Abstract Mini Quilt Challenge - Call for Entries

Curated Quilts is now accepting entries for our next Mini Quilt Challenge! The Mini Quilt Gallery is a regular feature in each quarterly issue that features YOU! In every Curated Quilts issue, 24 quilts are selected for photography and included in the journal.

We have collaborated with Amanda Carye and Shannon Fraser of #30DaysofImprov on Instagram - to offer a unique palette, and fresh perspective on abstract. Along with selecting the palette and inspiration for the Abstract Mini Quilt Challenge, the ladies will make selections for quilts to include in the printed gallery. Read on to get started!

Please use flow as inspiration for your abstract mini quilt design. You can piece, appliqué, improvise, or paper piece your mini quilt. We love seeing your creativity and appreciate all forms of piecing in your mini quilts.

Abstract Mini Quilt Challenge

The color palette we would like you to use is included in the image above, teal, deep grey blue, bright yellow-green, soft grey, periwinkle, and flamingo pink. Prints or solids from your stash are always welcome too. The starter bundle for this challenge is a fat quarter bundle of Moda Bella Solids. 

*If shopping in your favorite fabric shop, the Bella colors to coordinate are glacier, citrine, lagoon, fog, flamingo, and galactic. 

Details we look for:

  • Square quilts, 10" x 10" up to 16" x 16".
  • The color palette is as close to inspiration as possible.
  • Creativity within the theme/inspiration. 
  • Quilting should be tidy and support the piecing.
  • Finished - bound and ready to ship for photos. 
  • Clear, well-lit photos help us see all your hard work clearly.

You are welcome to make one mini quilt or as many as you would like for this challenge - it's up to you! Each mini quilt needs to be submitted separately. To submit your mini quilt, please take a flat, front-facing image of your quilt in natural sunlight; to best represent the colors in your quilt. Color is the overarching theme that creates cohesion in the printed group of quilts.

The deadline for submissions is December 29, 2022. If your quilt is selected for publication, we will need to receive it by January 23, 2023 for photography. We look forward to working with you!

-Amy & Christine


Our new submissions process should be more streamlined for everyone, but will require you to set up an account with submittable. If you already have an account with submittable, that one will work for your submissions with Curated Quilts as well. This allows us to better communicate with everyone, and you to verify your submissions.

Everyone will receive a decision email within two weeks of the deadline - if you don't have one in your inbox please log-in to submittable, and check on your submission. 

We are excited about this upgrade to the submission process! If you have questions please reach out by emailing us at info@curatedquilts.com If you are having trouble logging in to submittable - please reach out to the support team at submittable. 

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