Category Archives: Design Challenge Four

Guest Judge Remarks: Robbi Joy Eklow

When I judge a quilt show, ribbons are given out and no one has to leave the competition, so this was harder than I was expecting. The fact that I liked all of the fabrics didn’t make it any easier. … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Remarks: Sandra Sider

Way to go, Michele!  You had some tough competition, and I thoroughly enjoyed the judging process.  But in the end, your snazzy interpretation of “Up in the Air” took the prize.  Your primary pattern “Dream Catcher” held my eye, and … Continue reading

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Judge Remarks: Madeleine Roberg

Congratulations Michele on another outstanding design. You have a great grasp on how to transform your inspiration into something completely new without losing the essence of your inspiration. When we were discussing this design challenge, I was secretly hoping for … Continue reading

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Judge Remarks: Ellen Rushman

I loved the designs this month!  Up in the Air was a really broad challenge, and we had a wide range of interpretations and points of inspiration.  Congratulations to Michele for winning the challenge and the Reader’s Choice Award! I … Continue reading

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And the Winner of the Up in the Air Challenge is…

Michele Rosenboom!  All the judges agreed that Michele’s designs were lovely and the dream catcher motif was a great interpretation of the design challenge.  The readers were in agreement since Michele also won the Reader’s Choice Award. Judge Remarks: Dramatic … Continue reading

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Whose Fabric Would You Make a Cape With To Soar Up High?

Which Up In The Air Collection do you envision using in your next sewing project? Vote below to help determine the Reader’s Choice Award. The vote closes on Sunday, June 17th at midnight. You only get one vote so choose … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Four: Michele Rosenboom

Designers are notorious for having their “head in the clouds”.  It’s inherent to who we are to believe that the impossible is possible, and to look for solutions that aren’t immediate or obvious.  Simply put…we’re dreamers.  For this challenge, we … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Four: Jessica Pollak

Growing up I loved the humid, muggy summers of Maryland. Summertime was ripe with endless possibility and freedom!  My days were often spent with my younger brother and sister at the local pool or at camp making friendship bracelets and … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Four: Krissy Callahan

  What a great theme for a challenge!  My initial ideas were all flight focused, mainly because my little brother just graduated from the Naval Academy and is headed to Florida to train as a Navy pilot! But my skills … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Four: Tammie Bennett

the first thing that popped into my head when i read this “up in the air” challenge was a beautiful sunset i saw from a plane last december.  i was returning home after the first trip my husband and i … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Four: Krishna Chavda

The fourth challenge was, well, a bit of a challenge for me because the topic “Up In The Air” had so many possibilities I was having a hard time figuring out what I wanted to do.  I originally was thinking … Continue reading

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