"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Stretching Art Challenge

I've been a part of an online group for a number of years now that does an annual art quilt challenge. The purpose has been to grow the skills of those that participate and I've enjoyed being a part of the group. The finished quilts and dolls are then displayed at one of the large quilt shows back on the east coast of the US. We'd love to have more people join us this year....all info is below. If you're interested in joining in leave a comment and I'll send you the name of the Yahoo group for you to join so you can join us.


Announcing SAT14:

Foundations of ---------- For Stretching Art and Tradition 14, create a quilt, garment or dollinterpreting the theme "Foundations of __________________". You mayinterpret the theme as liberally or strictly as you like. Please, no foundation garments. Other than underwear, you might choose Foundations ofQuilting, Foundations of Faith, Architecture, or a good breakfast. We would like to encourage you to consider our original challenge intention, which was and still is the growth of the individual artists, through stretching yourselves by attempting a new form, technique, or material.

Stretching Artis an annual, un-juried fiber arts challenge which is displayed at thePennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza in Philadelphia, PA. If you would like to join the challenge, or would like more information, please join our yahoo group: StretchingArt.

Size of quilts must be no smaller than 18" and no larger than 30" in any direction.

Dolls must be a minimum of 18" tall and must come with a stand or be self-supporting.

Garments must come with a means to hang them.

Quilts must be delivered by August 17, 2012. (Delivery address will be given after signing up on Yahoo).

We are required to provide mailing info to PNQE2 weeks prior to ship date(the Friday before Labor Day).

Deadline to commit is March 1, 2012

* Note - if we do not have the minimum of 15 participants, PNQE will not accept our exhibit, so the deadline to commit is important.

Gratitudes -
1. Warmer temps mean the snow is almost melted.
2. Made progress with rewriting my resume today.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Thread Giveaway

Nancy from the Victorian Motto Sampler Shop is offering a wonderful giveaway on her blog of hand-dyed embroidery threads. I love using hand-dyed threads in my CQ work and these look lovely. Check them out by clicking "here"and enter her giveaway, tell her I sent you there. =)

1. todays weather was a little warmer
2. for my upstairs neighbor's son who shoveled the snow from the sidewalks here at the house.