The online magazine Quilt around the World starts into the New Year 2015 with an exciting challenge for all interested quilting friends: Under the motto "50pictures" an inspirational photo featuring one of various nature and man-made motifs will be published on the Quilt around the World website every week. The quilters' task is to interpret one or more of these photo motifs in the form of a miniature quilt in the course of the year 2015.

All patchwork enthusiasts worldwide, whether novices, occasional quilters or professionals, are invited to participate in this challenge. "We are not organizing the patchwork or quilt world championships," states Jutta Hufnagel, Managing Director of Quilt around the World GmbH. "For us, the main focus lies in having fun and letting yourself be surprised every week, receiving new inspirations for creative patchwork projects and comparing your own textile interpretations of the photo motifs with those of other quilters around the world."

All submitted miniature quilts will first be published anonymously in the 50pictures online gallery during the year. In March 2016, an international jury will select three winning quilts. The criteria are originality of the design, representation of the photo in the quilt as well as excellence in creation and use of materials. All participants can decide whether they want to receive individual feedback of the jury members for their miniature quilts.

Quilt around the World also plans to present all submitted miniature quilts in an international exhibition. There will also be an exhibition catalog. After the end of the project, all works will be sent back to the quilt artists.

The participation fee is 25 Euros. The number of submitted miniature quilts is not limited. No Quilt around the World membership is necessary to participate.

The net proceeds from the participation fees will be donated to the international humanitarian organization Doctors without Borders (www.doctorswithoutborders.org) to support their important medical aid in all countries where the need is greatest because people are affected by conflicts, epidemics or natural disasters. All information about the 50pictures Mini Quilt Challenge as well as the registration form is available at www.quilt-around-the-world.com/en/content/50pictures.