A challenge quilt refers to a ‘contest’ that quilters enter. Sometimes there are prizes for the winners and sometimes there aren’t. Each challenge has different rules. Sometimes the challenge quilt involves using a particular fabric or groups of fabric in your quilts. Often the fabric companies will use a challenge to introduce a new line of fabrics. Other challenges revolve around a theme or a particular block.
The above quilt was part of a quilt shop challenge. Each entrant was given a few fabrics that had to be used in the quilt. For more information about the fabrics and the challenge rules, see this challenge quilt in our gallery.