Time To Get Grungy In 2020: Designing Quilts With Moda Grunge

Recently, in a group on Facebook, some asked: “What is Grunge?”  Thus, today seemed like a good time for us to talk about Moda Grunge (one of my favorite fabric collections).   Moda is also hosting a 2020 Grunge Challenge which I hope to inspire you to design a unique quilt, made with Moda Grunge Fabrics, and enter it in this fun challenge. And, for EQ software users, I also want to heighten awareness of a great tutorial where you can learn how to download Grunge Fabric images and upload to your EQ software to help you create your design!   Of course, I’d also enjoy hearing from you about your perspective of Moda Grunge.


It comes in a large variety of colors and textures, including starts and dots.  This collection debut in 2008 as a “Basic Collection” and more fabrics are added to this collection every year.  Currently, there are 226 different colors and five different variations!   I hope you can see why this is such an impressive collection of “basics”!


This year, Moda is celebrating its 45th Anniversary and hosting the 2020 Grunge Challenge!  There are prizes, and the top three winning quilts will hang in the Moda booth at the 2020 International Fall Market in Houston and receive cash prizes.  First prize – $2,000.  Second prize – $1,000.  Third prize – $750.  The quilts will be returned to the Makers after the Fall Market.


For EQ Users, check out an excellent tutorial by Kari Schell of On Point Quilter, that shows you how to download Grunge fabric images from the Moda website and import it into EQ8 software, allowing you easy ability to design a project using any/all of the Moda Grunge fabrics.  The possibilities are endless and it is so much fun!

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Ask your favorite quilt shop if they are participating in the 2020 Grunge Challenge.  There is plenty of time for them to sign up, where they can display finished Grunge quilts starting on September lst and coordinate entering their winners to this challenge!



QIAD also has a great selection of Moda Grunge Fabrics, which are currently on sale.


Lastly, I’d like to hear what you think of Moda Grunge ?  Have you ever used it?    If you have created anything using Moda Grunge, I hope you’ll share a picture on my Facebook Page so we can all find inspiration in what you created!


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