I’m sure you are aware that the Olympic patchwork quilt is the official look of Russia’s first Winter Games. Pretty exciting if you are a quilt lover! And they are definitely beautiful quilts!

But, do you know that ClubEQ is having an Olympic patchwork inspired challenge?

And, in case you don’t know what ClubEQ is…it is a free club any EQ user can join, simply by using EQ to design a quilt. Club leader, Barb Vlack, presents monthly challenges. Those EQ users who join the challenge (and the fun) send in a project file. These projects are displayed together on the web. Participants receive projects from all the other challenge participants that month. So send in one project file, and receive many more in return! No sewing necessary!

(There are a few rules, read them here.)

For February’s challenge Barb Vlack says, “The banners for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are diamond patchwork! This is an intentional salute to the diversity of cultures of the world, including their arts and crafts. Design your own diamond patchwork quilt. There are many ways to interpret this theme. It could be related to the Olympics, or not. Diamonds must be the primary shape used in the patchwork or applique, but that shape can be mixed with others…”

Check out Club EQ and be sure to enter your own designs!