Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival       https://wallawallaquiltfestival.org

Quilt Challenge

Quilt Challenge: 2 + 1 Crayon Color Challenge

You will randomly choose two crayons from a bag from a festival member, you can reach out and make arrangements with a festival member to draw your 2 crayons.  You may optionally add a 3rd crayon/paint chip of your choosing to complement your other 2 crayons.  Your challenge quilt must predominately reflect those colors and must stay true to the colors chosen. 

The two crayons you chose plus 3rd crayon or paint chip must be in a clear plastic bag attached to your quilt when you turn it in for the quilt festival.

Create your interpretation in a piece that is:

Any shape, but the combined total of all sides of the quilt cannot be less than 72 inches or more than 160 inches. inches (for example, an 18” X 18” quilt equals 72”; a 40” X 40” quilt equals 160”). A round quilt cannot have a diameter greater than 40 inches.

The Challenge quilts will be judged on:

  1. Appropriateness to theme
  2. Workmanship
  3. Creativity
  4. Design
  5. Use of Color

The decision of the judge(s) will be final. Cash prizes will be awarded:

  • 1st place - $250.00
  • 2nd place - $150.00
  • 3rd place - $75.00.
  • People’s Choice - Ribbon

Guidelines for Quilt Challenge Entry

The design of your quilt may be original, traditional or a combination of old and new. If the design is based on another design you have seen, please acknowledge the original quilt maker.

  • Your quilt must consist of top, batting, and backing. It must be fastened together with machine quilting, hand quilting, or ties.
  • Your quilt may be pieced and/or appliquéd, and embellished in any way.
  • The quilt can be of any shape, but the combined total of all sides of the quilt cannot be less than 72 inches nor more than 160
  • Hanging sleeve is required
  • You may use any fabric(s) of your choice. The choices should reflect the theme of the Challenge.
  • Items must have a CLOTH LABEL with a minimum of the quilter’s name, city, state and title of the entry and must be firmly attached to the back of the quilt (paper label is not acceptable).
  • Challenge quilts will be judged on appropriateness to theme, workmanship, creativity, design and use of color. The decision of the judge(s) will be final.