Sunday, February 03, 2008

Think Outside the Block

Deadline: June 9th and August 4, 2008 (RECEIVE)*

Think Outside the Block
Robert Kaufman's Quilt Quest 2008

Robert Kaufman’s Quilt Quest is an annual contest in which, through the use of a specified line of Kaufman fabric, we ask entrants to create their own designs based on a set of creative guidelines and parameters. The contest this year is curated by quilting artist and author Margrit Hall. A panel of prestigious judges from the professional quilting community will take part in determining the winners. Top tier winners will receive cash, Robert Kaufman fabric and other prizes, and their quilts will travel in a nationwide exhibit. In addition, thirty honorable mention quilts will also travel as a separate exhibition.

For Quilt Quest 2008, Think Outside the Block, and let your imagination go. Take your favorite traditional quilt block or blocks and give them an exciting new look using color, texture, and fabric to create an original and innovative quilt design.

We encourage all of you to take part: novice or advanced, machine quilter or hand-quilter. The goal is to have fun and share in an inspiring creative event!

The official fabric collection of Quilt Quest ’08, Color Theory by Sandra Banava will inspire you with its playful and bold color combinations in geometric patterns offered in a variety of
scale. Quilts may be pieced, appliqué, or a combination of both.


First Place – Janome Jem Portable Sewing & Quilting Machine and carrying case, $250.00, 50 yards of assorted fabric, and a 1-year subscription to The Quilter magazine.
Second Place – $75 Superior Threads Gift Certificate, $150.00, and 30 yards of assorted Robert Kaufman fabrics.
Third Place – A collection of assorted EZ Quilting rulers, $100.00, and 20 yards of assorted Robert Kaufman fabrics.
Honorable Mention – 15 yards of Robert Kaufman fabric.
Curator's Choice – 15 yards of Robert Kaufman fabric.


  1. At least 25% of the body of the Quilt Quest entry must be made from Robert Kaufman Fabrics, using a recognizable amount of at least 2 of the fabrics from the Color Theory Collection as an integral part of the entry.

  2. Any other fabrics from any manufacturer may be used to complete the quilt.

  3. Judging emphasizes originality and creativity, creative use of the Color Theory fabric as it relates to other fabrics, visual impact, and workmanship.

  4. To be considered for judging, entries must be able to be a part of the Robert Kaufman Quilt Quest Exhibition through October 2009. Approximately 35 to 40 entries will be selected to travel. Quilts selected for the traveling exhibit will be returned after the completion of the tour in November 2009.

  5. Winning entries will also be featured in The Quilter magazine.

  6. Entries must be able to be folded.

  7. *Your entry must be received by Margrit Hall at 129 West 132nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90061, only between June 9th and August 4, 2008. Entries received before June 9th or after August 4th will be returned. Notification will be made by Sept. 8, 2008.

  8. Only one entry per person will be accepted for Quilt Quest 2008.

  9. The entry must be accompanied by a $10.00 entry fee ($20 for foreign entries) and a signed copy of the official entry form. The entry form and fee must be included in the shipping carton. (Make checks payable to Margrit Hall.)

  10. The quilt can be of any shape, but the combined total of all sides of the quilt cannot be less than 88 inches nor more than 180 inches (for example a 22" x 22" quilt equals 88" a 45" x 45" quilt equals 180"). A round quilt cannot have a diameter greater than 45 inches.

  11. The quilt must have a sleeve attached to the top back for hanging. The sleeve opening must be 4 inches wide after it is attached to the quilt, and must be attached in a way that it will not show when the quilt is hanging.

  12. An identification label must be securely fastened to the bottom back corner of the quilt (a paper label pinned to the quilt is not acceptable). The label must contain the same full name and address that appears on the official entry form. The label should also contain the title of the entry.
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Download the Think Outside the Block entry form