Anyway, ever since then... I subscribe to her newsletter. This month's issue is the first with nice bright pictures and the format is more like a print out newsletter. To subscribe, go here: http://tiny.cc/lugre
The newsletter included information on something totally new for me: Alliance for American Quilts Contest.
The theme is Alliances: People, Patterns, Passion. For complete guideline information click HERE. They are giving out tons of prizes and the grand prize winner will receive.. get this:
"The Grand Prize winner will choose from any of Handi Quilter machine quilting systems: an HQ Sweet SixteenTM sit-down machine; the HQ18 Avanté, an 18” longarm; or the HQ24 Fusion, a 24” longarm. Everything you need to get started is included: machine, table/frame, bobbin winder and “Getting Started” DVD and training with your local HQ Rep"
Non-refundable entry fee: Non AAQ members pay $25 for the first quilt entered and $10/ea for subsequent quilts. Alliance members pay $5 per quilt.
Consider joining AAQ because it only costs $25 per year. Click HERE for details.
They've posted different inspiration ideas on the guidelines page for you to get those creative juices flowing! I think I'm going to enter a quilt. You should consider it too!