For our 2018 Shop Hop we are asking for "kids" friendly blocks. The blocks will be made into quilts & donated to Dell Children's Hospital in Austin & Children's Hospital in San Antonio We ask that the blocks be 12" finished size. Other sizes are acceptable to be used as accent blocks or cornerstones. For every 12" block donated you will be given an entry ticket for a prize drawing.
Challenge: - Create a block using our challenge fabric! Challenge fabric is available at all of the BBSH shops! - There will be three categories you can enter: pieced, applique, and combination (pieced and applique) - One winner will be chosen per category. An additional Platinum Award (Judge’s Choice) will be chosen as well, in honor of our 20th anniversary! - No embellishments, no 3D components so these blocks will be suitable for young children. - Due to any participating shop hop store by April 3rd so we will have time to judge them! You are still welcome to turn these in to participating shops after April 3rd but they will not be eligible for judging.
This year, our challenge to all of the quilters is to create a quilt block using the fabric we have chosen. The entries are judged by the participating shops and then displayed during the Shop Hop. Challenge Kits, which include a fat eighth of fabric and an entry form, may be purchased for $2.00 from any of the official Bluebonnet Shop Hop shops. After the Shop Hop, the blocks will be assembled into quilts and donated to charity. Categories: Pieced Blocks: Hand or machine pieced Appliqued Blocks: Using the applique method of your choice Combination Blocks: Combination of pieced and applique in a single block Prizes: There will be a First Prize awarded in each category and a Platinum Award (Judge’s Choice) chosen as the overall winner in honor of our 20th Anniversary!
Challenge Block Rules: 1. Challenge fabric must be purchased from a Bluebonnet Shop Hop shop. 2. The challenge fabric must be used as an integral and recognizable part of the entry. 3. The official Entry Form (at the bottom of this page) must be securely fastened to the BACK OF THE QUILT BLOCK! 4. The block MUST MEASURE 12 ½“ SQUARE. The block should not be quilted so the block can later be set into a quilt top and quilted. 5. Judging emphasizes originality, creativity, visual impact, and workmanship. Entry Rules: 1. Entries must be received by one of the official Bluebonnet Shop Hop shops no later than Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018. Late entries will not be eligible for judging but will still be accepted. 2. Entries will be judged prior to Shop Hop and a list of winners will be displayed at each shop during the Shop Hop 3. All entries will be displayed at the official Bluebonnet Shop Hop April 12th-14th, 2018. 4. All entries become the property of the Bluebonnet Shop Hop. 5. Enter as many blocks as you like; only one prize will be awarded per person. 6. The judges reserve the right to determine the category a block should be placed in. 7. All decisions of the judges are final. Click Here For Challenge Entry Form
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Challenge Blocks! It was a very difficult decision, there were soooo many wonderful entries!