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Cultivate in Fall Challenge

Hello everyone!

Are your sewing machines running? We have a challenge for you.

It's almost the end of July, this means that the end of summer is steadily approaching and although fall is still distant, at Art Gallery we like to prepare ahead of time.

Fall is a season that symbolizes change. It's an ideal time to plant, it's the time when the kids go back to school, and for many, it's the time to prepare for the temperature changes. This season is filled with warm colors in various shades of red, green, brown and yellow. With that in mind, we are excited to present a fun, versatile and unique challenge that will embrace the upcoming season.

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We have joined together with Bonnie Christine and Aurifil to present the "Cultivate in Fall Challenge." This challenge is a great way to inspire other sewists and quilters like yourself, while keeping the handmade traditions going! We were inspired by Bonnie's latest collection "Cultivate." We feel that the color palette of this collection transitions perfectly from summer to fall.

THE CHALLENGE: The idea is to create a fun, and unique project inspired by the idea of change, while using fabrics from the Cultivate collection by Bonnie Christine. Here is a thought: this is also a great way to start getting ready for back to school (think garments, backpacks, pencil bags etc), create new home decor or (of course) a quilt, and anything else that signifies change for you. For some inspiration, click here.

HOW IT WORKS: AGF will make a Pinterest board call "Cultivate in Fall" where the projects that are submitted will be posted. Since we love to spark things up, we're going to let the public choose the winners. This is why you should put your best effort into the project and its presentation. The pictures with the most LIKES (or hearts) will win 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (Re-pins are always welcomed :D).

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Submissions* must be e-mailed to [email protected] by August 10th at 11:59 PM EST to be eligible to compete. 

Public voting will begin on August 11th and will continue until August 17th. Winners will be announced August 18th here in the AGF Blog by 3pm EST.

*keep in mind that the quality of the photo (styling, lighting and definition) is always a plus.


And now for THE PRIZES: 

1st place will receive:

  • 10 Yards of Fabric (winner gets to choose from all of Bonnie's released collections)
  • 4 yards of Rennaisance Ribbons.
  • Set of 6 8x10 Cultivate Art Prints.
  • Set of 3 Project Patterns.
  • Large Aurifil Thread Box.
  • 1 year Subscription to the Roost Tribe

2nd place: 

  • 5 Yards of Fabric. (winner gets to choose from all of Bonnie's released collections)
  • Small Box of thread.           
  • 6 Month Subscription to the Roost Tribe.

3rd place: 

  • Fat Quarter Bundle. (winner gets to choose from all of Bonnie's released collections)
  • 1 Month Subscription to the Roost Tribe.

Feel free to share your sneak-peeks on social media using the hash-tags: #CultivateChallenge & #CultivateInFall.

We hope you're up for the challenge. Time to REAP & SEW!