Bits N Pieces Quilt Guild 2020 Challenge
Missouri Bicentennial Challenge
Kay Strebeck, Coordinator

 On 10 August 2021, our great State of Missouri celebrates the 200th Anniversary of becoming the 24th State of the United States.  This Challenge is a way for us to commemorate this Anniversary of Statehood.

There are many directions the theme of this Challenge could take you; our State animal is the Mule, our State bird is the Eastern Bluebird, our State flower is the White Hawthorn, our State Song is The Missouri Waltz, etc.  Perhaps there is a landmark or a photograph from Missouri that you find inspiring.  Traditional quilters might use the Missouri Star as a focal point.  Or you might want to design a Birthday Card for our great State!

Here are the parameters:

♥ Quilt should measure no smaller than 12”x12” and no larger than 24”x24”.  It may be rectangular within these dimensions, such as 12”x18”, and can be oriented as portrait or landscape.

♥ Quilt must be your original concept and work, and should not infringe on copyright restrictions.  Example: If your work comes from a photograph, it should be your own or you should have permission to use it.

♥ Quilt must have a minimum of three layers (Top, Backing, and Batting) and be quilted.  Embellishments can be used to enhance your quilt.  Any embellishments or extensions must not extend past the 24”x24” limits.

♥ Quilts will be judged on workmanship and how well your quilt represents pride in our State and its Bicentennial.

♥ Quilts will be shown at the August 24 salad supper meeting.

Have fun and take advantage of this time to be creative and show your pride in our Beautiful State of Missouri and its Bicentennial!