Exploring the World With Ethan!

2017 Mystery Quilt Challenge
2018 Mystery Quilt Contest

What is the Mystery Quilt Challenge?

The 2017 Project Linus Mystery Quilt Challenge is an eight week mystery quilt reveal. This year’s quilt is called “Exploring the World with Ethan.” By opening each weekly “mystery clue,” quilters of various levels of expertise will be given detailed instructions, many accompanied by instructional videos, as they complete a child-sized quilt.

Each weekly clue will include:

  1. Detailed instructions on how to create the block(s) and how many of each block you will need for your quilt.
  2. An explanation of the significance of each block as the theme comes together in the quilt’s “Final Reveal.”

How do I sign up for the Challenge?

The first clue will be revealed at 7:00a CT on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Each succeeding Saturday at 7:00a CT new clues will be revealed until the “Big Reveal” on Saturday, November 4, 2017. If you register any time after September 16, 2017 you will still be able to access the previous week’s clues and videos.

Cost of participating in the Challenge is a $15.00 tax-deductible donation to Project Linus. If you would like to specify your local Project Linus chapter as the recipient of your donation, please enter the complete chapter name when you register. (Chapters are listed on our website by state on our “Chapters” page.) If you do not designate a specific chapter then your donation will benefit all chapters.

There will be a weekly “Clue” that will be activated each week on Saturday. Our Mystery Clues page is password protected and only those who have officially registered for the 2017 Mystery Quilt Challenge will be able to enter.

The clues for the Project Linus Mystery Quilt Challenge are copyrighted. Since this is a fund-raiser for Project Linus we ask that you do not share the password.

Registration for the challenge is now open. Click the button below to sign up!

What is the 2018 Mystery Quilt Contest?

For the 2018 Mystery Quilt Contest each participant in the challenge can submit a picture of their finished quilt to Project Linus. Entries may be submitted any time between 12:01a CT on Monday, January 15, 2018 and 11:59p CT on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. No entries will be accepted after the deadline, so please plan accordingly.

From all entries received by the deadline, anyone can vote for their favorite quilt(s) from a link on our website, and voters may vote more than one time. Each vote is $1 with a minimum of 10 votes ($10) per instance. Voting begins on 12:01a CT on Saturday, February 3, 2018 and ends at 11:59p CT on Friday, February 16, 2018. All funds collected through the voting process are also considered a tax deductible donation to Project Linus and will go to National Headquarters to benefit all chapters.

On Saturday, February 17, 2018 by 8:00a CT we will be awarding prizes to the first, second, third, and fourth place finishers of our 2018 Mystery Quilt Contest. Please click the link named “2018 Contest Details” at the top of this page for more information about the contest prizes plus our complete rules.