Each year, there are two challenges – the President’s and the Guild – set forth at the beginning of the year. The contests are for finished quilts and usually are due at our last meeting of the year. Cash prizes are given to the winners of each challenge. You cannot submit the same quilt for both challenges.

Keep working on your Challenge quilts! Because of the coronavirus, the rest of our 2019-2020 guild year is cancelled. However, we are not cancelling the Challenges. Bring your completed quits to the September 2020 meeting where they will be shown, voted on, and possibly, awarded a cash prize!

2019-2020 Challenges

Guild Challenge – “EQF X – Diamonds & Daffodils”

This year our guild challenge is in honor of the Empire QuiltFest’s 10th anniversary! So, our theme this year will be the same as theirs, “Diamonds, Daffodils, & 10”! The quilt should be no larger than 42” X 42” and represents or interprets diamonds, daffodils, & the number 10 in any way. Lots of ways to create a quilt using any (or combination) of these themes!

If you participate in the Guild challenge, you may also choose to enter your quilt in the EQF! This is a wonderful event and entering is a great experience. If you do decide to enter your quilt, please note that the deadline for registration is Feb 15th. The quilt doesn’t have to be finished to register. The picture that accompanies the registration form can be the quilt in progress or a picture of the pattern. For more information, watch our newsletter and the show’s website,

At the June meeting, we will select a first, second, and third place winner for a cash prize! Additionally, we’d love to be able to hang the quilt in the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library for the month of June. This a great way to show the public the art of quilting!

 Presidents Challenge – “Unleash Your Inner Artist – Art Quilt!”

That’s right! Make an art quilt no larger than “24 X 24”! We have had so many interesting lecturers that use unconventional or unusual techniques. I don’t know about you but sometimes I think, I would like to try that? So, give yourself permission to do whatever you think of when you think of art quilt or use a technique you have been wanting to try. You can use any media you like along with fabric. Who knows You might also want to enter this work of art in the EQF or we can have a Art Quilt section for our library display!

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