QuiltCon 2021 – Community Outreach Quilt Challenge

For QuiltCon 2021 the charity quilt theme is ‘Curves’. All the details on the challenge can be found here.

We had asked members to submit design ideas for the quilt and received a few submissions. The pattern we chose for QuiltCon 2021 is “Resilience” by David Owen Hastings. This is a great pattern and we particularly liked the sentiment behind it.

Of course we had to put our own spin on it!

From the specified color palette, the background color for the quilt will be:

And the foreground for the blocks (aka the stones) will be in the following colors:

The shape and size of the block is up to each individual as long as you come close to the reference image. Also we would like pieced blocks NOT applique, so here are a couple of recommended tutorials that you can follow to create a block.

  • Curves Ahead tutorial by Stephanie Ruyle at Spontaneous Threads is by far our favorite. 

We realize that this can be a bit intimidating and also recommend inset curves tutorials that can be adjusted for improv circular blocks.

Since the format of guild meetings has changed we ask that you fill out this form with your name and mailing address as well as how many blocks you volunteer to make at the latest by August 17 so we can mail out the fabric for the blocks.

The completed blocks are due back latest by October 14. Please plan to mail them at least a week prior so they are received by that day.

The submission and pictures of the finished quilts are due by January 15, 2021.

In case of questions please feel free to reach out to Matt Macomber or Rachel Singh or even via comments on this post. We are also looking for volunteers to quilt the charity quilt.

6 responses to “QuiltCon 2021 – Community Outreach Quilt Challenge

  1. Was there instructions on where to send the completed blocks? Maybe I deleted something or just don’t know where to look. Thanks for helping

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