SOURCE: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

September 10, 2010 08:40 ET

Jo-Ann Launches Quilt Your Colors Contest to Celebrate National Sewing Month

One Quilter Will Win $2,500!

HUDSON, OHIO--(Marketwire - September 10, 2010) -  You have the perfect pattern. You've carefully selected all of the materials. You cut. You sew. You press. You pour yourself into your creation for days, weeks and months. When it's finished, you step back and admire what you've accomplished -- a beautiful quilt.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores (NYSE: JAS), the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, wants to see your fabulous quilt. You could win $2,500 plus additional prizes. "Quilting brings people together to share their passion," states Michelle Christensen, vice president of sewing merchandising for Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. "There are countless guilds, clubs, and online avenues where people are sharing their love of quilting. Quilt Your Colors gives quilters another way to show their enthusiasm for their craft with fellow quilters and earn recognition for their talent and skill. It is a great way to celebrate September as national sewing month!"

How You Can Win

  1. Using all fabric purchased at a Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store or from Joann.com®, create a quilt that is at least 36"x36" (lap size) and no larger than 104"x93" (king size). 

  2. Complete the entry form, available at your local Jo-Ann store or downloadable by visiting www.joann.com/quiltcontest

  3. Mail your entry to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores along with:

    • RECEIPT -- Photocopy of Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store or Joann.com® receipt(s) showing proof of purchase of all fabrics used to make the quilt.

    • PHOTOGRAPHS -- At least two color photographs (one of entire quilt hanging and one of detail), but no more than five (5) photographs, of the quilt. Photos should be no smaller than 4"x6" and no larger than 5"x7" and should list entrant's name, address and telephone number on the back of each photograph. All photographs become the property of Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores® and will not be returned. NOTE: No professional photography allowed.

    • SIGNED RELEASE -- Each entrant must sign the Liability and Publicity Release and Consent ("Release") at the bottom of the entry form.

"With so many fabric choices from artists like Susan Winget, Heidi Grace, Debbie Mumm and soon April Cornell, as well as the premium Stonehill and Legacy Studio brands, we're excited to have the opportunity to see firsthand what customers are creating with the products available in our stores," said Christensen.

For more information on how to participate in Quilt Your Colors, log onto Joann.com/quiltcontest.

About Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores (NYSE: JAS) the nation's largest fabric and craft retailer with locations in 48 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Today, more than 750 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers with creative inspiration. For additional information, visit www.Joann.com.

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