One of the great benefits of belonging to the VMQG is the opportunity to participate in the MQG fabric challenges.
Late in 2013, MQG announced Riley Blake Designs as the sponsor of the 3rd annual MQG members fabric challenge. At the December 2013 VMQG meeting, our members received a bundle of fabric containing fat eighths of 6 Riley Blake Basics fabrics. The rules were to make a quilted item using these fabrics, any other Riley Blake prints and/or any solid fabrics.
There were 2 deadlines for this challenge.
The first was in February 2014 – the MQG deadline for the competition to win fabric prizes from Riley Blake. Ten finalists were announced, then 3 winners were were selected by Riley Blake. One of VMQG’s members, Jade Prosser, was one of the 10 finalists – of nearly 400 entries! (You can see the other finalists here: MQG blog.)
The second deadline was the VMQG March guild meeting. Members who brought a completed project to the meeting were entered into a random drawing for a prize.
We had great participation, and a wonderful variety of entries. Here’s a group shot of all the participants and their beautiful creations.
The lucky winner of the random draw was Christina, seen below on the right with her challenge pillow. Her prize was a gift certificate generously donated by Cedar & Needle Quilting Fabric.