July 2018 Challenge: Art Minis Quilt

Challenge: Art Minis Quilt
Challenger: Nupur Kittur
Due Date:  December 2018 Potluck Meeting

Art Minis” Quilt Challenge

The Fall Cotton Patch Quilters’ Challenge is to create mini quilts inspired by art! You may choose any piece of art to inspire you- it can be classical or modern, anything from a masterpiece from a famous artist, a painting by a local artist hanging in a small gallery or folk art. Just take a specific work of art and translate it into fabric and thread using your unique artistic vision.

For example, the first picture below show a quilt made by Australian quilter Cath of Wombat Quilts, inspired by the second picture, The Starry Night painting by Vincent Van Gogh.

Cath of Wombat Quilts
Starry Night


SIZE: Your mini quilt should have dimensions from 9×9″ to 20×20″…any size or shape in between.

CONSTRUCTION: Pieced or appliquéd, quilted by hand or machine; and bound.

INSPIRATION: Please bring a photo of the artwork that your quilt was inspired by.

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June 2018 Challenge: Idiom Quilt

Challenge: Idiom Quilt Challenge
Challenger: Jodie Seila
Due Date:  June 2018 Potluck Meeting

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Below are idioms with their definitions. Please make a quilt that measures 24”x36”, which
represents one of the idioms. You can use any technique you like, pieced, appliquéd, or
both. You may use any colors you like, but must include black and white, and there should
be enough black and white fabrics mixed into the colors so that the black and white are
recognizable. No borders are allowed on the quilt. You may add any embellishments you
would like. The quilt will be due at the June Potluck meeting.
Jodie Seila, Co-Chair, Challenge Committee

A hot potato
Speak of an issue (mostly current) which many people are talking about and which is usually disputed
A penny for your thoughts:  A way of asking what someone is thinking
Actions speak louder than words: People’s intentions can be judged better by what they do than what they say
Add insult to injury: To further a loss with mockery or indignity, to worsen an
unfavorable situation
At the drop of a hat: Without any hesitation, instantly
Back to the drawing board: When an attempt fails and it’s time to start all over
Ball is in your court: It is up to you to make the next decision or step
Barking up the wrong tree: Looking in the wrong place, accusing the wrong person
Be glad to see the back of: Be happy when a person leaves
Beat around the bush:  Avoiding the main topic, not speaking directly about the issue
Best of both worlds: All the advantages
Best thing since sliced bread:  A good invention or innovation, a good idea or plan
Bite off more than you can chew: To take on a task that is way too big
Blessing in disguise: Something good that isn’t recognized at first
Burn the midnight oil: To work late into the night, alluding to the time before
electric lighting
Can’t judge a book by its cover: Cannot judge something primarily on appearance:
Caught between two stools: When someone finds it difficult to choose between two
Costs an arm and a leg: Something is very expensive
Cross that bridge when you come to it: Deal with a problem if and when it becomes necessary, not before
Cry over spilt milk: When you complain about a loss from the past
Curiosity killed the cat: Being inquisitive can lead you into an unpleasant situation
Cut corners: When something is done badly to save money
Devil’s Advocate: To present a counter argument
Don’t count your chickens before the eggs have hatched: Don’t make plans for things that might not happen
Don’t give up the day job: You are not very good at something, you could definitely
not do it professionally
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket:  Don’t put all your resources in one possibility


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The September 9/12 CPQ Meeting has been cancelled.

CPQ Meeting Canceled for Tuesday September 12, 2017.
In an abundance of caution I am canceling our meeting this coming Tuesday. UGA has already announced (Sunday afternoon) that all classes and activities are canceled through Tuesday. Clarke County Schools are closed Monday but there is still no decision on Tuesday. National Weather Service has issued the first ever Tropical Storm WARNING for Athens / Clarke. Strong winds are predicted which may likely result in power outages. So stay home and be safe.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding.
Pat Schroder.

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Workshop: November, Bowl Making 101 with Fay Rawl & Sherry Paul

Workshop: Bowl Making 101
Taught by:  Fay Rawls and Sherry Paul
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Guild Member Cost: $10 
Non-Member Cost: $25
Where: Green Acres Baptist Church
Signup Contact: Sheila Shepherd 

Please signup before the October Meeting!

Instructions and supply list for Bowl Making 101
Bring lunch or you may purchase lunch near by the church.

  • Sewing Machine in good working order with zigzag stitch, applique foot or zigzag foot
  • General sewing supplies, (pins, scissors, sewing machine needles, stylist, thread, instruction book for your machine, etc…)
  • 80 or 90 Universal needle, blue jean needle works well also
  • Glue stick
  • Thread of your choice, I use embroidery thread – Isacord polyester 40,
  • Cotton clothesline cording with stability, (Mainstay @ Walmart, 100 ft pkg, 3/16”)
  • 1 yd of fabric for a large bowl or ¾ yd for a small or med bowl/basket
    • You can use fat quarters also, strips need to no wider than ½” to ¾’ wide and now longer than 18 inches.
  • 11 yards of cording wrapped before class

Use ½ to ¾ inch strips no longer than 18 inches to wrap your cording before class.

  • Attach first strip with glue stick 1/4” above cording to start and hold with straight pin
  • Wrap your first strip at a slight angle to cover cording
  • Attach second strip with glue stick and continue wrapping
  • Repeat until cording is covered.

(Batik fabrics don’t fray, but you may like the fray)

Eleven to 12 yards of cording to make a good size bowl.

The church door will be open at 9:00, we would like to get started by 9:30.

Please remember to bring extension cords.

We will have a cutting area and ironing area set up. Please come prepared and ready to go.

We are looking forward to sharing our bowl making experience with you.

Sherry Paul and Fay Rawls

Books you my like –
It’s a Wrap I by Susan Breier
It’s a Wray II by Susan Breier
Sewing Pottery by Barbara Warholic

You may also like to search on Pinterest for clothes line bowls.


Come by College Stations Rd to Barnett Shoals Rd, take a left at the light, go to next light and turn right, continue to back of church, and enter at the glass doors on the side. Signs will be at entry.

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August 2017 Challenge: Fifty shades of Play: The Ombré Quilt Challenge

Challenge: Fifty shades of Play: The Ombré Quilt Challenge
Challenger: Nupur Kittur
Due Date:  December 2017 Potluck Meeting

Ombré (pronounced omb-ray) is a French word meaning “shaded”. It means having tones of color that blend into each other, graduating from light to dark. Think of the color gradations on paint chips, for instance. Ombré is a trendy and popular design element in everything from clothing to nail polish to hair color, and of course, quilts.

The first part of your challenge is to play with color values and create a quilt with ombré design elements. It could be monochromatic, showing shades of a single color. It could be a two tone quilt with one color blending into another or a rainbow quilt involving a whole spectrum of colors- we just want to see gradations in color, no matter how you choose to do it.

The second part of the challenge is to dive into your scrap basket and include them in this quilt. Your challenge quilt should have at least 50% fabric scraps, defined as smaller pieces of fabric left over from other projects. We are working on the honor system here. Feel free to swap fabric scraps with your friends! 

There are no size restrictions. This challenge is due at the December 2017 meeting.

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