Moda Fabrics is celebrating their 45th anniversary with a Grudge Quilt Contest. Create a quilt using all Grunge fabrics and enter it at your local quilt shop. Each shop will nominate a finalist and submit the quilt to Moda. The top three quilts will win cash prizes and will hang in the Moda booth at the 2020 International Fall Quilt Market in Houston. The Granary has an impressive assortment of Grunge fabrics and we've ordered even more! Stop by and take a look.
Here's what you need to know.
Start Date. The 2020 Grunge Contest officially starts on Saturday, February 1, 2020.
Deadline. Entry deadline and voting process begins on September 1, 2020.
Fabrics. The quilt top and back must be made with Moda Grunge brand fabrics - and only Moda Grunge brand fabrics. The collections include Grunge, Grunge Hits the Spot, Grunge Metallic Hits the Spot, Grunge Seeing Stars, Grunge Metallics Seeing Stars, Grunge Metallics and Glitter Grunge.
Type of Project. Any type of construction may be used to make the quilt - piecing and appliqué, embroidery, hand or machine quilting. But the work must be original - commercial patterns or books may not be used.
Size. The finished size of the quilt must not exceed 240" around. E.g., a 60" x 60" quilt will be 240" total size. A 60" x 70" quilt will be too big at 260" total size.
Finished Quilts Only. Quilts must be quilted and bound to be considered in the final judging. Since shops will be submitting photos of the quilts, the quilt must be completed when the shop makes their choices and takes the picture.
Quilt Label. The quilt must be labeled, and it must include the Maker's name, the Quilter's name - if different, the city and contact information of the Maker.
Limit on Entries? There is no limit to the number of quilts you can enter at your quilt shop. But each shop can submit only one quilt to Moda as their entry for the 2020 Grunge Contest.
Prizes? The top three quilts will have their quilts hang in the Moda booth at Fall Quilt Market 2020 and receive cash prizes. First prize - $2,000. Second prize - $1,000. Third prize - $750. The quilts will be returned to the Makers after Fall Market.
Are you in? Are you Gonna Get Grungey for 2020?
Sadly, this year it is not feasible to have 500 people through the shop in 5 days...so the participating shops in the June Shop Hop by the Bay are running a virtual hop!
Visit each shop's website during the Shop Hop days of June 24- 28, find and download each shop's free pattern - each part of the "Stay at Home" quilt - and be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from each shop. Collect all the patterns from the shops, plus two bonus ones from the Shophopbythebay.com website, and you'll have 12 different blocks to stitch up your own quilt. Or, use fewer and make some pillows or a runner.
Each shop will be offering a "shop hop special" item or kit during the hop. Check out our websites and see what each has to offer!
Details on The Granary's special will come early next week.
Note, a few shops may be open, and you may be able to pick up their pattern in person, subject to their limited hours, and social distancing requirements, etc. Please see the list of shops on the hop website and use the links to their individual store websites to check if open or not.