The challenge for 2021 is to create a quilt that uses Prairie Points and/or Scalloped Edges on at least two sides, with at least two inner borders, one of which has a flange. Size requirement: 72" or larger perimeter, such as 18" square or larger, 16"x20" or larger. etc. This challenge is designed to let you show off your favorite types of borders plus push you incorporate borders that go beyond the basics. There are lots of ways to be creative with borders: piecing, applique', embellishing, special effect quilting, to name just a few. Photos & a description of your quilt and border treatments are due January 19, 2022; judging is planned for the February 2, 2022 meeting.
PLAN TO FINISH!
You may commit to finish as many UFOs (UnFinished Objects) as you would like. For each completed UFO your name will go into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate. There will be one winner.
UFOs must be completed by our meeting December 1, 2021.
Sign-up extended to March 31, 2021. Email Emily Fasan email@example.com to sign up. Provide full name and how many UFO’s you plan to finish. Members - see your UFO committments on the Resources page! It's not too late to join the fun!
Completed UFOs or photos of the completed UFOs will be shown at the meeting on December 1, 2021. If you finish a UFO early and plan to give it away or you will not be at the meeting please email Emily a brief description and picture of your UFO to report that you have completed the UFO, or put a picture of your completed UFO on your member photo album. No-shows are no-completes!
If your UFO is a quilt, it must be quilted with binding and label to be considered finished.
Your name goes in the drawing for every completed UFO! Completed UFOs shown on December 1, 2021 or reported as completed by email will be entered in the drawing.
QUILTS OF VALOR CHALLENGE
Quilt of Valor Block Challenge & Winner
(Numbered in order shown above)
Complete a block of your choice, using any technique (applique or piecing or a combination of both) in one of the following UNFINISHED sizes:
24.5 wide x 24.5 high, 20.5 wide x 24.5 high, or 18.5 wide x 24.5 high
Use red, white and blue PREWASHED (very important) quality cotton fabric, batik or standard cotton. QOV center block will have one winner:
At the February 3, 2021 meeting, we will show the photos in a slide show twice, once to show the entries, and again so you can make your final choice. Then via anonymous Zoom poll you will vote. The winner will be announced and each person can explain about their quilt/block when it comes up in the slide show. Center blocks will be combined with additional blocks and/or borders to make a QOV top which will be completed at sit and sews by our members. Several of our members have agreed to machine quilt them. Extra fabric will make completion much easier but isn't required.
When finished the quilts will be given to Norene Dagly as our in-house QOV representative(!) for future presentations.
You may want to use your center block for a completed QOV quilt presentation to a qualified recipient you choose.
Please call or email me with any questions.
PRESIDENT'S CHALLENGE 2020
President’s Challenge Lyrics, Quilt Makers, and Winners
(Numbered in order shown above)
The President’s Challenge in 2020 was to create a quilt with the theme being any song. The perimeter must be a minimum of 96 inches (for example, a 24”x24” block or larger). Ribbons were awarded for:
President's Choice: Winner: Mary Pavlicin
Best Interpretation of Theme: Winner Francie Nelson
Member's Choice: Winner Francie Nelson
At the February 3, 2021 meeting, we showed the photos in a slide show twice, once to show the entries, and again to make final choices. Then via anonymous Zoom poll, all voted. The winners were announced and each person explained about their quilt/block. Congratulations to everyone who entered!