QuiltCon Block Challenge: Stars and Points

This is part of a series of posts about the QuiltCon Block Challenge. From August 27 – September 22, I’ll be posting photos of blocks received for the challenge. On September 24, I’ll start announcing which 20 blocks will be used in a quilt to be raffled at QuiltCon. You can see more photos of challenge blocks in the Block Challenge Flickr Group.  

The blocks in today’s post are a variety of sparkling stars (with a few points thrown in for good measure)!

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

Block A = Vicky Murphy

Block B = Jen Johnston

Block C = Stephanie Hicks of the Knoxville MQG

Block D = Charlyn Griffin of the Roanoke, VA, MQG

Block E = Elizabeth Busscher of the Charlotte MQG

Block F = Jill Kennedy

Block G = Meredith Fleming of the East Texas MQG

Block H = Rhonda Jordan of the Beaufort MQG

Once again, there’s such a wonderful variety.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

Block A = Jennifer Topp of the Montreal MQG

Block B = Jody Sullivan of the New York Metro MQG

Block C = Kelleigh Bland of the Charlotte MQG

Block D = Joan Chao of the Chicago MQG

Block E = Susan Bagato of the Richmond MQG

Block F = Mary E. Walker of the Front Range, CO, MQG

Block G = Liz Smith of the Bakersfield MQG


As a way of giving something back to QuiltCon’s host city of Austin, Texas, we’re going to use the blocks that aren’t selected for the raffle quilt to make quilts for each of the 46 beds at the Austin Children’s Shelter. This will be MQG’s first large-scale charity project and we look forward to both using the many beautiful blocks we received for the challenge and getting as many guilds as possible involved in the process! Participating guilds will receive a package of 7 or more blocks (much like the groups of blocks being shown in these blog posts) to expand into a 68″ X 88″ Twin bed quilt. This can be accomplished by adding blocks, adding negative space, or some combination of the two. The quilts will need to be machine quilted, bound, washed, and shipped to Austin in advance of QuiltCon. MQG will also be interested in hearing about each guild’s process and will feature the completed quilts in a series of blog posts in Spring 2013.

If your guild is interested in this project, please e-mail info@quiltcon.com to let us know.


Note: It’s important for us to give proper credit to designers. If you used a pattern or tutorial to make your challenge block, but didn’t mention it on the application form, please use the comments below to tell us more about your inspiration. Thank you!

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