Conference 2020 Challenges and Competitions

REGION 16 CHALLENGE 

This year’s challenge theme  for members of Region 16 is “Houses, Homes and Grannie’s heilin’ Hame”.  Scots have lived in all types of houses from castles to yurts.  Your ‘dwelling’ does not have to be based in Scotland.  Quilts should measure 12 ½” square and there are no restrictions on style or the way in which the quilt is finished.   Please attach a 4” hanging sleeve.  Full details and the entry form can be found here. 

RULES OF ENTRY

  • Entry is free but you must register your entry by 1 March 2020.
  • You do not have to attend the AGM to enter.
  • Entries may be hand and/or machine sewn.
  • Entries received after the closing date of 4 April 2020 will not be hung in the challenge.
  • Entries will be displayed at the Conference over the weekend.
  • Your entry may be collected at the end of the Conference weekend or it will be posted back to you (please enclose stamped addressed envelope with sufficient stamps to cover postage).  Your quilt will be insured by the Guild while it is at the conference.  Quilts are not covered while in transit or at the member’s home.  Please add it to your household contents insurance if so desired.  Quilts are only insured for the cost of the materials unless the maker can prove they have sold quilts I the past for a specified figure. 

YQ CHALLENGE 2020 

This year’s challenge theme is Scotland the Brave. Brave, proud and innovative Scots have helped to shape the world. You will have no problem finding inspiration to represent Region 16 ‘Scotland the Brave’ in your quilt. Check out the YQ website for information, ideas and inspiration.  Full details and the entry form can be found here. 

  • Size - Individual entries can be up to 60cm (24”) in any one direction. Group entries can be up to 1m (39”) in any one direction.
  • Be as creative as you like. It can be something useful or decorative. You can use any technique – patchwork, quilting, appliqué or a mixture of techniques, hand or machine sewing.
  • The age bands for judging will be 5 to 9, 10 to 13, 14 to 18, Groups.
  • Remember this work needs to be made by you but please state if you have received any adult help and how (we understand everyone needs help sometimes).

RULES OF ENTRY

  • The individual categories are open to all current YQ members.
  • The Group Quilts category is open to all current YQ School members, groups led by a YQ volunteer who is a member of The Quilters’ Guild or a group of individual YQ members working as a team. 
  • Entry is free but you must register your entry by 1 March 2020.
  • You do not have to attend the AGM to enter.
  • Entries may be hand and/or machine sewn. 
  • please state whether your quilt will hang or whether you need a table provided. A 4” deep hanging sleeve must be attached to the back of your quilted item if it is to hang.
  • Entries received after the closing date of 4 April 2020 will not be entered into the challenge competition.

SUE RIDGWELL CHALLENGE 2020 

This year’s challenge theme is “Celebrating Scotland”. A wallhanging of three layers, A3 size, either por-trait or landscape, using any technique. There is no restrictions on subject or style or the way in which the quilt is finished. Please attach a 4” hanging sleeve.  Full details and the entry form can be found by clicking this link 

RULES OF ENTRY 

  • Entry is free but you must register your entry by 1 March 2020.
  • You do not have to attend the AGM to enter.
  • Entries may be hand and/or machine sewn.
  • Entries received after the closing date of 4 April 2020 will not be hung in the challenge.
  • Entries will be displayed at the Conference over the weekend.
  • Your entry may be collected at the end of the Conference weekend or it will be posted back to you (please enclose stamped addressed envelope with sufficient stamps to cover the postage). Your quilt will be insured by the Guild while it is at the conference. Quilts are not covered while in transit or at the member’s home. Please add it to your household con-tents insurance if so desired. Quilts are only insured for the cost of the materials unless the maker can prove they have sold quilts I the past for a specified figure.