Over 300 quilts were entered in our latest challenge!

A set of jurors selected 138 quilts from the electronic images into the Finalist round. Once recieved, we were able to review and fine-tune our decisions to make a cohesive collection.

138 quilts will appear in the photo book to be published.

120 quilts will be included in the Traveling Exhibit.

For results of The Lion King Cherrywood Challenge:

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Our luscious hand-dyed fabric was the inspiration for quilters to take a challenge fit for a king! Participants were inspired by the stunning artistry, vibrant colors and exhilarating choreography of Broadway’s Award-Winning Best Musical, THE LION KING.

We are thrilled to be working with Disney Theatrical Group on this project. LION KING will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary in November 2017. They would like to display a selection of quilts at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway overlooking Times Square!

Over 300 entries were received! The quilts represented a wide variety of techniques, interpretations and skill levels - all held together by the cohesive color, size and suede texture of the fabric!

It was the job of three jurors to pare down this huge amount of creativity to a manageable amount for the Traveling Exhibit. This was not an easy job, and we thank Amalia Teresa Parra Morusiewicz, Valarie Poitier and Susan Stein for their unbiased and fair opinions.

Photo courtesy of Disney Theatrical Group

Schedule for The Lion King Cherrywood Challenge Traveling Exhibit (120 quilts)

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August 10-13, 2016

AQS QuiltWeek, Grand Rapids, Michigan

*PREMIER of the Traveling Exhibit*

120 Traveling quilts announced. First, Second and Third Place winners announced.

Cherrywood will be in booth #1111 facing the Special Exhibit.

We will be taking orders for the beautiful keepsake book featuring all the quilt finalists.

Exclusive Lion King polymer clay jewelry will be available in our booth.

Karla will be giving a presentation about the process of putting the Lion King exhibit together. Thursday.

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September 15-17, 2016

AQS QuiltWeek, Chattanooga, Tennessee

*Traveling Exhibit displayed*

Cherrywood will have a booth at the show.

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October 6-8, 2016

AQS QuiltWeek, Des Moines, Iowa

*Traveling Exhibit displayed*

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November 2-6, 2016

International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

*Traveling Exhibit displayed*

Cherrywood booth (#---).

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November - December 2016

Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd, Minneosta

Gallery will be open on November 25, 26 and December 1-3

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January 19-22, 2017

Road to California Quilt Show, Ontario, California

*Traveling Exhibit displayed*

Cherrywood will have a booth.

Karla is teaching "Color Wheel" on Wednesday night.

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February 1-12, 2017

Stevens County Historical Museum/Gallery Morris, Minnesota

*Traveling Exhibit displayed*

Karla will give a presentation on Feb. 2.

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March 1 - 4, 2017

AQS QuiltWeek, Daytona Beach, Florida

*Traveling Exhibit displayed*

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March 30 - April 1, 2017

AQS QuiltWeek, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

*Traveling Exhibit displayed*

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April 6-8, 2017

MQX, Manchester, New Hampshire

*Traveling Exhibit displayed*

Cherrywood will have a booth.

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April 25-29, 2017

AQS QuiltWeek, Paducah, Kentucky

*Traveling Exhibit displayed at the Convention Center*

We have a booth at the Rotary Quilt Show which is in the Robert Cherry Civic Center. This is a different building than the main AQS show but is a sanctioned part of the show. It is a little jewel of incredible antique quilts, hand-picked vendors and the Hoffman Challenge. The LION KING quilts will be at the convention center.

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May 4-6, 2017

Home Machine Quilting Show (HMQS), Salt Lake City, Utah

*Traveling Exhibit displayed*

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May 15-20, 2017

Northstar Retreat Center, Ashby, Minnesota

*Traveling Exhibit displayed*

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June 7-10, 2017

Minnesota Quilt Show, Duluth, Minnesota

*Traveling Exhibit displayed*

Cherrywood will have a booth. This is our home-state show, so we have lots in store for the exhibit!

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June 22-24, 2017

Sew Original Expo, Reno, Nevada

*Traveling Exhibit displayed*

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July 8, 2017

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Sisters, Oregon

*Traveling Exhibit displayed*

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August 17-19, 2017

World Quilt New England,Manchester, New Hampshire

*Traveling Exhibit displayed*

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September 7-9, 2017

QuiltExpo Madison, Wisconsin

*Traveling Exhibit displayed*

Cherrywood will have a booth.

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September 14-17, 2017

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Oaks, Pennsylvania

*Traveling Exhibit displayed*

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September 27-30, 2017

MQX, Springfield, Illinois

*Traveling Exhibit displayed*

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October , 2017

Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, California

*Traveling Exhibit displayed*

Cherrywood will be in booth #101.

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November, 2017

Minskoff Theatre on Broadway, New York City, New York

*Number of quilts displayed to be announced*

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February 14-17, 2018

Las Colcheras Quilt Show, Las Cruces, New Mexico

*Traveling Exhibit displayed*

 

Order The LION KING Cherrywood Challenge Fabric here.

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DEADLINE: July 1, 2016

Entry Fee: $45.00 Includes registration fee, shipping fee and a total of one yard of hand dyed fabric (one fat quarter each of black and the three official Cherrywood LION KING golds).

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Order The LION KING Cherrywood Challenge Fabric here.

OFFICIAL RULES:

• Finished quilt size: 20″ x 20″ Quilts must be square.

• Quilt top and binding must be made completely from Cherrywood Fabric. The one exception is white which may be a different brand since we do not have white. You may choose any fabric for the backing.

• At least 60% of the quilt must use the official LION KING Golds and Black.

• Additional accent colors of Cherrywood may be added.

• Embellishments may be added. This includes beading, ribbon, organza as long as it is treated as an accent, etc. Please do not use glitter.

• Images and characters from The Lion King musical may be used for inspiration.

• Any technique of assembly is acceptable as long as it maintains the character of a textile quilt. This includes piecing, appliqué, painting, stamping, etc.

• Finished quilt must have a top, a middle, and a backing with some method of connecting the three layers.

• A hanging sleeve is NOT needed for our purposes.

• Maximum thickness: 1 inch. No external structures or wires that could be ruined by stacking quilts for shipping.

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July 1 Entries must be completed and information entered at CherrywoodChallengeEntry.com Upload three high-quality photos of your quilt. One image should show the entire quilt placed next to ruler or tape measure to confirm the 20″ requirement. The other two images should show the most important details of your entry. Use a tripod and make them count! The finalists will be selected soley from these photos.

July 8 We will announce the Finalists quilts. You will be notified by email.

July 15 Finalists will be required to mail the finished quilt to the address below. Name, address, e-mail and phone number must be written on the back of the quilt. The Traveling Exhibit (120 quilts) will be selected from these Finalists, once they are viewed in person. Participants are responsible for providing your own insurance from the time the quilt leaves your hands to the time you get it back. Cherrywood Fabrics, 7882 College Rd., Baxter, MN 56425

August 11 Traveling Exhibit and Prize winners will be announced at the debut exhibition at AQS QuiltWeek Grand Rapids Michigan. Winners will also be notified by e-mail and announced on Facebook.

First Place - $650 Gift Card from Cherrywood and 2 tickets to The LION KING on Broadway!

Second Place - $200 Gift Card

Third Place - $100 Gift Card!

Finalist Quilts will travel as an exhibit at national quilt shows for at least one year (thru 2017). Viewer’s Choice ribbons will be awarded at certain venues.

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Finalist quilts will be photographed for use by Cherrywood Fabrics. A keepsake book will be published featuring the entire traveling exhibit. The quilts will be returned to their owners after the exhibit is finished traveling.