This is our recent Marq challenge entitled “Bead Inspired”. The first 8 quilts shown were entered in the Ultimate Guild Challenge competition at the AQS show in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We took 3rd place!
Bead Inspired: Create a piece of fiber art inspired by a single bead/button purchased from a bead/button shop or show. The item must be attached in some way to the quilt. The bead/button should determine at least one of the following: the shape of the quilt, color palette, design lines. Size: 32″ long (vertically – plus or minus 1″) by a minimum of 31″ wide (horizontally). The width of the quilt can exceed the minimum of 31″ if the design warrants it, up to a maximum of 60″.
You can also view them along with all the 2012 winners here: