Voting is open for the  2016 Pillow Sewing Challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated by entering a pillow this year! I love seeing the work of this dynamic group of talented stitchers. I’m thankful I don’t have to choose just one winner.

Each voter will receive FIVE votes. Scroll down to the pillow gallery to vote. Share this post with a friend; everyone is eligible to vote. In addition to the generous prizes offered by sponsors, I decided to also offer a prize bundle, the Hobo Tote Template Package, to one randomly drawn winner.

Pillow Sewing Challenge Guidelines

  • Online voting begins March 22, 2016.
  • Voting closes on April 3, 2016.
  • Elected winners and one randomly drawn winner will be announced April 5, 2016.


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Nancy Zieman's 2016 Pillow Challenge
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Over $1,300 in prize packages from our generous sponsors:

Baby Lock Sewing: Anna Sewing Machine, value of $399

Assorted Product Bundle (patterns, books and fabric) from Amy Barickman and Indygo Junction, case and props not included, value of $200

Assorted Product Bundle from June Tailor, value of $185 

Clover Assorted Nancy Zieman Product Bundle, value of $165

Sewing With Nancy DVD Value Set from Nancy’s Notionsvalue of $164.

Pellon Product Bundle from Pellonvalue of $87.

 F+W Media Two-Book Package, value of $55

Hobo Tote Template and Notions bundle donated by Nancy Zieman, value of $50

2016 Pillow Sewing Challenge Schedule

  • March 22: Voting Opens
  • April 3: Voting Closes
  • April 5: Winners Announced

Share your comments below about the Pillow Sewing Challenge and let us know if you plan to join!

Get Stitching!

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Email challenge questions to [email protected] Challenge not open to sponsors, employees, and immediate family members. Photos and techniques may be featured in future promotions, blog posts, videos, and/or TV shows.
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