American Patchwork & Quilting Nine-Patch Challenge

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Nine-Patch Challenge

One of the two QuiltCon 2017 design challenges is the American Patchwork & Quilting Nine-Patch Challenge!

It doesn’t get more basic than a nine-patch block, which means there’s a lot of potential! Participants for this challenge are asked to modernize a traditional nine-patch block (any variation is acceptable), and make it into a modern quilt using modern quilting elements. Finished quilts can be any size.

Some examples include:

  • Using modern color palettes including high contrast and graphic areas
  • Improvisational piecing
  • Minimalism
  • Expansive negative space
  • Alternate grid work
  • Scale

Official category description: Eligible quilts reimagine the traditional nine-patch block using modern quilting elements. Any variation of the nine-patch is acceptable.

The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2016. You can submit entries along with other QuiltCon submissions at

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