Challenge

Each year our members can enter a Quilt Challenge.

Usually it is a fabric challenge where the entry fee includes a Fat Quarter of a specific fabric that they must use to create a quilt. The challenge fabric must make up 20% of the front of the finished quilt but any extra fabric, method of construction, technique or embellishment may be used.

Annually 50-60 challenge quilts are entered by our members, that are held for approx 18 months for touring and exhibitions. They have been shown in exhibitions & galleries in Brisbane, Ipswich, Bribie Island, Roma, Charleville, Warwick & Boonah.

Hiring of our Challenge Quilts

The quilts are also available to tour to interested groups or galleries.

If you are interested in displaying the Challenge Quilts contact the Challenge Co-ordinator at challenge@qldquilters.com

Queensland Quilters Inc is proud to announce that Brother Australia has partnered with us to sponsor our 2018 Challenge

Award Prize Donated by
1ST Prize Best Challenge Quilt
(most creative use of Challenge Fabric)
BROTHER NV1300 Sewing Machine (rrp $1,299) BROTHER Australia
2nd Prize $250 cash Qld Quilters Inc.
3rd Prize $150 cash Qld Quilters Inc.
Best Artistic/Quirky Quilt $100 cash Qld Quilters Inc.
Best Traditional Quilt $100 cash Qld Quilters Inc.
Best Junior Entry BROTHER NS55 Sewing Machine (rrp $699) BROTHER Australia
Viewer’s Choice BROTHER NS15 Sewing Machine (rrp $399) BROTHER Australia

2018 Challenge

The 2018 Challenge will be launched at QuiltConnect on 3rd May 2018 and winners will be presented on that day.       

Entry Fee: $15 (includes 1 fat quarter of challenge fabric)

Closing Date for Entry Form: 13th March 2018

Closing Date for Quilt delivery: 10th April 2018

Quilt Details: The size of the finished quilt must be 50cm x 70xm and the Challenge Fabric must make up at least 20% of the front of the finished quilt. Any method of construction and any technique or embellishment may be used.

Please contact the Challenge Co-ordinator at challenge@qldquilters.com for further information.

 

 

Conditions of Entry

  1. Entrants must be an individual member of Queensland Quilters Inc. (2Q), must be a permanent resident of Queensland OR must have been a financial member since 2017. Junior entrants (Under 18 years) are not required to be an individual member.
  2. A maximum of 2 entries per entrant may be purchased.
  3. The size of the finished quilt must be 50cm x 70cm. A tolerance of 1cm in any direction is allowed.
  4. The Challenge Fabric must make up at least 20% of the front of the finished quilt, not including binding. (Additional fabric is available for purchase from Fifi’s Fabricology).
  5. Any method of construction and any technique or embellishment may be used.
  6. All quilts must be the total work of the entrant only. No hands-on assistance or commercial quilting is allowed.
  7. A quilt is defined as 3 layers of material held together at regular intervals by stitching. A 10cm deep rod pocket must be securely attached to the top. Quilts must be labelled with the quilt title, maker’s name, address and phone number on the back of the quilt.
  8. Quilts must not have the entrant’s name on the front.
  9. The entrant will pay forward postage. Standard return postage, if required, will be paid by 2Q.
  10. All entries will be held for approximately 18 months for touring and exhibitions.
  11. 2Q accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage or destruction of quilts however caused, whilst in transit or whilst in our custody. Insurance cover is the responsibility of the entrant.
  12. 2Q reserves the right to photograph or permit photography of any or all entries for our records, publication or other appropriate purposes.
  13. The entrant is responsible for obtaining written permission and paying any fee related to the use of copyright material including trademarks. A copy of this permission must accompany the quilt.
  14. 2Q reserves the right to disqualify any quilt not suitable for hanging.
  15. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  16. Closing Date for return of Entry Form is 13th March 2018.
  17. Closing Date for delivery of quilts is 10th April 2018. Please deliver your quilt to any 2Q gathering or post to GPO BOX 2841 Brisbane 4001.