Quilt Challenge

2021 Quilt Challenge – A Year of Words

Adjectives for 2021 Quilt Challenge:

August- Brilliant
July – Sunny
May – Jazzy

April – Colorful
March – Flying
February – Brave
January – Crystalline

The 2021 Quilt Challenge will be a bit different this year.  Instead of a quilt to fit the theme of the year, this time we are going to do a block to fit a theme WORD of the month!  Judy Danz is hosting this 2021 challenge.

The words used must all be adjectives – such as “it’s a WARM evening”, or “that is such a SPECTACULAR quilt”.  We will have nine months of adjectives – January through September.  At the end of the challenge months we will have at least nine quilt blocks for the challenge quilt.  There are no size limitations for the blocks or the quilt.  You will just need a minimum of nine (9) challenge blocks somehow relating to or inspired by that month’s theme ADJECTIVE word.  You are welcome to make as many blocks each month as you wish, the minimum for the challenge is nine blocks.

Judy will start off the challenge with the adjective for January, but after January any BVQG member can submit an adjective to be used in the upcoming month.  Around the 15th of the month, Judy will post to the Blue Valley Quilters Guild Facebook group a request for adjectives for the next block.  Words can be suggested in the Reply on the FB post or by email to Judy up to the day before the guild’s regular meeting.  At the meeting Judy will announce the suggested adjectives then draw one at random.  That will be our word for that month.

There will not be words for October and November as those months can be used to assemble the blocks and finish the quilt to display at the December meeting.  We will display the quilts where members can view and vote for their favorite.  Along with the quilt, there should also be a key to show which block is for which word (a separate piece of paper to display with the quilt is perfect).  The winner will be announced at the meeting…bragging rights for sure!!!  For those of us who love prizes, well, we will award a few of those as well.

We will not do a show and share of the blocks each month.  They don’t have to be a secret, but it would be nice to have a “reveal” of the quilt and all the blocks at the December meeting instead!

As in years past, your finished challenge quilt can be traditional, modern or art.  There is no limit to your creativity!


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