Challenge Quilt for the 2020/2021 Guild Season
“Good day ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We are about to take off on a special flight to places unknown. Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for take-off.”
This year’s guild quilt challenge has indeed taken off with many travellers already signing up for their quilting adventure. The Globetrotter Challenge requires you to create a quilted wall-hanging or quilted travel accessory using only the colours of your assigned national flag and incorporating the theme of travel. The travel theme can be interpreted very broadly, including:
- Blocks with travel-related names (Missouri Star, Trip Around the World, Crossed Canoes)
- Images, symbols or designs related to your country
- Design that evokes your country
You may use as many fabrics as you’d like, as long as they read as one of the colours of your flag. You may also use up to two neutrals to expand your palette. All travellers will be assigned a mystery destination and provided an information sheet with some details about your country to get you started. Wall-hangings must not exceed a combined perimeter of 96” but there is no minimum limit. There is no size requirement for the travel accessory, though it must be quilted. Will you make a warm jacket to bring with you, or perhaps a beautiful bag? How about a luggage tag or a set of travel accessories? The sky’s the limit.
Entries are due by the March meeting, with prizes awarded in April. To participate in the Globetrotter Challenge, send an email to: email@example.com.
____________________ PREVIOUS ___________________
Challenge Quilt for the 2019/2020 Guild Season
A QUILTY ROAD TRIP ADVENTURE
Designed by Laura Malo
Welcome to this year’s challenge quilt and it will definitely be an adventure. There is still a bit of mystery also as everyone’s finished quilt will be different and unique depending upon which blocks you make and your fabric choices. I have designed this quilt using many varied techniques and processes and I hope that you go a bit outside your comfort zone and try something new. Don’t stress and have fun.
The finished size is approximately 76 – 80 inches square (depending on the size of your finished borders) and I will be giving ideas for extensions if you prefer a rectangular quilt.
Fabric requirements : approximately 6 meters of background fabric and 4 meters of other fabric (or 16 fat quarts)
Each month, you will make the required number of blocks but do not put them together. As this is a medallion, it requires each round to be assembled from the center out and there is a formula to ensure success in making everything fit (even if your blocks are not exactly perfect).
Each month, I will provide instructions for cutting the blocks and a list of websites with videos and tutorials on the technique used. I didn’t feel the need to re-write what others have so expertly done.
Of course, I will be available, either by phone (819-930-3041) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you have any questions or require assistance.
Here are the the finished quilts.