Challenge Quilt

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.

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.

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.)

Terri Bower will issue the 2019-20 quilt challenge at the Sept. 3, 2019 meeting.

Brenda Roach won the 2017-18 challenge and issued the 2018-19 challenge, which was due at the June 4, 2019 meeting.

Challenge Theme 2018-19:      Black & White Plus One Color

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  • The quilts can use solid or patterned fabric or a combination of the two.

  • You can use any technique or theme.

  • The non-black and white color fabric can be different shades and patterns, but must ‘read’ as one color. So, yes, you can use different shades of the same color for the “One Color.”

  • Gray does not count as black. If gray is used, it will be considered to be the one-color fabric.

  • Your quilting thread can be any color of your choosing.

  • They 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 that meeting.

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

  • You may create more than one entry!

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 Quilt, “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.