The National Grange has become a recognized partner in the mission of the Quilts
of Valor® Foundation as an official Under Our Wings® program. This program allows
Grange members to create quilts and present them to veterans in their communities
or in the organization, and teach the art of quilting to novices and young people while
completing this meaningful community service. If your Grange has no quilters, you can donate space, resources or funds.
2019 GWA State Contests
All contests are open to members and non-members. Each contestant can have only one entry per category.
All entries must be labeled with the contest, category, entrant’s name, complete address, email, phone, Grange name and number, and county. For non-members, please supply your sponsoring member’s name and Grange. Use this handy contest entry form or make your own label following this template.
All entries will be received in the GWA exhibit area at the convention site Noon – 5 p.m. on Saturday June 22nd and 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday June 23rd.
The Oregon State Grange GWA Committee will secure judges for all contests. After judging, baked goods and candies will be placed on the GWA sale table. The GWA exhibit area will be open before and after State Grange is in session and during lunch and other break times.
National Grange Quilt Block Contest
The National Grange Quilt Block Contest is open to both members and prospective members. Only one quilt block per person will be judged. A 2019 Quilt Block Contest Entry Form must be completed for each block. Download the form from www.orgrange.org/grange-workers-activities
Junior—(Age 13 and under)
2019 pattern “Pride of Quillisascut” (Based on the Disappearing Nine Patch, also called Split Nine Patch)
Three fabrics. The key to this block is that there is good contrast between all three fabrics.
Fabric A should be a medium to dark print.
Fabric B should be significantly lighter than fabric A.
Fabric C should be BRIGHT! Not a pastel bright, but a strong BRIGHT!
All fabric used should be cotton.
Constructing the Quilt Block:
- Cut all pieces to 4-½ inch x 4-½ inch square.
- Fabric A: Cut four.
- Fabric B: Cut four.
- Fabric C: Cut one.
- Use a ¼ inch seam allowance. Sew into three rows: ABA, BCB, ABA. Sew the rows together into a single block.
- Cut the block into four equal pieces through the middle.
- Rotate two blocks.
- Sew the block back together using a ¼ inch seam allowance.
Now the block should measure 12 inches x 12 inches.
- Press all seams.
- Clip and remove all threads.
State Judging: Entries received in the GWA exhibit area at the Molalla High School no later than noon Sunday June 23 will be judged to determine Oregon’s winners. The 1st place winner in each group will be sent to National Grange for judging. Second and third place winners will receive ribbons.
All contest submissions must be received by the National Grange Lecturer by October 31, 2019. Send your blocks with entry form to: Christine Hamp, National Lecturer, 16418 N. Birdie Rd, Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026
- Grange Worker Activities Scholarship Application must be postmarked to the State GWA Director no later than May 1.
Grange Workers Activities Committee
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