Hey, SPDG-ers! We have a winner among us! Check it out: our very own Kim Andersson has won The Printed Bolt’s first REPEAT(ed) design challenge of 2013.
REPEAT(ed) is a competition that was introduced as a way to get new designers into the quilting world. Having been a quilting devotee for a number of years as well as having studied textile design in the Bay Area, Kim was perfectly suited for this competition. She was chosen as a finalist from hundreds of applicants to compete against 9 others in a "Project Runway" style series of challenges. Each challenge ends with a winner and someone who is eliminated from the competition, culminating in one overall winner at the end of the series.
The first challenge this year was to design a print based on the theme Wanderlust. There wasn’t much more direction than that, and Kim let her imagination run wild. She came up with an exquisite design that looks like embroidered folk art in a bright, fruity palette with a light, airy feel that would appeal to all but the most curmudgeonly. You gotta love this print—the judges sure did!
Not only did Kim impress the panel of highly reputable judges, including Amy Butler and Michelle Fifis (who will be addressing us in our special webinar next week), she won the hearts of the Readers’ Choice voters as well! A double win!
Congratulations, Kim! We are so proud of you!
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