Reader Challenges

Looking for inspiration? Work best on a deadline? Our reader challenges are for you. Six times a year we present a quilt design challenge for our readers and feature many of them in Quilting Arts Magazine or on our website.

Announcing ‘Who Do You Love?’ Reader Challenge finalists!

In the August/September issue of Quilting Arts, we presented the “Who Do You Love?” Reader Challenge and our clever readers stepped up to the challenge! Each quilt was a homage to someone who makes the heart beat faster. It was hard to choose but we’re pleased and proud to announce the finalists of this challenge: Beth…

"Violet" by Cyndi Dininger

Announcing ‘Barnyard/Fair’ Reader Challenge finalists!

In the April/May issue of Quilting Arts, we presented the “Barnyard or Fair” Reader Challenge and our clever readers stepped up to the challenge! Each quilt was a charming and lovely waltz down memory lane of farms, county fairs, livestock, and family. It was hard to choose but we’re pleased and proud to announce the…

"Oh…To Soar Like a Bird…" by Susan Parham

Enter the ‘Barnyard or Fair’ Reader Challenge

What are your memories of time spent on the farm or summers at the fair? When my children were small, we’d visit friends in a rural area and loved going to the county fair. They even participated in some of the competitions and were delighted when their creations won a ribbon or honorable mention. They…

"Still Dreaming" (detail) by Mirela S.W. Samson

Announcing the ‘Bucket List’ Reader Challenge finalists

In the February/March issue of Quilting Arts, we announced the “Bucket List” Reader Challenge. Dozens of readers interpreted this theme in creative, charming, and clever ways. We’re happy to announce the finalists of this challenge: Janice Boiduk, “Postcard from Mosel Valley” Evans Fletcher, “Just Ride” Donna Johnston, “To Live an Artist’s Life” Kerry Marganelli, “Japanese…

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Not too late to enter ‘Bucket List’ Reader Challenge!

What’s on your ‘Bucket List”? Everyone has a goal or challenge they’d like to accomplish in their lifetime–what’s yours? Do you wish for travel adventures or conquering a fear? Playing with grandchildren or affecting change in Washington? Something else, perhaps? Show us in a quilt! The deadline for entry is March 13–the quilt is small,…

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‘What’s Your Super Power?’ Reader Challenge finalists announced

In the December 2015/January 2016 issue, we announced our “What’s Your Super Power?” Reader Challenge. Many intrepid quilters took up shield and seam ripper to interpret this theme but only a few can be chosen. Without further ado, here are the finalists: Rosene Anderson, “Growing Old Gracefully” Kathleen Basso, “How To Eat An Elephant…” Astrid…

Quilting Arts Assistant Editor Kristine Lundblad has a secret life as Super Quilt Editor!
Photo by Art Illman

What is your Super Power?

Look! Up in the sky; is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s Super Quilt Editor! No, not really. Just me … Quilting Arts Assistant Editor Kristine Lundblad. That might be my alter ego, though—it would be great to be able to edit articles in a single bound or more powerfully manage my quilting. If…

"Cardiff Sunset" by Peggy Dugan French

Announcing ‘Going Places’ Reader Challenge finalists

In the October/November issue, we challenged readers to create an art quilt based on the theme “Going Places,” in whatever way that translated to them. When we created the challenge, we were thinking ahead to spring and all of the transformations that take place. Our creative and clever readers did, indeed, take this challenge to…

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Announcing the ‘Face Time’ Portrait Quilts Reader Challenge finalists

Let’s face it, we love portrait quilts. Humans are drawn to faces. We look for information and other clues in the expressions of others. Artists of all mediums have used the face as the subject or inspiration of their work–be they realistic, abstract, or somewhere in between. In the August/September issue, we challenged readers to…