The Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge contest closed: August 1, 2017

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Due to overwhelming demand (465 submissions!), Cherrywood has decided to collect more quilts than expected to create two traveling exhibits for The Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge. This allows more flexibility in scheduling, as well the opportunity to show off more of the fantastic submissions to the contest. To keep things straight, the larger exhibit is called "The French Gallery" and the smaller one is called "The Dutch Gallery" symbolizing the two parts of Vincent van Gogh's life that are equally as important.

Because of the wonderful opportunity to send "The French Gallery" to BOHIN France for a few months in 2018, "The Dutch Exhibit" will cover the shows in the United States that would have been missed otherwise.

Congratulations to ALL who participated!

We can tell you enjoyed the challenge!

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Van Gogh Fabric


Most of the quilt top must use the official VAN GOGH blues and black pictured above. The quilt should "read" blue. Accent colors of Cherrywood were allowed.

Finished quilt size: 20″ x 20″ square

The entire quilt top and binding must be made from Cherrywood Fabric.

Any technique or fabric manipulation was acceptable as long as it maintained the color and character of a textile quilt.

Embellishments were allowed, with the exception of glitter, but had to stay within the 20-inch size.

Finished quilt must have a top, a middle, and a backing. Maximum thickness: 1 inch.

    Aug. 1:  Quilts DUE

    Aug. 11:  Announcement of Finalists

    Quilts were juried into the finalist round by based on photos uploaded by the participants. A panel of three jurors narrowed down the quilts to 210 that would be become two traveling exhibits.

    Aug. 25:  Finalist quilts must be received by this date

    Sept. 1: Traveling Exhibit and Winners announced

    First Place - $700 Gift Card  

    Second Place - $200 Gift Card

    Third Place - $100 Gift Card


    "The Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge - FRENCH Gallery" Exhibit Schedule

    120 quilts including First, Second and Third Place winners


    October 27- November 5, 2017

    International Quilt Market and Festival, Houston, Texas

    Cherrywood will be in booth #834 and hosting book signings in front of the van Gogh quilts in Special Exhibits. Official Van Gogh Cherrywood jewelry debut.

    The NEW Cherrywood Challenge 2018 will be announced on Preview Night!


November 30- December 2, 2017

The Cotton Harvest

Seaforth, Ontario, Canada


    January 18-21, 2018

    Road to California, Ontario, California

    Cherrywood Booth #___ • Book signings by Challenge exhibit


    February 5-12, 2018

    Stevens County Museum, Morris, Minnesota

    Presentation by Karla Overland


    February 28 - March 3, 2018

    AQS QuiltWeek, Daytona Beach, Florida

    Cherrywood Booth #___ • Book signings by Challenge exhibit


    March 21-24, 2018

    AQS QuiltWeek, Lancaster, Pennsylvania


    April 18-21, 2018

    AQS QuiltWeek, Paducah, Kentucky

    Cherrywood Booth is at The Cherry Civic Center - Rotary Quilt Show • Book signings in Cherrywood Booth  •  Van Gogh quilts at Carroll Convention Center


August 10 - November 5, 2018

BOHIN France, Normandy, France


    Non-traveling quilts will be kept by Cherrywood for display in smaller venues. Quilts will be photographed for use by Cherrywood and published in a book. Quilts will be returned to owners after completion of travel. Quilts will be insured by Cherrywood up to $200 while in their care, custody and control. When displayed at shows, quilts are insured by the organizer or venue. Cherrywood reserves the right to disqualify any entry.

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