Charity Quilts


Name Tag Challenge

Update: The October meeting has been moved to Monday, October 8th, so the due date has changed! Get all the details on the meeting date & get a sneak peek of our new digs on this blog post.

 Are you ready for our next challenge?  We want to know more about our guild members than just their name, so we’re going to ditch the paper name tags and challenge everyone to create their own! Here are some great examples of sewn name tags from Flickr:

Here’s the info for these lovely name tags (clockwise):
Or click here for even more inspiration! 

So, what are the rules, you ask?  First, make sure your name is large and clearly readable. You can also squeeze in your internet handle or the name of your personal brand or website (if you have one) so that everyone can find you out there on the web. Feel free to use any technique for your name tag from piecing to appliqué to embroidery.  There is no size limit or shape constraint, so use your creativity to create something that showcases your style as a modern quilter. 

Your finished name tag is due at the next guild meeting on October 8th, 2012 & all members who proudly show off their creation will be entered into a raffle for a fabulous prize! We can’t wait to see what y’all create!!!

If you know you won't be able to make it to the October meeting or just want a second chance to win some swag, then there's still hope! Post a pic of your name tag to the Austin Modern Quilt Guild Flickr group by midnight on Oct. 8th and we'll randomly pick a second winner from the pool. Check in on the blog on Oct. 9th to see if you've won a prize!

Please remember that while anyone can join in on the fun, only members are eligible to receive prizes. If you'd like to learn more about membership please click here. We'd love for you to join us!


  1. I am looking foward to doing this. It has been on my TO DO LIST, now this makes me push it to the top. Now to figure out what and how to make mine, but to TRY to be original. Thanks.

  2. Eek! I love this :-D I'm so excited!

  3. I cannot cannot cannot wait to make my name tag! Great post, AMQG. :)

  4. I am going to make a name tag for sure, this is an exciting project! I have to start sketching out some ideas soon if I am going to get it finished in time for the meeting!