Sunflowers: a symbol of powerful optimism and cheerful expectancy. They radiate warmth and lift your spirits… they are the happiest of flowers. They are also the subject of our 2013 QVQG challenge. Click here to see the complete challenge and rules. This challenge is open to all current members of the guild. If you are not a member please consider joining our guild.
2012 Challenge Quilts
The 2012 Challenge was "The Four Seasons". For this challenge at least two seasons needed to be portrayed in the quilt. They could be blended or kept separate; but if they were separate they needed to create a cohesive whole. And because this was challenge quilt, there had to be a "flying geese" block used within the body of the quilt, a plaid fabric had be used, and last but not least, the color fuchsia had to be included.
First Place: Judith P. Smith, "The Four Seasons"
Second Place: Sharon Shorey, "Falling through the Year"
Third Place: Ginny Hanby, "Four Seasons in the Life of a Quilt"
2011 Challenge Quilts
The 2011 challenge theme was "Favorite Holiday" and the winners were chosen by the Guild members.
A three-way tie for first place went to Judith Smith ("Cranberry Christmas"), Mary Kohler ("The Quail Family Christmas Quartet"), and Kristi Knapp Steere ("Crazy About Halloween").
2010 Challenge Quilts
The 2010 challenge was "Night/Knight" and additional requirements were to include a Bear's Paw block, a plaid fabric, and the colors red and yellow. The finished pieces had to be 20" square.
First Place: Sharon Shorey, "Goodnite Charlie"
Second Place: Judith Smith, "Approaching Night"
Third Place: Mary Kohler, "Night Owl"
2009 Challenge Quilts
The 2009 challenge was "Water." Water in any of its phases must be portrayed prominently in the quilt.
First Place: Charlene Adams, "Newport Wave"
Second Place: Dawn Andersen, "Honu (Green Sea Turtle)
Third Place: Judith Smith, "The Great Wave"