Challenge: Silhouettes Challenger: Lisa Anderson Due Date: December 2019 Potluck Meeting
Your quilt may be of any size.
Silhouettes should be either black, white/ ivory. That is, either very dark or very light and should not have noticeable patterning. Fabric does not have to be technically a solid, but only have a more or less uniform look.
The background is really the focus of this challenge — it should enhance and provide a setting for your chosen silhouette(s).
Quilt may be either a traditional pieced quilt or an art quilt.
Challenge: When You See A Tree! Challenger: Jodi Seila Due Date: June 2019 Potluck Meeting
When You See A Tree Challenge
When you look at a tree what do you think about? Our challenge this spring is to make a quilt which represents your emotions about a tree. What does it say to you?. To me a tree show strength, courage and growth. You may make your quilt using applique, piecing, fused any season of the year. Quilting techniques is your choice.
The tree should measure at least 16 x 24. It will be due at our June meeting. If you have questions you may contact Jodi.
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.
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.
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
alternatives 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
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.