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Challenge 2011

"All Creatures Great and Small"


The annual Challenge is a fun competition and Show intended to display our members imagination and talent, showcasing a variety of quilting techniques. There are many ways to interpret a theme while staying within the rules set by the Challenge hosts. All attending Challenge Night were given a ballot to choose their 5 favorite entries. This year we included 5 honorable mentions.

The prizes awarded were unique as they reflected the 'animal' theme. Take a look at a few of them.


Challenge 2011 Winning Entries

Entry Place Title Quilter Prize
#45 1st

Cecily, Sea Serpent in Training

Judith Patterson SB Museum Nat. History annual family plus pass
#49 2nd

Creatures Small and Large


Diana Hamilton SB Zoo annual membership for 2
#14 3rd



Patty Latourell Maritime Museum annual crew membership
#30 4th

Nine Lives


Jeanne Surber Land Shark - 2 passes
#43 5th

Ocean Garden


Patti Hunter Cody's Restaurant - $35 gift certificate
#58 1st HM

The Buzz of a Quilting Bee


Rebecca Saunders Grant House $20 gift certificate
#2 2nd HM

Buttercup: The Sicilian Hen


Pat Masterson Grant House $20 gift certificate
#38 3rd HM

Which Came First?


Darilyn Kisch Grant House $20 gift certificate
#42 4th HM

Peaceful Jungle


Suzy Pelovsky Grant House $20 gift certificate
#66 5th HM

Creature from the Blue Lagoon


Ranell Hansen Grant House $20 gift certificate

List of Entries in 2011 Challenge
View All Entries Here


We challenge you to enter this friendly guild tradition with an entry for yourself or as a gift.
Be creative. Have fun. Surprise us!

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  1. Each entry must include at least one identifiable animal print fabric: (any non-human animal: amphibians, birds, fish, insects, invertebrates, or mammals, etc.) or animal feature (animal fur, reptile skin, animal paw print, etc.) The print may be dominantly or subtlely incorporated into your creation.
  2. The entry may be "ANY handmade creation which includes SOME quilting." You are not limited to a wall hanging. Wall hangings must be 120" or less in circumference. Any handmade creation includes: garments: wearables, Halloween costume; toys: stuffed animal, doll; home dec: pillow, etc.; utilitarian: apron, tea cozy, table runner, etc. There must be enough quilting to be noticed so that the entry is identified as having been quilted.
  3. One entry per member. An entry may be a unit. For example an apron with coordinating pot holder or a dressed stuffed animal.


Do we need to depict an animal great and or small?

No, but what ever you decide to enter must include an animal fabric. You may do an "I spy" landscape, vest or whatever, which under close inspection reveals an animal fabric.

You may celebrate our Challenge theme depicting a known species animal or your own imaginary animal which also includes an animal fabric.

Your entry may mimic our theme with a traditional animal named quilting block: Hen and Chicks, Cats and Mice or more abstractly: Turkey Tracks, Bear's Paw, or a border of Flying Geese, etc. as long as it includes an animal fabric.

Consider also how your entry will be displayed. It may need an accessory: a tea cozy needs a teapot, a doll may need a doll stand, a garment shows best on a hanger, etc. You will need to include these accessories when the challenges are collected for Challenge Night.

-- Carol Hart and the Sew It All's


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