Please congratulate the winners of the Riley Blake Sashing Stash Fabric Challenge! Thank you to everyone who participated — the fabric presented a unique challenge, but it gave way to some stunning quilts. And a special thank you goes to our amazing sponsor, Riley Blake Designs for providing the amazing fabric!
Winners for this year’s challenge are as follows:
1st Place: Out Of Line By Adrianne Ove
Individual MQG member @littlebluebell From the judges: “We are so impressed with the imaginative design, graphic quality and intricacy of the piecing. It created such a dramatic effect.”
2nd Place: Hills and Valleys By Cassandra Beaver
Central Ohio MQG member @cassandra.beaver From the judges: “We were amazed at all the different styles of quilting motifs. Also, the wonderful use of the challenge fabric and the color scheme.”
3rd Place: Jumble By Betsy Vinegrad
North Jersey MQG member @betsy.vinegrad From the judges: “We loved the use of the challenge fabrics. The black and white color choice is so striking and powerful.”
Honorable Mention: Caught in a Cross Stitch By Antoinette McNulty
Individual MQG member @antoinettemcnulty From the judges: “We really liked the graphic quality of the quilting along with the use of the challenge fabric. We also loved the splashes of pink!”
And congratulations to the six finalists!
“Chasing Triangles” by Rose Daley, Baltimore MQG member
“Accidentally on Purpose” by Diana Vandeyar, Individual MQG member
“Roundabout” by Cynthia Steward, Individual MQG member
“Riley Blake Challenge Oh Yes It Was” by Susan Paris, Portland MQG member
“Mini” by AnnMarie Cowley, Portland MQG member
“Flashes” by Kate Manley, South Sound MQG member
Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to everyone who entered!
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 RileyBlake 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.
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!
It’s finally here! The winners of the Riley Blake Fabric Challenge have been announced! Thank you to everyone for your submissions — we were blown away by this year’s entries! Staff members from the MQG and Riley Blake Designs worked together to choose the finalists and winners, and it was one of the most competitive challenges yet.
Winners for this year’s challenge are as follows:
1st Place: “X and O’s” by Susan Clay, Individual MQG Member From the judges: “This quilt has an exciting use of color along with the interesting design placement and excellent use of the prints. It was beautifully quilted, and we especially liked the tidiness of the piecing, quilting and binding.”
2nd Place: “Tight Rope Walking” by Rita Scheiner, Individual MQG Member From the judges: “This quilt has excellent fabric placement. We love the fussy cutting, which highlighted the Cottage Garden prints very well. The quilting added to the overall presentation of the whole quilt.”
3rd Place: “Ode to the Hex” by Mary Kay Fosnacht, Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild From the judges: “This unique design has very interesting fabric placement. We appreciated the technically precise way it was quilted and pieced. We also like the way the quilting was used to accent the piecing.”
Honorable Mention: “Anything is Possible” by Caroline Press, Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild From the judges: “We love the creativity and inspiration of this quilt. It embodies what the challenge was all about. Well done!”
This year we’re also announcing the finalists. Congratulations!
“Boxes and Birds” by Irelle Beatie, Santa Barbara MQG
“Broken Hexagons” by Lucky Peterson, Aberdeen Area MQG
“Corsage” by Stacey Day, Vancouver MQG
“Drunkard’s Path” by Lori Hashizume, Southern Connecticut MQG
“Gentle on my Mind” by Kate Yates, Individual MQG Member
“Orange Peels” by Janice Thompson, Nebo MQG
“muah” (lips, untitled) by Angela Bowman, Boise MQG
“Unraveled” by Melissa Corry, Individual MQG Member