Announcing the ‘Artful Adventure’ finalists!

In the June/July issue we presented a very special Reader Challenge, one that will help us at Quilting Arts Magazine celebrate our 15th year of publication. We invited readers, past challenge finalists, contributors, and more to help us celebrate by participating in the “Artful Adventure” Reader Challenge. Readers were encouraged to use techniques learned from the pages of the magazine to create a small art quilt depicting their own artful adventures.

Yes, I admit, we say this all the time–you blow us away with your creativity–but it was never truer! Almost 100 submissions were received and it was painful to pick just a few finalists. Without further ado, here are the finalists:

Rebecca Flaming-Martin, “Iris Builds a Time Machine”
Lya Geven, “Hydrangea in Autumn”
Cindi Goodwin, “Everyone is an Artist”
Valerie Komkov Hill, “Tools of the Trade”
Virginia Koster, “Eclipse”
Priscilla Lotfy, “Let’s Celebrate”
Judy Momenzadeh, “Where My Adventure Begins”
Leslie A. Panfil, “My Muse”
Claire Passmore, “A Quilted Artventure”
Ann L. Scott, “Balance and the Brass Ring”
Sara Sharp, “Fanciful Flight”
Ann Waskey, “Foggy Day at the Lake”

Note to finalists:

Your artwork must be in our offices no later than September 4, 2015, along with 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. 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. We reserve the right to keep and possibly display your “Artful Adventure” quilt until the week of Jan. 11, 2016.

Finalists should mail their entries to:

Quilting Arts Magazine/F+W
Attn: ‘Artful Adventure’ 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.

If you have questions, contact me at .

Congratulations everyone!



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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.

3 thoughts on “Announcing the ‘Artful Adventure’ finalists!

  1. I’m very excited and honored to have had my art selected and to be a finalist (again!).
    I’m so looking forward to seeing all of the finalist pieces in the Artful Adventure challenge. Thank you.