Paper Pieced 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.

Please use symmetry as inspiration for your paper pieced mini quilt design. You can employ any combination of paper piecing in your mini quilt.

Curated Quilts Paper Pieced Mini Quilt Challenge

The color palette we would like you to use is included in the image above, aqua, pale pink, hot pink, mango orange, yellow, and deep teal. 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 aqua, pale pink, peony, mango, sunflower, and Prussian blue. 

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 September 19, 2022. If your quilt is selected for publication, we will need to receive it by October 15th 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 If you are having trouble logging in to submittable - please reach out to the support team at submittable. 

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