Winter Challenge

Each winter the Piece and Plenty Guild offers a special winter challenge. It’s a great opportunity and offers inspiration for members to continue quilting during the cold months. The theme is announced in autumn, and the finished quilts are due at the March guild meeting.

2018 Winter Challenge: Ugly Fabric Swap

Due Date: March 2018 PPQG Meeting

The 2018 Winter Challenge is to make a quilted item that is pleasing and attractive from fabric that was chosen as “ugly” by another guild member.

Step# 1: Find a half yard piece of fabric that qualifies as UGLY in order to swap with another guild member (One piece: not two fat quarters) Each participant is challenged to bring a fabric they believe to be ugly! (No excuses: it will give you a reason to shop if you don’t have any ugly fabric in your stash!) Everyone is encouraged to participate in the swap at the December 2017 meeting and join the fun.

Step #2: Use the following guide lines to participate.

  1. Bring a 1/2 yard of “ugly” fabric in a brown paper lunch bag to swap with another participant. Put your name on the bottom of the bag.
  2. To complete your project, you must use ½ of the 1/2 yard where it is Attach any unused portion of the ugly fabric to the back of the project when completed.
  3. The item must be quilted: 3 layers of fabric or fiber connected with thread. Wall quilts, garments, purses, totes, household items are eligible, but must be quilted.
  4. The maximum perimeter for a quilt is 144 inches. It can be any shape as long as the measurement of the outside edge does not exceed 144 inches. Example: it could be as large as 36″ square, or a rectangle measuring 18 x 54 or 30 x 42, or a circle with a diameter of 45″.
  5. Quilts must have a 4″ sleeve, and a label with the maker’s name attached to the back. Other items must also have the maker’s name attached.
  6. Project is due at the March PPQG meeting. Please arrive early to enter your project.
  7. Projects will be judged from three perspectives:Most creative-innovative project meeting the challenge with fabric and design; Eye appeal (harmonious colors and patterns with an accent and basic sewing accuracy); Viewer’s choice (The one you like the most)

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