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My quilting friend Katie and I would like to invite all of our online quilting friends to join us in a “Too Good to Cut” Challenge for 2010, starting on Friday, January 1.

All you have to do is choose a beloved fabric that you have been saving for a long time.  You select your own pattern and work on your quilt at your own pace, and you have 12 months to finish your project.

In order to be eligible for the prize drawing:

1.  Please show us a photo of your fabric when you join the challenge.  You can join anytime during the month of January.

2.  Please post about your quilt on your blog at least once a month to show your progress.  If you don’t have a blog, you can send me your digital photo, and I will post it for you on this blog.

I am going to create a special Blogroll category with links to Challenge participants’ blogs.  Please send me your URL if you would like to be included on that list.

3.  Everyone who follows all the guidelines and finishes their quilt by December 31, 2010, will be eligible for the prize drawing.  Prizes will be gift certificates, and the winners can specify where they want their gift certificates to come from (favourite quilt shop, Amazon, etc.), as long as it’s a company that will accept my international online payment to purchase it.

4.  The gift certificates will be:

  • First prize –£15,
  • Second prize — £10, and
  • Third prize — £5

(that’s in British Pounds Sterling and will be converted to the appropriate currency for the winner).

5.  The winners will be chosen by random drawing of names from a hat.  I am going to participate in the challenge, but I will not be eligible for a prize since I am being “mother.”  😉

6.  If you would like to participate in the Challenge but do not want to be entered in the prize drawing, please let me know.  You are still very welcome to participate.

7.  I will have a blog post every Friday dedicated to our group, and all comments and discussion will be welcome and appreciated!

Here is my “Too Good to Cut” fabric — the 1997 Hoffman Challenge Fabric.  The name of the pattern is “Kaleidoscope.”

I think I’ve always been intimidated by this fabric.  I bought it when I lived in Houston, Texas.  It was very popular and practically sold out everywhere, and I had to go to three different quilt shops to find it.  It also cost more than any other quilt fabric I had ever bought at that time.

It’s so special that I’ve never been able to make myself cut it — until now!  Now I am finally going to make it into a pretty quilt just for me, and I’m going to enjoy it the way it was intended.  🙂

If you would like to join us in the  “Too Good to Cut” Challenge, please leave a comment on this post or email me.  We’re all going to have lots of fun!

Happy Quilting!

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