Thursday 30 April 2015

2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge - Winners!

2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Marsala

First of all, I want to say that Anne @ Play Crafts and I are both amazed at the variety of entries and the different ways you all tackled Marsala. Anne has done an amazing job and has already commented on all the entries.  I have limited time at the moment and want to really read everyone's entry properly so I will be taking my time about visiting, but please know that I will be checking out and commenting on each entry.

A quick note about judging. The judging process is truly a subjective one. Everyone has different tastes and favorites. Even if you didn’t win, that doesn’t mean your work is somehow lesser than the winners. It just means that something in a particular quilt spoke to that particular judge. If we all liked the same things, we’d all make the same quilts, and that’d be incredibly dull.  We know our judges found the decision making process really challenging and were generally very impressed with the quality of entries. So please keep that in mind if you didn’t win! We think you’re awesome for entering!

So without further ado, here are our winners!

Finished Quilts
Judged by Amy Gunson from Badskirt

1st – Candied Marsala by Shelly Brooks
Hawthorne Threads - $75 gift voucher

2nd – Marsala Quilt by Rachel from Wooden Spoon Quilts
Fat Quarter Shop - Fat Quarter Bundle of the winner's choice

Viewer's choice – Time Warp Quilt by Wendy from Wehago Designs
Westwood Acres - $50 gift certificate

Finished Minis
Judged by Jenni Baker from In Color Order

1st – Marsala Quilt by Christine from Neener's Quilts
Green Fairy Quilts – $50 gift certificate

2nd – The Colour of Friendship by Anne Read (@ihaveafabricproblem)
Stitchbird Fabrics - 10 piece Japanese fabric fat quarter bundle

The colour of friendship. My entry into the 2015 Pantone challenge. 21 x 24 inches #pantonequilt2015

Viewer's choice – Marsala Quilt by Christine from Neener's Quilts
Fat Quarter Shop - $50 gift certificate

Just the Top
Judged by Kristin Link from Sew Mama Sew

1st – From Hell to Breakfast by Jill from Pie Lady Quilts
Aurifil – Large spool collection


Viewer's choice – Green Swallow Sommelier by Robyn from Robynie
Fat Quarter Shop - $50 gift certificate

Random Winners

Finished Quilts – Dorothy Draper does Marsala by Gene Ratcliffe
Sew me a Song – $25 gift voucher


Minis – Invasion by Cecile from Fille Futile
Aurifil – set of four large spools

Congratulations to all our winners - we will be contacting you over the next couple of days so you should hear from us soon!


Thank you again to our wonderful sponsors and judges, and also to you all for sharing your beautiful work!

If you have any feedback on the challenge, please let Anne or I know. We’d love to hear how to improve for next year!

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Heather said...

Yay - that is at least 3 kiwis among the winners that I can see. Well done everyone who entered.

Wehago designs said...

Thanks for hosting this again, it definitely stretched my boundaries and I have a lovely quilt out of it.

Debbie said...

What a wonderful challenge - loved trying something that wasn't my norm. Congrats to all the winners and to everyone else too - really appreciated seeing all the lovelies!

AnnMarie said...

Thanks for hosting again and a big congratulations to all the participants and winners! Hope to see you next year...

Bec said...

Congrats to the winners & thank you to the hosts & sponsors!

Unknown said...

I am completely flabbergasted. I was excited to be able to participate and really put a lot of thought into my design. I even got it posted pretty late... But I entered and was proud of my work. I NEVER imagined my quilt would be chosen. I am humbled and incredibly honored to have garnered the quilts division. Every one of the quilts entered were beautiful and inspiring.

I worked really late yesterday (ok.....crazy late), till 3am in the morning. As a way to relax myself, I love to stalk Instagram, Flickr, blogs, anything quilts. I realized it was the day of the announcement so I thought I'd check it out and see who won. I could not believe my eyes when low and behold .....there was my quilt. I woke my husband up. He wasn't quite as enthusiastic at that time of night as I was.... I was so blown away, I did what any other good quilt would do. I texted my dearest friend and amazing quilter, Fairly Merry to share in my excitement. Being an amazingly supportive friend- she responded immediately (do any of us sleep?) with congratulations. ( her entry in the contest is beautiful and she used an incredible fabric selection....). I could hardly get to sleep.

So thank you for the honor of being chosen. I am humbled and thrilled! And still can't believe it!
Thanks, Shelley-aka Brrokquilt

Unknown said...

Ok- so I'm still kind of so excited I forgot the most important part- thank you Adrianne and Anne for hosting the Pantone Challenge.! Thank you to all the judges and vendors, too.

Shelley- aka. Brookquilt

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

Reading Shelley's comments above is just delightful. Congratulations to all the winners. It was a fun event, so thank you Adrianne and Anne for organizing it. I'm now off to visit the entries I haven't visited yet.

Lisa J. said...

It's great to see such well designed and made quilts all together in one page. Congratulations to the winners.

Poppy Black said...

Thank you so much for hosting the challenge - so much fun to try something new. I can't wait for next year! I wonder what the colour will be?!!!!