Monday, July 1, 2013


The NYC MOD quilters are excited to announce the

 Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge!

We have partnered with EZ Quilting/Simplicity, Interweave and Juki to Use the Double wedding ring template/or pattern to create a project, then enter it to win amazing prizes from our sponsors!


Don’t be afraid of the Double wedding Ring! This is a challenge to learn a new skill, try new techniques and let your creative exploration shine through on this traditional pattern!


This is a challenge FOR EVERYONE, All quilters… of any style, from ANYWHERE!

This is an international challenge.


Please note : in each category, a quilt must be made of three layers and bound. To get your creative juices flowing, The Quilt Alliance (one of our generous Sponsors) has put together a PINTEREST page with examples of Double Wedding Ring quilts included in their Quilt Index. Feel Free to pin Double Wedding Ring quilts.



size: under 20″ or smaller… This is a great way to play and learn your curves, and try your own version of making this fun design!


TRADITIONAL: 4 rings or larger…  Make the traditional double wedding pattern by using the template and your choice of fabrics…not straying to far from the traditional style. Four rings or larger for this category… must have three layers and bound.


MODERN:  4 rings or larger… ANYTHING GOES!  How can you interpret the double wedding ring, put a MODERN spin on a traditional design? Piece it, applique, fuse, whole cloth? Possibilities are ENDLESS!!!  No rules other then, it must have three layers and bound.

You don’t need to use Darlene’s Double Wedding Ring templates to enter, but we’d sure like it if you did! Any double Wedding ring template will work.

Make your project then come back to NYCMETROMOD webbsite to link up your projects in their correct category. You can enter up to three times, one project in each category, any project you have started this year.


EZ Double Wedding ring challenge and single arc is available at or at your local store. You do not have to use this template to enter the contest.

Judges: Darlene Zimmerman ( EZ quilting), Vivika DeNegre (Interweave magazines), Lisa Mason(president of NYC MOD), Victoria Findlay Wolfe(Quiltcon Winner, with Double Edged Love) Elisa Albury ( last years host of the Dresden challenge)

We have some amazing sponsors who have donated FANTASTIC prizes! See below for the list of goodies!


go to the  website to upload your entry.

Images must be uploaded by Dec 1st.

Winners will be announced Dec 15th, 2013  **Winning quilts with need to be sent in by January 1st.


Winner categories:
1.       Grand Prize from any of the 3 categories
2.       One winner from Small
3.       One winner from Traditional
4.       One winner from Modern
5.       Judges Choice
Prizes include:
Grand Prize:
·         Photo of the Grand Prize project in EZ/Simplicity advertisement in Modern Patchwork Magazine,
Complete collection of EZ Templates by Darlene Zimmerman, Deluxe sidewinder and Deluxe Bias Tape and Quilt Binding Machine
·         Juki HZL Exceed F600 Sewing Machine
·         Featured in an article in Spring issue of Modern Patchwork 2014
·         15 Minutes of Play
·          FQ bundles of Robert Kaufman Kona cotton & Darlene Zimmerman collection
Additional prizes for all other categories will include:
o    EZ Quilting Templates and Notions
o     Special gift from Modern Patchwork
o    15 Minutes of Play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe
o    One year Membership from The Quilt Alliance
o    Oliso Irons 3 small traditional and modern
o    Gutterman Thread (In-home Cabinet) 100 spools, 100 m, 100% cotton
o    $50 Gift Certificate to Canton Village Quilt Works
o    Gift Certificate from Fabric Depot online store
o    American Spirit by Fairfield queen-sized
o     FQ bundles of Robert Kaufman Kona cotton & Darlene Zimmerman collection
o    Fabric Bundles by New Castle Fabric
o    Fabric Bundles by Fabric Traditions
o    Darlene’s latest quilt
o    The Spray and Fix Sewing Adhesive Collection by ODIF USA traditional
o    A  FREE class at
o   Joy of Quilting by Kathy Doughty, Material Obsession


  1. I have a friend that started to piece a double wedding ring quilt for her daughter for a wedding present and her daughter has been married for 10 years and the quilt is still not finished. I love the idea of the one block quilt. Maybe I won't be able to stop at one!

  2. Great idea! If you need some inspiration, there are more than 50 different designs in this Inklingo video on YouTube.


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