School Block Challenge




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    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 and then returned once the exhibit closes.  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.   

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How To Participate:

Read all the rules and information in the 2023 Brochure & Request a fabric packet to get started!

Download the 2023 brochure at this link


2023 School Block Challenge Exhibit runs Jan. 20 - April 4, 2023


2023 Exhibit Stats:

-327 students participating

-338 entries - the highest number in a single year

-32 states - most in a single year: AL, AR, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA,


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*SBC 2023 Reception, open to all participants & their families will be Saturday, March 11, 2023 from 1-3 PM here at NQM.


2023 Challenge Fabrics from Moda

BasicGrey: Frankie Spade Myrtle 30676 15

BasicGrey: Frankie Kaleidoscope Sweetpea 30671 15

Gingiber: Nocturnal Gold 48337 14

SBC School Block Brochure 2022

2023 Winners:

Grand Prize












Grand Prize
Suffering by Lily Neace
Immaculate Conception School - Columbia, IL






K-4 Grade

5-9 Grade

9-12 Grade

SBC Exhibit Slideshow

Previous School Block Challenge Winners:

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