Join The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show 2020 Modern Mini Quilt Challenge

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Join The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show 2020 Modern Mini Quilt Challenge

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Enter the #ModernMiniQuiltChallenge

The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show – presented by PBS Wisconsin and Nancy Zieman Productions – is excited to announce the fourth-annual Modern Mini Quilt Challenge, taking place throughout the month of May on social media! You’re invited to join the challenge by stitching one 24-inch square (or smaller) modern mini quilt in fabrics featuring a modern color palette and design.

Brainstorm, design, and plan. Then, stitch! Enter The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show 2020 Modern Mini Quilt Challenge by emailing one high-resolution quilt image to [email protected]

Join The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show 2020 Modern Mini Quilt Challenge

The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show 2020 Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Complete Entry Rules:

Sew a mini modern quilt to showcase your quilting talents. Submit your entry by emailing a high-resolution image of your quilt to [email protected] by 5 p.m. CST on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

  • 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 The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show’s Facebook page throughout the month of May at facebook.com/QuiltShow.
  • Winners selected by a panel of judges, plus five randomly drawn winners, will be announced on Thursday May 28, 2020.
  • Judging takes place May 22–24, 2020.

Open to US residents only.

Grab The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show Modern Mini Quilt Challenge badge and let your friends know about this fun quilt challenge! Visit facebook.com/QuiltShow for details.

View the listing of more than $2,000 in prize packages from our generous sponsors at quiltshow.com/modernminiquiltchallenge.com.

Join The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show 2020 Modern Mini Quilt Challenge

View the Gallery of Quilts

Photos will be hosted by PBS Wisconsin on the public Quilt Show Facebook Page in the 2020 Quilt Show Modern Mini Quilt Challenge album. You may comment and ask questions directly on the photo. Of course, you can always share photos within Facebook, too. You do NOT have to have a Facebook account to enter the challenge. By emailing your photo to the address above, you’re acknowledging and consenting to having the image shared in public online social media venues. Subscribe or “LIKE” the Quilt Show Facebook page to see all the new mini quilt images as they are added. View entries in the photo album.

How to Make Our Modern Mini Four-Block Wall Hanging

Approximate finished size: 15-1/2″ x 15-1/2″

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Choose the Fabrics

Class Picture 21Dark Purple, Light Purple, Dark Green, Light Green, Dark Yellow, Light Yellow, Dark Turquoise, Light Turquoise, Dark Grey, Light Grey and Medium Grey

Cut Fabric for Block

  • Cut four 2-1/2″ squares of Light Grey
  • Cut four 2-1/2″ squares of Dark Grey
  • Cut one each 2-1/2″ squares of Light Purple, Light Green, Light Yellow and Light Turquoise
2.5
  • Cut four 2-7/8″ squares of Light Grey
  • Cut four 2-7/8″ squares of Dark Grey
  • Cut four 2-7/8″ squares of Dark Purple
  • Cut four 2-7/8″ squares of Dark Turquoise
2.875
  • Cut seven 3-1/4″ squares of Light Grey
  • Cut three 3-1/4″ squares of Dark Grey
  • Cut two 3-1/4″ squares of Dark Green
  • Cut two 3-1/4″ squares of Dark Yellow
  • Cut two 3-1/4″ squares of Light Turquoise
3.25

Construct Units

All seam allowances are scant 1/4″ unless otherwise stated.

The step-by-step photos illustrate construction of the block.

Half Square Triangles (HSTs)

1. Create half-square triangle blocks.

HST Group

  • Align squares right sides together.
HST 1
No-Hassle Triangles Gauge

HST 2

Stitch Half Square Triangles
  • Align presser foot along one side of center mark, stitch.
  • Kiss the next block set to the stitched block and chain stitch from one block to the other.
3.1
  • Rotate block, stitch along other side of center mark.
4.1
HST 5
  • Press seams to darker fabric.

HST 6

Quarter Square Triangles (QSTs)

2. Create quarter-square triangle blocks.

QST Group

Stitch Quarter Square Triangles

QST1.1

  • Meet right sides of fabric 1/2-square triangle blocks, with print opposing sides, as you match centers.
  • Create 1/4-square triangle blocks from two 1/2-square triangle blocks.
  • Using a No-Hassle Triangles Gauge and an erasable gel pen, draw a second line from corner to corner across the 1/2-square triangle blocks.
QST2.1
  • Align presser foot along one side of center mark, stitch.
  • Kiss the next block set to the stitched block and chain stitch from one block to the other.
QST3.1
  • Rotate block, stitch along other side of center mark.
QST4.1
  • Clip threads between chain stitched blocks.
  • With a rotary cutter, ruler and mat, cut the blocks apart along centerline markings.
QST5.11
  • Press seams to one side.
QST
Modified Quarter Squares
3. Create modified quarter-square triangle blocks.

MSQ Group 2

  • Align each 1/2-square triangle unit to one solid square, right sides together.

 

MQS1
MQS2
Stitch Modified Quarter Square Triangles
  • Align foot along one side of the center marked line; stitch a scant 1/4″ from center marked line. Do not cut the threads.
  • Kiss the next block set to the stitched block and chain stitch from one block to the other.
MQS3
  • Align foot along second side of center marked line; stitch.
MQS4
  • With a rotary cutter, ruler and mat, cut the blocks apart, and along centerline markings.
  • Clip threads between chain stitched blocks.
MSQ5
  • Press seam allowances toward the darker fabric.
MSQ6

Assemble the Blocks

All seam allowances are 1/4″ unless otherwise stated.

1. Arrange the squares according to the diagram.

2. Working with one row at a time, join blocks, right sides together. Press seams flat; then press seams to one side.

3. Stitch rows to complete each of the four blocks.


Purple 1
Purple 2
Purple 3
Green 1
Green 2
Green 3
Yellow 1
Yellow 2
Yellow 3
Turq 1
Turq 2
Turq 3

Assemble the Quilt Top

All seam allowances are 1/4″ unless otherwise stated.

1. Arrange the blocks and sashing according to the diagram.

2. Complete sashing.
  • Prepare block rows
  • Position sashing strips between blocks at left and right edges of each row of blocks.

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  • Working with one row at a time, join sashing to blocks, right sides together. Press seams flat; then press seams toward sashing.
  • Prepare sashing rows by arranging sashing rows, placing cornerstones between sashing sections and at left and right edges of sashing.
  • Join cornerstone squares to short ends of sashing sections right sides together. Press seams flat; then press seams toward sashing sections.

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  • Join sashing rows to block rows.
  • Position sashing rows between block rows and at top and bottom edges of the quilt.

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The Ultimate Quilt ‘n Stitch Presser Foot by Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC for Clover.

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The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show 2020 Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Complete Entry Rules:

Sew a mini modern quilt to showcase your quilting talents. Submit your entry by emailing a high-resolution image of your quilt [email protected] by 5 p.m. CST on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

  • 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 The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show’s Facebook page throughout the month of May at facebook.com/QuiltShow.
  • Winners selected by a panel of judges, plus five randomly drawn winners, will be announced on Thursday May 28, 2020.
  • Judging takes place May 22–24, 2020.

Open to US residents only.

Grab The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show Modern Mini Quilt Challenge badge and let your friends know about this fun quilt challenge! Visit facebook.com/QuiltShow for details!

Join The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show 2020 Modern Mini Quilt Challenge

Over 2,000 in prize packages!

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

View the Gallery of Quilts

Photos will be hosted by PBS Wisconsin on the public Quilt Show Facebook Page in the2020 Quilt Show Modern Mini Quilt Challenge album. You may comment and ask questions directly on the photo. Of course, you can always share photos within Facebook, too. You do NOT have to have a Facebook account to enter the challenge. By emailing your photo to the address above, you’re acknowledging and consenting to having the image shared in public online social media venues. Subscribe or “LIKE” the Quilt Show Facebook page to see all the new mini quilt images as they are added. View entries in the photo album here.

Join The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show 2020 Modern Mini Quilt Challenge

 

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Nancy Zieman Productions will give away one Mod Mini Mystery Fat Quarter Pack to one US resident in the 48 contiguous states. Winner must reply within 30 days to the official giveaway announcement email message – sent from Nancy Zieman Productions. Email Team NZP at [email protected]

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For a chance to be the random winner of a Mod Mini Mystery Fat Quarter Pack from Nancy Zieman Productions, please leave a comment below sharing if you’re planning on entering The 2020 Modern Mini Quilt Challenge!

Nancy Zieman Productions will give away one Mod Mini Mystery Fat Quarter Pack to one US resident in the 48 contiguous states. Winner must reply within 30 days to the official giveaway announcement email message – sent from Nancy Zieman Productions. Email Team NZP at [email protected]

 

Happy Quilting!

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13 Comments

  • Katherine Dossman
    May 1, 2020

    I am definitely entering the challenge! I look forward to it every year and haven’t missed one yet.Thank you!

  • Patty G
    May 1, 2020

    It looks like a fun quilt to put together. I would like to make it also.

  • QUILTER4CHARITY
    May 1, 2020

    Unfortunately, I won’t be entering the challenge. I’m just not very creative, always having to make from patterns instead of anything I might come up with. The timeline is also too short for me. But I look forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with.

  • Susan Du
    May 1, 2020

    I have been working on my challenge mini this past week and am looking forward to seeing all of the creative entries!

  • Barb K
    May 1, 2020

    If I can think of a good design, I may enter. Will be interesting to see all the entries!

  • Carolyn T
    May 1, 2020

    I am up for the challenge, so Yes! I’ll enter. But, I’ll be calling on my sister’s help with layers two and three. First time for me.

  • Louise
    May 1, 2020

    I am giving it some thought.

  • Janet
    May 1, 2020

    I won’t be able to enter this time. I have famiily matters to deal with but I will be checking in. It looks like fun.

  • Susan
    May 1, 2020

    The Modern Mini Quilt Challenge looks like a lot of fun, but work demands prevent me from entering the contest. Look forward to seeing the masterpieces!

  • CLOVIS
    May 1, 2020

    I haven’t decided if I will be entering or not.

  • carol thomas
    May 2, 2020

    No, I don’t enter any competitions.

  • Cynthia d.
    May 3, 2020

    I can’t enter at this time. I need to keep sewing masks & write another research paper…hopefully next year. Best to all!

  • Laura
    May 17, 2020

    I’m hoping to enter this year♡

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