Martha Pullen Sewing Awards

The 2012 Martha Pullen Sewing Awards judging is complete, and we are pleased to announce the following winners in the Sew Beautiful/Martha Pullen Sewing Awards!

Winners will be recognized in the September/October 2013 issue of Sew Beautiful.

The Grand Prize Winner is Martha Broyles (Sewing for Children (2T to 6)

First Place – Sewing for Adults (18 and up)
Donna Sapp

First Place – Christening Gowns or Christening Suits
Karen Puglisi

First Place – Sewing for Children (2T to 6)
Elizabeth Perez

First Place – Sewing for Children (7-14)
Cindy Farmer

First Place – Sew Beautiful/Martha Pullen
Sarah Olivia Mills

First Place – Sewing for Babies (Newborn to 24 months, non-Christening)
Brenda Lord

First Place – Quilting (bed quilts, baby quilts, lap quilts, wall hangings)
Debbie Weinman


The contest is open to artists in the U.S. and abroad. All entries need to be made either by hand or machine in order to be eligible for entry. No purchased or ready-made entries allowed. Employees or associates of F+W Media, Inc., Martha Pullen Company, Sew Beautiful or their immediate families may not enter. Competition sponsors reserve the right to reject work deemed unsuitable for publication or that does not meet above criteria.


All digital files must be submitted online. You may enter work in any and all categories; there is no limit to the number of entries you may enter. Image files cannot exceed 2MB. The file format must be JPEG. Please avoid using punctuation and characters when naming your files. If your work is selected as a winning entry, we will contact you about sending a hi-res replacement.


All entries are $50. A credit card, check or money order for the required jury fee (in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank) must accompany entry. You may send one check to cover all entries. There will be a $10 charge for returned checks or declined credit cards. Credit cards will be charged within 90 days of contest deadline. Charge will appear as “F+W Contests.”


Entries are now closed.

DEADLINE: All entries must be postmarked no later than December 3, 2012.


Entries will be prejudged and finalists will be chosen by the judging panel from Sew Beautiful Magazine, Stitch, Craft Create Magazine and Martha Pullen Company. Award winners and honorable mentions will be selected by the jurors named above. All properly prepared entries will be viewed and judged. The jurors and editors reserve the right to re-categorize the entries.


All of the winners will be notified by December 31, 2012. The results will not otherwise be made public until they are announced in Martha Pullen’s Newsletter and recognized on the Martha Pullen and Sew Beautiful websites. Non-winning entrants will not be individually notified of the results. Your cancelled check or credit-card charge will be notification for receipt of your entry.


Occasionally we make portions of our customer list available to other companies so they may contact you about products and services that may interest you. If you prefer we withhold your name, send a note with your name, address and the competition name to: List Manager, F+W Media, Inc., 4700 East Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

*Economy class – continental US or not to exceed $1000 outside continental US

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