The Tula Pink HomeMade Challenge
Cape Cod Quilts and Cottages (CCQC) is pleased to announce our participation in the Tula Pink “HomeMade” Challenge, sponsored by FreeSpirit Fabrics and Aurifil. The challenge encourages quilters to pay tribute to what drives the quilter/sewist/maker to create with their hands, through the creation of a 60” x 60” quilt featuring 80% of the new Tula Pink HomeMade fabrics and using Aurifil threads. Tula and her panel of experts will jury submitted quilts that speak to the glory, attitude and beauty that comes from the privilege of saying “Hey, I made that.”
One first place winner will earn a prize package of over $10,000 including a BERNINA 570QE Special Edition by Tula Pink sewing machine, Tula Pink Fabric from FreeSpirit, an assortment of sanctioned Tula Pink Aurifil thread collections and other related sewing and quilting products. One Viewer’s Choice, selected via social media, will win a package of sewing related items valued at over $1,200, as well as one Honorable Mention winner will receive a prize package valued at over $1,000. All winners will receive a quilt show ribbon!
To participate in Tula Pink’s HomeMade Challenge through Cape Cod Quilts and Cottages, purchase Tula Pink’s new HomeMade fabric line and Aurifil thread at our shop and let us know you plan on participating. Once your project is finished, bring it in to CCQC where quilts will be displayed as part of our shop’s mini HomeMade Challenge quilt show where customers will be able to cast a Viewer’s Choice ballot. Our shop’s winning quilt will then be submitted and juried by Tula Pink for the chance to hang as part of the HomeMade Challenge exhibit at the Fall International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston, TX in October 2020.
In addition to a chance of having your project selected to hang as part of the HomeMade Challenge exhibit in Houston, Cape Cod Quilts and Cottages is pleased to offer the following prizes to our participating customers provided we receive enough entries:
- First Prize: Choice of a basket full of CCQC goodies OR a $125 gift certificate
- Second Prize: $50 gift certificate
- Third Prize: $25 gift certificate
The challenge runs from March – June 30, 2020. To purchase HomeMade by Tula Pink and Aurifil thread, visit Cape Cod Quilts and Cottages. For challenge specifics, visit www.freespiritfabrics.com/be-inspired/homemade-challenge/.
HomeMade Challenge Timeline:
- March: UPDATE! FreeSpirit HomeMade Challenge by Tula Pink fabric has arrived!
- April – June 17: Create and complete your quilt including a 4″ finished hanging sleeve
- June 12, 13, 16, 17: Bring your quilt to CCQC
- June 18 – June 27: Quilts displayed and votes cast
- June 30: Our winner announced and image submitted to The HomeMade Challenge for jurying