Don't Touch the Quilts!
~June 2021~2019 Quilt Challenge ….if only people would follow directions (postponed until 2021)
Challenge: Your challenge is to create a small quilt with a large message which will be prominently displayed at quilt shows. Be polite, forceful, simple, elaborate etc. but the large message is: DON’T TOUCH THE QUILTS!
Time: You have from now to the June 2021 meeting
Task: A small quilt
- Perimeter should be 38 inches (8” x 11”)
- You can make up to 2 entries
- Your name can be visible on the first entry
- Use humorous alias on additional entry
- They will be hung on quilt frames around the show
Voting: There will be prizes…extra raffle tickets, free coffee, etc.
Fine Print: Quilts will be “donated” to the guild for future show
~ March 2021 Get-Away ~Get-Away Challenge: 20 different fabrics in a 20 x 20 quilted piece
Task: A small quilt with the following parameters
- There must be exactly 20 different fabrics as viewed from the front of the piece. In other words, "the binding counts, the backing does not."
- Perimeter should be 20" x 20"
Voting: Voted on at the 2021 Get-AwayThere were six entries for the challenge.
Congratulations to the winners:
1st- Donna Tondreau
2nd- Deb Wyman
3rd- Dawn Lovell
The Finding Inspiration Challenge
~February 2021~Entry #6
Kim AmicangioliMy inspiration page (p. 52 of American Quilter, May 2018 Vol. XXXIV, No. 3) was the last page of an article about Phyllis Cullen, a retired chronic pain management physician who moved from California to the Big Island of Hawaii, where she has her quilting studio. The page included two photos of quilts she has made. After reading the article from the beginning and seeing a few more of her quilts, I learned that Phyllis does a lot of her quilts in a “stained glass” look using batik fabrics. I was a bit overwhelmed by the idea of just free-handing something, so I searched for stained glass images that jived with fabrics I had on hand and found a stained glass image of Elsa and recreated that in quilted form!Entry #3
Jane WelchMy inspiration was a simple vase outline. After watching a ZOOM workshop presentation of Grace J. Errea on using liquid thread which I am not sure I really liked, I thought I would also incorporate broderie perse. I also looking for bright colors. 21 inches by 25 inches...94 inches totalEntry #5
June PeaseThe inspiration page for the challenge is Vintage Stars. I decided to go in the modern direction. I remembered saving a picture of a quilt that was five stars within one star. The pattern is “Five Stars” by Sam Hunter. I drafted the pattern to accommodate the challenge rules so ended up with “Four Stars”: measuring from largest to smallest-#1-24”, #2-12”, #3-6”, #4-3”.Entry #2
Deb WymanI was inspired by the thread work on page 22! The quilter's design was so very pretty and delicate. I chose to also have my main element completed in only thread. (I used the thread painting skills obtained in one of the BMQG workshops.) I was inspired by the thread, but also by the subject. I have never created a bird before. I chose the blue jay because it has always been one of my favorite birds. When I was quite young, I remember painting a jay on velvet; such a strong memory. And so I created a jay out of thread, inspired by the hummingbirds out of thread.Entry #4
Jennifer WrightWhen I turned to page 52, I smiled when I saw a sailboat; I had my inspiration. My quilt is a tribute to my father, who passed away in 2017 after a short, but courageous, battle with mesothelioma. Like most young girls, my father was my hero. He instilled in me a love of God, country and family.
Growing up, I was his shadow, and when he passed away, my world stood still for a very long time. Creating this quilt has been a wonderful and comforting journey. I challenged myself in every aspect from design to quilting, and the blocks I chose represent various aspects of our relationship.
Thank you for voting!
The Challenge:Your challenge is to become inspired by a picture from a magazine. Inspiration can come from many places, but we are going to use a picture. Be inspired and create!
Time Frame: October 2020 to February 2021
Part One: For the October meeting bring two quilt magazines and to decide which is magazine #1 and which is #2.
Part Two: At the October meeting two numbers will be drawn, the first number for the first magazine, the second number for the second magazine. Check these pages and decide which one will become your very new inspiration. Don’t keep changing your mind or “heaven forbid” change the magazine. The inspiration could be color, texture, size, words, shape, etc. Bethanne Nemesh mentioned her folders full of such inspirations. The page numbers for your inspiration are: page 52 for the first magazine and page 22 for the second magazine.
Part Three: The details:
- Size…perimeter will be less than 100 inches
- Remember “quilting” should be seen
- The picture for the inspiration must be included
- A few sentences about the connection between the inspiration and the finished product
- Deadline is the February meeting
Part Four: Voting to start after the February Guild meeting online! Here’s what you need to do.
- Take one close up picture of your challenge
- Take one full size picture of your challenge with a measuring tape on one or both sides to show that the quilt has a perimeter of 100 inches or less.
- Take a picture or scan your inspiration pages
- Write a short statement (or multi-chapter memoir) in the body of your email, about your process when designing your challenge.
- Send the above four items to Allison Rainville before midnight on February 10th
- Voting to take place on the website