Quilting & Fabric Challenges


American Patchwork & Quilting
Flying Geese Challenge

Introducing the American Patchwork & Quilting Flying Geese Challenge! A building block of many quilts, the flying geese block is wildly adaptable, which means there's a lot of potential! Participants for this challenge are asked to modernize a traditional flying geese block (any variation is acceptable), and make it into a modern quilt using modern quilting elements. Finished quilts can be any size.

Some examples include:

  • Using modern color palettes including high contrast and graphic areas
  • Improvisational piecing
  • Minimalism
  • Expansive negative space
  • Alternate grid work
  • Scale

Official category description: Eligible quilts reimagine the traditional flying geese block using modern quilting elements. Any variation of flying geese is acceptable.

The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2017. You can submit entries along with other QuiltCon submissions at quiltconentry.com.

Michael Miller Our Yard Fabric Challenge

We're excited to unveil the next Michael Miller Fabric Challenge for QuiltCon 2018! This year’s fabrics include fabric from Michael Miller’s new Our Yard collection by Sarah Campbell. Signups for MQG members will happen June 17–24.

Each participant will receive fabric in the Cloud colorway, a few prints from the line, plus a coordinating Cotton Couture solid. Entrants can use either colorway. 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. That said, 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 fabrics from the “Our Yard” line. However, participants may use as many “Our Yard” fabrics any Cotton Couture solids as desired.  Binding and backing can be any Michael Miller fabric. Once completed, these quilts will be entered it 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 fabrics the “Our Yard” collection 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-July. Quilt entries will be open July 31 to November 30, 2017 (the same as other QuiltCon quilt show entries). Quilts can be submitted via the form at quiltconentry.com.

Shops carrying the line include: 

Name Location Phone
Stitchin Post Little Rock, AR 501-227-0288
Cutting Edge Quilts Chandler, AZ 480-857-3443
Back Porch Fabrics Pacific Grove, CA 831-375-4453
Michael Levine Los Angeles, CA 213 622 6259
Needle In A Fabric Stash Temecula, CA 760 580 0147
Sewing Arts Center Santa Monica, CA 310-450-4300
Fig Leaf Fort Collins, CO 970-495-1766
Lyons Quilting Lyons, CO 303-823-6067
Paula's Fine Fabrics Jacksonville, FL 904-519-7705
Rainbow's End Quilt Shoppe Dunedin, FL 727-733-8572
Hidden Yardage Honolulu, HI 808-523-3330
Crazy To Quilt Cedar Falls, IA 319-277-1360
Quilters Window New Hampton, IA 641-394-6900
Tillies Quilts Fort Dodge, IA 515-576-6265
Woodside Quilting Des Moines, IA 515-707-7432
Quilt Crossing Boise, ID 208-376-0087
Lori's Pins N Needles Paris, IL 217-465-5541
Main Street Quilt Company Shelbyville, IL 217-774-3484
Material Girl Crystal Lake, IL 815-459-2084
Sarah's Fabrics Lawrence, KS 785-842-6198
Hancock of Paducah Paducah, KY 270-443-4410
Stitchin at the Barn Imlay City, MI 810-798-3334
Twin Cities Quilting St Paul, MN 651-340-8263
Jackman's Inc Saint Louis, MO 314-994-1060
Stitch N Frame Vicksburg, MS 601-634-0243
Sewing Palace Bernina Helena, MT 406-443-5724
5 Little Monkeys Quilt and Sew Weaverville, NC 828-484-7200
Calico House Lincoln, NE 402-489-1067
Cosmic Cow Lincoln, NE 402-464-4040
Quilt Basket York, NE 402-362-5737
Mouse Creek Quilts Howell, NJ 732-294-7858
Pennington Quilt Works Pennington, NJ 609-737-4321
Quilt Works, Inc Albuquerque, NM 505-298-8210
Mercantile On Main Coshocton, OH 740-622-5956
Pins & Needles Middleburg Heights, OH 440-243-6400
Quiltworks Bend, OR 541-728-0527
Boersma's Mcminnville, OR 503-472-4611
Bolts To Blocks Albany, OR 503-910-2700
Fabric Depot, Inc. Portland, OR 503-252-7960
Quilt Work Patches Corvallis, OR 541-752-4820
Sew Many Quilts Bend, OR 541-385-7166
Quilt Block Exton, PA 610-363-0404
Round Bobbin Ambler, PA 215-367-5596
Tennessee Quilts Jonesborough, TN 423-753-6644
Cabbage Rose Fort Worth, TX 817-377-3993
Kerrville Creations Kerrville, TX 830-896-8088
Needle Niche Athens, TX 903-670-3434
Valli & Kim Dripping Springs, TX 512 858 4433
Clover Patch Santa Clara, UT 435-986-9070
Oh Sew Persnickety Haymarket, VA 770-312-2594
Quilters Studio Fairfax, VA 703-261-6366
Casey's Crafts Langley, WA 360-321-0577
Ferguson Merchandising Redmond, WA 425-883-2050
Quilted Strait Port Gamble, WA 360-457-4733
Two Thimbles Quilt Shop Bellingham, WA 360-715-1629
Blue Bar Quilts Madison, WI 608-512-7491
Bungalow Quilting & Yarn Ripon, WI 920-517-1910
Cotton Pickin' Stitchin' Online Online
e Quilter.com Online Online
Fabric.Com Online Online
Over The Rainbow Online Online
Hancocks of Paducah Online Online