Annual Design Contest

This year we kicked off a new fundraising activity for 2021 by holding a design contest to create branded limited-availability swag that we would sell on our Zazzle website and directly to members.

We saw this as a great opportunity to promote the guild, raise funds, and take advantage of the incredible talent of our awesome members… plus, we wanted some cool swag!

Members were asked to create an original design and submit an image in any format within a given timeframe. During their design process, we asked members to think about the different application for the design (e.g., t-shirt, mug, tote bag, sticker, etc.) and about its universal appeal, beyond just appealing to guild members.

submitted designs

We were so impressed the designs received, though we knew that our members’ talents went beyond just quilting. Submitted designs were presented to the guild and a form was sent out to select the contest winner.

The winning design, At Home Together, was created by our very own president, Sarah Osentowski.


This design represents the theme of this year where we’ve spent most of our time sewing virtually with each other so I created a computer monitor with a sewing machine and sewing goodies bursting out of it, melding the real world and our online worlds together.

Sarah O.

This design will be featured on a custom order of sweatshirts for guild members, and has been added to the guild’s Zazzle store for ordering… check it out before they’re gone!

Many thanks to all of the entrants for participating in this fun new initiative… Our guild is so creative! We hope to continue this program next year, giving folks a souvenir of each unique and wonderful year with our guild.

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