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The Australasian Quilt Convention presents the 2017 AQC Challenge
– themed ‘Made in Australia: Flora & Fauna’

UPDATE FEB 11, 2017: ENTRIES HAVE NOW CLOSED. Good luck to all entrants and thank you for participating in our 2017 Challenge.

Notes about the theme: Quilts may show both flora and fauna OR either flora or fauna. All will be equally acceptable.

This prestigious annual quilt challenge attracts entries from around Australia, New Zealand and beyond, and we want you to get stitching with this year’s theme in mind. Three cash prizes will be awarded, presented by Expertise Events:

  • FIRST PRIZE: $3,500
  • RUNNER-UP: $1,500
  • VIEWERS’ CHOICE: $500

PLUS, you could also have your quilt displayed at the 2017 Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne, at Craft & Quilt Fairs around Australia and New Zealand, and selected entries will travel to the Quilters of Mexico event in February 2018. Prizes will be awarded based on the interpretation of theme, excellence in design and craftsmanship. And there is a Viewers’ Choice award, voted for at AQC.

  • Online entries close February 10, 2017
  • Quilts must be 90cm square and original in design
  • There is no entry fee for the challenge
  • Juried entrants will be notified by February 20, 2017 – please do not send in your quilt entry unless notified
  • The finalist quilts will be selected from these juried entrants
  • Please read the AQC Challenge Rules & Conditions of Entry before beginning your quilt
  • CLICK HERE for the HANGING DEVICE INSTRUCTIONS

This will be the tenth annual AQC Challenge and past themes have inspired some interesting work.
Here is a look at our wonderful past winners:

 

The AQC Challenge is sponsored by:

A Happy Place2016 Tradition with a Twist: ‘A Happy Place’
by Alison Withers, VIC.
See all finalists»

Henry-Jeannie_True-Blue-Jacko_FULL2015 True Blue: ‘True Blue Jacko’
by Jeannie Henry, NSW
. See all finalists»

 

2014 Ten: ‘Ten Together Equals Teamwork’
by Alison Withers, VIC. See all finalists»

2013_HelenGODDEN_FREE_EDIT 2013 Free: ‘Galloping Wild and Free’
by Helen Godden, ACT.
See all finalists»

2012 What the World Needs Now: ‘Balance’ by Robin Coombes, NSW 2012 What the World Needs Now:
‘Balance’ by Robin Coombes, NSW

2011 Seven Deadly Sins: ‘Hollywood’ by Bronwyn Hill / Bianca Hill, NSW2011 Seven Deadly Sins: ‘Hollywood’
by Bronwyn Hill / Bianca Hill, NSW

2010 Remember: ‘I Dream in Colour’ by Linden Lancaster, Victoria2010 Remember: ‘I Dream in Colour’
by Linden Lancaster, Victoria

2009 Fantasy: ‘When the Sun Goes Down’ by Denise Sargo, NSW2009 Fantasy: ‘When the Sun Goes Down’
by Denise Sargo, NSW