The Home Made Challenge presented by Free Spirit Fabrics
Courtney at Purple KATZ Quilting
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PURPLE KATZ QUILTING ANNOUNCES "HOMEMADE" JURIED CHALLENGE - Tula Pink to curate 12 pieces for a special Quilt Exhibit
Purple KATZ Quilting, Rimbey, ALBERTA, CA is a participating shop!
Starting March 2020 Purple KATZ Quilting (Rimbey, AB), is pleased to announce its participation in the Tula Pink “HomeMade” challenge, sponsored by FreeSpirit Fabrics and Aurifil. Locally, one quilt will be submitted for the chance to be selected to hang as part of the HomeMade Challenge exhibit at the Fall International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston, TX in October 2020.
The challenge, curated by Tula Pink and other industry experts, celebrates all the elements which bind a creative community of makers together including Tula Pink’s new HomeMade fabric assortment and complimentary threads, now available at Purple KATZ Quilting.
Tula Pink is the rock star of the quilting, sewing and textile world. She plays with images the way a poet plays with words. Her newest fabric collection, HomeMade, is a tributary on cloth of the things that drive makers to create with their hands.
“The hum of a sewing machine, the repetitive motion of a needle and thread passing between the fibers of cloth, the accomplishment of making something with your own hands, these are the things that bind a creative community together, ... It defines the quilter’s very existence, expresses who they are and amplifies their sense of accomplishment and self-worth – the epitome of HomeMade.”
The challenge encourages quilters to pay tribute to what drives the quilter/sewist/maker to create with their hands, through the creation of a 60” x 60” quilt featuring 80% of the new Tula Pink HomeMade fabrics and using Aurifil threads. The jury will look to select quilts that speak to the glory, attitude and beauty that comes from the privilege of saying “Hey, I made that.”
One first place winner will earn a prize package of over $10,000 including a BERNINA 570QE Special Edition by Tula Pink sewing machine, Tula Pink Fabric from FreeSpirit, an assortment of Tula Pink Aurifil thread collections and other related sewing and quilting products. One Viewer’s Choice, selected via social media, will win a package of sewing related items valued at over $1,200, as well as an Honorable Mention winner will receive a prize package valued at over $1,000.
The contest runs from March – June 30, 2020. For more information visit our Challenge Rules + Prize Page.
About Purple KATZ Quilting
Purple KATZ Quilting is proud to be a Storefront in the small town of Rimbey, Alberta, Canada. We are a family run business that strives to provide great customer service. We ran our small business out of our home for six years and enthusiastically decided to move the shop to town to be a part of the community.
We have an amazing team to assist you with choosing fabrics and notions for your next project!
FreeSpirit Fabrics is a leading supplier of high-quality sewing and quilting fabrics. It is well-known in the textile industry for its creative, unique fabric designs and talented, trend-setting artists. FreeSpirit offers some of the finest fabrics in the market to inspire sewing creativity and speaks to a new generation of sewing enthusiasts.
About Tula Pink
Tula Pink is an icon of the fabric and quilt world. She has designed over 25 fabric collections for FreeSpirit Fabrics, as well as Aurifil thread collections, Renaissance ribbon and trim collections, needlepoint kits, her own line of sewing tools, Tula Pink Hardware, and is an International Spokesperson for BERNINA sewing machines. She is the author of Quilts from the House of Tula Pink, Quilt with Tula and Angela, Tula Pink’s City Sampler, and The Tula Pink Coloring Book.
*Page Updated March 10, 2020*
Please contact: Courtney, Longarmer + Social Media Coordinator at Purple KATZ Quilting via email at: Purplekatzquilting@gmail.com.