Rules for the challenge

Adirondack Quilt Guild

2017-18 Stained Glass Challenge


  1. All items entered in this challenge must use a stained glass pattern. A stained glass pattern is defined as color blocks divided by black, navy, Grey or silver sashing.
  2. The stained glass pattern may be a commercial pattern or a pattern of the entrants design.


Challenge Rules

  1. To enter the challenge, AQG members must bring 4 fat quarters of good quality fabric to the September Guild meeting. The fat quarters must be (one each) blue, green, yellow and purple.
  2. The fat quarters may have a pattern using another color(s), as long as, the predominate color is one of the required colors.
  3. Each of the 4 fat quarters must be used in the stained glass item.
  4. Color blocks of fabric are to be joined by sashing to create a stained glass look.
  5. Width of the sashing is limited to a width of 1 inch. It can be narrower.
  6. Additional colors may be used in the item.
  7. The stained glass item created is the choice of the entrant (quilt, table topper, wall hanging, bag, clothing item, etc.) Quilts are limited to a maximum perimeter of 220 inches (55 inches per side, if square).
  8. Items must be completed and submitted at the April 2018 AQG meeting.
  9. Items must be available for display at the May 2018 Guild Show.



  1. Fat quarters are brought to the September 2017 Guild meeting.
  2. AQG members who wish to participate, but who are unable to attend the September meeting, should arrange to send their fat quarters to the meeting with another member.
  3. Fat quarters will be exchanged at the meeting so entrants will not be using the fat quarters they brought to the meeting in their stained glass item.
  4. Entrants will have from September 2017 until the end of March 2018 to complete the project.
  5. Entrants unable to attend the April 2018 meeting need to send their completed item to the Guild meeting with another member.
  6. AQG members will vote on the winners in each category at the April meeting.



  1. Most colorful
  2. Most Intricate
  3. Most Creative
  4. Best of Show
  5. First Challenge Entry

Great Workshop with Marlous Carter

The guild was treated to a great workshop with Marlous.  It  was well-attended and everyone seemed to have a good time.  Everyone got a wonderful start on their top and it was interesting to see the different takes on the design.  We have included more pictures on the photo page.

Sept. Workshop

The following is the items needed for the Sept. 16th workshop.


Materials List

Sewing machine in good working order with a zig zag stitch

Walking foot

Zipper foot

Pinking sheers

Contrasting decorative thread

1 yd. of corded piping

2”x wof strip

  1. 4 ½’’x50” strip of fabric

8 or more 3 ½” squares (prairie points)

4 2 1/2’’ strips x wof

Opt. cording or soutache braid

4 quilt sandwiches 10”x5” (3 layers, stitched 1” from each edge)