2013 President’s Challenge issued by Sue Pirie

It is a two part challenge. Part One - plan to put an entry in the 2013 quilt show. It can be a full size quilt, lap quilt, crib quilt, wall hanging, bag, article of clothing or home decor. It does not have to be perfect. If you did it, and like it, other people will also enjoy looking at it. There are no judges.
Part Two - volunteer at least an hour to help with the quilt show. There are lots of volunteer opportunities that involve a wide variety of activities.

2012 President’s Challenge issued by Janet Slater

FAIRY TALES AND NURSERY RHYMES GONE AWRY! Challenge was to find the inner child within us and show how we relate to the fairy tales and nursery rhymes of our youth.

Attached are photos of the three winners of the President's Challenge 2012.

Leah Mitchell
1st place Leah Mitchell
1st placeLeah Mitchell
2nd place Jeanne Bell
Sue Pirie
3rd place Sue Pirie

President's Challenge 2011

This year the president's challenge requires a visit to the Dufferin County Museum and archives (or its website) for inspiration. Choose a theme from something you see on display there.
There are no restrictions on size or shape. Make a block or an entire quilt.

The Guild is one of the sponsor's for the museum's exhibit A Stitch in Time. The challenge dovetails nicely with this activity.

President's Challenge 2010

Complete ONE entry for our Quilt show in October! A quilt, clothing item, decor item, mini quilt, etc.: we want the show to reflect who we are and where we are with our quilting. There is no such things as "not good enough"!


President’s Challenge 2009


greenREDUCE: Create a miniature quilt, with a perimeter from 40” to 60”, using a minimum of four blocks.

REUSE: One or more traditional/public domain block patterns,

BUT put your personal spin on it, through the use of a new technique, border, setting, colour, etc. I will have a form for you to fill out to accompany your entry.

RECYCLE: Draw from fabric in your stash, trade or borrow from a friend, BUT do NOT purchase any new material! Embellish your work with found things and/or quilt with an old pattern.

Some of the 2009 challenge winners.†
Jeanne and Betty Joan and Jacky

President’s Challenge 2008

The challenge: to create a wall hanging, table top or mini quilt with a perimeter of 160 inches or less.

The theme: Memories of Mother

Joan Tipping


Viewer's Choice... 1st. place Joan Tipping

Beckie Shaw

Viewer's Choice 2nd place Beckie Shaw

Fern Pugh

Viewer's Choice ..3rd. place Fern Pugh

Jeanne Bell
President's Choice Jeanne Bell

Block/President’s Challenge 2006 - Feathered Star Challenge

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Block/President’s Challenge 2005 - Holly Scrap Quilt

designed by Deborah Moffett-Hall

Holly Scrap Quilt

President’s Challenge 2004 Landscape Quilt

1st Prize: Sheila Snider

1st Prize Shelia Snider

Dufferin Museum

2nd Prize: Liz Nash

2nd prize Liz Nash
Dufferin Side Road

3rd Prize: Ruth Williams

3rd prize Ruth Wiliams
Monora Park

President’s Choice: Tracey Hand-Breckinridge

Tracey Hand-Breckinridge
Mono Cliffs

Honorable Mention: Jeanne Bell

Jeanne Bell

Balloon over Island Lake