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2022 Quilt Challenge

Summon your creativity. Will it be a picture of the lake? Will the colors of the lake and sky inspire you? Will it be lake themed quilt blocks? It doesn't have to be blue! Have you seen the sky reflected in the water at sunset? How is your novelty fabric stash? Is that a sailboat I see? Maybe time to add a lighthouse? Will we see Michy the Lake Michigan monster on your quilt? Your quilt should be inspired by a view of the lake, but can be realistic, impressionistic, or a quilt pattern that personifies the lake theme. 

Quilt Challenge Guildlines

  • The quilt must measure 20” high and 20” wide, including any borders and binding.

  • There must be some quilting, but embellishments may be added.

  • The piece may be machine or hand quilted, but not just in the border if you have one.  The piece may be professionally quilted with the quilter's name included on the entry form.

  • A label on the back of your quilt is required and should include the quilt's title, your name, and the year made.

  • A hanging sleeve is required. The sleeve should be placed one inch from the TOP EDGE of the quilt and should be a continuous sleeve at least 2” wide across the back of the quilt. A slit may be made in the sleeve by the Art Center to facilitate hanging. Please note: quilts without a hanging sleeve will NOT be accepted.

  • Any quilt submitted for display by Southport Quilters' Guild will be reviewed by a committee consisting of a representative of the venue, the Challenge coordinator, a board member, and the president of the board.  The decision to accept or reject a quilt is final.

Challenge quilt drop off date is Thursday, August 18, 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at Anderson Art Center, 6603 3rd Avenue, Kenosha. Please complete the online Museum Show Quilt Registration Form, print it and turn it in with your quilt. Quilts will be hung at the guild quilt show in September and will be professionally judged.