Thursday, August 2, 2012

Block Challenge & Quilt Show

By now you've certainly heard all the excitement surrounding QuiltCon next February in Austin, TX.  Yet, did you know that you can participate, even if you are unable to attend.

QuiltCon Block Challenge

Due: August 15th, 2012

Challenge:  "Your challenge is to use the colors of the QuiltCon logo to make a quilt block that reflects what modern quilting means to you. We encourage you to stretch yourself and plan an interesting composition that represents your own unique voice." -borrowed from the QuiltCon site

Misc: If you want to check out some of the blocks that have already been submitted, they have created a QuiltCon Block Challenge Flickr page. 


QuiltCon Quilt Show Call for Entries

Registration Opened: August 1st, 2012
Registration Closes: November 30th, 2012

  • Applique
  • Handwork
  • Improvisation
  • Minimalist Design
  • Use of Negative Space
  • Piecing
  • Modern Traditionalism
  • Group/Bee Quilts
  • Quilting Challenge (Modern in Miniature)
  • Fabric Challenge (Maasai Mara)

To learn about the specific info regarding these categories, please visit here and here.

Misc: While it's always nice to be chosen to participate, there are of course prizes totaling thousands of dollars...and who doesn't love that.  To see a full list of prizes, click here.   The official rules and entry form can be found here and it's not too late to start designing something specifically for this.


We definately want to encourage our members to consider submitting something, as we know there is ALOT of talent in our group.  If you have questions, let us know. 
You'll definately be hearing more about QuiltCon as more info is released.  If you don't get the QuiltCon Newsletter, you can sign-up here.

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