2019 Challenge: “Write On!”

 Jo Anne Powell, Challenge Chair

One square foot is so doable, especially when you are trying a new technique.     So, if during the next year, you watch a quilt show on television, read an AQ article, buy or receive a quilt book, view a monthly NQG program, or attend a workshop – try out that idea in a 12” x 12” format. 

Put it in the 2019 Challenge exhibit, then keep it, gift it, or donate it to the 2019 auction to benefit Bosom Buddies.

Now that the size has been established, what is the topic?

Write On!

Represent any book, poem, quotation, or perhaps a paraprosdokian (a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected and is frequently humorous, e.g.,

“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.

Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.”

You may write the quotation directly on your quilt or print out the quote on fabric and piece it into your quilt, embroider it, or simply use the title of a book as the title of your quilt – for example, a whale/ship image/block entitled “Moby Dick.”

You may use calligraphy, handwriting, a computer font, or, as mentioned, simply use the title of the book as the title of your quilt. 

Need to be inspired?

Check out the April/May 2018 issue of Quilting Arts, pages 50 through 67 – four of the nine “People to Pattern” examples have writing!

The exhibit is pinned to fabric at the Naples Quilters Guild February meeting, and at the NQG Quilt Show, the exhibit is clipped to metal stands, so a sleeve is not required.

 If you want your challenge quilt(s) to be judged, fill out a registration form in January 2019. 

All challenge quilt(s) should be brought 15 minutes early to the February 2019 meeting for display and membership viewing.

Those quilts to be judged will be taken home by the quilter and submitted at quilt-drop-off.

Those quilts not being judged will be taken by the Challenge Chair to be hung at the NQG Quilt Show.

There was so much positive feedback about the 2018 Challenge Exhibit – let’s make 2019 even bigger and better!

Get thinking, ladies & gent….

Jo Anne Powell