Each summer members engage in a friendly competition, creating works inspired by a theme. In May a set of guidelines is provided, and at the September meeting we display the quilts and vote for our favorites. The winners receive a modest gift certificate to a local fabric shop.
The 2020 challenge is:
Resilience! Thank You to our Essential Workers!
Who is your town hero? First Responders, Supermarket Employees, Healthcare Workers, Postal Workers, Teachers, Town or City Leaders, Neighbors, Clergy.
We hope that this Summer Challenge will inspire you to create a quilt or quilts to honor your home-town’s heroes and essential workers! We could not get through this global crisis without their help and heroic efforts.
Your design can depict any action or characteristic that demonstrates resilience such as, courage, hope, love, joy, singing on a balcony, emergency vehicle, etc. The design and construction is yours to be anything you want it to be - a traditional block, modern, art quilt, pictorial, or mixed media.
Quilt size - 20x20 inches
Bring your quilt(s) in an opaque bag to the September 8th meeting. After the meeting, please arrange a time to present your quilt to your local hero(es) so that they may display the quilt in a prominent location at their place of employment. Be sure to take a picture if you present the quilt in person.
We also encourage you to collaborate with others QQ members in your community to create a larger wall hanging of multiple squares honoring your town heroes.
Here is an example made by Judy W:
Follow this link to view last year's summer challenge: