Every once in a while information comes across my desk that I want to share with my readers. I received this email from a publicist at F+W Media and thought some of you may be interested in entering this contest:
"The 2011 Martha Pullen Sewing Awards celebrate the art of sewing in its many forms.
Whether you were born with a needle and thread or recently discovered your love for sewing, we want to recognize and reward your passion! To celebrate the great sewing tradition in its many formats, Martha Pullen in partnership with F+W Media is inviting sewing enthusiasts to showcase their creations by entering the 2011 Martha Pullen Sewing Awards competition this summer.
In addition to 7 category winners, 1 grand prize winner will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion, including classes, an award ceremony, your item featured in Sew Beautiful magazine and website and more!
Submit to seven categories within three classes: Quilting, Sewing for Newborns and Children, and Christening Gowns or Suits.
Seven First Place winners in each category get a $200 gift certificate
to the Martha Pullen store with an impressive selection of patterns, kits, Irish liens, notions and designer fabrics and more, AND a highlight in Sew Beautiful magazine.
One Grand Prize to the Best in Show Winner is an exclusive 4-day, all-expense paid trip to the Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion.
Beginning July 1, 2011, log on to http://www.marthapullen.com/sewingawards/ to enter. Competition closes on October 1, 2011.
All entries must be made either by hand or machine to be eligible; no purchased or ready-made items allowed.Winners will be announced on the Martha Pullen and Sew Beautiful websites on November 10th and in the January/February 2012 issue of Sew Beautiful magazine.
Let’s celebrate the growth of today’s sewing community and the skills, care and love that go into creating anitem from scratch! For complete rules, details and to sign up go to: http://www.marthapullen.com/sewingawards/.
About F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is home to the bestselling sewing, crafting, mixed media and creativity titles from North LightBooks, Krause Books, Memory Makers Books, and David and Charles Publishing.
About Martha Pullen
Martha Pullen Company, now a subsidiary of Hoffman Media, began as a fabric shop in Huntsville, Alabamain 1981 and today continues the tradition of heirloom sewing education through the Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion, the Martha Pullen Company website and an ever-growing catalog of sewing-related products,including fabrics, machine embroidery collection CDs, patterns, books and notions."
Links have been placed in the announcements section of my sidebar if anyone would care to take a look at the contest further.