Utility 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 accessible fabrics for your Utilitarian 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.

Accessible fabrics mean you may use the scraps you have on hand, significant fabrics that you treasure, or head out to the thrift shop for a few shirts to incorporate. 

Candlelight Wovens - Ocean - Ruby Star Society

The color palette we would like you to use is dictated by one fabric. The woven texture of the Candlelight Woven in Ocean is your starting point that we would like to have included. Prints or solids from your stash are always welcome too. The starter bundle for this challenge is a half-yard cut of the Candlelight Woven fabric.

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 March 21, 2022. If your quilt is selected for publication, we will need to receive it by April 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 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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