Challenge Quilts

Challenge quilts are a special program held each year. General guidelines are given for the design of quilts to be submitted. The Guild members judge them at one of our Guild meetings, and the winners in a variety of categories win a prize!

The 2019 Challenge was announced at the May 20 meeting and the reveal and voting on submitted quilts will take place at the July 15th meeting. The guidelines are listed below. Here is a printable version!

Initially Speaking – The 2019 Challenge

  • Use one initial to choose a block starting with that letter
    A standard published block.
  • Use one initial to choose a main color.
    A standard crayon color starting with that letter.
  • Use one initial to choose an embellishment that starts with that letter.
  • You can use the initials in any order but must use all three.
  • Perimeter can be no less than 48” nor larger than 144” total.
  • Quilt may be pieced, paper pieced, or appliqued, hand or machine quilted.
  • Must be a completed quilt with top, batting, back and binding.

When turning in your entry at the July 15th meeting, please turn in your entry in a brown paper bag before the start of the meeting. Attached to the quilt pin a note with your name and how you used your initials in its creation according to the guidelines.  If you have any questions along the way please send us an email using the Contact Us page form.

2018 Challenge Quilt Winner!

Challenge Quilt winner Joyce Marks

Joyce Marks (show on the left) won all three categories by blind vote. The categories were Viewers Choice, Most Creative, and Best Use of Embellishments. Below is a photograph of those who submitted quilts for the 2018 Orange Challenge.

All the quilts submitted.