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The Craftsy Cre8time Contest: Get Crafting!

Do you find yourself always pushing your creative projects on the back burner as other, more pressing things come up? It turns out you're not alone. While interest in crafted items is at an all-time high, participation in crafting is diminishing.

Because of this phenomenon our friends at the Craft & Hobby Association started Cre8time: a movement designed to help people recover time and devote it to their particular craft. This movement also strives to create a place for everyone to share their experiences – the joys, lessons, and results – with the creative community at large. When we share our creativity, society becomes stronger, happier and more generous!

So, to embrace the Cre8time spirit, we're setting aside a day-- July 20th 2013, for everyone to dedicate to crafting with friends or on their own. Plus, we want to help you complete your favorite crafts. Enter Craftsy's Cre8time Contest here if you're a knitter and here if you're a quilter or sewist by June 29th for a chance to win a Craftsy workshop and a box filled with all the materials for completing it, during your day of crafting.

We're giving away two boxes (one with knitting supplies and one with quilting and sewing supplies) to two lucky winners! Better yet, each box will have enough fabric or yarn for four people to complete the workshop together.

The knitting winner will enjoy the yarn Craftsy Party in a Box including:

The Skein Knit Shrug workshop, 4 skeins of yarn, 4 sets of needles, and other small notions.

knitting prize
The quilting and sewing winner will enjoy the fabric Craftsy Party in a Box including:

The Charm Pack Tote workshop, 4 1/2 yard cuts, 4 large charm packs, and 4 small charm packs, as well as some additional notions.

quilters prize

Be sure to enter the contest for a chance to win (go here for knitting and here for quilting), and make your plans to get crafting now. Let us know in the comments what you're going to do and make on July 20th!



I’m a the only quilter I know! LOL but on that day I am inviting my friends who Scrapbook to come over and Scrap, make tags and teach them how to decoupage!!

Lisa Murawski

love the colors


Thank you very much for the contest.


I don’t know yet what I will do on that day, but I have no shortage of projects to choose from. This might be the perfect day to have the “sewing bee” I’ve been talking with some sewist friends about.

cindy wischoff

I am going to make a bag to take on my trip to see my family!

Nela Rice

Happy Crafting Day!

Sara Brockunier

I will be working on a scrap quilt all week

Linda Jenkins

I will work on a quilt.

Beverly Vick

Would love to win the quilting box..

Helen Webster

Thank you for the encouragement to get me started. I have a bedskirt that needs reworking to fit my daybed in my studio. I also have coordinating fabric for a custom window treatment I want to do to finish the whole look. I’m actually going to try to get that done before the 20th so on the 20th I can spend all day finishing one of the quilts I have peiced ( I have several of those:)

Sheri G.

On July 20th, I would like to finish up some UFOs! I have to make a new 1870s work dress and underpinnings to wear during our fair this year, at our local Farm Bureau information booth. A friend and I will be talking about “Farm/Ranch women: Then and Now” July 20th sounds like a good day to get this done! Thanks for the suggestion and encouragement!


I’ll probably be working on a quilt for Project Linus.

Rose C

I will be making quilts and bedding for my pets on the 20th.

Anne Krill

I love to knit cowl neck scarves.

Deborah DeBerry

I would like to begin the kaleidoscope pattern I purchased here on Craftsy from Red Pepper Quilts. This would give me a big headstart on it! Thanks Craftsy!!!!


I am still a beginner, but getting better all of the time. It is a little slow going being self taught. I hope to learn to make hats and gloves in time for winter. (I have plenty of time since I live in an area that is only cold for 10 to 12 weeks a year, and when I say cold that is relative to how hot it is the rest of the year.)


I would love the yarn kit, I have a friend who is going through chemo and I think a shawl/wrap would be lovely knitted with love and prayers for her. I know sometimes with air conditioning and not feeling well and your immune system very low, a warm wrap to put around your arms is like a hug from a friend, to keep you comforted while going through the ordeal. I have 3 patterns narrowed down and that cascade yarn is so beautiful, It would fit the bill perfectly.


I would like to try “thread painting” with some felting thrown in!! Not sure I can wait till July….I may start it soon!!

karen locke

I will be ironing a bunch of fat quarters, to start my next block, today.


I’ll be working on a twin quilt. Piecing is done, but it needs quilting.

Jeannie M

I love to knit and quilt/sew but I entered for the knitting package. I will be working on gifts for showers and weddings.


I love to sew so I’ll probably do some quilt art or maybe finish a top I started for my daughter. Thanks!

elizabeth m

I will continue on my new passion…… knitting socks!


I love this idea. I’m going to do something with my daughter who is 10–if we win the charms we will probably make several fun pillows for her window bench. She’s been asking.

Tanya Stevens

I will be quilting and crocheting. Both are very relaxing


I have entered to win the yarn box and the sewing box. I think a baby blanket in knitted squares, each person doing a different stitch pattern would be a good cooperative idea, and could be finished in the day. And a baby quilt, each person preparing a block, maybe embroidered on top, assembled by end afternoon? With hopefully good weather and a picnic lunch outside at midday.


I would like to make a tote bag on July 20, however, since I havev so many ‘want to do’ projects in myhead, I could change my mind and end up making something completly different.


I knit and have just started quilting with the craftsy BOMs. Loving it and the rest of my sewing. I am away on holiday on 20th but will take me embroidery withme and find a friend!

Julie Beard

Hello Craftsy Competition person/people,

Firstly am I permitted to enter seeing that I’m an Australian! If so I was wondering can I enter a previous posted article/item. I am currently making another set of christmas placemats for my best friend (originally she asked for 12 placemats and na;kins) but I only managed a set of six for last christmas. Now that I am in a position wanting to fullfil my best friend request I will be going to a quilting class on Thursday 20th and intend on making the placemat top in that class. Will that meet the rules of the competition? Julie


On July 20th I’ll be joining squares together with my crochet guild for Warming Families. We have a LOT of squares to deal with, so it should be quite a productive day! In the evening I will, no doubt, be working on some new crochet design – I find guild meetings incredibly inspiring!

Jacquie Breedlove

What a great idea! This would be fun to do some summer evening with good food, good drinks, and good friends!

Beth T.

I have a quilt top that needs to be tied, in the old-fashioned way; a day set aside to do that with friends while we catch up would be time well spent.


Love this idea! On July 20, I will be working on a bag following Brett Bara’s “Design Your Own Handbag” class here on

Joy French

I have some fabric from a blouse that no longer fits that is begging to be upcycled into a pouch. I need to pick up a red zipper and I’ll be set.


I plan to finish a quilt I am making for my bed. Can’t wait to get it finished. Would love to win either box. Thank you!


I will either make mug rugs or a baby blanket.


If Craftsy declares July 20th as craft day, I will take advantage and give myself permission to craft all day! I’ll knit all morning and piece my quilt all afternoon. Then I’ll order in dinner and admire my progress in the evening! Wheee, what a fun day!


I love to sew and quilt, so I will either be making a patchwork project or finishing up a quilt for donation to Project Linus! Thanks for the chance to win a terrific box of goodies! Love the Craftsy platform for learning, already finished three great classes!!

Patricia Faye

There are so many quilting projects I’d like to do, but I believe I’ll work on the clutch purses (8 x 3) to give as Christmas gifts to my 3 sisters. Would love to win the contest!

Jeri Niksich

I’m going to finish a baby bubble quilt that needs to get done before the baby is “done”


I’ve already made both projects but would love to make them again with my crafting group 🙂


I have a number of projects I want to get done (started really) so I may have to put a bunch of them into a hat and let the fates decide what I will do. I have finally gotten my future DIL to sew using my other machine this past week after living with us the past year so hopefully she’ll agree to do something with me that day. I know she was amazed at how awesome my machine was while she was making a dress with my help for her 1 yr old Granddaughter for a wedding they’re going to this weekend. She was thrilled when I showed her she didn’t have to fight to do the top stitching around in a circle on that tiny dress when I pulled the end of my machine bed off so she could use the free arm. She’s never sewn on a machine in years and back then they were nothing like the ones I have.


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