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The History of
OCQG Challenges,
1985-2021

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Current OCQG CHALLENGES:
"Quilts with Words" & "Vintage Made New"

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

In a typical year, the Challenge entries are viewed and voted on by the members at the regular Guild meeting in July. Since the Pandemic-related restrictions have prevented us from meeting indoors, the Program Committee  postponed viewing of the 2019-2020 "Words" Challenge quilts hoping to be able to meet in person.

 

After a year-long delay, the committee decided to proceed with a Zoom-based viewing of the "Words" challenge during the June 2021 Guild meeting, followed a month later by an in-person "Quiltgater" (the OCQG equivalent of a tailgater) to view the entries in the 2020-2021 "Vintage Made New" challenge in-person. It will take place at the time of the Guild's July 2021 meeting, but be held outside in the parking lot of Our Reedeemer Lutheran Church (raindate: Monday, July 19, 2021).

2019-2020 Challenge:  QUILTS WITH WORDS
(June 14, 2021, Zoom Meeting)

ENTRIES FOR THIS CHALLENGE WILL BE VIEWED AND VOTED ON DURING THE REGULAR
MEETING OF THE OCQG ON JUNE 14 VIA ZOOM.

For the 2019-2020 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.

Download final details on how to enter your "Words" quilts

See complete rules for the "Words" Challenge in the May 2021 OCQG Newsletter, page 4.

2020-2021 Challenge: VINTAGE MADE NEW
(July 12 in-person Quiltgater in the Our Redeemer Parking Lot)

ENTRIES FOR THIS CHALLENGE WILL BE VIEWED AND VOTED ON DURING THE
IN-PERSON JULY MEETING OF THE OCQG ON JULY 12
IN THE OUR REDEEMER PARKING LOT (RAIN DATE: JULY 19).

 

Use the treasures that your Mom, Grandmother, or Aunt have passed down to you. This can be in the form of embroidered pillowcases, tablecloths, doilies, dresser scarves, hankies, laces and trims, even men's ties. Parts of old quilts or vintage fabrics can also be used.


Any information about the source (e.g., who the vintage items originally belonged to, how they were acquired, stories connected to the items) can be listed in the label.


The size range can be from a fat-quarter size (suitable for a wall-hanging) to a bed-size quilt. 
The only restriction is ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, no T-shirts.

 

See complete rules for the "Vintage Made New" Challenge in the May 2021 OCQG Newsletter, page 5.

Download details for entering your quilt and participating in the Quiltgater (or for simply viewing and voting on them), including important information on entering and exiting the church parking lot. .

Questions?

Contact:  
Kristin Summerwill kesummerwill@msn.com