The School Block Challenge is a yearly contest for children. The youth are given packets with three fabrics and they are required to incorporate all three fabrics in their block. The blocks were to be 16 x 16, incorporated the fabric provided, include hand or machine stitching, but no actual quilting and only one entry per age category.
The youth used the fabrics to “paint” their block, by cutting out the fabrics. The entries must also include a story about the block. Trigg County 4-H had 2 entries Beau Hendricks in the preschool to 4th grade category and Payton Hendricks, Jesse Seigmund and Lily Ballengee in the 5-8th grade category.
The youth were recognized at a reception at the National Quilt Museum on Jan. 26. All quilt blocks are on display at the museum until early April. Renee Kelley, Carol Martin and Teresa Woodall were the leaders who worked with the 4-Her’s on their blocks. Below is Beau’s story about his block.
BEAU - BEAU, THE SPACE HERO - My name is Beau Hendricks and my quilt block is titled “Beau-Beau, the Space Hero“. As I looked at the challenge fabrics, the black fabric reminded me of space and the other fabrics I thought would make a good costume for a space hero who would crush asteroids before they hit the Earth or the moon.
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