NOTE:  Since our meetings have been cancelled, any of the monthly challenges will be acceptable.  We have no new challenges, but the Ugly Fabric challenge will be an ongoing challenge.  If any of you are interested in getting a FQ of the fabric, Mary Lynne and I will supply it.  Just give us a call.  I know that many of us are staying busy with various projects that support the Scrapbasket charities


Here is the list of challenges for 2020.

We are also creating a new challenge involving charm squares and because they will be traded, we ask for the charm to be of quilt store quality.  There is a major difference between the gray goods that quilting fabric companies use as a base.

Please remember that any kids or donation quilt or pillowcase is always considered a challenge.

Be sure to look for the challenge sign up  sheet on the bar.


February       Donation quilt and/or pillowcase

March            2020 Kona Color. GREEN.  Any project—-quilt, placemat, wall hanging.

April               FINISH IT.  Any project waiting to be completed.  How  old is it?

May                 UGLY Fabric.   We will supply the ugly fabric.  It is on order and will have It at March meeting.

June                 Three blocks for QOV.  Bind a QOV quilt.  Make a pillowcase.

July                   Red, White and Blue project.  Anything patriotic

September     CHARM  square challenge

October           STRIPS and SCRAPS REDUCTION.  And item using those from your stash.




NOVEMBER CHALLENGE – sew Christmas Stockings for charity



For July, the theme is “red, white, and ____?_____”.   You fill in the blank!


For June, we are to bring a “white elephant” to exchange – something you will never finish.   You will get someone else’s white elephant, finish it, and bring it for show and tell.  You get to keep the project you receive.

April’s challenge will be “The Quilted Phrase”.  Make a wall hanging using this phrase as inspiration…the phrase is “QUILTERS KNOW ALL THE ANGLES.”  This challenge will be due in April.


  • Do a charity project for our Donation Quilts group.
  • Finish a UFO (UnFinished Object). When you get one completed, bring it to share with the guild!
  • We started a round robin in March. Remember to bring the bag you have worked on to the meeting, to be passed on to the next person!
Round Robin Challenge Begins!


Welcome to the Scrapbasket Challenges for 2018.  We have created challenges for the first six months of 2018.  We hope you join in and have fun with the various months.  There will be some that will be simple and others that will hopefully get your creative side thinking.  Some members may wish to do one or two projects to get a head-start on a future month.  Please join us and have fun with all the ideas.  Here are the first two month’s worth to get you going:

November 2018: The November challenge will be making CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS to be donated to a charity.  Another opportunity to use some of the Christmas fabric that many of us own!

October 2018: The October meeting is NO QUILT.  It can be any project apron, table runner, placemat etc. This is an opportunity to start your Christmas projects now instead of December.

September 2018:The challenge for September is a KIDS’ QUILT to be given to the Kid’s committee.  At the July meeting, many members were inspired by the speaker in creating a quilt with “that yard of fabric” by adding different borders. It will be interesting to see all the many ideas.

July 2018: The challenge for July is any project using only black and white fabrics with a contrast color. Remember that any project — placemat, napkins, table runner to throw size using black and white is the challenge.

Our challenges have been interesting and fun to see.

There will be NO challenge for August. The auction will be our meeting and fun for all of us. The challenges for September, October and November will be announced in August.
See you at the July meeting.

June 2018: Scrapping up with Scrapbasket is the June challenge and we are sure all of you are busy using up all those scraps from many projects.  It will be interesting to view all the creative designs that many members are designing.  See you at the meeting.


The Challenge for April is supporting the food bank at Messiah Lutheran Church. That’s all.

Simple, Quick, Easy. They are always in need of canned vegetables, canned meats such as tuna, pastas, and paper products for the home. And, of course, you can always donate cash. The challenge
committee chose April since it can be a slow donation time, and it is also a chance for us all to work on and complete our UGLY FABRIC project. This is the month for the REVEAL of your creative masterpiece.
We will have a sign-up sheet at the meeting for the food bank donation.

Since the May meeting is going to be a quilt game night, we will advance the May challenge to June.
The challenge was SCRAPPING UP WITH SCRAPBASKET. So—- SCRAPPING UP WITH SCRAPBASKET is our Challenge project for June.

See you all at the April meeting.

March 2018:

Finish It Up. Got a UFO hanging around?  Time to put in the last stitches, hand a label on it, and show it off.

February 2018:

Since the January Scrapbasket meeting was cancelled, all the monthly challenges will advance one month.  So, the challenge of finished or unfinished Christmas project will be the February challenge.

Will there be any unfinished projects since we had an extra month?

At the meeting this month, we will be introducing the UGLY FABRIC project.  Each person will receive a fat eighth of the UGLY fabric to be used in a creation of their own choosing.  We know that some of you are anxiously waiting to view this fabric! The reveal for this fun creation will be at the April meeting along with the food bank donation.  We hope you will have fun with this challenge.

January 2018:

  1. Your Christmas Project, Any Stage, Finished or Unfinished. This challenge was announced at the Christmas party in December.
  2. Ugly Fabric. Each person will receive a 10″ square of the same ugly fabric (yep, we choose).  It must be used in a project of your choice.