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We are almost ready to announce our SIXTH in a series of fantastic quilt challenges!
What COLOR will it be?
What THEME will it be?
Where will your creative journey take you?

Don't miss out!


The first glimpse will be in on Preview Night in our booth at International Quilt Festival, Houston. We will post the video on our Facebook and Instagram pages, plus send out a newsletter (make sure you are on our list HERE) and post on our home page.

Fabric will be available in the Cherrywood Booth at Houston Festival Oct. 30-Nov. 3.
Pre-orders will NOT be shipped until AFTER OCTOBER 31, 2019.

DUE DATE: JULY 1, 2020

NEW for this contest!
The measurements of the fabrics in the bundle will be GENEROUS for those who want to use one piece for the background of the 20-inch square quilt!

Generous Fat quarter measures 22" x 22"
(normally 18" x 22")

Generous Half Yard measures 22" x 44"
(normally 18" x 44")

In order to take the challenge, you must purchase one of these official bundles:

$50.00 Bundle includes:
• Four GENEROUS Fat Quarters

(total of 1.25 yards)
• Complete rules of the contest
• Entry fee for contest

$75.00 Bundle includes:
• Four GENEROUS Half Yards

(total of 2.5 yards)
• Complete rules of the contest
• Entry fee for contest

Here is how it works:
1. Purchase the Challenge Bundle to get the official colors

2. Make a 20-inch quilt using the official colors provided
2a. If you want to use accent colors, they must be Cherrywood and must only make up approximately 30% of the piece.
2b. OPTIONAL; An Accent Pack for the contest is available for purchase ($20). These are colors that we predict customers will want to go with the bundle, but is not mandatory.
2c. The binding must be Cherrywood. The backing does not.

3. Use any technique and/or embellishment (except glitter)

4. Take a really great photo of the finished piece (clear, straight & cropped please. This important step decides if you get selected or not.)

5. Upload to website on or before July 1, 2020(site link in your included instructions)

6. Wait for the jurors to select the Finalist quilts

7. IF CHOSEN as a Finalist, you will be informed by email. Send the actual quilt to Cherrywood in Minnesota

8. Wait for jurors to select prize winners and traveling tours

9. Get published in a book, poster, publications, etc. and watch your quilt travel around the world!

Please Note:
• If you purchase the bundle online or at a quilt show, that means you are registered. We like to say you have "skin in the game!" so that's your incentive! When your quilt is FINISHED, we collect your name, address, and digital images on a special website. The jury process is done digitally.

• Purchasing the challenge bundle DOES NOT GUARANTEE that your quilt entry will make it to the Traveling Exhibit. We receive more entries than we can handle, so we must use a jury process to select a limited number of pieces that will be grouped into exhibits.

• Entry fee DOES NOT cover the cost of you shipping your quilt to Cherrywood if it is chosen as a finalist.

• Entry Fee Is not refundable.