Bits N’ Pieces 2019 Challenge

2019 challenge coordinators: Cindy Pfotenhauer and Margaret Gaal

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s challenge!

The Sewing Machine Quilting winner was Carole Lovelace.  The Long-Arm Computer-Aided Quilting prize was won by Judy Vogt.  The winner of Free-Motion Long-Arm Quilting was Patricia Hill.  And Debbie Ernst won the Challenge for Hand Quilting.  Each of the winners received a prize from the Guild for winning the Challenge.  Each of the quilts was a work of art and our quilters should be proud of their work.

Due by 5:30 of the October Meeting
This is a quilting challenge so that we may highlight the quilting skills of our guild.

1. Fabric used for the top must be any solid fabric (no grunge, no batiks)—a true solid.
2. Any type of fabric may be used (cotton, silk, etc.)
3. Any thread may be used and color.
4. Embellishments may be added to enhance your quilting.
5. Please adhere to the sizes for each category to be eligible for prizes.
6. Quilts should have 3 layers and have a finished edge (either binding or turned finished
7. Include a label on the back that includes your name.
8. You may enter 1 piece in each of the categories below.
9. We are encouraging all participants to include your entry in next year’s quilt show!
10. Awards will be selected by membership voting.
Hand Quilting
1. Size 18-inch square or less
2. All quilting (and optional embellishing) is done by hand.
3. Binding may be sewn by hand or machine.
Domestic Machine
1. Size 18-inch square or less
2. All quilting is done by domestic machine
3. Embellishing may be added by hand or machine.
4. Ruler work, free motion, built-in stitches are all permissible
5. Binding may be sewn down by hand or machine.
Long-Arm Quilting
1. Size 36-inch square or less
2. Computerized and Free motion will be separate categories
3. Binding may be sewn by domestic machine or by hand.
Prize categories will be announced at a later time. The real purpose of this challenge is to show off the finishing details that make all of your quilts so special. It also provides all of us a fresh way to look at quilting.
We look forward to seeing all of your quilts at the October Meeting!

Challenge: Louise Morris, 2018 Challenge Travel Agent

  • The 2018 Challenge, “Want to get away?”, will lure you on a “fabric-ulous” trip by creating travel posters of a favorite city, state, region, e.g., Amalfi Coast, New England, or province or country of your choice.
  • The rules are very simple:
  • The poster is to measure 18″ x 24″ and may be oriented horizontally or vertically.
  • It must include the name of the locale prominently, somewhere in the poster. This can be done with fused, raw edge appliqué, or any other method you choose.
  • The poster can feature a single image, recognizable to your chosen locale, or multiple images, think: the famous landmarks of Paris, or it could also feature a city’s skyline.
  • It must be an original piece for obvious copyright considerations.
  • It can have a little quilting or a lot and you can use any fabrics or embellishments you like.
  • Show where you’ve been or where you would love to go! Get creative, stretch your imagination, have fun!
  • Of course, as you may have guessed, there will be great travel related prizes awarded to the top three posters, chosen by our panel of impartial judges, however, the aforementioned “great travel related prizes” will not include you needing to pack a suitcase.