Members’ Challenge


Click HERE for a printable version of the below rules

Just in time for the coming of spring, the guild is offering another banner challenge entitled “The Alphabet of Flowers”. As in past years, each banner will measure 6” wide by 42” long and be displayed at the 2021 quilt show “A (MAY) zing Threads”.

If you choose to participate, this is what will happen. Starting at the April guild meeting, you will be given an envelope with a letter of the alphabet inside as well as a list of suggested flowers whose names begin with that letter. It is up to you to choose which flower, either from the suggestions or another flower you know about, to depict in some way on the quilt. Click HERE to view the list of suggested flowers.

The rules are simple – ANY color, ANY technique, ANY style, ANY interpretation, blocks or wholecloth; it need not be strictly representational. The letter you have been assigned MUST appear somewhere in the bottom 12” of the quilt and be no smaller than 4” tall. You should include a 4” hanging sleeve on the back. A label should be attached to the back of the banner and include your name and the name of the flowers you have chosen. You may include several different flowers as long as the name of each begins with your letter. The banner must have three layers but can be bound in any way you choose.

In keeping with the theme of the quilt show, feel free to embellish the banners generously.

Banners will be due no later than the November 2020 guild meeting.

If you have any questions at all, you can contact either Karen Grover or Robin Gausebeck. Their email addresses and phone #’s are in the directory.