Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Black and White with a Pop of Color Challenge

Is BLACK a color? According to Wikipedia, black is the darkest color, the result of the absence or complete absorption of light. Like white and grey, it is an achromatic color, literally a color without hue.

Is WHITE a color?  White is an achromatic color, a color without hue.[1] A mixture of the frequencies of all the colors of the visible spectrum results in white.
Explore what happens when a pop of color is added black and white.

We invite members to make a quilt using predominately black and white fabrics and include a “pop of color” of their choosing.  The quilts will be judged and ribbons awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places at the August 13, 2016 meeting.  Prizes will be announced soon. Updated 7/10/16: Winners will receive gift certificates from Bernina: 1st place - $20, 2nd place - $15 and 3rd place - $10.

---Official Rules---
1.      The quilt may be square or rectangle and must contain three layers (top, batting and backing).  No one side may be larger than 36” in length.   Traditional binding or facing is acceptable.
2.      Black and white fabrics may be solids or prints and should make up at least 75% of the quilt.  Try to include pure whites rather than creamy whites.  It is acceptable to include a little gray as long as it does not contain a noticeable hue.
3.      Pop of Color fabric(s) should only be one color or hue, but may contain tints or shades of the same hue and make up 25% or less of your quilt.  Your Pop of Color many be included in one or more of your black and white fabrics.
4.      A modern aesthetic is encouraged.  The show categories for QuiltCon East are Applique, Handwork, Improvisation, Minimalist design, Use of Negative Space and Piecing.  Please consider entering your quilt in the Small Quilts category.  See http://www.quiltconeast.com/quilt-show/categories/
5.      Bring your finished quilt to the August 13th meeting. UPDATED 7/10/16: Please bring your quilt concealed in a bag or such.  The members will vote to determine the winners and the quilt makers' identities will be revealed once voting is complete.

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