Quilters Crossing Biennial Challenges

2018 Challenge "Telling Tales" - Every quilt tells some kind of tale. This year's challenge asks all those participating to let your creative juices flow and step outside of your quilting comfort zone. Think outside your usual box in some way for this quilt and incorporate the challenge fabric to tell any kind of tale you want. Quilts wil be displayed at the The Dunedin Fine Arts Center from February 10th to the 25th 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 be 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.