The Austin Modern Quilt Guild

2022 Community Outreach Challenge: Friendship Stars!

This year, we're celebrating Friendship Stars! We're asking everyone to make a twin-sized quilt with at least one friendship star visible on the top. Just like last year, we'll have multiple categories in addition to an overall winner for our members to vote on. Read on for the full details of the challenge!

Challenge parameters:

  • Submit a twin-sized quiltminimum size 60" x 80”to be eligible for challenge prizes. 

  • Aim for a gender-neutral aesthetic. While we know in our quilted hearts that pink is gender-neutral, we received a ton of pink quilts in 2021, so we'd like the rest of the rainbow to get some love!

  • Include at least one Friendship Star block in the quilt: We ask that you use this patternFriendship Star Quilt Block Patternas your jumping off point. Feel free to play with scale, size, repetition, and setting. Otherwise, the sky's the limit! 

  • While this is not a fabric challenge, we will have a fabric available for anyone who's interested! We can provide batting as well. You can pick up some fabric at the guild meetings or arrange a pickup outside of meeting times; reach out to the VP of Community Outreach at

Challenge timeline: 

  • Sign ups are open now! Please fill out this form to join the fun:
    Join the '22 Challenge!

  • To be eligible for the top two prizes: A photo of your completed quilt is due by midnight on October 1, emailed to
  • To be eligible for two smaller prizes: If you don't make the October 1 deadline, you can still bring your quilt for display and maybe you'll win of those!
  • Our stunning display of community quilts will once again be at Austin Creative Reuse, on Saturday, October 22, from 11:00 AM to 2 PM. Bring your completed and washed entry to join in the fun.


Here are this year's prize categories and ways to vote.

  • Overall Favorite - Guild members vote online. Grand prize is one quilt longarmed by Cheryl Degan (a certificate good for computerized edge-to-edge quilting for one quilt, max size 110x110; one-year expiration period). 
  • Best Use of Friendship Star Motif - Guild members vote online. This category winner gets one excellent quilty prize to be named later.
  • Viewers’ Choice - Anyone who comes by the ACR show can vote on paper for their favorite--including guild members, family members, ACR customers, passersby, pretty much anyone who takes the time to come check out all your hard work. This category winner gets a fun quilty prize to be named later.
  • Luck of the Draw - Didn't win any of the other categories? Your name will be entered in a drawing for a fun quilty prize to be named later.

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