Belagio Designer Challenge 2019

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During the 2019 Fall Quilt Market show in Houston, the winners were selected from an eleven-person pool of imagination and creativity.

 

Belagio Enterprises, Inc. sent out a search for professional designers in the craft industry and sewing industry to participate in our Designer Challenge.  We have a fantastic line of cork fabric and we were curious to see what these creative minds would come up with.  We weren’t disappointed, and neither were our customers. Show customers voted for the People’s Choice Award also.

 

The rules of the Designer Challenge were simple:

  • Register to be one of 12 contestants
  • Order the amount and styles of our cork fabric needed for entry. (At least 75% of the finished project had to be our cork.) No competitor products could be used.
  • Create an original design showing the versatility of the fabric and creativity of the designer.
  • Deliver, have delivered or ship the finished design before the start of the show.

 

 

I chose three independent salespeople from the show floor to vote on creativity, use of cork fabric, and workmanship. 

 

On October 25, 2019 at 4:00pm, we had our award ceremony.  Everyone involved enjoyed the challenge, the chance to find a new product to incorporate into their upcoming designs, and new friends in a very creative community!

 

Please check out the websites or Facebook pages to see other designs by these exceptional designers! Watch for these designs to be showing at our Spring Quilt Market and Fall Quilt Market.

 

The winner of the challenge and $500.00 was Kimberly Rado of Starry Night Hollow.  She was also the People’s Choice Award Winner.

Her quilt using many different styles of Belagio cork fabric is stunning!

starrynighthollow@gmail.com                                  

www.starrynighthollow.com

The second-place winner of $300.00 was Ana Araujo of Ana A. Araujo Designs

araujocentral@aol.com

www.whencreativityknocks.com

 

Handbag design inspired by the Portugal Barcelos Rooster.

 

The third-place winner of $200.00 was Jerriann Massey of Annie McHugs.

annie@anniemchugs.com

www.anniemchugs.com

 

(The journal was inside the handbag as well as other pieces.)

The other entries were no less fantastic! I’m glad I didn’t have to judge!

 

Linda Augsburg

Ljaugsburg@gmail.com

www.LindaAugsburg.com

 

Tammy Slivers of Tamarinis

tamarinisquilts@gmail.com, info@tamarinis.com

www.tamarinis.com

 

(A collection of bracelets.)

 

Heidi and Matthew Pridemore of The Whimsical Workshop

Heidi@TheWhimsicalWorkshop.com

www.TheWhimsicalWorkshop.com

 

Lorine Mason of Lorine Mason

masoncreation@msn.com

 

Kathy Southern of Studio Kat Designs, Inc.

info@studiokatdesigns.com

www.studiokatdesigns.com

 

Susan Pelland of Sue Pelland Designs

sue@suepellanddesigns.com

www.suepellanddesigns.com

 

(Two journals)

 

Krista Moser of The Quilted Life

info@kristamoser.com

www.facebook.com/kristamoserquilt

 

Two makeup bags.

 

Sandy Laipply of Sandy Laipply Studios

sandylaipply@gmail.com

www.sandylaipply.com

 

Hand-painted by Sandy!


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