In addition to the 2021 1930’s GVQC Challenge Traditional to Modern, four special
exhibits have been chosen for GVQF 2021 that represent a wide variety of techniques
GVQC 2021 Challenge - Traditional to Modern
GeneseeValleyQuiltClubbeganin1936andcelebratesits85thAnniversaryin2021.Thischallengeexhibitistoshow howquiltinghaschangedfromthe1930’suntilnow.Theaimofthechallengeistohonortraditionalblockspopularin the1930’sand/oramoderninterpretationofatraditionalthirtiesblock.Thismoderninterpretationcouldbeablock makeover, use modern fabrics, or both. Quiltsare36”x36,”representeithertraditional1930’soramoderninterpretation,andcanbeappliquedorpieced.and canonlyincludefifteenofthemostpopularblocksusedinthe1930’s.Blocksallowedinthechallengeinclude: DresdenPlateorFan,Grandmother’sFlowerGarden,BasketDesign,Drunkard’sPath,SunbonnetSue,FlyingGeese, NinePatch,Star,BowTie,TumblingBlocks,Snail’sTrail,NewYorkBeauty,LogCabin,CardTrick,andDiamondina Square.
Princess Diana - A Cherrywood Traveling Exhibit
CherrywoodisasmallfabriccompanyinMinnesotathatsellshand-dyedmuslinthatlooks likesuede.Theirfabricsaresolidcolorsthatarecolorfast,preshrunk,haveahigher threadcountwithnonap.Theystartedtheirchallengequiltsin2014withthetheme ofthemusicalWicked.Sincethentheyhavesponsoredchallengesthatusealimited numberofcolorswithasizeof20"by20".BesidesWicked,pastthemeshavebeen TheLionKing(2016),VanGogh(2018),BobRoss(2019)andthethemefortheir 2020 challenge, Princess Diana. WearepleasedthatGVQF2021willfeaturePrincessDianawherethemakersofquilts forthischallengewillbetryingtocaptureandtocreateamemorialmadefromfabric andthread.Inallthechallenges,quiltswillhavethesamesizeandusethesamefabrics,colors,andtheme.Don’t miss this opportunity to see the Princess Diana challenge. Cherrywoodwebsiteiswww.cherrywoodfabrics.bigcartel.comformoreinformationaboutanyoftheirchallengesandto seethetravelingexhibitsforeachyear.Besuretoscrolldownthebottomofthehomepagetofindthechallenge entries.
Rochester Museum and Science Center Exhibit
TheRochesterandScienceCenterhasasignificantcollectionofantiquesquiltswhichareseldomseen.Theclub historian, Mery McEvoy, is working with the museum to select the quilts to be shown. Wearefortunatethatthemuseumwilldeliverthequiltsandhelpcuratethemforourshowandamemberoftheirstaffwill answer your questions about the quilts and their collection.
American Quilt Study Group on Medallion Style Quilts
ThisexhibitwillbesponsoredbytheAmericanQuiltStudyGroupfromPennsylvania.AmericanQuiltStudyGroup establishesandpromotesthehigheststandardsforinterdisciplinaryquilt-relatedstudy,providingopportunitiesfor study,research,andpublicationofworks.Thisbiennialquiltstudychallengesmemberstolearnthehistoryofan individualquiltbyselectingonethataddressesaspecifieddesign,style,orperiod,andthenmakingasmallreplicaor interpretationofit.Thefocusofthe2020studyis"FramedCenter/MedallionQuilts:HistoryofaStyle"andwillbeon display at GVQF 2021. Amongtheirrecentthemesforchallengeshavebeen"TwoHundredYearsofSolidColorQuilts,1800to2000"(2018), BasketQuilts(2016),andCivilWarQuilts(2014).The2018exhibitiscurrentlytraveling.Only50individualscan participate and a maximum of 25 quilts will be selected for the traveling exhibit. Wearefortunatethatthegroupwillsendarepresentativewiththeirquiltstoanswerquestionsaboutthegroupandthe quilts in the exhibit. More information is available at www.americanquiltstudygroup.org.
Vision 2020 - QCNYS Challenge
QuiltersConsortiumofNewYorkState,ofwhichGVQCisamember,hasabiennialchallenge.Quiltersthatbelongto member clubs, or are business members are invited to submit a quilt in the challenge. Thethemeofthe2020challengeisVision2020.Quiltscanrespondtothethemeinwhateverdirectiontheywant.For example,theymaychooseadesignthatissight-related,exploreeyeglassfashions,offeramacroviewofthefuture,or explore the existential.Check their website www.qcnys.org for all the requirements for submitting a quilt.
Genesee Valley QuiltFest - Genesee Valley Quilt Club, Copyright 2020
In addition to the 2021 1930’s GVQC
Challenge Traditional to Modern, four
special exhibits have been chosen for
GVQF 2021 that represent a wide variety
of techniques and themes.
GVQC 2021 Challenge - Traditional to
Genesee Valley Quilt Club began in 1936 and celebrates its 85th Anniversary in 2021. This challenge exhibit is to show how quilting has changed from the 1930’s until now. The aim of the challenge is to honor traditional blocks popular in the 1930’s and/or a modern interpretation of a traditional thirties block. This modern interpretation could be a block makeover, use modern fabrics, or both. Quilts are 36” x 36,” represent either traditional 1930’s or a modern interpretation, and can be appliqued or pieced. and can only include fifteen of the most popular blocks used in the 1930’s. Blocks allowed in the challenge include: Dresden Plate or Fan, Grandmother’s Flower Garden, Basket Design, Drunkard’s Path, Sunbonnet Sue, Flying Geese, Nine Patch, Star, Bow Tie, Tumbling Blocks, Snail’s Trail, New York Beauty, Log Cabin, Card Trick, and Diamond in a Square.
Princess Diana - A Cherrywood
Cherrywood is a small fabric company in Minnesota that sells hand-dyed muslin that looks like suede. Their fabrics are solid colors that are colorfast, preshrunk, have a higher thread count with no nap. They started their challenge quilts in 2014 with the theme of the musical Wicked. Since then they have sponsored challenges that use a limited number of colors with a size of 20" by 20". Besides Wicked, past themes have been The Lion King (2016), Van Gogh (2018), Bob Ross (2019) and the theme for their 2020 challenge, Princess Diana. We are pleased that GVQF 2021 will feature Princess Diana where the makers of quilts for this challenge will be trying to capture and to create a memorial made from fabric and thread. In all the challenges, quilts will have the same size and use the same fabrics, colors, and theme. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the Princess Diana challenge. Cherrywood website is www.cherrywoodfabrics.bigcartel.com for more information about any of their challenges and to see the traveling exhibits for each year. Be sure to scroll down the bottom of the home page to find the challenge entries.
Rochester Museum and Science Center
The Rochester and Science Center has a significant collection of antiques quilts which are seldom seen. The club historian, Mery McEvoy, is working with the museum to select the quilts to be shown. We are fortunate that the museum will deliver the quilts and help curate them for our show and a member of their staff will answer your questions about the quilts and their collection.
American Quilt Study Group on
Medallion Style Quilts
This exhibit will be sponsored by the American Quilt Study Group from Pennsylvania. American Quilt Study Group establishes and promotes the highest standards for interdisciplinary quilt-related study, providing opportunities for study, research, and publication of works. This biennial quilt study challenges members to learn the history of an individual quilt by selecting one that addresses a specified design, style, or period, and then making a small replica or interpretation of it. The focus of the 2020 study is "Framed Center/Medallion Quilts: History of a Style" and will be on display at GVQF 2021. Among their recent themes for challenges have been "Two Hundred Years of Solid Color Quilts, 1800 to 2000" (2018), Basket Quilts (2016), and Civil War Quilts (2014). The 2018 exhibit is currently traveling. Only 50 individuals can participate and a maximum of 25 quilts will be selected for the traveling exhibit. We are fortunate that the group will send a representative with their quilts to answer questions about the group and the quilts in the exhibit. More information is available at www.americanquiltstudygroup.org.
Vision 2020 - QCNYS Challenge
Quilters Consortium of New York State, of which GVQC is a member, has a biennial challenge. Quilters that belong to member clubs, or are business members are invited to submit a quilt in the challenge. The theme of the 2020 challenge is Vision 2020. Quilts can respond to the theme in whatever direction they want. For example, they may choose a design that is sight-related, explore eyeglass fashions, offer a macro view of the future, or explore the existential.Check their website www.qcnys.org for all the requirements for submitting a quilt.