In honour of its summer musical, Anne of Green Gables, Rosebud Theatre is looking for quilt blocks inspired by Canada’s favourite redhead – Anne Shirley. And quilters who submit these blocks have a chance to win prizes.
Mark Lewandowski, marketing coordinator for Rosebud Theatre, says the idea of a quilt contest took a little doing. “Last summer, we held a writing contest in honour of Jake & the Kid by W.O. Mitchell and loved how it engaged our patronage. This year, we wanted to keep the tradition of a summer contest. Although Anne is ripe for storytelling, we struggled to come up with a good angle. At some point in the meeting, someone suggested displaying quilts in Rosebud, and the idea of a quilt contest just jumped to the front.”
Because making a full quilt is time consuming, participants are asked to create a 12-½” square quilt block, using only cotton fabric, something most quilters can do in a day. The trick is – it needs to be inspired by Anne.
Lewandowski goes further, “We decided that we could probably come up with the ten best blocks based on if the block conforms to the entry criteria, on its workmanship, and on how it is inspired by Anne. Each of these ten blocks will then receive a metre of specialty fabric. These winners will also be entered into a draw for more prizes, including tickets to an upcoming Rosebud Theatre show.”
The contest ends August 11. Blocks can be mailed in, or dropped off in Rosebud.
For more information please contact:
Mr. Mark Lewandowski, Marketing Co-ordinator, Rosebud Centre of the Arts (403) 677-2350 [email protected]