Quilt Challenge

PPQG Quilt Challenge Basics

A quilt challenge offers guild members the opportunity to challenge themselves by making a quilt that meets specific guidelines.  A committee decides the rules of the challenge. The quilts are displayed at the July guild meeting and members are invited to vote for their favorites.  All challenge quilts are exhibited when possible, but typically a subset of quilts (those with the most votes) are hung and displayed at local quilt shops and have, on occasion, traveled to local and national quilt shows.


We encourage everyone to participate regardless of your quilting expertise!   It's amazing to see the diversity in the creations when the final results are displayed--there seems to be no end to our individual imaginations.

2022 Challenge Theme:  Inspire Me!!!

This year’s challenge is designed to inspire you to try something new.  There will be four objects presented.  You will choose one of these objects that inspires you.  Chose carefully as you will only have one shot at picking your inspiration!  You will be given a photo of the object you chose so you will have a guide at home.


The inspirational objects are:


1.  Cup and Saucer









2.  Wire Bowl















3.  Cat Dish















4.  Ponderosa Bark Section

(Two pictures are included of the bark section to show the different aspects of it.)











After picking you inspiration, you can let your mind run free and decide how you would like to interpret that object.  Your inspiration may be the colors of the object, its texture, its shape:  whatever tickles your fancy!   The objects will be at each meeting until the Challenge closes to give you the opportunity to examine them up close.


This year, your quilt must be entirely done by you and a written artist’s statement is required.  Your quilt can be any size or shape you would like, but it must not exceed 120” around the outer edge. The outer edge must be finished.  Don’t forget your 4” sleeve:  we have detailed instructions available.


If you will not be at the March meeting, please call or email Jan to set up a time to come see the objects and sign up!


Jan Seltman

Challenge Committee Chair


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2021 Challenge Quilt Winners