National Quilt Museum

School Block Challenge

Annual, nationwide competition and exhibit sponsored by Moda Fabrics
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.

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, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NY, NC, OH, OK, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY

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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
Moda Fabrics

2023 Winners

Grand Prize 5th 8th Grade Category Suffering by Lily Neace Immaculate Conception School Columbia IL

Grand Prize

5th – 8th Grade

Suffering by Lily Neace
Immaculate Conception School
Columbia, IL

K–4th Grade

5th–8th Grade

9th–12th Grade