DWR Challenge!

If you are like me, you might feel a little lost reading DWR – huh?  What’s that? DWR = Double Wedding Ring – but don’t freak out! Double Wedding Ring quilts don’t have to be overwhelming or a major headache, and this challenge has some stellar prizes involved.  Read on for details!DWR Challenge :: AmysCreativeSide.com

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.

Please note : in each category, a quilt must be made of three layers and bound.


SMALL: ONE RING! Easy! 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 be 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 be 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 visit the NYCMETROMOD website to link up your projects in the correct category. You can enter up to three times, one project in each category, any project you have started this year. Simply visit the NYCMETROMOD to link up your entry!

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!

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 Craftsy

o   Joy of Quilting by Kathy Doughty, Material Obsession

To jumpstart the creativity, there is a blog hop starting next week! Each of us bloggers were given an extra set of templates to giveaway to one of you – be sure to join us!

July 8th: ​NYC MOD​ Quilters & Interweave

July 9th: Emily Bailey & Shelly Pagliai 

July 10th: Amy Ellis & Faith Jones

July 11th: Lisa Mason & Monica Solorio-Snow

July 12th: Dan Rouse & Elisa Albury

July 13: Jenny Cameron

July 14th: Jane Davidson

July 15th: Joanna Wilczynska & Jackie Kunkel

July 16th: Kathy Doughty & Juki

 July 17th: Amy Smart & Flaun Cline

 July 18: Pat Sloan & Jessica Alexandrakis

 July 19th: Jacquie Gering & Lee Heinrich


I found some great inspiration on Pinterest – Check out the Double Wedding Ring Quilts pinned there!

I’ll be back with my DWR post next week, I need to start stitching!


ETA : Enter now through December 1, 2013 by visiting NYC Metro Mod Quilters, here.

By |2017-02-06T09:18:10-06:00July 1st, 2013|Blog Info|7 Comments


  1. Rita McCart July 2, 2013 at 7:02 am - Reply

    When does the contest begin and end please? :)

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    I have one cut out in Halloween fabrics… I should finish it up….

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