Role Models Reader Challenge

Explore role models in this reader challenge brought to you by Quilting Arts Magazine

Announcing the Finalists

In the October/November issue of Quilting Arts Magazine, we presented the “Role Models” Reader Challenge and our creative readers stitched inspirational artwork celebrating people who have touched their lives. We received a humbling array of quilts honoring loved ones, figureheads, world leaders, and more. It was hard to choose but we’re pleased and proud to announce the finalists of this challenge:

*Please check this list carefully for your name.*

    • Larry McKenney, “Portrait of Van Gogh”
    • Lois A. Klassen, “Needle Star”
    • Sandra Mollon, “Father of Our National Park System”
    • Colleen Harvey, “Katherine Harvey”
    • Julienne Jaworski, “My Mentor”
    • Laurel Wilson, “Mom and Margo”
    • Robyn Gragg, “Jane Austen”
    • Sandi Bond, “Percy Cells”
    • Ann Ramsey, “Courage”

Congratulations, finalists, and thank you to all who submitted their work for this challenge! We will share a sampling of finalists’ artwork in the April/May 2018 issue.

Next steps

Finalists, please ship your artwork to us (address below) to arrive no later than December 15. Include a shipping and handling fee of $10 (U.S.), $20 (Canada), or $30 (all other international). This fee, which must be paid in U.S. dollars, covers the shipping costs, packing materials, and handling for the return of your entry. Only cash, checks, or money orders can be accepted; no credit cards or electronic transfers. Checks or money orders should be made payable to F+W.

Please securely pack your quilt to resist damage from the elements (we suggest putting the quilt in a sealed plastic bag inside the main packaging). Also include your full name and mailing address (clearly written, please) inside the package.

The entire piece and all of its packaging must weigh less than 3 lbs. and fit inside a standard shipping/mailing box or padded envelope for return shipment.

Finalists, mail your entries to:

Quilting Arts Magazine/F+W
Attn: ‘Role Models’ Reader Challenge
2 Mill & Main Place, Suite 610
Maynard, MA 01754

Note: By submitting your reader challenge entry, you are authorizing F+W to publish your project in upcoming publications and promotional materials, on our websites and in other e-media, as well as to possibly display it at shows. F+W will not be held responsible for loss or damage due to circumstances beyond our control.

We reserve the right to keep and possibly display your “Role Models” quilt until the week of March 19, 2018.

If you have questions, contact Katie at

We have a Reader Challenge in every issue. Subscribe to Quilting Arts Magazine and be among the first to learn about our next challenge so you can join in on the fun.

Full challenge rules and the next Reader Challenge can be found on the Quilting Arts Reader Challenge page.

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