School Block Challenge 2019

School Block Challenge

January 18 – April 2, 2019

The National Quilt Museum inspires the next generation of quilters through the School Block Challenge contest.

School Block Challenge is an annual, nationwide quilt block contest and exhibit for students in grades K-12. Moda Fabrics provides three challenge fabrics which must be included somewhere in each block. Block entries are required to have some type of machine or hand stitching. Students are encouraged to use their creativity, imagination, and math skills in designing and constructing their own 16”x16” quilt blocks.

Students can make a block on their own, at school in the classroom, in a home school program, with a scout troop, 4-H club, etc. They can work individually or in pairs or groups as they discover how the art of quilting relates to other school subjects and their own interests.

A Grand Prize winner is chosen from all of the blocks, winners and honorable mentions are selected in each of the following categories: K-4th, 5th-8th, 9th-12th. Winners are awarded a cash prize. All blocks submitted are included in the exhibit.

Grand Prize Winner

"Stronger, Higher, Faster" by Isabelle Williams,
St. Michael School, St. Louis, MO (5th-8th grade)

Kindergarten - 4th Grade Winners

5th-8th Grade Winners

9th-12th Grade Winners


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