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2020 Grunge Contest


2020 GRUNGE CONTEST

WRITTEN BY: 
Carrie Nelson

When Grunge debuted in 2008, few expected it to become Moda's most popular Basic Collection.  From it's start as a print in the Urban Couture collection, it's grown to become an instantly recognizable, iconic fabric.  With 226 colors and five variations, Grunge is officially a "thing."

2020 is Moda Fabrics and United Notions 45th Anniversary and we're celebrating with a Grunge Contest.  We're calling on Grunge-loving quilters to create a quilt using any Grunge fabric.  There are prizes, and the top three winning quilts will hang in the Moda booth at the 2020 International Fall Market in Houston.

Here's what you need to know. 

Start Date.  The 2020 Grunge Contest officially starts on Saturday, February 1.

Deadline.  Shops will be displaying entries and having their voting process starting September 1.  But check with your favorite quilt shop to be sure on the dates and process!

Fabrics.  The quilt top and back must be made with Moda Grunge brand fabrics - and only Moda Grunge brand fabrics.  The collections include GrungeGrunge Hits the SpotGrunge Metallic Hits the SpotGrunge Seeing StarsGrunge Metallics Seeing StarsGrunge Metallics and Glitter Grunge

Type of Project.  Any type of construction may be used to make the quilt - piecing and appliqué, embroidery, hand or machine quilting.  But the work must be original - commercial patterns or books may not be used.

Size.  The finished size of the quilt must not exceed 240" around.  E.g., a 60" x 60" quilt will be 240" total size.  A 60" x 70" quilt will be too big at 260" total size.

Finished Quilts Only.  Quilts must be quilted and bound to be considered in the final judging.  Since shops will be submitting photos of the quilts, the quilt must be completed when the shop makes their choices and takes the picture.

Quilt Label.  The quilt must be labeled, and it must include the Maker's name, the Quilter's name - if different, the city and contact information of the Maker. 

Limit on Entries?  There is no limit to the number of quilts you can enter at your quilt shop.  But each shop can submit only one quilt to Moda as their entry for the 2020 Grunge Contest. 

Prizes?  The top three quilts will have their quilts hang in the Moda booth at Fall Quilt Market 2020 and receive cash prizes.  First prize - $2,000.  Second prize - $1,000.  Third prize - $750.  The quilts will be returned to the Makers after Fall Market. 

So ask your favorite quilt shop if they're on board for the 2020 Grunge Contest.  If they carry any of BasicGrey's Grunge collections, we're betting they will be. 

If you want to keep the contest details on hand - 2020 Grunge Contest Postcard.

Are you in?  Are you Gonna Get Grungey for 2020?