Thursday, April 9, 2009

Six months and counting

Pieceful Hearts Quiltshow, "Quilting across the ages" is only six months away! May sound like a long time to some of you but in Quilting-years that is almost tomorrow.

So this is the time to get serious. The categories have been decided upon so the registration forms can be printed up and distributed at the May meeting. In the past we have had over 200 items. It would be nice to do more than that this time!
The challenge has also been selected. A few months ago a box of vintage blocks were donated to the guild. What a great jumping off point for an "across the ages" challenge. The blocks were washed, pressed and put into unmarked bags. You see none of the blocks are alike so we didn't want there to be any advantage to those who selected first or worse a "Filenes basement wedding dress sale free for all!" The Dresdan plate block above is a sample of the quilt blocks available.

The directions are simple - using the block in the bag as a starting point or inspiration make a quilt or quilted item less than 24 inches across. Pretty simple aye?!