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 “Necessity is the Mother of Invention” Reader Challenge finalists!

Announcing “Necessity is the Mother of Invention” Reader Challenge finalists! In the August/September issue of Quilting Arts, we presented the “Necessity is the Mother of Invention” Reader Challenge and our creative readers dug through their button box, notions treasure trove, and recycling bin to rise to the challenge! We received an ingenious range of creations—using dryer lint,…

Announcing “Year of the Rooster” Reader Challenge finalists!

“New Zealand Chook #4” by Susan Brubaker Knapp Announcing “Year of the Rooster” Reader Challenge finalists!   In the April/May issue of Quilting Arts, we presented the “Year of the Rooster” Reader Challenge and our creative readers flocked to the challenge! We received a spunky deluge of roosters, and combed our way through the amazing submissions. It was hard…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

‘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…