Guild Challenges and Swaps

Hi there! Check out the current and past guild challenges and swaps right here!

Current Challenges

Challenge Name: Make Me a Mini!
Start Date: August 6th, 2017
End Date: October 1st, 2017

Find pics on Instagram: #pghmqgmmm

Details: Participants are to bring a sandwich baggie stuffed with scraps of their choice to the meeting on August 6th, 2017. Swappers will blindly select a bag of scraps and make a mini for the owner of the scraps. Quiltmakers may only add solids to make the design work. Finished minis will be swapped at the October 1st, 2017 meeting. Available prizes: a new quilty best friend. 



Challenge Name: UFO Finish Along
Start Date: January 2017
End Date: December 2017
Find pics on Instagram: #pghmqgufo

Details:This challenge runs for an entire year. PghMQG showed off and registered the UFOs they want to finish in 2017 at the January meeting. (If you're a new member please email the guild a list of UFOs you would like to finish!). As members finish these registered UFOs through the year they are entered into a drawing for free entry to the guild weekend sewing retreat scheduled for March 23rd-25th, 2018. The more UFOs you finish the more chances to win! (Note: UFOs must registered with the guild to be eligible for the drawing).


Challenge Name: Inspiration Challenge 
Start Date: July 2016
End Date: September 2017
Find pics on Instagram: #pghmqgic


Details:This challenge runs for an entire year. Members are challenged each month to create an original block, not using an existing pattern, based off of an inspiration point of their choosing. Participants can decide what, if any, limits to set themselves for this challenge. Each month we share the blocks we have created and the inspiration points. Participants are entered into a drawing each month for a small prize bundle. Quilters who create a finished quilt using their inspiration blocks by the September 2017 meeting will be entered into a drawing for a large prize basket. The last month to create inspiration blocks for this challenge is June 2017 (to be shared at the July meeting). Finished quilts are due at the September 2017 meeting for this challenge.


Some Inspiration Challenge blocks we've seen so far!

Past Challenges/Swaps


Challenge Name: Modern Solids Challenge
Start Date: April 2017
End Date: June 2017
Find pics on Instagram: #pghmqgmsc

Details: Make a 24" square, modern mini using only solids in the colors of our guild logo. These minis will be displayed at the PghMQG exhibit in September at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza in Oaks, PA. All the pertinent details can be found here
Some of the great minis that were made!


Challenge Name: Upcycled Clothing Challenge 
Find pics on Instagram: #pghmqgucc

Details: Members were challenged to create a mini quilt using clothing to create the quilt top. The minis were displayed at Spool and a winner, who received a $50 Spool gift card, was chosen by Spool customers. Sally was the winner of this challenge with this awesome mini constructed out of her son's old t-shirts:


Upcycled Clothing Challenge Winner


Swap Name: Pennsylvania MQG Mini Swap
Find pics on Instagram: #pamqgminiswap

Details: PghMQG and Capital Area MQG in Harrisburg participated in a mini swap to get forge some friendships between the two guilds. PghMQG members received some stunning pieces from our new friends in Harrisburg:


Pretty minis received from Harrisburg!

Challenge Name: Paint Chip Challenge 
Find pics on Instagram: #pghmqgpcc

Details: Members were challenged to create a mini quilt using the colors of two paint chips chosen randomly from a bag. Members were allowed to add one more color of their choosing and any neutrals. The minis were displayed at Spool and a winner, who received a $50 Spool gift card, was chosen by Spool customers. Ailish was the winner of this challenge with the awesome mini she made. 




Paint chip challenge minis! 



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