We are delighted to share the Spoonflower Greenhouse, our classroom and community space here at our Durham, NC HQ, with our local chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild each month. This spring, we partnered with the Triangle Modern Quilt Guild to sponsor a quilt challenge for a local charity, and we are thrilled to congratulate Beky Branagan, the winner of the Triangle Modern Quilt Guild Spoonflower Challenge! Read on for more about the challenge!
Triangle Modern Quilt Guild’s Spoonflower Challenge was a fabulous display of creativity and generosity. Members of TMGQ were given a set of 6 fat eighths as the springboard for creating an original quilt. The quilters could add up to 3 solid colors to fill out their quilt designs. It is always so exciting to how the same set of fabrics can be used in so many different ways.
The TMQG Spoonflower Challenge palette: entangled navy by Heather Dutton, chevron navy blue by misstiina, plus in sky blue by Candy Kirby Designs, spots coral by Casey D. Sibley, map of our sky border by Maria O, mudcloth in citron by Domesticate.)
To get a jumpstart on their quilts, TMQG members gathered in the Greenhouse in May for a day of sewing. Machines were humming, irons were hot, and good cheer filled the air. Watching the quilts come to life was mesmerizing. You can see “in process” photos that members shared on social media with the hashtag #spoonflowerfabricchallenge.
After putting in countless hours creating these masterpieces, the TMQG is donating the Challenge quilts and others to Methodist Home for Children in Raleigh, NC. Methodist Home for Children serves some of the most vulnerable children in our community by providing them with a safe, nurturing environment as they overcome difficult circumstances in their young lives. Spoonflower was delighted to be a part of Triangle Modern Quilt Guild’s effort to offer support to Methodist Home for Children. Thank you so much to all who participated in this challenge!