I wanted to let you all know that Piecework Magazine is having a pincushion contest and the grand prize is $500! It's called the Excellence in Needle Arts Awards—Pincushions and entires are due in by March 1st, 2008. All the details are at their website and the rules and entry form are here (pdf). Interweave tells me that this year there is a new category called the Next Generation Embroiderer which is sponsored by Sublime Stitching. They are trying to get indie crafters involved as well as traditional stitchers, so check it out! Thanks to Jessica for bringing this to my attention and the folks at Interweave for reminding me about it too!