2020 Fly Me to New York" - Our 2020 challenge is underway. No challenge fabric this year, just the direction to,"Let your imagination fly", and incorporate the two traditional blocks - American Beauty and Flying Geese in a 35 inch x 35 inch quilt. The dimensions are in honor of Quilters' Crossing's 35th anniversary. Quilts will again be displayed at the The Dunedin Fine Arts Center from Jan 18-Feb 23, 2020.
2018 Challenge "Telling Tales" - Every quilt tells some kind of tale. This year's challenge asked participants to let their creative juices flow and step outside their quilting comfort zone to think outside the box in some way for this quilt to incorporate the challenge fabric to tell any kind of tale. Quilts were displayed at the The Dunedin Fine Arts Center. A big thank-you to Bobby Campbell for the following video of the resulting quilts. of 2018.
2016 Challenge "An Expression of Happiness" -
A recognizable amount of the challenge fabric was required to be used in the front
a quilt that expressed happiness to the quilter. Quilts were displayed at the The Dunedin Fine Arts Center
Two slides shows here display the results - one in PDF format and
one Windows Media format.
Quilters Crossing 2014 Challenge - Quilter's Crossing Meets Paradise Quilters on the High Seas
Each challenger received one of two possible challenge fabrics to incorpprate into a quilt featuring a Storm at Sea (SAS) block. Quilts were displayed at Oldsmar City Hall. Photos of the exhibit can be found on Kathy's Kwilting Korner
Quilters Crossing 2012 Challenge - The Passion Within
Incorporating a purple focus fabric in a theme that depicted the quilter's passion was the challenge for 2012. All quilts were displayed during the month of March at the Progress Energy Art Gallery in downtown Newport Richey. The art gallery also showcased watercolor paintings with a theme of "Purple Passion" that were intermingled with the quilt display.
Quilters Crossing 2010 Challenge - Silver Sensations
The challenge was in conjunction with Quilters Crossing's 25th anniversary. Members were challenged to incorporate a five-patch block in their design using any variety of black and white fabrics, one color fabric of their choice, and a common silver fabric. All quilts submitted for the challenge were exhibited at the Leepa-Ratner Museum of Art,
Quilters Crossing 2008 Challenge - A Tribute to Florida in Fabric
This challenge was to create a quilt using a recognizable amount of material from an 18x22 piece of challenge fabric. Quilters were alowed to use any technique they chose. Techniques included hand and machine applique', traditional, bargello and Seminole piecing techniques with painting, beading, couched threads, hand and machine embroidery embelishments. The quilts were shown in conjunction with The Highwaymen - Florida's African-American Landscape Painters' exhibit at Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art.