CHALLENGE THEME: INSPIRED BY NATURE!
Canada’s natural bounty is a source of inspiration for quilters from coast to coast. Participants are invited to celebrate their regional uniqueness and beauty in a postcard. Enjoy the adventure!
Open to the public. You may submit as many entries as you wish.
4″ x 6″ or 6″ x 4″
Three construction layers
Top, batting and/or stabilizer, backing fabric.
All styles and techniques encouraged: traditional, contemporary, modern, fibre art, abstract, pieced, hand embroidered, thread play, etc.
All edges to be finished.
Sewn to back of postcard with your name, city, quilt name and email address.
All postcards received after May 1, 2020, are welcome, but no longer eligible for judging.
Mail postcards to:
15709 – 92A Ave., Edmonton, AB T5R 5G1
Box 208, Manitowaning, ON P0P 1N0
Postcards will be displayed at Quilt Canada 2020 in Edmonton, AB. Each postcard will be for sale by donation (minimum $5.00), and will be taken at time of purchase.
First Place…………………………………….. $500
Second Place………………………………… $300
Third Place……………………………………. $200
Excellence in Thread Use by Machine …. $250
Excellence in Thread Use by Hand………. $250
Several postcards will be on display to raise funds as part of a silent auction. These select postcards will not be available to take home until late Saturday afternoon when the silent auction is closed.
All proceeds from the postcard sales will be donated to the Glenrose Paediatric Brain Injury Unit in Edmonton, AB.
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Suzi-Q Youth Challenge 2020
My Next Great Adventure
The 2020 challenge for youth is to complete a quilt based on the theme My Next Great Adventure using any style of quilting – art, traditional and/or modern. The quilt must include, all or part of, an eight-inch square of challenge fabric on the face of the quilt. The fabric can be obtained by sending a stamped and self-addressed envelope to:
Sheryl Garrett, Box 178, Moosomin, SK S0G 3N0.
The quilt may be any size, up to a 200-inch perimeter, but a smaller size may be easier to tackle. The quilt must be made of three layers and be quilted, either by hand and/or machine. It must be either bound or closed along the edges with either hand- and/or machine-stitching. Most of the quilt must be the work of the young quilter. The quilter may use any combination of hand- and/or machine-piecing, appliqué and quilting. The use of embellishments such as beads, embroidery, fibres, ribbon, paint, crayon, etc., is the choice of the young quilter. This is an opportunity to experiment and try new things! The entry must be free of any text or images that are protected by copyright unless you have written permission from the holder of the copyright. For any patterns or designs that are not your own, please give credit to the source.
The challenge is open to all youth in Canada up to 19 years of age. The entries must be sponsored by a CQA/ACC individual or shop member, in good standing. Members may sponsor more than one entry. By entering, you are giving CQA/ACC permission to display your quilt on its website, blog, social media and in the magazine, Canadian Quilter.
ENTRY TIME FRAME
There will be an online display and voting for Viewers’ Choice in three age categories. In addition, participants are invited to send their quilts to be displayed at Quilt Canada 2020, June 18 to 20, in Edmonton, AB.
STEP 1 – Your quilt can be entered into the challenge by filling out the online entry application on the CQA/ACC website, complete with a photo of your quilt. The completed entry form must be submitted online between February 15 and April 15, 2020. The quilt photo will be uploaded to the CQA/ACC website and will be available for viewers to vote for Viewers’ Choice from May 1 to June 15, 2020. Winners will be announced at the CQA/ACC Award Ceremony on the evening of June 17, 2020.
STEP 2 – Please remember that voting for the online Viewers’ Choice is based on the photo alone. The photo should be taken in good lighting, with no background distractions and within close range. It needs to be between one to three MB to appear clearly on the CQA/ACC website. All edges of the quilt need to be visible in the photograph.
If you wish your quilt to be displayed at Quilt Canada 2020 in Edmonton, mail your quilt and a copy of your entry form to: Sheryl Garrett, Box 178, Moosomin, SK, S0G 3N0, to be received no later than May 1, 2020. Attach a four-inch hanging sleeve to the top of the back of the quilt. In addition, a label needs to be attached to the back of the quilt showing the title, artist’s name, age category, date completed and credits, if any. The quilts will be displayed at Quilt Canada 2020 from June 18 to 20, 2020, where visitors to the show will vote for their favourite entry. After the event, the quilts will be mailed back to the entrant.
Prizes for entrants will be divided into three age categories: 5 to 9 years, 10 to 14 years, and 15 to 19 years. The online Viewers’ Choice will be awarded to a quilt in each age category. Quilts displayed at Quilt Canada 2020 will have one Viewers’ Choice prize awarded based on votes from guests to the show. If winners choose to submit a photo of themselves with their quilt by June 30, 2020, the photo will be published in the autumn Canadian Quilter magazine. All winners will receive a free copy of that issue. They will also receive a ribbon, a certificate and a fabric prize from the sponsor.
Members are encouraged to find young quilters! The sponsors of the entries who win Viewers’ Choice awards will receive a free, one-year renewal of their CQA/ACC membership.
Become a Youth Sponsor! CQA/ACC members are encouraged to find young quilters to sponsor! The sponsors of the entries who win the Viewers’ Choice awards will receive a free one-year renewal of their CQA/ACC membership.
Try-A-Triad Challenge 2020
This modern challenge includes the use of colours red, blue and yellow, which are equidistant around the colour wheel. Using these colours, CQA/ACC dares you to get in touch with your inner modern. Using solid colours only, play with design elements such as: negative space, graphics, improvisational piecing, grid work, asymmetry and modern traditionalism.