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.
President’s Challenge – “Seeing Double”
This year’s President’s Challenge is inspired by President Carol Swota’s daughter’s new baby twins! (they’re here – see the notice on page 1). How will you represent this? By making a two color quilt? Maybe a double Irish chain pattern? There are lots of fun way to incorporate this theme in a quilt. Maximum size is 40″ x 40″. Quilts must be done by the MAY meeting this year. More information on why that is will be shared at future meetings.
Guild Challenge – “Stitch Upon a Star”
The guild challenge mimics the theme of our 2018 quilt show, “Stitch Upon a Star.” The theme is open to your interpretation – make a star block, use star fabric, showcase the “stars” in your life – use your imagination. We want to encourage all members to enter the show whatever your skill level. It is a thrill to see your quilt hanging! There is no size limit. The show is the last weekend in April 2018. If you miss the show, but make a “star” quilt, you may enter it at the MAY meeting, which is when we’re doing challenges this year.
Please note there is no size limit for the Guild challenge or the quilt show, but if you would like to enter your quilt in the show as a “theme quilt,” there is a maximum size of 42″ by 42″.