Leonardo da Vinci
Mona Lisa

Small Odalisque in a Purple Robe

by Vickie Lord

Tribute to Klimt
by Debra Svitil

Pablo Picasso
Girl Before a Mirror

Rules for creating your MAKE YOUR OWN MASTER PIECE 2025 Challenge Quilt:


  • Your entry should be inspired by a famous painter!
  • Make a representative work of a famous painter, or to make a design of your own choice in the style of the painter. Think of Dali, Monet, Matisse, DaVinci, Klimt, Picasso, Mucha, Degas, Renoir, Miro, Klee, Chagall, O’Keefe of some of the most famous painters.  You are not limited to this list.  
  • Your quilt may be made in any manner: with machine or by hand, 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 2024 and January 2025.
  • You must be a current guild member to participate in the challenge.
  • And you should expect to show your quilt at the January 2025 meeting with an image of the painting that inspired your quilt!

Questions?  Challenge Advisor: Vickie Lord

Marc Chagall
Circus Horse

Paul Klee
Castle and Sun

Joan Miro
The Smile of the Flamboyant Wings

Georgia O’Keefe
Red Canna

Salvador Dali

Gustof Klimt
Woman in Gold

Water Lilies


Edgar Degas

Henri Matisse
Woman with a Hat

Alphonse Mucha

Thomas Gainsborough
Boy Blue

East Cobb Quilters’ Guild Challenge 2024



Canyon Melody

Quilt Maker:  Janice Chiaffredo

30 inches W x 33.5 inches L

My quilt was inspired by Native American flute songs.

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2nd Place

Lava Lamp Dreams

Quilt Maker: Evelyn Kennedy
31.5 inches W x 30.5 inches L

Lava Lamp Dreams takes me back to
my early teens when I was awakening
to music and the world seemed
boundless, wonderful and mysterious.
Does it remind you of a black light
poster? I was moved, then and now, by
the song Summer Breeze by Seals and
Crofts. The quilt has black background,
bright applique (both surface applique
and negative applique), fanciful shapes
such as circles, hearts, teardrops,
flowers, paisleys and flowing curly q’s.


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3rd Place

Coat of Many Colors

Quilt Maker:  Pat Kilmark
41 inches W x 41.5 inches L

When I first heard Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors”
song on the radio, it resonated deeply with my own
childhood experience. I also grew up poor, in a rural
area and part of a large family, what few things I had
were “hand me downs”. When something was “made”
for just me it took on an almost magical aspect. Too
young to understand that these acts of love were also
born out of financial desperation, I was extremely
proud to show off my new clothes. When I learned of
the music inspired quilting challenge theme, the
memory that immediately came to mind was of
hearing Dolly Parton’s song “Coat of Many Colors”.
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
and life to everything.

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4th Place

Perfect Harmony

Quilt Maker: Pam Bohlander
30 inches W x 37 inches L

I was inspired by the song I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (in Perfect Harmony), 1971, performed by The New Seekers. At that time opposition to the Vietnam War led to a huge Peace March on Washington. The quilt has a simple message that is so relevant in 2024. We need to work together and sing in harmony! The interwoven trunk of the tree represents the peoples of our world bound together in creation. The bright singing birds are crafted from a variety of fabrics from four continents representing diversity. See how they all join together to sing in Perfect Harmony! We only need to look to our Creator and natural world for inspiration. The fabric notes were cut on my Cricut.


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5th Place

Am I the Walrus?

Quilt Maker:  Vickie Lord
32 inches W x 42 inches L

The musical selection that goes with my quilt is “I am the Walrus” by the Beatles. I chose this because it reminds me of being 11 years old in Miss Sanders 6th grade class in 1967. Everyday before lunch she had us sit on our desks and she handed us mimeographed lyric sheets. We all sang “I am the Walrus” to the Beatles record. I don’t remember what I thought of the crazy lyrics, but it reminds me of happy times.




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