Cherrywood Fabrics, in conjunction with The Disney Theater Group, challenged quiltmakers to be inspired by the stunning artistry, vibrant colors, and exhilarating choreography of Broadway’s Award-Winning Best Musical, The Lion King. The challenge required quilters to use Cherrywood hand-dyed fabric, but allowed the use of any technique, as long as it maintained the character of a textile quilt.
The response was fantastic. Over three hundred quilts were entered. One hundred twenty entrees will be part of the Traveling Exhibit and one hundred thirty-eight quilts will appear in the photo book commemorating the Cherrywood challenge. Select quilts will also be displayed at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway for the 20th Anniversary Celebration of The LION KING!
Travelers and Winners will be announced at AQS QuiltWeek in Grand Rapids, Michigan on August 10.
The Challenge will be displayed at these AQS QuiltWeek events:
2016: Grand Rapids, Chattanooga, Des Moines
2017: Daytona Beach, Lancaster, Paducah
Take a look at a few of the entrees: