Thursday, August 25, 2011

Announcing... Celebrate Color!

Please join us as we celebrate the colors of fall with inspiration, tutorials, contests and prizes during the months of September, October and November.  Because color inspires us all, Celebrate Color is for fiber artists of all kinds:  embroidery, crochet, knitting, quilting, home decor, clothing and any kind of wearable.

Start thinking of what fall means to you, and celebrate with projects in full color!

Presented in glad partnership with Emma Lamb, Mollie of Wild Olive and 
Shannon of LuvintheMommyhood.  

 What is Celebrate Color?

{Inspiration}
Enjoy weekly doses of inspiration in projects, fiber round ups, pin boards and tutorials brought to you by Stitched in Color, our partners and special guest posters!  Browse the photo pools to immerse yourself in the colors of fall as seen through the eyes of fellow fiber artists. 

{Contest}
Submit your fall colored projects for a chance to win monthly prizes.  1st and 2nd place "Color me happy" winners will be chosen by popular vote each month from each category.  The 4 photo pool and contest categories are:

     Fabric {Home Decor}: quilts, pillows, runners, etc.
     Fabric {Wearables}:  clothing, bags, accessories.
     Yarn:  anything knit or crocheted
     Needlepoint:  with elements of embroidery, crewel, cross stitch, etc.

You may submit up to 2 projects each month into any given category.  And, of course, you may be active in several categories!  Projects must be newly created/finished during our event.  More entry details to come!

{Prizes}
And what's a good party without prizes?  This contest is divided by category exactly so that you can win prizes fitting to your favorite fiber art.  We're making our lists and contacting folks now, so let us know if there's something you think would make the perfect prize.  Of course, I already have some great ones lined up!  Prizes for each category will be announced at the beginning of each month.

{Community}
Celebrate Color officially launches on September 1st when some of the partners and I will be sharing what "fall colors" means for each of us.  Remember, this is an interpretive event, so we want to know and see what inspires you as "fall".  Would you join us in posting on September 1st an inspiration board, fiber round up or just your musings on fall colors?  My post will include a linky so that you can add your post and we can enjoy a community full of inspiration. 

More posts with buttons, contest details and such to come.  We're so excited to get started and are so hoping that YOU will join in!!!

22 comments:

  1. I think it will be a very fun party! I can't wait to see what kind of projects people come up with. I better get thinking about my projects!

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  2. This looks like great fun! Can't wait for it to be September 1 (o:

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  3. This sounds so great! Thanks for thinking it up and organizing it!

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  4. Sounds like fun! Fall colours aren't my strong suit so this will really get me thinking.

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  5. Yippee! I'm super excited to be a part of Celebrate Color! Bring on the fall :)

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  6. Thanks Rachel! This is just the kind of motivation I need to get back into some of my old knitting projects for the winter.

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  7. This will be a fun. Thanks for putting it out there.

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  8. this is such a fun idea!! I can't wait to see what you have in store. Let me know if I can help in any way!

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  9. I love fall and I love this idea! Thank you!

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  10. This sounds great! Woo Hoo to even more amazing inspiring creativeness! Already been thinking of projects, let's hope they go beyond the dreaming stage.

    Although my southern hemisphere brain may get confused. Spring is in the air here! But then Autumn/Fall is my favourite season. oh dear... :)

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  11. I know, it's totally all wrong for your Australian peeps. Sorry about that! Any of you that humor us and play along get extra points!

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  12. Oh, no need to apologise! :)
    I love your idea of celebrating colour/color based on a season and beautiful surroundings. Looking forward to seeing what people say and make.

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  13. I love this idea and I LOVE Fall! I'm looking forward to it!!!

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  14. I love this... I already feel motivated to do a little crocheting and knitting. And, of course, to start a new quilt or two!

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  15. so fun rachel! and I love how you're getting people involved!

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  16. What a great idea! I can't wait to watch as this series unfolds!

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  17. Oh this sounds like so much fun! I have a quilt I'm just about to start in perfect autumn colours, plus some skirts I want to make for autumn too :o) Thanks for such a fab idea!

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  18. If only I had the time! But I will be following along to see what everyone comes up with!

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  19. I have a question - would a woven project count for the yarn category? I just borrowed a loom, and I've been rather obsessively weaving of late.

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  20. Oh, this is marvellous!! What a brilliant idea!

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  21. Rivki - yes, you are welcome to add weaving to the Yarn category. Sounds like it's made with yarn =)

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