Quilt Show Challenge 2023

MERRIMACK VALLEY QUILT CHALLENGE

2023

“The Time of the Season”

Music can take us back to earlier seasons of our lives. How about these songs: “It’s the time of the season….”; “Summer Breeze, makes me feel fine!”, “When I’m 64!” Let these songs take you back to an earlier time. (Use the links below.) What was going on then? How do these songs make you feel? Think about summers from another time….Are memories coming to mind? What has shaped you? What have your seasons been like? Think back, and let the ideas flow. Maybe it’s the music of that time, the art, the fashion, the politics,…Listen, let your mind go, and the creative juices flow!

Your challenge: Make a banner that captures, represents, and evokes this time for you…something you were doing, feeling, a place that was special, activities, travel, things that shaped you, AND maybe incorporate an item from that time (ONE item?)…fabric, a piece of cloth from clothing, jewelry, buttons!

Go looking for that something that takes you back. It could be an old treasure you’ve hung on to, an old mini skirt, bridesmaid dress, table cloth, bikini!, bandana, shawl, curtain, tee shirt, tree skirt?, tie-dyed something, macrame! Look in consignment shops for that Oldies thing….whatever helps you create “the time of the season” FOR YOU!

For inspiration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8ecsAI3FhY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qNI7is50yM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUDRIC5RSX4

https://www.pinterest.com/trashfind/memories-of-the-60s-70s/

Rules:

Size: Between 10-12 inches wide x 36 inches tall

Incorporate something(s) from the past. Your groovy past!

We will need a hanging sleeve on the back and your completed challenge quilt for the September quilt show.


7 thoughts on “Quilt Show Challenge 2023

    Diane Kelley said:
    February 19, 2023 at 9:46 am

    The plan so far is that challenge entries will be judged as part of our judging process right before the quilt show. Ribbons (not prizes) will be awarded as appropriate. If you want your quilt judged, there will be a $6 fee. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this process!!

    Lynwicky said:
    February 4, 2023 at 3:19 pm

    There will be an annual challenge for 2023 and the details will be in February newsletter. Due date will be the quilt show, Your entry will be judged and prizes awarded. You sound like you are ready to start creating!

      Cathy H responded:
      February 7, 2023 at 10:34 am

      The Challenge has been updated

    Cathy H responded:
    September 13, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    There is usually an annual challenge. They are announced at a meeting once the Challenge Committee has come up with there challenge.

    Tricia Lyon said:
    September 13, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    From a new member – Is this an annual challenge? Will there be a quilt show challenge for 2023? If so, will it be for the same timeframe – March to mid-May?

      Lynwicky said:
      February 4, 2023 at 3:16 pm

      We have just submitted info to the newsletter. Due date will be the quilt show in September. Theme will tie into show theme and your entry will be judged and prizes awarded. Sounds like you are ready to get creating!!

      Cathy H responded:
      February 7, 2023 at 10:35 am

      The Challenge has been updated

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