School Block Challenge


School Block Challenge - 2021

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. Be sure to check out all the rules and deadlines in the Entry Form brochure for more information. Sponsored by:

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School Block Challenge 2021: Grand Prize Winner

"Life of Covid" by Khloe Lee

(5th-8th Grade Category)  El Portal Elementary, La Habra, CA


Kindergarten - 4th Grade Winners

5th-8th Grade Winners

9th-12th Grade Winners


School Block Challenge 2021 In-Facility Exhibit Photos


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Pictured: 2021 Challenge Fabrics

Fabrics are not usually from current lines and may be difficult to find. Be sure to check out all the rules and deadlines in the Entry Form brochure for more information.

Through this variety of programs, tours and hands-on projects, the National Quilt Museum strives to teach the art of quilting to the next generation. In addition to the annual School Block Challenge, the National Quilt Museum offers programs to youth in grades K-12 that are in public, private & home school networks or organizations such as 4-H and Girl Scouts. These youth are from the local Paducah community, surrounding counties, and states. Educational programs offered by the National Quilt Museum include: free student tours, summer Quilt Camp, Junior Quilters, Girl Scout programs, offsite visits to school classrooms, the Creative Arts Street Fair, involvement in community festivals, and hands-on activities that explore the many techniques found in quilt making.




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