President's Quilt Challenge for our 2018 Show

Our guild presidents have issued a special quilt challenge to all guild members in celebration of our upcoming 25th anniversary show.

Requirements:

  • Shades of gray (white OK)
  • A drop of red, not more the 3x3 inches or less than 1x1 inch.
  • 40x40-inch quilt
  • Quilt pattern of your choice
  • Quilt must have sleeve, label, and name attached.

Keep in mind that we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of our guild, our new location at Industry City, and a little modern twist. Be creative, have fun, and make some beautiful fiber art.

Happy quilting!     
~Jody and Sylvia, Co-Presidents


2018 Quilt Show Challenge Block

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The 2018 challenge block celebrates our guild’s 25th Silver Anniversary. The rules are very simple:

  • Make a 10½ x 10½ inch block made up of twenty-five 2½ inch squares.
  • At least half of the squares must be a combination of solid grays or tone-on-tone grays. Two half-square-triangles can count as a square.
  • Measurements include seam allowance.
  • Due at quilt drop-off.

Challenge Block Co-Chairs: Kirsten Fisher and Linda McNeeley


2017: Prospect Park  

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Retiring Co-Chairs: Eileen Anderson & Valerie Turer.
Incoming Co-Chairs: Kathy O'Leary & Chris Petersen

The Small Quilt Challenge annual event gives Brooklyn Quilters Guild members an opportunity to stretch their creative wings. The Small Quilt Challenge Team has selected this theme for 2017:  Prospect Park.
    Inspired by the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park, and the recently celebrated 100th anniversary of our National Park System, we decided to offer Brooklyn’s green jewel as the theme for the 2017 challenge.
    And the Park is not just trees and grass and birds.  Think about sports fields & playgrounds; the carousel & the ice rink; New Year’s Eve fireworks and weddings at the Picnic House; drummers and running races; the Farmers’ Market and Lefferts Historic House.  And P.S. — did you know that Pantone’s color of the year is “Greenery”?
    This is your opportunity to express your concept in fiber, interpreted in any materials, technique, or style. 
Abstract? Representational? Traditional?  Modern? Cotton, plastic, feathers? Buttons, beads, charms? Whatever you choose to realize your concept. This challenge has something for everyone!  
    The only limitation is that the quilt must be 20” x 20” — no larger, no smaller.
Quilts will be displayed in at least two venues — the Gerritsen Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library and the Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park.

The deadline for this challenge has passed. Stay tuned for announcements for shows displaying these quilts.


 

2016: Trip Around The World

Co-Chairs: Eileen Anderson & Valerie Turer

This annual challenge gives Brooklyn Quilters Guild members an opportunity to stretch their creative wings. The Small Quilt Challenge Team has selected this theme for 2016: TRIP AROUND THE WORLD.
    “Trip Around the World” is a classic piecework pattern using only uniform-sized squares. But your quilt doesn’t need to have a single square in it! It can depict places you have been…or a place you’d like to go…or faces you have seen on your travels…or a vision of earth from outer space.  Perhaps you like to do the traditional version with colors you love or make it wonky/wavy.  
    This is your opportunity to express your concept in fiber, interpreted in any materials, technique, or style. Abstract? Representational? Traditional? Modern? Cotton, plastic, feathers?  Buttons, beads, charms?  Whatever you choose to realize your concept. This is a challenge that can take you far on a wonderful journey!
    The only limitation is that the quilt must be 20” x 20” – no larger, no smaller.
    The deadline is the September 2016 guild meeting.  Quilts will be displayed in at least two venues – the Windsor Terrace Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library and the Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park.

The deadline for this challenge has passed.

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