2018 Quilt Challenge
The flying geese is basic block capable of being made using various methods – pick your favorite or try a new one. You might like the new way better.
It can be used by itself or in multiples to form a star or different block all together like the Dutchman’s puzzle or even make up a border. How will you use it?
You have 10 plus months to complete – plenty of times so get started now.
Combine it with another project – such as a charity quilt, Christmas gift, or entry to the next quilt show – kill two birds with one stone – no pun intended.
Each member is CHALLENGED to participate!
Celebrate your completed project at the Dec. 8th meeting and Christmas party with friends, food and fellowship and enjoy the love of quilts.
Prize money will be awarded.
2018 Challenge Rules
Theme: “Fly Fly Away with Flying Geese”
Challenge is open to all guild members. Entries are due Dec. 8th at meeting/Christmas party.
• Entries will be divided into two categories, “ARTISAN” and “PROFESSIONAL/
MASTER” (*definitions of both below).
• 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.
• Cash prizes will be awarded.
• Maximum size 90 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. Must have more than one flying geese block.
• Entry can be a table runner, placemat, pillowcase, table topper, wall hanging or quilt.
Must be 3 layers, quilted and finished. Be a 2018 project – started and completed.
• Can be embellished with beads, paints, or your choice of adornments
• No kits or row by bow designs… this is a CHALLENGE.
• Entries must be accompanied with a typed short 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.
*”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: 2018 CVQG Quilt Challenge items are eligible to be entered in the
next Best Little Quilt Show in Texas in February. There will not be a
separate category. Enter your Challenge item in the appropriate
2017 Challenge Results
Theme: “Do it with Churn Dash”
1st Place – Tie Sandy Courrier and Bobbie Elliott
2nd Place – Gwen Bundy
3rd. Place – Donna Bridwell
1st.Place – Linda Polk
2nd Place– Kathy Theut
3rd. Place – Brigitte Mesecke, Kay Marburger and Jo Knox
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.