Announcing ‘Language of Flowers’ Reader Challenge finalists!

In the October/November issue of Quilting Arts, we presented the “Language of Flowers” Reader Challenge and our clever readers stepped up to the challenge! Each quilt is a beautiful testament to the world of flora. It was hard to choose but we’re pleased and proud to announce the finalists of this challenge:

Julie Wells, “My Sunshine”

Kathy Steere, “(heart) Mom”

Donna Funnell, “Speaking in Red”

Maria Dzreeva, “Lavender”

Michele Talarico, “Mood Indigo”

Elizabeth Ferry Pekins, “Gaillardia pulchella

Linda Bratten, “First Emotions of Love”

Billie Hobkirk, “Magnificent Magnolia”

Faith Brynie, “Moonflowers”

Denise Lynch, “Eye of the Thistle”

Sharon Carvalho & Julia Jeans, “Worthy”

Congratulations, finalists, and thank you to all who submitted their work for this challenge! We will share a sampling of finalists’ artwork in the February/March 2017 issue or online at

Next steps
Finalists, please ship your artwork to us (address below) to arrive no later than December 16, 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.

Please securely pack your quilt to resist damage from the elements (we suggest putting the quilt in a sealed plastic bag inside the main packaging). Also include your full name and mailing address (clearly written, please) inside the package.

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: ‘Flowers’ 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 “Language of Flowers?” quilt until the week of June 26, 2017.

If you have questions, contact Katie at

We have a Reader Challenge in every issue. Subscribe to Quilting Arts Magazine and be among the first to learn about our next challenge so you can join in on the fun.


Photo courtesy of Paul Chicarello

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