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. The School Block Challenge 2020 contest sets new records for: the most states represented in a single year, the second highest number of entries, and several new states joining the contest for the first time! 331 Student participants 293 Entries 27 States & 1 APO (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MO, MT, NE, OH, OR, PA, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI)
Grand Prize Winner
"Friends" by Hannah Williams, Sunflower Academy, Amsterdam, MO (5th-8th grade)
Kindergarten - 4th Grade Winners
5th-8th Grade Winners
9th-12th Grade Winners
The fabrics this year are as follows:
1. 17965 27 : Well Said Pesto by Sandy Gervais 2. 30493 13 : Meraki Makemba Wren by Basic Grey 3. 43076 48 : Sunday Drive Cherry by Pat Sloan, Sunday Drive Batiks Anyone interested is welcome to search out these fabrics on their own to participate. 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.