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2021 Challenge Fabric

Canyon's 2021 Member Challenge

Color Me Festive!

Each year Canyon holds a member challenge where members create one-of-a kind quilts that uniquely express the maker’s interpretation of the challenge theme. The evening is a fun-filled event complete with voting for your favorite quilt and a awards. This is, of course, followed by prizes! Next there’s a silent auction. We enjoy a dinner (when we are able to meet in person). The evening includes lots of mingling and socializing.

The annual reveal is held at the November guild meeting.

Need Some Help?

Could you use some help on making a sleeve? Or a label? Or binding your quilt? Then “Learn How”.

This year’s member challenge theme is Color Me Festive. Interpret the theme in any way you like. Canyon is supplying a fat quarter of festive fabric and requiring you to use it in any quantity, just so that it shows.

Your quilt can be artsy, traditional, floral, party-like, abstract, landscape, portrait, polka dot, striped, whatever you want!

Key words are Festive, Colorful, Playful, Fun, Happy

Fabric is Moody Bloom by Create Joy Project for Moda Fabrics.

This Year’s Prizes Are

Viewer’s Choice

Funniest Quilt
Best Quilt from a First Time Submitter
Best Precision Sewing
Most Inventive (Or Creative) Use of Theme
Best Use of Embellishments
Best Use of Technique
Website Viewer’s Choice Award (to be awarded ~2 weeks after event)

Judge’s Choice

Judge: Susan Lazear

Best Use of Color
Most Festive
Design Excellence

Nitty Gritty aka The Details!

The Challenge is open to all members of Canyon Quilters of San Diego.

  • Entry fee is $7 per quilt, where $5 goes to prizes & $2 to fabric. You may submit more than one quilt.
  • When you sign up, you choose a fat quarter of your choice and, optionally, a 5” square piece of fabric from the same line.
    • See the entry form using the above link for the locations to sign up, complete your form and pick up your fabric.
  • Quilts must use at least some of the festive fabric—enough to be recognized in the quilt.
  • Quilts must be 14” x 14”, finished in a professional manner, have a 2” sleeve and a label on the back with your name, techniques and materials and (optionally) with your contact information.
  • Turn in your quilts no later than November 1, 2021 (entry form above has the locations).
  • Quilts are displayed at Canyon’s November meeting and available for purchase (via a silent auction) that night.
  • Auction bids begin at $125.
  • All quilts that do not sell at Canyon’s November meeting are then for sale at Visions.
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