Fabric Challenges

Riley Blake Fabric Challenge

The challenge is now full! To participate, we encourage you to purchase fabric from your local quilt shop or from an online retailer. We will post a list of shops carrying the Riley Blake Challenge fabric soon. Thanks!


Welcome to the 2019 Riley Blake Fabric Challenge!

This year for the first time, we’re collaborating with an MQG member, Christopher Thompson! We're featuring prints from his new Riley Blake basics collection, Blossom, and Christopher helped select this year’s color palette. Our featured fabrics include Shades Robin1/8" Stripe Denim*, Blossom Baby Pink, and Blossom on White Navy.

*A previous version of this page wrongly listed 1/8" Stripe Navy as the featured stripe. Submissions using either the Denim or Navy stripe will be accepted.

The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2019. The top ten finalists will be displayed at Garden of Quilts in Lehi, Utah, Sep. 12–14, 2019. Check out Riley Blake’s website for more information!

Special thank you to Riley Blake Designs for hosting another great challenge!

Challenge Rules & Guidelines

  • You must make a quilt or quilted item (any size is welcome).
  • You must use at least three of the featured Riley Blake prints, as well as any additional Riley Blake prints or solids.
  • You may use any Riley Blake solids or prints in addition to the feature fabrics, but you may only use Riley Blake fabrics (including for the backing and binding).
  • We encourage you to try an original design suited to the fabric! You may also use a pattern, but please tell us which one in your submission. (And please always give credit to the designer when sharing images.)
  • The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2019.
  • Please submit your finished project to the link at the bottom of this page. We will announce the top three winners in early June 2019, and the top ten finalists will be displayed at Garden of Quilts next September! 
  • Please also share your work on Instagram using #mqgfabricchallenge and #rileyblakedesigns!

Good luck, and happy stitching!

Submit your entry!

Find the challenge fabric here:

Shop Name City State
The Wooden Spool Effingham Illinois
Lollipops Quilt Shop Fernandina Florida
Fabric.com - -
Homegrown Homesewn Cincinnati Ohio
Sew Crazy Cedar Park Texas
Sew Crazy Happy Lehi Utah
Red Rooster Quilts Columbus Ohio
Quilt Beginnings Dublin Ohio
Cute Little Bugs Murray Utah
Rycos Creative Sewing Center Lincoln Rhode Island
Gunnison Market Gunnison Utah
American Quilting Orem Utah
My Girlfriends Quilt Shoppe (Logan) Logan Utah
Web Fabrics Purcellville Virginia
Susans Stitches Rensselaer Falls New York
Pink Castle Fabrics Ann Arbor Michigan
Lou Lous Fabric Shop - -
Fabric Shack Waynesville Waynesville Ohio
Fabric Farm Hilliard Ohio
Simply Love Fabrics Lehi Ohio
Off The Rails Quilting Bondurant Iowa
My Girlfriends Quilt Shoppe (Midway) Midway Utah
Gardenia Fabrics - -
Fat Quarter Shop Buda Texas
Stitches N Giggles Orem Utah
Sew N Save - Clearfield Clearfield Utah
Pine Needles (Gard Vill) West Jordan Utah
Fabric Mill Orem Orem Utah
Johnstons Home Center Benton Arkansas
Will N Bee'z Salem Oregon
Middlebury Sew N Vac Middlebury Vermont
International Sewing Supplies San Juan Puerto Rico
Beverlys Fabrics Aptos California
Handmade is Heartmade Tremonton Utah
Quilting Bee-Spokane Valley Spokane Valley Washington
Bears Paw Fabrics Towson Maryland
Country Manor Fabrics Battle Ground Washington
Quilting Mayhem Snohomish Washington
Primrose Cottage Quilting St. George Utah
Mayes Fabrics Lovell Wyoming
Quilters Cocoon Riverside California
Quilt Etc Sandy Utah
Jean Maries Fabrics Downtown Springfield Oregon
Fabric Shoppe-Camarillo Camarillo California
Fort Worth Fabric Studio North Richland Hills Texas
Calico Creations Mount Vernon Washington
And Sew On College Station Texas
Corn Wagon Quilt Co Springville Utah
Speckled Hen Quilts Aurora Oregon
Kiwi Fabrics - Folsom Sacramento California
Bernina Sewing Machine Station Brentwood Tennessee
Leavenworth Quilt Company Leavenworth Washington
Stitchin Heaven Mineola Texas
Sisters Scraps Quilt Shop Amarillo Texas
Quilt N Fabric Fayetteville Georgia
Rosies Calico Cupboard San Diego California
Uberstitch Orlando Florida
Quilted Keepsakes Norfolk Nebraska
Sew Stitching Happy Iowa City Iowa
Stitches Of Love Tallahassee Florida
Must Love Fabric Grapevine Texas
Bits N Pieces Wayne Michigan