Quarterly Challenges

June 2023 Quarterly Challenge:


Make a quilt or quilted item featuring the 2023 Pantone color of the year, VIVA MAGENTA. (Pantone Color Code 18-1750 TCX for those of you wanting to try to match the color exactly!)

Pantone describes Viva magenta as “a nuanced crimson red tone that presents a balance between warm and cool.”

We are not specifying a particular fabric for this challenge - you may use any fabric (solid or patterned) featuring this rich shade of magenta!

Due at our June meeting.

March 2023 Quarterly Challenge:


Use the block you received at our December 2022 meeting (or any leftover block in your sewing space) to make a small project…

  • a placemat (or more than one!)

  • a table or bed runner

  • a baby quilt

  • or a project of your choice!

Use the block as a whole, or cut it up and rearrange it into something different, or use it as inspiration for something entirely new! The choice is yours!

Projects are due at the March 2023 meeting. We will collect work from anyone wishing to donate to a local charitable organization.

December 2022 Quarterly Challenge:


Inspired by Sarah Ruiz’s 100 Days of Creative Bliss presentation, we’re having another Quilted Postcard Exchange!

We will pair you with a member of Twin States MQG or New Hampshire MQG to send and receive quilted postcards for the holidays!

The postcard(s) you make must be mailed by December 1st so we can all share them at our December guild meetings!

If you post photos to Social Media please use the hashtag #2022QuiltPostcardSwap @capitaldistrictmqg so we can all see your work!

September 2022 Quarterly Challenge:

Make a Winter Holiday Project!

Who has time to sew winter holiday themed things in December?

Let’s sew them in the summer instead!

Make a mini quilt, a table runner, throw pillows, a tree skirt, stockings, placemats, for your whole family... Anything your heart desires!

Use any winter holiday theme: Christmas, Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, St. Lucia Day, Thanksgiving, New Years Eve, etc!

It’s more fun sewing with friends:
Work on your holiday projects during our Open Sew Day
on August 7th from 2-6pm at the Brunswick Community Library.

Finished projects are due at our September or October meeting.

June 2022 Quarterly Challenge:

Mini Quilts Inspired By Book Cover Art

Our Patchwork & Prose exhibit will be displayed at the Brunswick Community Library in July & August.

Photos from our opening reception on July 8, 2022.

March 2022 Quarterly Challenge:

Fat Quarter Exhange Mini Quilts

Displayed at the Bethlehem Public Library during our Monthly Meeting.

Our quilts are works of art!

We look for opportunities to share our work with the community and exhibit our quilts for the public.
Please contact us if you have gallery or display space and would like to work with our guild:

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