Are you as big a fan of reality show competitions as I am?  I love Top Chef, Project Runway, Work of Art, Chopped — basically, if skilled and crafty people are showing off their stuff, then I’m in.  My kids even have me hooked on Cupcake Wars.  Which is why we here at Fat Quarterly are so excited to see the latest (and fiercest) sewing and quilting competition unfold.  I’m talking about SLICED, the latest activity brought to you by Oda May and the master bakers at the Moda Bake Shop.

Haven’t heard of Sliced?  Well, here’s a quick break-down of how it’s gonna work:

Sliced is an online sewing competition where four crafty people will compete before a panel of judges. They will have 5 days to use their creative talents to develop a project with a sewing basket of mystery items given to them on the first day of each week {crafters must provide their own items}.

Once they have completed their project, the panel of judges will critique the projects from each challenge and will decide who will  be SLICED and who will continue on to the next week and a new challenge. We will have a surprise guest judge each week of the competition. The competition will run March 4 – 31, 2012. Each week, someone will be “Sliced” from the competition until only one winner remains. Do you have what it takes to become the next Moda Bake Shop Chef?

More details about the rules of the competition can be found here.

And there are prizes, too.  Oh, are there prizes …

Unfortunately, the call for entries ends tonight — so if this is the first you’re hearing of the contest, then you’d better work fast to enter!  The good news is that we can admire all of the entries in the Sliced Flickr group, and watch the action unfold the Moda Bake Shop blog.

And who knows — you may even see a friendly Fat Quarterly face pop up as a guest judge later in the competition …