2021 Quarterly Mini Quilt Challenge

Each quarter members spin a wheel to choose elements they then incorporate into a Mini Quilt.

Annual Fixed Elements

  • Alternate Gridwork
  • Asymmetry
  • Dense Quilting
  • Graphic Layout
  • Improvisation
  • Minimalism
  • Modern Traditionalism
  • No Borders
  • Play on Scale
  • Solid Fabrics
  • Modern Prints
  • Vast use of negative space
  • Maximalism

Q1 Elements

Element 1

  • Use at least 2 of the SVMQG Guild colors
  • Use a neon color
  • Use at least 8 colors
  • Use black, white, + one color
  • Use a tertiary color scheme
  • Use a complimentary color scheme
  • Use only tints in your color scheme
  • Use a split complimentary color scheme

Element 2

  • Inspiration by artist Anni Albers
  • Modernize the Road to California block
  • Nod to mother nature
  • Modernize the King’s Crown block
  • Inspired by artist Yayoi Kusama
  • Modernize the Return of the Swallows block
  • Album Art inspiration
  • Inspiration by artist Kehinde Wiley

Q2 Elements

Element 1

  • Use this beetle as inspiration for your color palette:
    • Cincindela Chinensis
    • Chrysolina Cerealis
    • Sphaerocoris Annulus
    • Tectocoris Diophthalmus
    • Anthaxia Candens
    • Hoplia Coerulea
    • Acrocinus Longimanus
    • Cincindela Chinensis

Element 2

  • Use any reference to this city for inspiration:
    • Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Vancouver, Canada
    • Lagos, Nigeria
    • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • Brisbane, Australia
    • Mumbai, India
    • Dubai, UAE
    • Lima, Peru

Q3 Elements

Element 1

  • Use this film as inspiration for your color palette:
    • Avatar
    • Kill Bill
    • Hidden Figures
    • Grand Budapest Hotel*
    • Life of Pi
    • AmĂ©le
    • Vertigo Chinensis

Element 2

  • Use this architect’s work as inspiration:
    • Bjarke Ingels
    • Alvar Aalto
    • Maya Lin
    • Renzo Piano
    • Zaha Hadid
    • Tadao Ando
    • Norma Merrick Sklarek