Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Best of Benartex Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered and voted in our Best of Benartex photo contest! We really enjoyed seeing so many inspiring projects made from Benartex fabrics! 

Here are the winners: 

Grand Prize - Peoples Choice
Mona Phelps

About Mona's project: "My project uses Sun Valley by Kanvas Studio.
About my photo: Fall Planter using Benartex fabric, mod podge, and a halloween pail."

First Prize - Judges Choice
Laura L. Strickland

About Laura's project: Fabrics - Contempo’s “Mulberry Lane” by Cherry Guidry for Benartex with several Nancy Halverson pieces old and new.

"This is a bench pillow in the style of the ones by Kimberbell. It is my original design just for this contest. It is pieced with some paper piecing. Then appliquéd and embellished. It is free-motioned quilted on my domestic machine. I sewed and poked eyelets along the bunting line and strung fairy lights through the pillow top hiding the battery pack and wires inside the pillow cover."

Second Prize - Honorable Mention Peoples Choice
Laura Piland

About Laura's quilt: "Attached is a photo of a quilt I made using my pattern "Rockslide." I used a 10"x10" stack of "Fresh Bloom" fabrics by Contempo. (The quilt is on this blog post)"

Congratulations, ladies!

Winter Games Blog Hop winners!

Day 1: Gwen

Day 2: Brenda

Day 3: Beth T.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Don't forget to vote!

Have you voted in our "Best of Benartex" contest on Facebook? Which is your favorite? 

Click here to see the competing projects in our original post. 
Click here to head over to Facebook to vote. (Voting is open through 12 noon EDT on Monday, October 30th.)

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Scottish Charm

Our Scottie Love collection was so popular that we couldn't resist coming out with more Scotty dog fun! Here's Scottish Charm from Kanvas Studio, starring those are adorable dogs in black, white, and red. We've added in a couple cool houndstooth plaids, hearts and paw prints (of course!), and our favorite, a fun overall patchwork design. 

The collection includes nine prints:

Here's a closer look:

If you love Scotty dogs, you'll adore the Scotty Dogs free quilt pattern from Tailormade by Design!
Click here to download the free quilt pattern.

Click here to see the entire Scottish Charm collection.
Click here to find the free quilt pattern. 

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Best of Benartex Contest Voting!

It is time to help us chose the “BEST OF BENARTEX”! Earlier in October, we asked our social media fans to send in a photo of a project they made using Benartex fabric. Now it's time to vote for your favorite! Check out the details below, and then keep scrolling for a little eye candy, as we share the quilts in the contest. 

**PLEASE NOTE** Official voting is on Facebook only. We are promoting the contest on the blog and sharing the photos here, but only votes on FB will be counted.

To vote:
1) Like our Benartex FB page, then

2) Scroll through our photo album entries and like your favorite! 
Please feel free to comment on or share the photos, but only the “likes” will count as votes.
(This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.)
Grand Prize – People’s Choice (1 Lucky Winner) Photo that gets the most likes. Winner will receive a box filled with assorted FQ bundles for all your quilting and sewing needs.
First Prize – Judges Choice (1 Winner) Winner will be selected by members of our Marketing department and will receive a thread and notions prize pack sponsored by AURIFIL, OESD and BREWER.
Second Prize – Honorable Mention (1 Winner) Second place winner for fan votes will receive a thread and notions prize pack sponsored by AURIFIL, OESD and BREWER.
Voting will begin at 12:00 noon EST on October 23, 2017, and remain open until 12 noon EST on October 30, 2017. Winners will be announced on October 31, 2017. All judging decisions are final! Benartex will notify the winner via email provided at the time of photo entry.

Take a look at our entries!
(And then head over to Facebook to vote. Votes left as comments on the blog will not be counted.)

Head over to Facebook to vote for your favorite!
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Friday, October 20, 2017

Winter Games Virtual Trunk Show

All week long, we've had fun showing you Amanda Murphy's Winter Games collection--the perfect lead-in to the 2018 Winter Olympics! Today, we're sharing Amanda's patterns featuring the fabrics. If you're a fan of her work, you know you'll find fresh and clean designs with plenty of detailed applique as well as simple to sew but dynamic piecing. Enjoy as Amanda takes us on a tour of her Winter Games patterns! 

Winter Sports is the emblematic quilt of the collection—the athletes from the fabric blow up in large scale. Behind all the squares, I quilted ice skating rinks and mountains. There are also SVG files available, so if you have a digital fabric cutter you can easily cut all the accessories really quickly.
Click here to find Amanda's Winter Sports pattern.

Here's one quilted close-up; see more photos of Amanda's Winter Sports quilt on her blog.

Amanda has offered us a sneak peek at her next three patterns for the collection--they'll be available for sale soon--watch for more details on her blog

For Slope, I wanted to do a more modern quilt. 
It’s my take on a modern quilt—skiers down the hill, but just the idea of that, not literally.

Snowfall is a traditional winter quilt that could be kept out all season—it’s not holiday specific. It’s all pieced blocks and sashing.

I knew I wanted to make something with the mugs, and that’s where Fa La La Latte came about. It’s a take-off of the mug fabric. The bigger design can be used as a runner, and the smaller designs are placemats. It features traditional blocks but with a modern look.

Amanda also designed a free quilt pattern using her Winter Games pattern. This quilt, called Skating Rink, is a log cabin variation featuring fussy-cut athlete appliques from the collection. The pattern is available as a free download from Amanda's website
Click here to find out how to download Amanda's free quilt pattern.

And we had to ask Amanda...does she have a favorite from these patterns?
Winter Sports is probably my favorite. The background quilting is the type of quilting I really like to do. But Slope would be a close second. It’s very modern and sleek but it still works with the collection. And it really showcases all the gray prints.

If you didn't catch our Mug Rug Blog Hop (featuring Winter Games!), use the links below. 
Winter Games Mug Rug Blog Hop
Tuesday: Benartex Blog Design Team
Wednesday: Sandra @ Mmm Quilts

Want to see more of Winter Games?
Click here to read the interview with Amanda about her fabric.
Click here to see the entire Winter Games collection.
Click here to visit Amanda's website.
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