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2023 Cherrywood Challenge - Monarch

The iconic black and orange monarch butterfly is threatened with extinction because of habitat destruction and climate change. What does that mean to you? How would you like to immortalize the monarch? What is it about monarchs that is so endearing? Use your insight and personal style to design the quilt. We will select quilts based on originality, creativity, design, impact, workmanship and overall variety of the exhibit.
Finished measurements must be 20 inches square. The name of the game for this challenge is continuity, so we need this exact size.
The challenge is to use a limited color palette. Your entry must use ONLY the eight colors of fabric in the official Challenge Bundle. Thread color, ink/paint color and colors of embellishments are not limited in their color.
The entire quilt top and binding must be made out of the Cherrywood Challenge Bundle. No other brand of fabric may be added (with the exception of backing). This challenge is about using your talents to show off the suede texture and color of Cherrywood.
ADD COLOR WITH EMBELLISHING TECHNIQUES: quilting, thread painting, embroidery, couching, beading, fabric painting, drawing, etc! Any technique or fabric manipulation is acceptable as long as it maintains the official challenge colors and character of a textile quilt. Embellishments must stay within the 20-inch size. Must withstand packing and shipping.

Price for bundle of 8 fat quarters and sample of misty fuse is $65 Canadian. If you wish  to submit your challenge there is an additional $30US fee. Entries are due June15,2023.