Quilting & Fabric Challenges

Fabric challenges and QuiltCon quilt submissions are open to MQG members only. If you would like to participate, join the MQG at themqg.org/join.


American Patchwork & Quilting
Two-Color Quilt Challenge

Introducing the American Patchwork & Quilting Two-Color Quilt Challenge! For this challenge, participants are asked to create quilts with only two colors. Finished quilts can be any size, but they must use ONLY two colors.

Official category description: Eligible quilts must use only two colors in their construction. Prints may be used as long as they consist of ONLY two colors. Thread color and binding needs to match the two colors in the quilt. Backing can be any color.

  • Solids used with prints must match one of the colors in the print for a total of two colors.
  • Tone-on-tone patterns count as two colors.
  • Shades of the same color count as two colors.
  • Neutrals (white, gray, black, etc.) each count as one color.

The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2018 You can submit entries along with other QuiltCon submissions at quiltconentry.com.

Questions about what counts as two colors? See our blog post here!


Michael Miller Hash Dot Fabric Challenge

We're excited to unveil the next Michael Miller Fabric Challenge for QuiltCon 2019! This year’s fabrics include fabrics from Michael Miller’s basics collection — Hash Dot in Ebony, Hash Dot in Grass, Hash Dot in Marine, and Cotton Couture in Peach. Members will receive the signup link via email on July 13, 2018 at 7pm EDT, 4pm PDT.

Each participant will receive four fat eighths of the challenge fabric. Like previous fabric challenges, we have many more members than available fabric. We wish everyone could get one, but the bundles are first come, first serve. However, you can still participate by purchasing the challenge fabric at your local quilt shop. Everyone who signs up for the challenge should submit their final quilt to the Fabric Challenge category at QuiltCon — like other categories, this category is eligible for judging and awards up to $1,000! 

To be eligible, participants must use at least two of the three selected hash dot fabrics and Cotton Couture Peach. However, participants may use as many Cotton Couture solids as desired. Binding and backing can be any Michael Miller fabric. Once completed, these quilts will be entered into the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge category at QuiltCon. The top prize for this category is $1,000!

Official Michael Miller Fabric Challenge Category Description: Eligible quilts must use a minimum of two of the three selected hash dot fabrics, Cotton Couture Peach, and any number of Cotton Couture solids. Additional Michael Miller prints or solids may be used on the backing and binding. All fabric will be shipped by mid-August. Quilt entries will be open July 1 to November 30, 2018 (the same as other QuiltCon quilt show entries). Quilts can be submitted via the form at quiltconentry.com.

For a list of shops carrying the fabric, please see below:

Homestead Hearth Mexico, MO 573-581-1966
Capital Quilts Gaithersburg, MD 301-527-0598
Stitch Central Huntingdon Valley, PA 267-277-4148
Old Country Store Intercourse, PA 717-768-7101
Material Girl La Plata, MD 301-392-9575
Fabric.com www.fabric.com
Mashe Modern www.mashemodern.com