Saturday 14 July 2012

Update - Sponsors!

It is with great pleasure that we at DQ make this announcement - We now have official sponsors for the DQ Monthly Challenges and the prizes will henceforth be sponsored by the sponsor of the month!! Yay!!

Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together and help me welcome our sponsors, Bernina!

Here are a few words from Mr.Ajay Gupta of Bernina India:

"BERNINA is a company with passion. At BERNINA we are always at the beginning and never at the end. For decades BERNINA has been passionately committed to developing and innovating cutting – edge sewing, quilting and embroidery machines for the creative people in our state of the art manufacturing plant situated at Steckborn, Switzerland. BERNINA focuses on the premium segment of the market. Swiss precision is at the core of every BERNINA sewing machine. lt's this exceptional quality that makes sewing on a BERNINA so easy and the projects so beautiful. Our consumers have exacting standards and know that they can expect excellence and reliability from every BERNINA machine. BERNINA makes machines for sewing and quilting artists, which is why we can inspire and encourage creativity in everyone who sews and quilts and embroiders too. From the advertising to our Creativity Retreats and other consumer programs, the message that “you, too, can create beautiful things“ is at the forefront.BERNINA – standing for Swiss tradition since 1893. BERNINA – Made to create. BERNINA – The Innovator!

Keeping in line with our corporate motto, we at BERNINA India take pride in our association with Desi Quilters where creative people are actively pursuing their creative art of quilting to whom we can contribute our creative ideas and products."

And DQ is very happy to have you with us Mr.Gupta. Bernina has very kindly offered exciting giveaways for one challenge winner every month.  The lucky winner of the July Challenge will get these absolutely delightful gifts:

* 'Mettler' - ' Made in Germany ' Polysheen Thread Box containing 8 mix spools
* 'Mettler' - ' Made in JAPAN  ' Mettalic Thread Spool - Golden Colour - 1
* 'BERNINA' - "Inspiration" magazine full of creative ideas for the passionate sewer, quilter and embroiderer - 1


 For those hopping in late, the rules for the July Challenge are as follows:

Ok ladies, lets see what you can do with colour. Or rather, the lack of it. Here are the July Challenge Rules:

- Make a quilted item (any size) using ONLY monochromatic colours
- A MINIMUM of 4 different fabrics to be used
- Either AVOID solids altogether or, use NOT MORE than 2 solids. 

Last date : 31st July 2012, 6 PM IST.

Ready, get set, goooooo......

To qualify for the prize, you need to:
1.'Follow' the DQ blog
2. Make a quilted item as per the above rules and enter it in the doc on FB or mail it to
3. Do a post on your blog or your FB profile if you do not have a blog and link it to the DQ blog
4. Cross your fingers

Simple! Now who doesn't want that yummy prize? :-)
Three cheers for Bernina !!!


  1. Well done Tina....This is going to be a great incentive! Thanks Ajay!

  2. Such lovely prizes! I'm sure we're going to see some outstanding quilts before the end of the month!

  3. Great news ! As a new convert to Bernina I have to say they are the best !