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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 be shared on Moda's social media channels.

Grunge Mod Diamond Quilt - October Basics Bundle

Here's what you need to know. 

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

Deadline.  The deadline to submit entries is September 14, 2020.

Individual Entries.  Because of the changes in our world, and because we'd had so many requests, we are going to accept entries directly from individuals.  There will be a 2020 Grunge Contest Entry Form on the Moda website starting Tuesday, September 1.

Fabrics.  The quilt top and back must be made with Moda Grunge brand fabrics - and only Moda Grunge brand fabrics.  The collections include Grunge, Grunge Hits the Spot, Grunge Metallic Hits the Spot, Grunge Seeing Stars, Grunge Metallics Seeing Stars, Grunge 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.

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?  Each individual can submit only one quilt to Moda as their entry for the 2020 Grunge Contest. 

One entry per Individual.

Moda Calendar Quilt Grunge

Prizes?  The top three winning quilts will be shared on Moda's social media channels and receive cash prizes.  First prize - $2,000.  Second prize - $1,000.  Third prize - $750. 

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?

Thank you to Sewing Arts Center for the image of the stacked bolts.

Before you enter, there are a few reminders.

  • You may upload as many as 3 images with your submission and the maximum file size of each image can not exceed 2MB.
  • You will receive a confirmation after you click SUBMIT.

The deadline for entries is Monday, September 14.

Individual Entry for 2020 Grunge Contest

Good luck!  And we're excited to see your quilts!

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