This year I took on the responsibility for the guild challenge. It was lots of fun to come up with an idea and see it through. I finally decided on the theme, "One Little Word". Rules were to choose a word that has meaning to you, create a quilt inspired by the word and then to put the word in the quilt. We had 10 entries and they are all wonderful! See for yourself!
Left: MUSE, an art quilt created with a 3D quilt on her lap. Right: SENEGAL, all fabrics are from Africa.
KIWILAND, made with some beautiful New Zealand fabrics. The note at the top asks the viewer to find the kiwis in the quilt.
LEARN, this quilt has examples of an applique technique the quilter was working on.
CALIFORNIA, great scenes on this quilt of California life.
FOREST, beautiful color in these trees.
BUBBLES, no mistaking the word here! This quilt was created by placing a sheer over the cotton fabric. Then she quilted and used trapunto on the letters.
FINISHED, a sentiment we can all sympathize with!
WHIMSY, folk art applique!
OPEN, by the owner of our newest local quilt shop!
I'll see if you can guess which one is mine. We had a vote at the July guild meeting for Best Applique, Best Piecing, Best Use of Color and Best Interpretation of the Theme. At the show we had a vote for Viewer's Choice. I haven't tallied the votes yet, so even I don't know who won, but prizes will be awarded at the September meeting. I'll be sure to do an update after that!