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Challenges

Contemporary Quilt regularly offers challenges to members. These challenges lead to exhibitions. The CQ Challenge website has been set up for Contemporary Quilt members to complete their CQ Challenge entries online. The website also includes photo galleries of past challenge entries.


On The Edge 2016

The challenge for 2016 is "On The Edge". Further details can be found on the CQ Challenge website. The challenge is due to be exhibited at the National Needlework Archive in September/October 2016.

Elements 2015

The challenge for 2015 was Elements. Selected quilts were exhibited at the Festival of Quilts 2015. They are also due to be exhibited at Quilt Expo en Beaujolais in April 2016 and at the Bramble Patch during August 2016. Photos of the quilts selected can be found in the CQ Challenge website Elements Gallery

Quilt shown: Jane Varrall Cyprium

Dislocation 2014

The theme for the exhibition at the Festival of Quilts in 2014 is 'Dislocation'. The quilts are 120 x 50 cm, either portrait or landscape format.

Photos of the quilts made for this exhibition can be found here: Dislocation Gallery

Dislocation quilt by Claire Lynch

Horizons 2013

The theme for the Exhibition at the Festival of Quilts in 2013 was 'Horizons'.  The quilts are 50 x 150cm (w x h).

Quilt made by Chris Dixon

More photos of the quilts made for this exhibition can be found here: Horizons Gallery

CQ@10 2012

2012 is the year that the Group celebrated its 10th birthday.  We have come a long way in those ten years and now have over 600 members.  To mark this occasion we held a special exhibition of quilts based on a black and white photograph of East Poole tin mine in Cornwall taken by professional photographer, Tony Howell.  Why a tin mine? Because tin is the symbol of 10th anniversaries.  We were granted a gallery space at the Festival of Quilts 2012 to hang the 23 quilts juried into the exhibition.

To see more, please click on the link:

http://www.contemporaryquilt.org.uk/cq10.html

CQ@10, the book

Contemporary Quilt's, CQ@10 book, celebrating ten years of quilting by the members is available here.

Detail from Balcony rail by Sandra Grusd

Pictorial Consequences 2011

An idea based on the children's game.  Members were invited to create parts of real, imaginary, mystical or historical persons or creatures.  These quilts were shown at the Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham, in 2011, where they were mixed up to create the same kind of weird and nonsensical creations that result when playing the paper and pencil game.

To see more, please click on the link:

http://www.contemporaryquilt.org.uk/pictorial-consequences.html

Guatamalan woman by Gillian Travis

Breakthrough 2009

Quilts had to be either 24" (60 cm) square or 36" (90 cm) square.
A book was published containing all these quilts.

To see more please follow the link:

http://www.contemporaryquilt.org.uk/breakthrough.html.

Hadron Collider by Kate Findlay


Thin Blue Line 2008

All quilts are 12" x 48" (30 cm x 120cm) 
A blue line had to run horizontally across the quilt whether portrait or landscape

To see more, please follow the link:

http://www.contemporaryquilt.org.uk/thin-blue-line.html

Land of Two Halves by Jill Exell

Fissures 2006

Maximum size of all quilts is 50 cm x 100cm

To see more, please follow the link:

http://www.contemporaryquilt.org.uk/fissures.html 

Stones in a Fissure by Liz Evans