Monday, June 18, 2018

Summer 2018 Challenge!

This summer’s guild challenge is inspired by game boards, classic and modern.  The graphic nature of game boards makes them ripe for interpreting as quilts. Think Monopoly, chess, Chinese checkers, Parcheesi, Royal Game of Ur, Chutes & Ladders, Candyland, Twister, Scrabble, backgammon, Battleship, Boggle, Chinese (animal) chess, cribbage, mahjongg, card games and even Operation!  

The Challenge is to interpret the game board theme in a way that suits your personal quilting aesthetic and skills.  Whether creating a quilt inspired by a particular game board, or creating your own game expressed as a quilt, all interpretations are welcome!  Have fun and feel free to think outside the box.

The size is up to you!  We’d envisioned them being at least 16”, but if a smaller, larger (or even bed size) quilt works best for your idea - go for it!  I’m thinking to do a life-size Twister board in florals on a low-volume ground.  

While this is beginning as our summer challenge, the project isn’t due until December.  Hopefully, that will give you enough time to fit it into your project queue!  

Pinterest board: “Board Game Inspiration”


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