Friday, April 09, 2010

Color of Peace Quilt Challenge

For some time now, Grandma's Attic has been holding Quilt Challenges to support Sable House, our local domestic violence shelter. The themes have all revolved around "The Color of" concept. We skipped the challenge last year, but the year before that we held The Color of Love. We've also done the Color of Courage, The Color of Healing and the Color of Hope.

Entry packets for this year's theme, The Color of Peace, include five theme fabrics, challenge rules, and an entry form. All proceeds from the sale of the packets go directly to Sable House. The maximum quilt size for quilts entered into the challenge should not exceed 180 total inches when all sides are added together; however, there is no minimum size requirement. Each quilt must incorporate all theme fabrics, although the amount used is up to you. The remainder of the fabric used can be quilter's choice.

Quilts are due in to Grandma's Attic by July 15, 2010 where they will be displayed from July 17-31, 2010. The general public will be invited to vote for their favorites. Winners will be selected by customer ballot (one vote per viewer) based on Best Interpretation of Theme and Best Use of Color. (Remember, this is the general public, not professional quilt judges, so don't be afraid to enter.) First Place prize is $100 gift certificate to Grandma's Attic; Second Place prize is $50 gift certificate; Third Place is a $25 gift certificate. In addition, Best Interpretation of Theme will win a five yard fabric bundle and Best Use of Color will receive a Gift Baskets filled with color tools.

Quilts will also be displayed at the Polk County Fair in Rickreall, Oregon August 12-15, 2010 , and on display at other locations as well. All quilts will be returned to their owners by September of 2010.

If you'd like to participate in this quilt challenge, you can purchase a packet either at the shop or on the web.

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