Challenge 2021

One of the privileges of WAQA membership is free entry into the annual Challenge.

The WAQA challenge for 2021 is “Cockman House”. The house is in the City of Wanneroo and is the oldest remaining house in the area. This year if you have your challenge ready in August it will be exhibited in the City of Wanneroo Art Gallery as part of the “Indian Ocean Craft Triennial”.

Size: A2, (42 by 59 cm or 16.5 by 23.5 inches) with a hanging sleeve on the back.

cockman house


cockman house 2

The deadline to complete your quilt is the end of October  ( FOR WAQA Challenge) for voting for Members’ Choice at the November sewing day and evening meetings.

You can read more about the 2021 challenge here:-

The quilts are available for loan to quilting and textile groups in Australia. Usually there are several WAQA events where the quilts are shown, including a featured display at QuiltWest.


The only requirement for your quilt to be entered in the challenge is that you be a current member of WAQA and that the quilt is no greater than 50cm x 70cm. It should have a label on the back including your name, the title of your quilt and a contact detail (address, phone number, or email).  A 7cm (3”) hanging sleeve that is 5cm (2”) narrower than the width of your quilt at each end, to accommodate the hanging hooks, is preferred

There is no restriction on the style of your quilt.  It is an opportunity for you to use a favourite technique or experiment with something new on a small scale. Your quilt may be traditional, contemporary, modern, or avant-guard. The quilt can be hand and/or machine worked and can include: piecing, appliqué, embroidery, and embellishments.

We encourage quilters of all levels of skill to enter as the quilts are not formally judged and it is wonderful to see how many different interpretations we can get from a single theme. We are very proud to have a display of work that represents the full range of our membership.

Exhibition Loan

The exhibition can be loaned to groups or associations within Australia for short periods. WAQA pays the postage both ways within WA and one-way interstate.

If your group would like to arrange to borrow the challenge quilts bookings can be made by contacting our Challenge Convenor – email: