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Guild Challenge

Old movies, tuxedos, piano keys, and checkered flags.  These and many other iconic images are visually defined by the damatic contrast of black and white.  The Sewciety Girls friendship group proposed the 2022 show challenge as a striking compliment to the show theme "The Magic of Color."  Picture a corner that stands out because of its lack of color, just the way a masquerade can be simply stunning or a herd of zebras blends into a gorgeous Zentangle.  That's what Sewciety has in mind.  Because not everyone wants just a black and white quilt, we have allowed one caveat.  One color may be included as long as it is not more than 25% of the overall design.

There are just five basic rules:
1.  The item must be at least 75% black and white.
2.  One additional color is allowed (but only one).  Grey is considered a color.
3.  Any shape, any fabric, any embellishment is allowed, but all must follow the theme.
4.  Maximum circumference of 160 inches.
5.  Prints can be used but must 'read' as black, white, or your chosen color.

Clarification on choosing your color, if you desire to use one:

If we think of the color wheel as 12 hues (red, orange, yellow, chartreuse green, green, spring green, cyan, azure, blue, violet, magenta and rose), and everything else as a tint or shade of one of those, then you can incorporate tints and shades as long as the parent hue is recognizable, and only one parent hue is used.  Whether you think of yourselves as pirates or prisoners of Pantone, we are sure your creativity and talent for shape and texture will create a fascinating display - and we can't wait to see it!

Delivery and Voting:

All the challenge quilts must be delivered by March 12th to one of the following stores:

  • Discount Vac & Sew, Kennewick
  • Fabric 108, Kennewick
  • Janean's BERNINA, Pasco
  • Quiltmania, Richland

You may also drop off your challenge quilts at the February 21st membership meetings.

Be sure to put your name, quilt title, and contact information on each quilt.  The quilts will be hung at the March 21st AM/PM membership meetings where members will vote on their favorites.  The quilts will then be hung in a group at the March quilt show where the winners will be revealed.