It’s a BLOCK Party!

We are teaching Georgia kids about quilting

 

The Block Party is a great way for Georgia students in grades K-12 to have fun using their creativity, sense of color, and basic math skills to learn about quilting and make a 16″ quilt block.  Blocks can be based on existing patterns, or an original design.

The Block Party introduces Georgia students to an art form they may not be familiar with, and provides a setting for their work to be displayed at Georgia Celebrates Quilts® biennial quilt show, 2024, at the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta, GA.

Students can make blocks on their own, or in an organized setting such as a sewing class, a homeschool program, as part of a Scout Troop or 4-H Club, with a neighborhood quilter or relative, etc.

Blocks Must:

  • Include at least two different 100% cotton woven fabrics (i.e., not t-shirt type or other knit fabric).  Additional fabrics, trims and embellishments are allowed.
  • Include some machine or hand stitching; it should NOT be quilted.
    Measure 16″ square.
  • Blocks more than 1″ smaller or larger will be disqualified from inclusion in Georgia Celebrates Quilts® 2024.
  • No glitter or any other loose materials.

Questions? Contact ECQG Block Party Committee Chair Fran at blockparty@ecqg.com.

The Block Party program sponsored by East Cobb Quilters’ Guild is inspired by, but separate from, the annual nationwide School Block Challenge, which is coordinated by the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY.

Block Party Entries:

  • Are limited to one entry per student
  • Must be postmarked by May 10, 2024
  • Entitle each student to one free admission (a $10 value) to Georgia Celebrates Quilts® 2024 to see their block and all the other entered blocks and amazing quilts!
  • Will be returned after the show, along with fabric for the back, and instructions to create a pillow or wall hanging with their block.

Click the button below for complete entry rules and the entry form.