2019 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Winners


2019 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Winners

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Thank you to everyone who helped make this years’ Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge a success! View all the mini quilt entries at facebook.com/QuiltExpo.

Here’s a quick review of the 2019 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Complete Entry Rules:

Entrants were to sew a mini modern quilt to showcase their quilting talents. Entries were to be submitted by emailing a high-resolution image of quilt to [email protected] by 5 p.m. CST on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

  • Mini Quilts must be no more than 24-inches square, and may be pieced, appliquéd, mixed, or other.
  • Mini Quilts must be made from fabrics in a modern color palette and design.
  • Mini Quilts must be quilted through three layers by hand, by machine, or both.
  • You may enter ONE modern mini quilt that is completed within the last year.
  • Entries must be sent to [email protected]; participants are encouraged to share progress and quilt photos on social media using hashtag #ModernMiniQuiltChallenge.
  • Submitted entries will be shared on Quilt Expo’s Facebook page throughout the month of May at facebook.com/QuiltExpo.
  • Winners selected by a panel of judges, plus five randomly drawn winners, will be announced on Tuesday May 28, 2019.
  • Judging takes place May 23–24, 2019.

Open to US residents only.

QE 19 Badge

Congratulations to our winners!

Visit QuiltExpo.com/ModernMiniQuiltChallenge for complete details and prize package listing.


1st Place—Susan Bolte

  • CraftOptics—One set of CraftOptics Magnifying Eyeglasses (including prescription or reader installed). Value $524


2nd Place—Stephanie Zacharer Ruyle

  • Linda Z’s Sewing Center—Gift certificate for a two-day hands-on quilting retreat with Kaye England on Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23, 2019. Also included is an evening meetup with Kaye on Thursday, November 21. Value $300


3rd Place—Kim Lapacek

  • Modern Quilt Studio—A complete set of Modern Quilts Illustrated Magazines (Volumes 1–13) along with the latest publication from modern quilting pioneers Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr—Rediscovering Your Stash.  Value $235


4th Place—Nicole Kaplan


5th Place—Cassandra Ireland Beaver


6th Place—Katherine Dossman


7th Place—Gretchen Wylegala

  • Pellon—Product bundle with batting, loft fiber, embroidery stabilizer, fusible web, embroidery stabilizer, batting and seam tape, cotton interfacing, flex-foam and fusible seam tape. Value $165

8th Place—Vasudha Govindan

  • Clover—Flower head pins, snag repair needle, wonder clips, rotary cutter, cutting mat, roll & press, 5-in-1 sliding gauge, 6-in-1 Stick ’n Stitch guide, The Ultimate Quilt ’n Stitch Presser Foot. Value 155


9th Place—Charlotte Noll

  • Coats & Clark—Quilt+ Piecing and Quilting Thread—24 mini-king spool assortment and Sew Happy Wooden gift box Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP All-purpose thread 32 spools. Value $143


10th Place—Suzanne Neusner

  • Blue Bar Quilts—Kit to make the Chocolatier Block of the Month Quilt designed by AnneMarie Chany of Gen X Quilters, kit is the solid Skittles full spectrum colorway, finished size is 72″x 72″ www.annemariechany.com/chocolatier Value $130


11th Place—Emily Williams

  • Primitive Gatherings—Flannel Gatherings book, wool project pattern, wool project kit, Valdani threads, chenille needles, and wool bundle. Value $115


12th Place—Kris Dohm


13th Place—Beth Formica


14th Place—Sarah Lefebvre

  • Siesta Silver Jewelry—Mini Glitzy Sister on an 18″ Espiga Necklace. Sterling Silver and nickel free. Value $73


15th Place—Jill Dow

  • Nancy Zieman Productions—Nancy Zieman’s NEW! Afternoon Picnic Fat Quarter Pack and Afternoon Picnic Pattern. Value $72


16th Place—Katherine May

  • Thread Cutterz—Sampler box with bedazzled ring cutter, ring travel case, bedazzled flat mount cutter and retractable snippers. Value $62


17th Place—Melody H. Baker

  • Heirloom Quilting Designs—Can You Spare a Square? DVD workshop for refined free-motion quilting and Background Bonanza Sampler DVD that teaches wonderful background fill patterns. Value v$60


18th Place— Heather Black


19th Place— Nancy Drake

  • Snuggles Quilts—Three patterns and a small wool appliqué wall hanging kit. Value $55
The judges certainly had their work cut out again this year! The entries were wonderful. View all the mini quilt entries at facebook.com/QuiltExpo.

Join us at Quilt Expo, September 5–7, 2019. Visit QuiltExpo.com for more information, and to sign up and receive the 2019 Quilt Expo Advance Registration Guide in July.


Giveaway Winner 5 131Class Picture 21

The randomly selected winner of a Mod Mini Mystery Fat Quarter Pack from Riley Blake Designs from the May 1, 2019 blog post is, Evonne Cash.

Her comment is: Would like to enter the Mini Challenge. never done one before, so I am willing to give it a TRY!

Happy Quilting,

Team Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC.


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  • BevM
    May 28, 2019

    Congrats to all the creative quilters.

  • Callie
    May 28, 2019

    Congrats!! Fun contest!! Thanks NZP for showcasing reader talent ❤️

  • Lorraine Alves
    May 28, 2019

    WOW! Superb mini quilts. I agree, the judges had a tough job deciding the winners with such wonderful quilts.

  • Clovis
    May 28, 2019


  • Carolyn T
    May 28, 2019

    To all who entered, thanks for the inspiration! Good job judges. It must have taken hours to chose the prize winners.

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