Announcing the "Text Me!" Reader Challenge Finalists

Thank you to all who participated in the "Text Me!" Reader Challenge.  We received over 100 entries for this challenge and it was so hard to narrow down our choices.  We are always amazed and impressed with the creativity we see in entries to our challenges and "Text Me!" was no exception!

Without further ado, here are the finalists:

Judith Ahlborn ("Closer Than You Think")

Terry Aske ("Punctuation!" and "Rainy Day People 4")

Paula Beck ("More Than Shadows")

Sunny Chandonais

Lauretta Crites

Cathy DeSanto

Dianne Hegebarth ("Pigeons in War")

Susan Hoppenworth

Gudrun Kiel-Bullock

Margarita Korioth

Antoinette Ledzian ("URMYTYPE")

Alison Levingston (both "Leaving a Mark 1" and "Leaving a Mark 2")

Bonnie Ouellette

Leslie Panfil

Brenda Silberman

Nancy Smeltzer ("Words, Words, Words")

Melissa Snyder

Ann Waskey

Marian Zielinski ("Here and Now")

The details:

Finalists must ship their artwork to arrive in our offices no later than Friday, April 26. Please include a flat shipping and handling fee of $15 (U.S. and Canada) or $25 (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. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Interweave.

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. Please include your name, address, and title of the quilt in the box/envelope and label your quilt with the same information.

Finalists should mail their entries to:

Quilting Arts Magazine/Interweave
Attn: 'Text Me' Reader Challenge
490 Boston Post Road, Suite 15
Sudbury, MA 01776

If you have questions about the "Text Me!" reader challenge, contact Kristine Lundblad at

Thank you again to all participants and congratulations to the finalists!


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