Announcing the ‘Bucket List’ Reader Challenge finalists

In the February/March issue of Quilting Arts, we announced the “Bucket List” Reader Challenge. Dozens of readers interpreted this theme in creative, charming, and clever ways. We’re happy to announce the finalists of this challenge:

Janice Boiduk, “Postcard from Mosel Valley”
Evans Fletcher, “Just Ride”
Donna Johnston, “To Live an Artist’s Life”
Kerry Marganelli, “Japanese Dreaming”
Sally Maxwell, “Top of the World”
Sara Mika, “Mock Pie Cover Girl”
Anna Reich, “To Dream, To See, To Feel”
Mirela S.W. Samson, “Still Dreaming”

Congratulations, finalists, and thank you to all who submitted their work for this challenge! We will share a sampling of finalists’ artwork in the August/September issue or online at

Next steps
Finalists, please ship your artwork to us (address below) to arrive no later than April 5, 2016. 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.

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: ‘Bucket List’ Reader Challenge
490 Boston Post Road, Suite 15
Sudbury, MA 01776

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 “Bucket List” quilt until the week of June 20, 2016.

If you have questions, contact Kristine at

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Kristine Lundblad

About Kristine Lundblad

Kristine is Associate Editor of Quilting Arts Magazine, Modern Patchwork, QuiltCon magazine, International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene, Modern Patchwork Holiday and Quilting Arts TV.