School Block Challenge

School Block Challenge - 2019

School 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 & creativity to work in creating a quilt square of their own design.

Entries are judged in the following categories: K-4th grade, 5th–8th grade, 9th–12th grade. Cash prizes are awarded to the teacher/parent of the winning students for arts/quilt education. All entries are exhibited in the Museum during the first quarter of the year.

Students can make a block on their own, at school in the classroom, in a home school program, with a Scout Troop, in a 4-H club, as part of some other club/organization, etc.

All fabric packets for the 2019 challenge have been given out as of September 25, 2018. Be sure to check out all the rules and deadlines in the Entry Form brochure for more information.

Click here for the 2019 School Block Challenge contest brochure.

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View 2017 Winners

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Educator Reception

August 2019, date TBA
3 - 6 pm

The Educator’s Reception is an annual event held at the National Quilt Museum every August; open to all Educators: teachers, homeschool parents, 4-H leaders, Scout leaders, youth group leaders, etc. Discover how to bring quilting into your classroom and how the Museum can enhance the curriculum.

What to expect:

  • Free admission to the galleries
  • Pick-up fabric packets for our annual School Block Challenge
  • Try some of our hands-on projects in person
  • Learn about the tours and programs you can schedule for your group

The Reception is an open house format and RSVPs are appreciated, though not necessary to attend. For information or to RSVP contact Becky Glasby, Director of Education: or 270-442-8856 x213.