Challenges

The Challenge

Each year a committee is formed to create a challenge for the guild members.  Specific rules and guidelines are given (sometimes accompanied by a specific fabric).  Each member is then “challenged” to create a quilted piece which conforms to these guidelines.  Projects such as these can help push you into areas of quilting you might not otherwise go.
Each member keeps their project secret until the April meeting.  On that night, after the business meeting, members view the entries and vote on their favorites.  It is always an enjoyable program.  We also celebrate the guild’s birthday at that meeting.Participation in the challenge is optional.

For Past Challenges see Patterns…

New! 2022 Challenge: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
For this year’s challenge we would like you to create a piece using a rainbow. However YOU interpret this! Be creative! Think outside the box! Have fun! Good luck!
Guidelines:
     • Must contain the colors of the rainbow—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet
     • Must contain a piece of gold (use your imagination!)
     • Must contain a Log Cabin block
     • Can be any shape, size, or form
     • Must be quilted and finished
Questions? Ask a committee member—Mary Lee Grabowski, Ellie Grabarczyk, Sandy Dallas, and Kathy Haver

New! 2022 Vice President’s Challenge, Due January 2023 Paint Chip Challenge
–     Each quilter all choose a bag with a paint chip strip.
–    Make a small quilt no bigger than 36″ x36″, using the three similar colors from the paint chip (patterned or plain), plus only black, white or cream, black/white, or black/cream, and no other colors incorporated.
–     Any technique may be used: i.e. pieced, appliquéd, traditional, or something unique, and sewn either by hand or machine. It must be quilted and bound (finished).
–    Bring the finished quilt and the paint chip to the January 2023 meeting.
Good Luck!

2021 Challenge: Running Around in Circles –  for details, see the May 2021 newsletter,  page 2.

NEW! 2021 Vice President’s year-long challenge – for details, see the May 2021 newsletter,  page 2.

NEW! 2020 Challenge: “Modern Traditionalism”. The rules for this challenge are BSQG 2020 Challenge… reveal will be at the first in person meeting. Watch this space.

NEW! 2020 Year-Long Challenge: “Black and White with a touch of one color”.