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Y2K Challenge

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the Boundary Bay Quilters’ Guild (BBQG) and, to commemorate this milestone, there will be a “2020 Challenge”. Participants will have 11 months to complete a quilt to be shown at the December 2020 meeting. Members attending the December meeting will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite, and prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Registration information is available at the regular Guild meetings.

Quilts submitted for this challenge will be included in a special display at the BBQG’s 2021 Quilt Show to illustrate how far we’ve come in 20 years.


Registration – The last date to register for this challenge was June 16th.

Theme – The traditional 20th Anniversary gift is CHINA. This could be interpreted in many ways as your jumping off point, i.e. a trip to China; Chinese designs on fabric; or … dishes.

Inspiration – Look through your old books and magazines and your vintage fabric stash and find “something” that indicates what we were making in 2000. If you weren’t quilting or didn’t save any old patterns, etc., there is a supply of old magazines available.

Sizes – In keeping with the theme, quilt sizes must be divisible by 20 inches – i.e. 20 X 20, 20 X 40, 40 X 40, etc., with a minimum size of 20 X 20 and a maximum size of 60 X 60.

Closing Date – Your quilt must be finished and ready to be hung by the December 15th meeting.

Artist’s Statement – For the benefit of the viewers, please Include a short artist’s statement that includes the pattern designer and how your quilt relates to the year 2000 — pattern from that era, fabric or unfinished object (UFO) from that time, etc.

Sew, have a dig into the back of your cupboard and see what’s been hiding back there, just waiting for the opportunity to be used for this challenge. The sign-up sheet will be conveniently located between “Bus Trips” and “Block Lotto” at the upcoming meetings.

Have questions? Contact Kathy Chambers or Dawn Fielden