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This contest is now closed! Thank you to everyone who participated. The grand prize winner and two runners up will be announced by June 25th. Click here to view the entries! Good luck!

April 1st Contest opens!

Color Stars and Shadows quilt pattern using Island Batik fabrics and submit your FREE entry into the contest!

May 1st Ordering opens!

Order your Stars and Shadows Challenge entry and receive the pattern FREE! The first 100 orders also receive a Special Limited Bonus! (See below for details).

June 1st Contest ends.

No further changes may be made to submitted entries.

July 31st Ordering ends.

How to Enter

  1. Subscribe to Quiltster. On your Dashboard, click the button that says, "Enter Stars and Shadows Challenge".
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  2. Enter the Stars and Shadows Challenge portal.
  3. Color the Stars and Shadows pattern using select Island Batik fabrics.
  4. Submit your entry!

Eligible Island Batik fabric collections include:

  • Blue Moon by Jackie Kunkel for Island Batik
  • Island Batik Neutrals
  • Island Batik Blenders
  • Island Batik Basics

There is no cost to submit an entry. You may enter as many projects as you wish. The more you enter, the better your chances of winning. Once submitted you may change your entry as much as you like up until the contest ends on June 1st.

How to Purchase Your Kit and Receive Your FREE Pattern

May 1st through July 31st all entrants may order a kit of their Stars & Shadows entry from Yoder Department Store through Quiltster.com and receive the pattern FREE!

Special Limited Bonus: The first 100 kit orders will receive the pattern in the form of a copy of the Quilt Sampler Magazine with the Stars & Shadows quilt featured on the cover!

With such a generous offer to all entries, this is a contest you can’t afford NOT to participate in!

Prizes

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • A $500 gift card to Yoder Department Store!
  • A trip to Shipshewana, Indiana
    • 2-night stay, any Thursday/Friday night before December 31st, 2018.
    • $250 towards travel expenses
  • Your winning Stars and Shadows quilt kit FREE!
    • Island Batik fabric including backing and binding.
    • The Stars and Shadows pattern.
  • Best selection 80WT by Aurifil with 45 small spools cotton
  • Receive an assortment of Schmetz Chrome Professional Grade Needles
  • Receive an assortment of rulers from Creative Grids
  • One year subscription to Quiltster ($99.00 value).

Two runners up will each receive:

  • A $250 retail value Gift basket from Yoder Department Store
  • Your winning Stars and Shadows quilt kit FREE!
    • Island Batik fabric (backing and binding not included)
    • The Stars and Shadows pattern
  • The pastel collection 50 WT by Aurifil with 12 large spools cotton
  • One free month subscription to Quiltster! ($9.99 value)

Bonus for ALL Entrants!

Regardless of winning, EVERY entrant that wants to kit their Stars and Shadows project in the colorway they entered will receive your pattern FREE from Yoder Department Store when you purchase the kit through Quiltster from May 1st through July 31st.

Choosing the Winner

June 20th The winner will be chosen!

An announcement will be made via Facebook within 5 days of choosing the winner.

The winning projects (one Grand Prize and two runners up) will be carefully selected by an expert panel of judges including:

  • Judy Niemeyer (Quiltworx.com)
  • Ricky Tims (Ricky Tims Studios)
  • Kari Nichols (Island Batik)
  • Meredith Yoder (Yoder Dept Store)

Each judge will select their top 5 favorite quilt designs. The finalists will be resubmitted to the group where their designs will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Best Presentation and use of Fabric
  2. Overall Creativity
  3. Anticipated Overall Consumer Appeal

Terms and Conditions

  • Contest open to US and Canadian residents only, ages 18 years and up.
  • Must be a Quiltster subscriber to enter. By entering this contest, you are authorizing Quiltster, Inc. to contact you via the email address on your Quiltster account.
  • Contest entry fees are non-refundable.
  • The Grand Prize as well as the two runners up will be awarded to one person each and is not transferrable.
  • The Runner(s) up will each be awarded to one person and is not transferrable.
  • Prize may not be shared with multiple people.
  • Prize is not redeemable for cash, products or services.
  • Unused travel funds are not redeemable for cash.
  • The travel portion of the prize, including travel funds, is forfeited if not used before December 31st, 2018.
  • The winners will be contacted within 5 business days of choosing the winner.
  • Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her email and messaging systems for prize notification. Quiltster, plus the companies and sponsors associated with the Stars and Shadows Challenge, shall have no liability for winner's failure to receive notices due to spam, junk email or other security settings or for winners provision of incorrect or non-functioning contact information.
  • All entries must be submitted between 12:01am, April 1st, 2018 and 11:59pm, June 1st, 2018 to be valid.
  • Winner will be announced on June 20th, 2018.
  • Winner will be notified via email using the email address with which they used to subscribe to Quiltster.
  • Winner must respond to contact attempts by June 27th, 2018. If no response is made acknowledging winning notification, the winner then forfeits the prize and another winner will be selected.
  • All entrants acknowledge that this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or any other social networking platform online.
  • Every entrant that wants to kit their Stars & Shadows project in the colorway they provided will receive the pattern free when you purchase the kit from Yoder Department Store through Quiltster.com! Orders eligible for the free pattern must be submitted Stars & Shadows Challenge entries and your order must be placed after the contest has begun on April 1st until July 31st. Any orders sent after July 31st will not receive the free pattern. Special Limited Bonus: The first 100 kits will receive the pattern in the form of a copy of the Quilt Sampler Magazine with the Stars & Shadows quilt featured on the cover!
  • Some elements of the prize package are subject to applicable taxes. All personal information required to process any tax related documentation will be required for release of these elements of the prize package to the winner. If this information cannot be provided, the taxable portions of the prize package will be forfeited and offered to an honorable mention winner.
  • Employees of sponsors are not eligible to participate in this contest.

Good luck to everyone! And remember:

Every quilt has a story, the best ones begin with Quiltster. Enter the contest and #TellYourStory!

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