This modern challenge includes the use of colours red, blue and yellow, which are equidistant around the colour wheel. Using these colours, CQA/ACC dares you to get in touch with your inner modern. Using solid colours only, play with design elements such as: negative space, graphics, improvisational piecing, grid work, asymmetry and modern traditionalism.

Triad colours are evenly balanced and play well together!

• Grab your colour wheel and use only the blue/red/yellow triad for fabric selection.
• Use solid colours only.
• Use one tint, tone or shade of each of the three triad colours. Only three fabrics in total can be used on the face of the quilt—including the background fabric.
• The quilt perimeter is to be no larger than 96 inches.
• Each quilt must be finished with either binding, facings or an enveloped pillow case style.
• There must be a hanging sleeve, at least three inches wide, for display purposes.
• All quilts must have a label with the quilt name and the quilter’s name visible on it.
• You may submit up to a 50-word explanation to accompany your quilt.

• Open to individual and professional CQA/ACC members. If you wish to become a member and participate, please go to and join the fun!
• Entries will be accepted through an online entry form on the CQA/ACC website February 1 to July 15, 2020.
•When the online entry form is received, a confirmation email with instructions for shipping the quilt will be sent to the entrant.
• All quilts must be received by August 12, 2020, to be displayed at Quilt Canada 2020, Edmonton Convention Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, from September 2-4.
• The winning quilt will be selected by Viewers’ Choice during Quilt Canada 2020 and awarded a $100 cash prize.
• All submitted quilts will remain in the possession of CQA/ACC for approximately 9  months will be returned to the owner/maker in June 2021.

• CQA/ACC plans to tour the quilts as part of a travelling quilt show in Canada. Our Regional Representatives and/or Board members will take the quilts to guilds in their area to share the talents of our members.

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