The 2014 Quilt Challenge results are in! And before I tell show you the winning quilts, I’ll give you a recap of the contest we run each year.
In the spring, we sell 30 kits of fabric for the Challenge. Each kit contains the exact same fabrics, with the same quantities of each fabric. The basic rules are that the purchaser must use 4 of the fabrics in the kit to make a quilt top or quilt no larger than 240 inches in perimeter. Additional fabrics may be used, and the design can be from a pattern or original. We recommend that if a pattern is used, permission be obtained from the designer. This last spring, batiks by Moda fabrics were selected for the challenge, and are shown below.
The quilts or quilt tops (they don’t have to be quilted) are brought in to the store in December and hung in January for 3 weeks of viewer’s choice voting. There were 17 entries received this year, and, boy, everyone brought their game!
Jillian Schoenfeld took first place with her Affairs of the Heart by Aie Rossmann. She receives from our store a $100 gift certificate, along with an insurance replacement appraisal by Dawn Hunt, our local certified quilt appraiser.
Krista McIntosh took 2nd place with this original applique.
Linda Warren took 3rd place with this Storm at Sea.
Both the 2nd and 3rd place winners won fabric prizes donated by Trend-Tex Fabrics Inc., a Canadian distributor of quilting fabric.
Below are pictures of the remaining 14 entries. Entries from this year and past years can also be viewed on our website here, where there is also a zoom image when you click on the thumbnail.
We email our local customers when the Quilt Challenge kits are available for sale. If you are a local customer, but don’t receive our emails, you can sign up for them on our website’s home page.
As the entries have to be brought in to and picked up at the store, and registration pages must be signed by the purchaser when the kit is purchased, we cannot extend this competition to anyone who cannot come in to the store.
With Spring just 4 months away, it’s time to start planning our kits for next year’s competition. There will be another quilt show next January!