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Guild Challenges


The Year Long Challenge. The “Year Long Challenge” is introduced at the September or October guild meeting. A theme is presented along with challenge 'rules' and guidelines. Expect many members to take part in the challenge and produce very different interpretations. The biggest part of this challenge is the fact that you are basically your own designer, though patterns may be used. You do the interpretation and create, turning your thoughts and creative spirit into a fabric vision. This is a voluntary program to participate in. We hope you all have fun with it.

The year long challenge for our 2018-2019 guild year is:
Guild member, Lynn T is coordinating the Year-Long Quilt Challenge this year.
  • THEME: "Playing with a Full Deck". The idea is to select a card from the deck and use it as inspiration for a wall hanging.
  • FINISHED SIZE: Completed wall hangings have to measure no more than 108”.
  • COMPLETED REQUIREMENTS: Completed means that your wall hanging is quilted, has no raw edges and is labeled.
  • DUE DATE: All completed wall hangings shall be turned in to Lynn T. at our May 2019 guild meeting (May 16, 2019).
  • INSTRUCTIONS: Guild member can click here to go to the Members Only page to download a PDF file with complete instructions for the challenge.

The Summer Challenge. 
Each June, as the guild year comes to a close, a “Summer Challenge” is presented.  This challenge has been different every year. We have had musical challenges, architectural challenges and color challenges. The point is we leave you with an assignment to make a finished quilt during the summer months.  The challenge is not a mandatory assignment.  Our hope is that we can keep you quilting and that maybe you will try a new technique or two.  These quilts are then viewed at the September meeting.  We have a little show of them and they are voted on with small prizes given to the guild’s choice for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  It has always been a great time for those who have made these quilts and for those who get to view them.  So if you are so inclined to join the summer challenge, please do so.  There is always lots of help available, just ask. The challenge coordinator information is on the contacts page.

The summer 2017 challenge is being coordinated by Lynn T. If you would like to join in the fun simply complete your challenge using the challenge rules and bring it to the September 28th guild meeting - and yes, that is not a typo - the meeting is the 4th Thursday of the month for September. 
  • THEME: Things with Wings 
  • FINISHED SIZE: Execute a quilt no larger than 72" all around. This could be 18x18 or any other numerical combination to equal 72"
  • COMPLETED REQUIREMENTS: Your quilt must consist of the 3 traditional layers. The edges must be finished but can be bound, faced, stitched over or edge trimmed...just no raw edges.
  • OTHER: you are totally unrestricted in your design and execution, meaning you may paint, stamp, dye, resists and/or otherwise manipulate your fabrics. You may embellish to your heart's content - no restrictions on dimensional embellishments. That being said, please understand that any of the above mentioned design ideas are not mandatory for your quilt.
  • DUE DATE: September 28, 2017
Have a wonderful summer and take the time to make a little work of art to share with us at the September 2017 meeting.
Keep on stitching....Lynn T.