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The Fabric Garden Virtual Quilt Challenge


Virtual Quilt Challenge!

Presented by The Fabric Garden, in celebration of Janome's 100th Anniversary

Hashtag on Your Social Media:  #FabricGardenQuiltChallenge

Challenge Fabrics:

Your challenge quilt must include each of the three challenge fabrics (see quilt challenge page at for challenge fabrics).    Purchase of a Challenge Kit containing a half-yard each of all three challenge fabrics, plus the challenge guidelines, is available at or in-store.  Additional yardage of the challenge fabrics is available for purchase on and in-store. All three of these fabrics must be used in the challenge quilt in a recognizable amount. You may add up to two additional fabrics of your choice.

Challenge Fabrics

Challenge Quilt:

Your Challenge Quilt must consist of front, batting and back, and be quilted (by machine or hand) through all layers, then bound. Techniques are your choice: pieced, applique, paper pierced, thread painting, embroidered, embellished to name a few. 


Size of Quilt:

Minimum perimeter is 120 inches.  Maximum perimeter is 210 inches.   The perimeter is calculated by adding the length all four sides. 

Example:  a 40 inch  x 60 inch quilt would be 40 + 40 + 60 + 60 = 200 perimeter size - which is less than the maximum allowable perimeter of 210 inches.


Quilt Name and Documentation:

Upon entering your quilt in the challenge, please assign a name for your quilt.  If you are using a commercial pattern, other than your own design, permission from the designer to use the pattern must be included in your application when you submit your quilt photos, with credit to designer and all other persons involved with completing your quilt (longarm quilter, etc.)


How to Enter your Quilt:

To enter your quilt, you will fill out a quilt challenge application form on the Quilt Challenge page at beginning February 18, 2021.  You will also be required to email us two photos of your quilt; one of the complete, entire quilt, and one close-up to show detail in your quilt.  Include your full name, City and State in the email.  Photograph should be good quality in clear focus, with minimum dimensions of 600 x 600 pixels.  Size of each photo must not exceed 5mb.  If you required permission from pattern designer, that must be accompanies in the same email as photos.  Maximum combined size of all attachments sent at once cannot exceed 20mb.  We reserve the right to crop and resize photos.


Key Dates

January 21, 2021:
Challenge Quilt Kits and fabrics available for purchase 

February 18, 2021:

Entry of Challenge Quilts opens on Quilt Challenge page

June15, 2021:

Deadline to enter Challenge Quilt

August 3, 2021 through October 5, 2021:

Online voting open at the Quilt Challenge page at  One entry per person.

October 16, 2021

Quilt Challenge Winners will be announced on our Facebook Live (time tbd). 
Winners will be posted on our website’s Quilt Challenge page by October 18, 2020.



There are four tiers of winners:  Grand Prize, 1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd place. 
Online voting takes place on our website August 3, 2021 thru October 5, 2021. 

Grand Prize
One lucky person will win a Janome Skyline S7 machine, with a retail value in excess of $3,000.00.

1st Place

A Janome Collector’s tin of 30 Iris Threads (15 rayon / 15 cotton).  $104.98 value.

2nd Place
An assortment of Janome Needles and Bobbins, $75.00 value

3rd Place
A $50.00 gift certificate to The Fabric Garden, your choice to use in-store or at our online shop.


General Rules:

By submitting entry to quilt challenge, you agree to all rules and requirements. Entries are open only to persons residing in the United States. Prizes will be only be shipped within United States. All entrants give permission to The Fabric Garden to have their quilt and their name used for marketing purposes on, but not limited to, website, social media, marketing emails. By entering this challenge, you agree to hold harmless : The Fabric Garden Inc and all directors, employees and sponsors. Janome America is not affiliated of this challenge, nor any of its parent companies, subsidiaries or affiliates. The Fabric Garden is supplying all prizes. The Fabric Garden reserves the right to disqualify any quilts that are misrepresented or not following rules and guidelines.

Printable (PDF) Rules & Guidelines 

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