Today marks the beginning of the Third Annual AccuQuilt Barn Quilt Contest. What is a barn quilt, you ask?
Painting quilt designs on barns as art is a relatively new phenomenon that started in 2001 in Adams County, Ohio. In recent years, barn quilt trails have been plotted so visitors can hop from one stop to the next and see all of the patchwork-inspired art.
Accuquilt wants YOU to design a quilt block to be displayed larger than life on their headquarters, and will select one lucky winner to receive a $1,000 AccuQuilt Shopping Spree along with a trip for two to Omaha, NE, to visit AccuQuilt’s new headquarters for the public unveiling of the winning barn quilt design. In addition, the runner up will have a smaller version of their design displayed and will receive a $250 AccuQuilt Shopping Spree! (You could buy a GO! Baby and your choice of dies.)
You can enter starting today, March 16th through April 9th. That’s just over 3 weeks! The top one hundred quilt block designs will also be recognized with a $25 to Accuquilt store credit. Note: Submit block designs as digital art. You do not need to sew the actual block at this time.
I’m going to start thinking about my block. So, let the inspiration strike, and then GO! enter the contest.