Get Ready for the Riley Blake Fabric Challenge Spring 2016!

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Who’s ready for another Riley Blake Fabric Challenge? Our next fabric is from a new Riley Blake line called Sashing Stash designed by Eleanor Dugan, and it’s so incredibly versatile! Just take a look at this video to see some of the different ways you can use it!

Registration + Fabric Shipping

The sign up form will be emailed to members on Dec. 19 at 10am Eastern, 7am Pacific (here’s a handy time zone converter if you don’t live in those zones). As always, we have many more members than we have available fabric, so register early!

This time around, shipping will be slightly different than previous fabric challenges. If you are part of a local guild, your fabric will be shipped to your guild of choice, and your leadership team will distribute the fabric. If you are part of two guilds, please specify which guild you would like to receive your fabric from. If you are an individual member, your fabric will be sent directly to you. Fabric will ship in February 2016.

Rules + Guidelines

  • You must make something quilted.
  • You must use prints in the Sashing Stash collection. Participating members will receive a cut of the black and white variety fabric (3/4 yard), but you are welcome to purchase the fabric in additional colorways.
  • You may use any Riley Blake solids in addition to the Sashing Stash fabric.
  • If you don’t receive fabric through the MQG signups, you are still able to participate in the challenge! Simply purchase the fabric from your local quilt shop or one of these retailers.
  • We encourage you to try an original design suited to the fabric! You may also use a pattern, but please tell us which one in your submission. (And always give credit to the designer when sharing images.)
  • We will announce the top three winners in May 2016.Winners will receive a prize from Riley Blake Designs.

Entering Your Quilt

MQG members can submit a quilt using the submission form on Community. We also encourage you to share your work on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #mqgfabricchallenge — and you can also share photos in the MQG galleries and on Pinterest!


The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2016, and winners will be announced in June 2016. We can’t wait to see what you create! Remember to share your work using the #mqgfabricchallenge hashtag. Happy sewing!


If you have questions, please email

56 thoughts on “Get Ready for the Riley Blake Fabric Challenge Spring 2016!

  1. I would prefer that challenges with limited fabric giveaways like this are done by lottery instead of first come, first served. It’s not always possible for people to be available at the exact time of sign ups and all paid, intetested members should be given a chance.

    • How would they do a lottery though, without sign ups? Not everyone in the MQG would participate. Maybe a better option is more advanced notice about opening sign ups. Then those interested could be prepared.

  2. we individual members of the country of Italy we feel somewhat disadvantaged on account of shipping timing. We partecipated to the previous challenge and fabric arrived to the members between two to four weeks later than to the us members and so did the other fabrics that had to be ordered online in the Us or Australia. Italians importers have long times and sometimes do not comply to our necessity since we are such a small country. We ask our Guild to be more International and take action on these challenges on behalf of the members who live outside the USA. We love to partecipate!
    Roberta Sperandio and Daria Blandina, coordinators of the individual members of the Modern Quilt Guild in Italy

  3. shoot – I just realized that I didn’t get an invitation 😦 I guess we can still participate if we can find the Riley Blake fabric????

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  5. I am confused as to the additional solids we are allowed to use….only the coordinating solids ? (Red, blue, black, white etc…) OR any RB solid? Thanks for clarifying!

  6. I wanted to clarify if we were limited to just Riley Blake solids along with the sashing stash fabric in our quilt, or if we are free to use any other fabric we want along with the sashing stash? Thanks 🙂

  7. Hi, if there was a delay with the shipping of the fabric has the due date changed or is remaining at April 30 and Kona solids are good to use but keeping patterned fabric to the Riley Blake. Thanks.

    • We will be adjusting the deadline to accommodate the shipping time — more details will be emailed to participants soon! And you may use any solid as long as it is Riley Blake. No other fabric brands are permitted.

  8. Hi, in past challenges I have noticed there is also information on the type of fabric that can be used for the backing and/or binding (when making a quilt) and I am not noticing it on this one. I don’t want to jump to the conclusion that those can be any fabric from any designer/fabric line so I just want to double check……are these components of the finished submission also required to be in a Riley Blake fabric from either the Sashing Stash or solids line…?

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  11. Hi, I wanted to submit my quilt, but there seems to be a system error coming up when I try to open the submission form. Any ideas?

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