COLORADO VALLEY QUILT GUILD
2017 Challenge Rules
Theme: “Do it with Churn Dash”
Challenge is open to all guild members. Entries are due December 9th at meeting/holiday party. Entries will be divided into two categories:
“ARTISAN” and “PROFESSIONAL/MASTER” (*definitions of both below).
- Cash prizes will be awarded to those voted best by the members present at that meeting.
- Maximum size 70 inches (measure top and one side to total minimum or maximum size for your quilt) if square or rectangle. If round, not less than 60” perimeter or more than 120” perimeter
- Can be traditional or modern block design, commercial pattern or original design.
- Entry can be a table runner, place mat, pillowcase, ornament or quilt. Must be 3 layers, quilted and finished.
- Can be embellished with beads, paints, or your choice of adornments
- No kits… this is a CHALLENGE.
- Entries must be accompanied with a typed 30 word OR less story of your creation.
Attach story in the best suitable manor.
- Do not label your entry or have your name anywhere on it for judging.
- Need not be present to participate.
- Your challenge creation can be entered into the competition even if you are not able to attend the meeting/holiday party.
*”PROFESSIONAL/MASTER” – someone who has published a book or pattern on quilt making, pieced or quilted for profit, or taught any quilt-making technique for profit or has won 5 or more blue ribbons in a quilt show.
“ARTISAN” – someone that does not fit the Professional/Master category.
FYI: 2017 CVQG Quilt Challenge items are eligible to be entered in our 2018 Best Little Quilt Show in Texas next February. There will not be a separate category. Enter your Challenge item in the appropriate category.
2016 Challenge Results
Theme: Have fun with “Log Cabins”
We had 12 Artesian and 6 Professional entries for our Log Cabin Holiday Challenge. Our Winners were:
Artisan Linda Polk, Gwen Bundy, Diana Foster and Kathy Olechowski.
Professional: Judy Wolff, Jo Ann Hill, Brigitte Mesecke and Pat Docekal.
Congratulations to these talented ladies.
2015 Challenge Results
Theme: Have Fun with a Nine Patch
The 2015 Guild Challenge was chaired by Brigitte Mesecke. The topic was “Have Fun with a Nine Patch.” Projects were brought to the guild December Holiday Party, December 12, 2015. Members voted for favorites in both Artisan and Master Professional categories and prizes were awarded. The winners were:
Front row: Linda Polk, Artisan First Place; Jo Knox, Master Third Place (tie); Gwen Bundy, Artisan, Third Place (tie); Helen Taylor, Artisan, Third Place (tie); Back row: Pat Scherer, Artisan, Second Place; Kay Marburger, Master Second Place (tie); Janice Raabe, Master, First Place; Judy Wolff, Master, Third Place (tie); JoAnne Hill, Master, Third Place (tie); Not Pictured: Brigitte Mesecke, Master, Third Place (tie)
2014 Challenge Results
Theme: What Makes You Happy
The 2014 Guild Challenge was chaired by Kay Marburger. The topic was “What Makes You Happy.” Projects were brought to the guild December Holiday Party, December 13, 2014. Members voted for favorites in both Artisan and Master Professional categories and prizes were awarded. The winners were:
Seated: Linda Polk, Muldoon, Artisan First place; Dianna Foster, Columbus, Artisan tie for 3rd ; Jackie Asbill, La Grange, Professional, tie for First. Standing: Brigitte Mesecke, La Grange, Professional, tie for First; Pat Scherer, Hallettsville, Artisan, Second; Gwen Bundy, Georgetown, Artisan, tie for Third; Judy Wolff, Lincoln, Professional, Second; Suzanne Manning, La Grange, Professional, Third.