Creative Quilt-Making Opportunities

Fair Quilt

Each year, you are invited to submit a block supporting that year’s South Florida Fair theme. If your block is selected in the anonymous jury process, it will be be sewn into that year’s quilt and exhibited at the Fair, and it will become part of history. And, if your block wins one of three prizes, it will be given a place of honor in the finished quilt, and you will receive a cash prize.

Community Outreach quilts

including Project Linus and Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County. You are invited to make small, creative, quilts for these admirable programs.

The 24” high “Welcome Home” wall-quilts are for a local, hard-working family buying their first home through Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County. Directions for making a Welcome Home quilt is on the website. You have a choice of technique (applique or pieced) and design – it should be a home-themed design of cheerful colors. See the directions for more information and a sample.

The Project Linus quilts are easy and quick – a great project to perfect your piecing, quilting, and binding skills. These quilts are made of 6″ finished blocks in colorful fabrics. Area firefighters keep these soft quilts on their trucks and use them to comfort a child in crisis.

Help making both of these service quilts is available at our community outreach “Sew-In “days a few times each year.

Small Quilt Auction

One of the favorite activities at our quilt show, “Quilts of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” is the small quilt auction. Make a small quilt (click here for rules) and watch the bids go higher and higher in the silent auction. When your quilt is “sold,” be proud that your work is bringing someone else pleasure and know that you are helping to support the Guild’s community projects and activities.

Annual Opportunity Quilt

Also a themed quilt, you can submit a block to help support the Guild’s community outreach programs. The creative themes have included birdhouses, under-the-sea, tropical flowers, butterflies, a village, and many others.

Annual Guild Challenge

Each year, the Challenge committee identifies a theme for this creative event. Members complete quilts and quilted items such as wearables, accessories, home dec items. Guild members select three “viewers’ choice” winners. The annual challenge has included Barns, Strip-Tease, and other wild themes over the years and have been exhibited in our shows, Mancuso international quilt shows, libraries, and other venues.