A quilt from the meeting's show and tell...traditional...
An example of a "modern" quilt...made by me. Improvisational piecing with channel quilting done on a home machine.
An example of an "art" quilt..."Hoedown" by PJ Howard. In my collection
The finished quilt can be no larger than 120 inches around and must include these three colors (with the option of adding two more.) There can be multiple fabrics in each colorway.
We did a test run to some local shops and to Mary Jo's to make sure these colors were available. I was surprised how easy it was! The only fabric style I couldn't find them in was 1930's...there are loads of batiks, reproduction, solids, and even reproduction available.
And for those who like to find a feature fabric and work out from there these were available too. (Even a few Kaffe worked!)
To help the guild members get their heads around this we had a stack of fabrics in these colorways for them to study... We also did a short program on characteristics of the different styles. I'm really excited to see what these quilters come up with! (and yes, I'm supposed to be moving everything out of my sewing studio to get ready for the expansion but instead I started my challenge quilt!)