Recently, the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show held their annual show virtually. One of the collections shown was a guild challenge where members were asked to create a “My Town” quilt. When you think of “My Town”, what comes to mind? My town can be somewhere in the Centre region. But it can also be reminiscent of:
-where you grew up
-where you went to college
-where you worked your first job
-your favorite vacation spot
-where you lived when you got married
-the town where your grandparents lived when you visited them at Thanksgiving or in the summer
-the town where your children were born
The list could go on and on. So again, where does your imagination go when you think of “My Town”?
For this challenge there are no requirements other than your piece must have a label on the back (or inside) that references the challenge, what town or area you picked, and why you chose the town or area. Your quilt or quilted item can be pieced or appliquéd, traditional or modern, realistic or abstract, embellished or not!
Hopefully, we’ll have a June picnic in 2021 where your creations will be revealed.
Must be an average of 30" or more per side(NOTE: The size requirement has been dropped from the 2019-2020 Quilt Challenge. You do not need to make your project an average of 30" on a side. This opens up the tote bag or wall hanging (among many) option.)
- Must show obvious use of the challenge fabric
- Must have top, batting, and backing, and be quilted
- Must have a finished edge
- Use any technique, style, or design
- Purchase more fabric from StitchYour Art Out. Cynthia has put the 2 Challenge fabric selections away for us until Sept 30. The dark selection is called "atmosphere" by Robert Kaufman in the Stargazer line of fabrics.
The 2019 Orphan Block Challenge was introduced at the September 2018 evening meeting. If you participate by providing an orphan block for the exchange, you will receive your assigned orphan block at the December Holiday Party.
This year's challenge is to make a quilt (wall hanging, pillow, tote, etc) incorporating the orphan block you received and show it at our Guild picnic in June 2019.
Introduction and Pre-Challenge Step Details
The Results of the 2018-2019 Challenge