Inspired by Tongaporutu Beach

"Inspired by Tongaporutu Beach" Challenge

Around the coast of New Zealand there are numerous landscapes that speak to the inner artist and inspire the creation of unique works.

For our third challenge we have selected an amazing Taranaki coastal feature near Tongaporutu Beach. Our artistic advisors are sure that everybody will find some aspect of the landscape, size, shape, colouration or just plain to hugeness (is that really a word?) that will appeal. 

The prizes are the same as last year - First Prize $250, two merit prizes of $100 vouchers for fabric from our shop.

How the  challenge works

  • You enter by buying a $20 entry kit that includes a fat quarter of fabric and the picture to inspire you.  
  • Make a stunning 15 x 15 inch quilt and submit it by the due date.
  • If the viewers think it is the best - win money or vouchers. If not win a pat on the back from us and your friends.


  • Start: Immediately
  • Submission: By 30 September 2017
  • Judging (by Viewer Choice): In person at Symposium and web voting during November 2017.
  • Quilts Returned: Late May 2018  


This year arrangements are a bit different. The entries will go on a little tour - Symposium in October - at which Viewers' Choice votes will be collected - then Wine Country Quilters in March 2018 and Rose City Quilters in May 2018. Quilts will be returned in May 2018. After Symposium the quilts will be displayed with your name on it - you can all be world famous in New Zealand!

Enter the Challenge Here - Just Click on the Elephant