School Block Challenge – 2017

School Block Challenge - 2017

School Block Challenge 2017School Block Challenge is an annual quilt block competition and exhibit, sponsored by Moda Fabrics, for children grades K-12 nationwide. Moda generously provides three challenge fabrics that must be included in every block entry.  Students can put their math skills and creativity to work in creating a quilt square of their own design.

Students may work individually or in groups. Entries are judged in the following categories: K-4th grade, 5th – 8th grade, 9th – 12th grade. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three places in each category and an overall Grand Prize winner. All entries are exhibited in the Museum during the first quarter of the year.

To participate, please fill out and return the Fabric Packet Request form by mail to have a packet sent to you or stop by the Museum in person.  Fabric is typically available in August and will be sent out as soon as it’s available. Be sure to check out all the rules and deadlines in the Entry Form brochure for more information.

Click here for the 2017 School Block Challenge contest brochure.

Click here for the 2017 School Block Challenge contest fabric request form.

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2016 Winners



2016 Grand Prize

This year's grand prize winner is:

Patriotic Elvis

Jacob Whitworth, Ally Curry, Noah Newton

This block was entered in the 5th - 8th Grade level from Columbia, IL.


K - 4th Grade 1st Place Winner

First place winner in the K - 4th Grade category is:

Art Dog

Maggie Rowton

Paducah, KY


5th – 8th Grade 1st Place Winner

First place winner in the 5th - 8th Grade category is:

Tall and Tweet

Callie Messick

Sherwood, AR


9th – 12th Grade 1st Place Winner

First place winner in the 9th - 12th Grade category is:

Life is a Circus

Dori Kralj

Emlenton, PA

K - 4th Grade Winning Blocks



2nd Place Winner

3D Question

Blaise Gill

Paducah, KY


3rd Place Winner


Kyra Newton

Columbia, IL

5th - 8th Grade Winning Blocks



2nd Place Winner

My Gingerbread House

Katherine Anthony

Dillsburg, PA


3rd Place Winner

Through My Window

Laural Evans

Marion, IL

9th - 12th Grade Winning Blocks



2nd Place Winner

Evening Skyline

Sidney Wormley

Lancaster, KY


3rd Place Winner

My Life

Elizabeth Warg, Christopher Cioto

Accord, NY

Honorable Mentions



K - 4th Honorable Mention

PacMan Maze

Alyson Paschall

Murray, KY


K - 4th Honorable Mention

Flying Home

Wyatt Beasley

Chattanooga, TN


5th - 8th Honorable Mention

Center into Squares

Beth Wegener

Cascade, ID


5th - 8th Honorable Mention

Fall in Love with Sue

Brooke Lanning

Oakwood, OH


5th - 8th Honorable Mention

Farm Girl Vintage Barnyard

Cameron Tiefenthaler

Mechanicsburg, OH


9th - 12th Honorable Mention

The Easter Basket

Amanda Frownfelter

Paris, TN