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2024 President's Challenge

The President’s Challenge this year is to create a quilt inspired by a book.  Even though the book may have been made into a movie, there are usually differences, so bear that in mind and focus on the book.  The perimeter should be a minimum of 72” (that’s only 18” on a side, for instance, but can be as large as you’d like). Bring quilts to be judged at the Holiday Party in December. Pictures of the completed quilts along with a description of how it represents the chosen book are due Dec. 4 to Alberta Dalke. Categories are: Best Meets the Challenge; Members Choice; President’s Choice.

Past Challenges

2023 President's Challenge

The challenge for 2023 is to create a quilt that uses two different striped fabrics and a dotted/spotted fabric.  Use at least a charm square (5"x5" square) of each fabric (cut as you like, ok to square up) in your quilt. Quilt/wall hanging size requirement: 72" or larger perimeter, such as 18" square or larger, 16"x20" or larger, etc. There are three categories: Best Meets the Challenge (best quilt with at least the minimum amount of the three required fabrics that meets size requirement); President’s Choice (favorite based on personal taste); Members’ Choice (favorite based on personal taste).  Photos & a description of your quilt are due Tuesday, November 28, 2023; judging is planned for the December 16, 2023 meeting (update from previous 12/6). Please plan to bring/send your quilt in a plain brown bag (or similar) to the meeting for anonymous display prior to the slide show judging.  This way members at the in-person meeting can see and evaluate the quilts in all their glory, and members over zoom can still participate in the voting.

2023 President's Challenge Winners

Congratulations to our winners this year: Alberta Dalke won Best Meets the Challenge; Francie Nelson won President's Choice, and Kate Stone won Member's Choice.

Alberta Dalke won Best Meets the Challenge with her take on Lori Holt’s Scrappy Spools, using a combination of Tula Pink’s Tiny Dots and Stripes and Zen Chic’s Spotted for the background.  Only the brown spools aren’t a dot or stripe.