Special National Quilting Day Jigsaw Puzzle: Twenty Blocks for Twenty Years

A Special Quilt Jigsaw Puzzle to Celebrate National Quilting Day

Welcome to this week’s quilt jigsaw puzzle from Quilt Alliance! The beautiful quilts in our puzzles were all entered in and donated to current or past Quilt Alliance contests and auctions. Be sure to sign up for our blog notifications, so that you don’t miss any of the upcoming puzzles.

Twenty Blocks for Twenty Years by Alison Ruggiero

This week’s puzzle features a quilt entitled Twenty Blocks for Twenty Years made by artist Alison Ruggiero of Brooklyn, New York for the 2013 Quilt Alliance “TWENTY” contest and auction, celebrating our 20th anniversary. Materials used include: Kona cotton solids, Quilters Dream cotton batting, top sewn using Mettler silk finish 100% cotton. Quilting done using Harriet Hargrave’s Invisible Nylon Thread and clover silk thread. Paper piecing, applique, free motion and walking foot quilting


“Twenty Blocks for Twenty Years” by Alison Ruggiero


To celebrate the anniversary, I designed a quilt using 20 blocks, each block representing one year the Quilt Alliance has been in operation. All the blocks are different – some were easy, some were challenging as I am sure the twenty years have been. 5 of the 20 blocks consist of words which express my quilting experience, thus continuing the cycle and mission of storytelling since the start of QA in 1993.


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Love the quilt
And the idea of a block to represent a year
Great idea for any mile stone birthday
Might have to join in and play the game especially if the pattern for the Twenty Blocks quilt is available to purchase

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