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A Year of Red and White Quilt Challenges

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For generations, many quilters have loved Red and White Quilts. But they definitely grew in popularity during a special quilt exhibit "Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts", in New York City, which was sponsored by the American Folk Art Museum in March, 2011.  There were 615 red and white quilts on display for a period of 5 days, all from a collection of quilts curated by Elizabeth Warren.

In  May 2011, Barb Vlack hosted an amazing Red and Whilte Quilt Design Challenge for EQ users that was inspired by the red and white quilt exhibit in New York City. There is an inspirational gallery of entries in this challenge at the EQ website.

Also, inspired by Red and White Quilts, SewCalGal is making 2014 "The Year of Red and White Quilt Challenges.  They'll be several different phases (aka challenges) and you may wish to enter one or all of these challenges.  While every phase focuses on red and white quilts, of all sizes, the challenges are all different.  They open the door for those that like to design, those that like to make quilts with their own design or with a purchased or free design, as well as those that enjoy free-motion quilting and more!

Thank you to all of the generous sponsors for this event and congratulations to the 47 lucky winners:


Ten (10) copies of Red, White and Sometimes Blue - Classics From McCall's Quilting


one copy each to ten lucky winners.

#1 Mary C/Mary Quilting Grandma
#2  Lynn/Tales from Park Drive
#3  Beaquilter
#4  Joyce/Quilts by Joyce
#5  Butterfly Threads
#6  Love to Stitch
#7  Pam/Pams Quilt Spot
#8  Debbie Yarborough
#9   Freemotion Quilting by the River
#10  Kissed Quilts
Fat Quarter Shop
One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.

This prize is open to WW quilters.

#11  Jean's Quilting Page

Classic Metal Company
Barn Quilts For Your Home

A 2' Barn Quilt with the Feathered Star Motif in Red.

This prize will be shipped directly to the winner.

*** US Only ***

#12  Jean's Quilting Page

Island Batik
Island Batik was a special sponsor of the Design It! challenge, where they selected their favorite design and the winner received a bundle of batik fabrics to make their design (or use as they wish), as well as the designer won the opportunity to build a relationship with Island Batik, with many possibilities.

#13  The lucky winner of this prize was Laura C. (LC's Cottage).  

Leah Day Designs
A copy of "365 Free Motion Quilting Designs", by Leah Day (PDF copy)
This prize is open to participants from all over the world.

#14  Karin/Quilt Yarn
18 lucky winners will each receive a special bundle of two spools of Aurifil Mako cotton 50 wt.  Each bundle will contain a large spool of red and white thread.  SewCalGal will ship these bundles to the 18 lucky winners, anywhere in the World.

#15  Mrs. Moen
#16  Raewyn/Stitching Farm Girl
#17  Kearstie/Quilting Quest
#18   Polly/Aunt Polly's Porch
#19  Kissed Quilts
#20  Freemotion Quilting By The River
#21  Missy/Missy Cake Aprons
#22  Lynn/Tales from Park Avenue
#23  Libby
#24  Lori/The Inbox Jaunt
#25  Love to Stitch
#26  Debbie Yarborough
#27  Sandi/Piece Meal Quilts
#28  Holli 
#29  Levelli Quilts
#30  Beaquilter
#31  Jean's Quilting page
#32  MJ/Around the Block
Miska's Playground

One lucky winner will receive a PDF copy of "Aiming for Accuracy" booklet, by Michele Foster.

This prize is open to participants from all over the world.

#33 Paula/Mud Pies and Pins
Prairie Sky Quilting
Three lucky winners will each receive a Folded Corner Clipper Template, which SewCalGal recommends for precision piecing.

This prize is open to participants within the US.

#34 Kwiltkats

#35 Michelle
#36 Kissed Quilts
McCalls QuiltingTen lucky winners will each receive one copy of "Covering America" Pattern, a quilt design that contains 50 state blocks.

This prize is open to participants within the US.

#37 Mardi/Quilting Solutions

#38 Little Red Hen
#39 Beaquilter
#40 Stacy/Tilted Quilter
#41  Average Quilter
#42 Kissed Quilts
#43 Jennifer Sewing
#44 Barb B/BB Quiltmaker
#45 Love to Stitch
#46 Freemotion Quilting By The River 
Quilt N Bee
One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate.  This prize is open to quilters anywhere in the world.

#47  Dana/Stormy Days

Here is a list of events that have already been held during the Year of Red and White Quilt Challenges:

Kick Off - Electric Quilt Red and White Theme Blog Hop

red and white EQ Blog hop

Phase 1 - Show It  - Part 1 - Red and White Quilts Made Prior to 2014

red and white quilt show - Made Prior to 2014

Phase 2 - Design It - A Red and White Quilt Design Challenge for EQ Users and Others too! 

red and white quilt show - Design It

Phase 3 - Make It - A Red and White Quilt Design Challenge 


beaquilter said...

LOVE IT!!! count me in

Barb said...

Wow...this is one awesome challenge!!!

Barb said...

Wow...this is one awesome challenge!!!

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

Looking forward to the Blog Hop in another week for inspiration!

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

This is fantastic SewCalGal -- somehow I missed this post but Connie@Freemotion by the River mentioned it in her post today. Really looking forward to this awesome challenge year of Red and Whites. Thank you so much. Karen

S Krulitz said...

This is so great. I am anxious to learn all of the tips and tricks.

Teri Reymann said...

Awwww....how is a person suppose to work on UFOs when there are challenges like this??? LOL I love this challenge! I've always wanted to make a red and white quilt. This may be the time! Thank you!

Joanne Lattrell said...

Just a small correction. The Red and White Show in NY was in March of 2011. I had the good fortune to attend this on the opening day with board members from The Vermont Quilt Festival.It was just spectacular.

sherylb said...

I want to do this. Where do I enter my EQ design?

Stacey Napier said...

I am so very excited about this - I have been working on a Red/White Double Wedding Ring and I'm almost done with the top!! Can't wait to enter it in this challenge. Thank you!

beaquilter said...

not sure if I link up here or not or wait until September

SewCalGal said...


This page has the links to all of the events that comprise the Year of Red/White Quilt Challenges. I think what you are looking for is the Make It Challenge, which is listed above on this page but here is the link: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2014/03/make-it-challenge-phase-three-in-year.html

Carmen Lee said...

Amazing! I am so much excited about it. It's going to be an amazing challenge of Red and White quilts and It's very hard for me to wait for this challenge. Thank you!