Challenge Quilt

Each year, members are invited to participate in a BQG Quilt Challenge. Every year a new theme is presented at the September meeting. Participating quilters display their quilts at the June meeting, when members vote for their favorites. Winners receive a prize, and the 1st place winner chooses the theme for the following year.

Terri Bower issued the 2019-20 quilt challenge at the Sept. 3, 2019 meeting. She will be bringing in pieces to inspire us all.

2019-20 Challenge: Embroidery

  • Embroidery must be used in the quilt. It can be hand or machine embroidery.

  • The embroidery can be in a piece that you’ve found, collected or made yourself. Feel free to incorporate vintage embroidered hand towels, give new life to an antique pillowcase, or design a new pattern.

  • You can use any technique or theme.

  • Your entry can be any size, but be aware of the fact that we don’t yet know how we will be able to display them, so they may be folded or draped over chairs when we vote for the winners during the June meeting.

  • No sleeve is required, but they must be quilted and bound for the June meeting. (Keep in mind that a sleeve will be necessary for showing in the Quilts from the Heartland show.)

  • The projects must have been started after the September meeting.

  • The piece doesn’t need to be a traditional quilt: it can be a purse, article of clothing, Christmas stocking, etc., as long as embroidery and quilting is involved.

  • You may create more than one entry!

Previous Quilt Challenges

Terri Bower’s 1st place quilt for the Black & White Plus One Color challenge.

Terri Bower’s 1st place quilt for the Black & White Plus One Color challenge.

The theme for the 2018-19 challenge was “Black & White Plus One Color,” issued by Brenda Roach.
2018-19 Challenge Quilt Winners
1st Place - Terri Bower
2nd Place - KC Forthofer
3rd Place - Luann Dillon (Shawn Henline quilted it on her long arm machine.)

The theme for 2017-18 challenge was: "Simply Stripes," featuring a small quilt (up to 25" square) with predominantly stripes: 75% (give or take a bit) should be stripes. The winning entries for 2017-18 challenge were:

1st place - Brenda Roach             2nd place - Katha Soens               3rd place - Wendy Hodina

The "Simply Stripes" theme was chosen by Barbara Richards,  the 1st place winner of the 2016–2017 challenge, “Your Favorite TV Show or Movie.”  

Brenda Roach  won 2017-18 Quilt Challenge, "Simply Stripes," with her "Stripe Tease" quilt. (Brenda is far right.)  Katha Soens ' quilt is in the center. (Thanks, Laura, for holding it!)  Wendy Hodina , holding her quilt, is far left.

Brenda Roach won 2017-18 Quilt Challenge, "Simply Stripes," with her "Stripe Tease" quilt. (Brenda is far right.) Katha Soens' quilt is in the center. (Thanks, Laura, for holding it!) Wendy Hodina, holding her quilt, is far left.