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Weekly Themed Quilt Contests

  • School Days and/or Changing Seasons

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    • Total submissions: 15
    • Total countries: 4
    • Total provinces: 2
    • Total states: 8

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  • Bookshelf

    Bookshelf (36" x 45")
    By: Donna, Michigan, USA
    Blog: Quilt in Progress

    I used an assortment of paper-piecing patterns and scraps to create this bookshelf, then designed the "wood" portion myself. Details include blue fabric with stars to represent a veteran's flag, pendulum clock with "gold" pendulum, candlestick lamp, birdhouse bookend, and a jar of baseball gumballs.

  • Cat in the Hat

    Cat in the Hat (36" x 48")
    By: Jaime Goodrich, New Jersey, USA
    Blog: Stitches to Sprinkles

    My oldest daughter was going off to preschool and needed a blanket for nap time. What is more perfect and appropriate than the Cat in the Hat! One side has blocks featuring the different aspects of the story, the other has a large panel of the Cat along with the whole story written out.

  • Happy School Days

    Happy School Days (42" x 49")
    By: Kathleen Snow, Virginia, USA

    This was made for a co-worker retiring after 15 years as a school nurse. It is based around a 16" schoolhouse block from Nancy Johnson-Srebro surrounded with blocks from my extensive collection of school based fabrics. There is a group photo of our team featured above the schoolhouse block.

  • In My Classroom

    In My Classroom (62" x 87")
    By: Polly, Virginia, USA
    Blog: Aunt Polly's Porch

    In June, I retired from teaching special education for 34 years. The center panel of this quilt, hung on the wall in my classroom for many years. So, I designed the quilt around it! It means allot to me as it reminds me every time I see it, of all my students who touched my heart over the years!

  • Jordyn's School Quilt

    Jordyn's School Quilt (60" x 80")
    By: Tammie Pruitt, California, USA

    My grandaughter called me up one day and said "Gramy, could you make me a quilt for my school?" Aww how could I say no. This has her school colors and school sayings on it. I did finish it and quilt it. She loved it. We donated it to her school to raise money.

  • Lapiceros de colores para Mirari

    Lapiceros de colores para Mirari (45" x 53")
    By: ana-ane, Spain
    Blog: ana-ane puntasdas con gusto no....pican

    Con los restos del quilt que hice para Noelia y Ganix, he hecho este de laciperos de colores, para abrigar las horas de estudio de mi hija Mirari

    With the remains of the quilt that I did for Noelia and Ganix, I have done this one of colored pencils , to shelter the hours of study of my daughter

  • REntree

    REntree (36" x 48")
    By: malice, Switzerland
    Blog: M.Alice

  • School Days

    School Days (30" x 25")
    By: Cheryl Hartzog, Florida, USA
    Blog: Quilts & Art by Cheryl

    Made for my sister , I drew,used wonder under ,cut out & ironed on the school house and the school bus as well as everything else & machine quilted.
    I also put a real bell in the bell tower but took picture before adding that.

  • School Playmat

    School Playmat (22" x 16")
    By: Anita Amodeo, Florida, USA
    Blog: Margret Mary's Place

    This is a playmat I made for a charity donation. The 'outside' playground, with the bus arriving with more children...is attached to the 'school room'. There is a pocket on the back to hold all the machine embroidered dolls and accessories. The playmat folds up for easy 'totability'.

  • september schoolhouse

    september schoolhouse (28" x 28")
    By: grace thorne, Maine, USA

    another quilt of the month from "a month of sundays" book; this was done as a round robin...it so evokes fall and the start of school in september

  • September's Theme

    September's Theme (16" x 20")
    By: Judee Koda, California, USA
    Blog: meinca

    This is one of the first wall hangings I made. It is mostly paper pieced. I used the Quilter's Choice pattern book. Through an online forum, I met some other quilters making the same projects. We are still in touch online.

  • Spring is on it's way

    Spring is on it's way (8" x 11")
    By: Jo Hobson, British Columbia, Canada

    This is a journal quilt showing the mountains changing from Winter to Spring. As the snow starts to melt and the leaves start to grow on the trees. An appliqued background with machine embroidered features.

  • Strolling the Block

    Strolling the Block (52" x 66")
    By: Gale Lavers, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    This quilt was a free bom hosted by hgtv in 2002. I had so much fun finding different fabrics for each background, and making each one unique with different techinques. I love the september block and this quilt is a treasure in our house. It will be passed down for generations. Thanks HGTV

  • Summer into Fall

    Summer into Fall (65" x 65")
    By: Debbie Grasley, Minnesota, USA

    I made this as part of a mystery quilt for Jill, my then future daughter-in-law. Since then, they have married and had my first granddaughter. I love the colors and how it turned out.

  • Wonky Schoolhouse

    Wonky Schoolhouse (15" x 20")
    By: Barbara Stanbro, Oregon, USA
    Blog: Cat Patches

    This is a wall hanging made for a nearly life-long friend who teaches 4th grade. I saw this pattern and I knew I needed to make it for my friend. It is raw-edged applique, embellished with beads and buttons and free motion quilted.