt Challenge contest. You are welcome to assemble the quilt exactly “as is” in the “Big Reveal” OR if you would like to create a new quilt design you are welcome to do that as well. You may only enter one quilt in the challenge contest. NOTE: If you’re creating your own design, you must use at least one of each of the blocks as designed and revealed in the weekly clues in your challenge quilt entry in order to qualify for entry. The blocks can be any size.

Finished quilts may be entered in the contest any time between 9:00a CT on Monday, January 15, 2018 and 11:59p CT on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by sending a high resolution, good quality photo of the entire quilt to Project Linus with the entry form submission. Click “Enter Contest” in the menu above for our on-line entry form during the submission window. Important Note: The first 20 quilts entered that meet all contest rules will be eligible to be in the contest. In addition, Project Linus will select 10 more quilts that meet all contest rules submitted during the contest entry period to also be in the contest.

Remember, the deadline to enter the contest is 11:59p CT on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Entries will not be accepted after January 31, 2018.

The first 20 quilts entered in the challenge plus an additional 10 chosen by Project Linus that meet the contest qualifications will be featured on our website, by number, and Project Linus friends are invited to “vote” for their favorite quilt.

Winners will be chosen by our Project Linus friends and volunteers based on the number of votes each quilt receives between 12:01a CT on Saturday, February 3, 2018 and 11:59p CT on Friday, February 16, 2018 with the winners announced on National Make a Blanket Day, Saturday, February 17, 2018, by 8:00a CT. “Votes” are $1.00 each with a minimum 10 votes for $10.

Votes are considered a tax-deductible donation to Project Linus.

On Saturday, February 17, 2018 “votes” for each of the thirty quilts will be tallied and the top four (4) designers of the quilts with the most “votes” will be selected as the winners of the prizes.

Please note that this contest is a fund-raiser for Project Linus and you as a contestant are encouraged to raise donations for your quilt by inviting others to make an on-line donation to Project Linus by voting for your quilt.

We hope you’ll enter your quilt in the Project Linus Mystery Quilt Contest! Thank you!

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