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    For the fourth consecutive year, my Design Challenge team has won recognition at the Home Machine Quilting Show! My friend Deb, her daughter Kami and I (aka The Midnight Quilters) placed third with our quilt, "Dragon in Fantasy" which also came with a cash prize. This year's theme was "Every Quilt Tells a Story."

    I really enjoy these design challenges. Fabric and batting is supplied by the manufacturer, and individuals or groups design a quilt with certain rules to follow, such as number of participants, size of quilt, and using additional fabrics. This year's fabric sponsor was Riley Blake Designs, with their "Sublime" line of fabric. What would you do with these fabrics??

    The finished quilts are then auctioned for charity. This year they raised over $4500 for PJ's Forgotten Children. Our cute little quilt brought in $875, and those bidding on it were a school teacher and the fabric designers themselves! The school teacher won the bid, and now the fabric designers would like us to make another for them! Everyone wins!

    Here are some slideshows of previous year's Design Challenges:
    http://quiltscapesquilting.blogspot....ow-design.html

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    wow, congratulations!

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    Gorgeous quilt. What a whimsical idea!

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    That is too cute and congratulations on your win.

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    Congratulations!!!!!!That is truly a work of art. Love it.

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    Congratulations!! That is so cute! Now you need to share the templetes!!

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    wow! This is charming! Love the dragon reading a book. What a wonderful idea. Is this your original paqttern?

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    I can see why your quilt sold so high!!!That is so amazing. Your team gets an A+ from me. Thank you so much for sharing this....It is wonderful!!

    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    he is absolutely adorable! (can dragons be cute and adorable? is it politically correct to say so? :lol: )

    and your workmanship is worth a 572 on the world famous PatriceJ Snooty Scale (which only goes up to 10)!!!

    HEY!!! Admin!!! we need an emoticon with applause and sound.

    :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    he is absolutely adorable! (can dragons be cute and adorable? is it politically correct to say so? :lol: )

    and your workmanship is worth a 572 on the world famous PatriceJ Snooty Scale (which only goes up to 10)!!!

    HEY!!! Admin!!! we need an emoticon with applause and sound.

    :lol:
    I second your praise! Yeah!!!!!

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    Awesome quilt. I see why it was valued so highly.

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    Thanks, everyone! Something about it just makes you smile, doesn't it?

    To answer the question, the dragon is based on a pattern by Candice Perri called "Not All Dragons are Scary" and the rest of the quilt we came up with ourselves. The quilt is 22" x 40" and I can just see it hanging in a school room to get kids excited to read.

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    Wonderful! Such great news! YAY! Good for you!

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    So way cool. CONGRATS!

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    So glad I came back and took a second look. Thank you for showing pictures of the fabric and a closeup of the quilting. Just beautiful!

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    CONGRATS !!!!!!
    I Love your quilt.....
    bopeep

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    What a way to inspire children to red :thumbup:
    HUGE congrats. It is lovely.

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    Congratulations! I love dragons and reading! What a beautiful piece of work!

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    You and your partners did a fantastic job. I can see why there was a bidding war. Beautiful work and so creative.

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    BEAUTIFUL quilt, I couldn't picture those fabrics for a dragon ; but it is unique.

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    Congratulations! I can see why it won, it is gorgeous. And why the "loosers" in the bid want you to make another one!

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    WOW :mrgreen: Gorgeous !

    I can see why it won and then raised all that money, all three of you should be very proud

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    Aw, CONGRATS! That quilt is cute!

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    Even though I'm getting on up in years, I guess I've never quite grown up. Consequently, I LOVE your dragon quilt!! And, incidentally, you all did a wonderful job. Congratulations ... and well deserved.

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    wonderful display of color and creativity..

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