Quilt Me a Story: The 2016 Quilt Show Challenge

Step right up to the 2016 Challenge table at the guild meeting. Is a book now knocking around in your head waiting for you to create a small challenge quilt? Have you got a little Grinch fabric just waiting to be your jumping off point for the next challenge? Have you got a teapot pattern that you just have to add a mouse and you will have a perfect entry quilt titled “The Mad Hatter Tea Party”? Have you just read a great book? Set your imagination free, but first buy a challenge package!

The challenge this year is to make a small quilt that represents your favorite book. It could be a book you have read for yourself or a book you read to a child (perhaps a 100 times). Alternately, you could choose a book that you know would make a great challenge quilt. You do not have to take a pledge stating that the book really is one of your favorites!

The goal is to get very imaginative and express yourself. Be whimsical, be serious, sign up and make a small quilt for the challenge.

We want to have a great challenge display. The entry fee will cover minor costs and the rest will go to fabulous prizes. The winner will be chosen by people attending the quilt show

The cost is $4.00. You can enter more than one quilt! You can enter 3 quilts if you buy three entries. NOTE: The number of entries is limited. They will be available at the meetings at the Challenge table. Bring your Toonies.

More details will be announced at the meeting and in your challenge package.

Barbara Beatty

PS from Dianne: A reminder that quilts you are planning to register for the June 2016 show cannot be hung in another show in BC within the 12 month period before our show.

Quilt Me a Story: The 2016 Quilt Show Challenge

All of us have favourite books. The challenge this year is to make a small quilt that represents your favorite book. It could be a book you have read for yourself or a book you read to a child (perhaps a 100 times). Alternately, you could choose a book that you know would make a great challenge quilt. You do not have to take a pledge stating that the book really is one of your favourites!

The goal is to get very imaginative and express yourself. Be whimsical, be serious, sign up and make a small quilt for the challenge.

We want to have a great challenge display. This challenge is not a fund raiser. The entry fee will cover minor costs and the rest will go to fabulous prizes. You get a chance to win and you keep your quilt.

The cost is $4.00 per entry. You can enter more than one quilt; you can enter up to 3 quilts. They will be available at the September and October meetings at the Challenge table. Bring your Toonies. More details will be announced at the meeting.

PS: A reminder that quilts you are planning to register for the June 2016 show cannot be hung in another show in BC within the 12 month period before our show.

Pincushion Challenge Winners

pincushionAND the winners are:

  • 1st place: Judy Greenwood, Blueberry Pie
  • 2nd place: Sandi Hill, Crow on a Black Post
  • 3rd place (tie): Marsha McKay, Tiny Owl and Norine McCaffrey, Log Cabin Chickens

Members purchased 68 packets of glass. Twenty nine members entered their pincushions in the contest. A few more delivered completed pincushions in time for the silent auction.

The profit for this challenge was just over $300.00. The workshop committee can shop for things to enhance our workshop experience.

Several people asked where to get the glass. It was purchased from Manus Abrasive Systems Inc., in Coquitlam. Be warned: you have to buy a 50 lb. bag! For the challenge, a 50 lb. bag made 34, two cup bags of medium grind glass.

Pincushion Challenge Display and Auction

We had lots of pincushions for the Show exhibit. Thank you to all who participated. Many people stopped to look at the exhibit and to vote on their favorite pincushion. Winners for the three favorite pincushions will be announced at the meeting and their prizes will be presented.

The pincushions will be auctioned to the highest bidder at the June meeting. The silent auction will be open for bidding before the meeting and up to the end of the break. Please bring cash or checks. Proceeds will go to the Workshop Committee to up-grade or buy new equipment and supplies.

Barbara Beatty

Pincushion Challenge Q&A

Well, we sold a lot of packets of glass for this challenge. I hope all of you who bought glass have or are making a pincushion for the June show. Several people have asked some questions that others of you may also be wondering about.

Do I have to use all the ground glass in my entry?
NO you do not need to use all the glass. Your entry should have some of the glass in it. If your entry has points, like the heads on chicken pincushions, stuff the head with pillow stuffing to make your chicken perky.

Do I really have to give my entry to the guild for the silent auction at the June meeting?
Sorry, but yes you do. This is a fund raiser for the workshop committee to buy things like better extension cords and such. You can bid on your entry and buy it back if you have fallen in love with it.

Helpful hints:

  • Consider putting an inner bag lining in your cushion to hold the glass.
  • Use shorter stitches to keep the glass in the pincushion or its liner.
  • Be sure to keep glass out of the way of your needle while you sew.

OK let’s get a big bunch of pincushions on display for judging of three favorites at our show in June. Also bring your cash to bid on your favorite at the June meeting silent auction.

Barbara Beatty

Pincushion Challenge

Have you joined up for the Pin Cushion Challenge? There are only 14 packages of glass and official entry forms left.

  • Make any pincushion you want.
  • Display it at the guild quilt show and compete for prizes. Three prizes will be awarded for viewer’s choice.
  • But there’s a catch: You must donate your pincushion to the guild; a silent auction will be held at the June meeting. Proceeds from the pincushion auction will go to the workshop committee to buy things they could use to improve workshops.
Fee: $2.00 (includes glass filling)
Once all packets of glass are gone no more entries will be permitted. See you at the challenge table in October.
Barbara Beatty

Quilt Show Challenge: “In the Gloaming”

The theme for the challenge for the 2012 quilt show is “in the gloaming.”

Challenge packets cost $5.00 and will be available at the June meeting. There are only 50 packets so be sure to get yours in June. It would be helpful if you bring correct change for your purchase.

Barb Beatty