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.
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2016 Winners


2016 Grand Prize

This year's grand prize winner is:Patriotic ElvisJacob Whitworth, Ally Curry, Noah NewtonThis 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 DogMaggie RowtonPaducah, KY

5th – 8th Grade 1st Place Winner

First place winner in the 5th - 8th Grade category is:Tall and TweetCallie MessickSherwood, AR

9th – 12th Grade 1st Place Winner

First place winner in the 9th - 12th Grade category is:Life is a CircusDori KraljEmlenton, PA

K - 4th Grade Winning Blocks


2nd Place Winner

3D QuestionBlaise GillPaducah, KY

3rd Place Winner

WonderlandKyra NewtonColumbia, IL

5th - 8th Grade Winning Blocks


2nd Place Winner

My Gingerbread HouseKatherine AnthonyDillsburg, PA

3rd Place Winner

Through My WindowLaural EvansMarion, IL

9th - 12th Grade Winning Blocks


2nd Place Winner

Evening SkylineSidney WormleyLancaster, KY

3rd Place Winner

My LifeElizabeth Warg, Christopher CiotoAccord, NY

Honorable Mentions


K - 4th Honorable Mention

PacMan MazeAlyson PaschallMurray, KY

K - 4th Honorable Mention

Flying HomeWyatt BeasleyChattanooga, TN

5th - 8th Honorable Mention

Center into Squares

Beth Wegener

Cascade, ID


5th - 8th Honorable Mention

Fall in Love with SueBrooke LanningOakwood, OH

5th - 8th Honorable Mention

Farm Girl Vintage BarnyardCameron TiefenthalerMechanicsburg, OH

9th - 12th Honorable Mention

The Easter BasketAmanda FrownfelterParis, TN