I started in Milwaukee Art Quilters. Getting involved in the challenges were offered. Now I am involved in a challenge with our new Art quilt group Threadbenders. The challenge is called Anything goes. We are having so much fun with this challenge because it is a round robin of sorts. You read about it and see our progress here.
|This was a Hoffman Challenge from 2008. We had to use|
the fabric below in the quilt. I used the peacock tails
for tall leaves coming up from the garden. This quilt was
picked to travel for a year.
|The fabric for the 2008 Hoffman Challenge|
|This is my dog... she is a Blue Heeler|
|So really you never know where a quilt can take you. You might make it for one challenge and then it is picked for a show. Just make it fun!!|
|I made this quilt for a rusted fabric challenge. Most of the brown that you see is rusted muslin. The grey and white is tea stained. I call this Look to the Cross. I didn't make it into the challenge but, it was in quite a few local shows. Trying a new technique. There is tulle over the middle of the cross and the litttle dots are actually beads that I had sewn on. |
Well, that is about all I have time for today.. If you have an idea for a challenge please comment below. I'm always looking for a good challenge.
My next challenge that I will be working on is taking a photo and making an abstract quilt from it. This is our next Threadbenders challenge. March is when we pick the photo. This, I l might add, was one of my ideas. I did one years ago at a shop called Fabric Fusion in Brown Deer, WI. The store is no longer there but, I have found the original Quilting Arts magazine where the idea came from and I still have my quilt. It was just a small challenge so the quilt is only about 8x10".
There were so many more challenges I couldn't post them all.
You can see more on my friend Chris Kirsch's blog. On the right side bar you click on challenges.