Rules for creating your MUSICAL MADNESS 2024 Challenge Quilt:


    • Your entry should represent one of your favorite pieces of music as a quilt!
    • Be imaginative with respect to Melody, Harmony, Rhythm, Timbre, Form and where the quilt will be presented! We will talk about each of these at meetings in early 2023.
    • Your quilt may be made in any manner: machined, hand done, pieced, appliqué, embellished, traditional, modern, or mixed techniques.
    • It must have three quilted layers.
    • Minimum size is 30” on each side, and maximum size is 60” on each side. But it needn’t be square or rectangular! (A piano shaped quilt?!) but it must have a minimum binding length of 120” and a maximum of 240”.
    • It must be made between January 2023 and January 2024.
    • You must be a current guild member to participate in the challenge.
    • And you should expect to show your quilt at the January 2024 meeting with an audible snippet of the music that motivated you!

    Questions?  Challenge Advisor: Beau Palmer

    Inspirational Videos from Beau:

    The Baroque Era

    The Classical Era


    1st PLACE


    Quilt Maker:  Debbee West

    60 inches W x 60 inches L

    I always wanted to make Convex Illusions. When the ruby challenge came up, I decided to go ruby! I put 40 seed beads in the center to help the quilt glint when light hits it.

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    2nd Place

    40 Hidden Rubies

    Quilt Maker: Judy Weathers
    36 inches W x 36 inches L

    The quilt holds 40 ruby beads through the quilt. I used an Amy Pabst pattern from her log cabin book. It is hand quilted with dark, medium and light reds to celebrate 40 years for ECQG. I used foundation piecing for each block made with various cotton scraps. 

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    3rd Place

    We Love Daddy

    Quilt Maker:  Vickie Lord
    30 inches W x 30 inches L

    It is done with raw edge fusible applique with the shapes cut out on my Cricut cutting machine. The mother seahorse watches serenely as the father seahorse gives birth to their 40th baby.  

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