Tuesday, May 18, 2021

GMQG Quilt Challenge 2021

Annual Challenge Announcement:  From Rita Sassone, "I recently heard this quote, which I think is important to share with my fellow quilters:  'You have to go by instinct and you have to be brave.'  This is my challenge to you all!  After experiencing Maria Shell's workshop and hearing about the Quilters of Gee's Bend, your task is to create an improv quilt (top, batting, back, quilted and bound) no smaller than 16" x 16" nor larger than 20" x 20" (doesn't need to be square) to showcase all you have learned.  Be sure to add a label on the back to identify yourself.  Remember, be bold and be brave!  Can't wait to see your creations in October!"*

Annual Challenge Deadline:  'Gee's Bend Quilts' Improv Quilt, Hybrid - *This meeting will be in person and/or via Zoom.  For those who participate in the Challenge who are unable to attend the live meeting, prior to the deadline and no later than Friday, Oct. 1st, you can either

1) make arrangements to drop off your quilt with Faye Jones or Dana Blasi, or

2) have your quilt picked up by Dana or Dagmar Theodore, and

3) we will be happy to submit it for judging and show your quilt at the meeting on your behalf. 

For all others, further instructions for dropping off your quilt for the judges will be forthcoming closer to the meeting date.

Reveal:  Saturday, October 2nd.  In any case, please remember to send a good photo of your creation to Susan Rink so we can provide Zoom attendees with clear visuals of all the submitted quilts.

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