Projects /Challenges

Quiltcon Charity Project 2018 design challenge - Designs due July 1st

The complete instructions for the charity quilt challenge are posted at

The colors are listed on the link above and you do not need to use all of the colors in your design. 

  • Theme: Modern Traditionalism.  Design and complete a quilt demonstrating a modern interpretation of a traditional block or traditional quilt design.   Consider using your challenge mini-quilt as inspiration;
  • All designs will be considered.  Those which are more thoroughly  worked out and those designed in color tend to be more persuasive;
  • Designs which can be worked into kits which members can work on at home can enable faster completion of the top;
  • Keep in mind that CMQG members have variable skill levels and the design needs to be accessible to all members, but some challenging elements can be done if proper instruction is provided;
  • Consider both piecing and quilting elements of the quilt design;
  • Quilts are twin size and should be 65-72” wide and 88-92” tall;
  • You don’t have  to design alone, consider teaming up with a  friend to refine your design!

Given this year’s theme of Modern Traditionalism, we can hope to have at least as many entries if not more than before. Voting will be done online after the June meeting, with the opportunity to rank top 5 choices.

Scheduling: The challenge rules were introduced at this May meeting. 
Proposals will be due the July 1st, one week after the June meeting. Proposals can be submitted online via single reply to the guild emails (cambridgemodernquiltguild at gmail dot com) or can be handed in at the June meeting.  We will not be discussing the proposals at the meeting however.
Voting will take place online the following week. 

We’ll work with the winning designer to develop fuller work instructions and yardage requirements so that work on the top can be started at the July meeting. 

Work on the entry hopefully will be completed within a few months and the quilt will be shipped in January 2018.

September Lottery Block of the Month

The Lottery Block due at the September meeting is the Ribbon Star Quilt Block by Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Modern Quilts from her Solstice Star Series.

The block is 12.5" unfinished (12" finished).

Please use Kona solid White fabric for the background, and four different colors and fabrics for each corner unit (see photo that should be up soon). Please use prints for all corner fabrics, or a combination of prints and solids. Saturated colors are best, and please avoid brown, black, and gray.

Here is a link to the Faith Jones tutorial for the block construction and assembly.

Make as many as you like for the September meeting, each block you make will get you one ticket in the lottery.

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