2019-2020 CHALLENGE:
Quilts with Words

Each year the Program Committee comes up with a challenge for members to enter and devotes the July meeting to viewing member's entries.


For this year’s Challenge, you will enter a quilt featuring WORDS. There are many ways to use words on quilts. They can be added with quilting, appliqué, embroidery, piecing, painting, printing, or other media, or they can be pre-printed on the fabric."

There are two categories: SMALL quilt, with no side longer than 40”, and LARGE quilt, with at least one side longer than 40”. (Example: a table runner measuring 20” x 60” would be a large quilt.) 

Here are the rules:

1. The quilt must FEATURE words. One or more words must be an essential design element. 

2. The quilt must be your own work, not purchased or received as a gift or inheritance. 

3. The quilt must be quilted, bound, and labeled.

4. The label must include the following:

  • your name

  • year of completion

  • name of designer* (if not you) 

  • name of quilter (if not you)

5. It must be entered in the correct size category, as above. 

6. You must be a paid member of the guild to enter.


*Designer name required if you have used a pattern or otherwise copied someone else’s design. 

Each size category will have a Viewer’s Choice prize of $50. In the case of any ties within categories, the Program Committee will break the tie with one vote. 


Old Capitol Quilters Guild
Email: info@ocqg.org       

Mailing address: 761 Camp Cardinal Blvd # 2208, Coralville, IA 52241

Most of our monthly meetings are held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2301 East Court Street, Iowa City.