Friday, August 19, 2011

Quilt Challenge Winners!

1st Place Award for the Color of Compassion Quilt Challenge goes to Kristine Olson of Monmouth, Oregon, for her entry "Feigned Compassion Feeds the Cat." Kristine, who says that this small wall quilt is her first attempt at hand applique and hand quilting, wins a $100 gift certificate from Grandma's Attic.

2nd Place goes to Brenda Lopez of Auburn, California, for her quilt, "Kindheartedness." Measuring 41" x 36-1/2", the flowers on this one are absolutely gorgeous. Their three-dimensional effect is quite stunning. Brenda wins a $50 gift certificate from Grandma's Attic.

Third Place goes to Chris Schmitke of Salem, Oregon for her quilt, "When You Wish Upon a Star." Measuring 41" x 41", this quilt was also chosen by viewers as the winner of Best Use of Color category. Chris wins a $25 gift certificate from Grandma's Attic for 3rd Place, and a Gift Basket of Color Tools for Best Use of Color.

Mia Mohr, of Lyons, Oregon, won Best Interpretation of the Theme for her quilt, "The Touch of Compassion." She wins a 5 yard fabric bundle from Grandma's Attic in her choice of fabrics.

The Color of Compassion Quilt Challenge is a charitable event designed to raise funds for Sable House, a Polk County, Oregon agency assisting survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Earlier this year, Grandma's Attic provided applicants with entry packets consisting of five fabrics, then challenged entrants to creatively incorporate these fabrics into a final quilt design. All proceeds benefited Sable House.

Voting took place July 21 through August 7. The general public was invited to view the quilts at Grandma's Attic; then vote for their favorites, plus the categories of Best Use of Color and Best Interpretation of Theme. Winners were selected on August 8. All of the quilts were then displayed at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall, Oregon, from August 11-14, 2011.

Grandma's Attic is strongly committed to the health and safety of women and children in Polk County and supports various local resources who share these goals. In addition, Grandma's Attic is dedicated to raising awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault issues through the arts and crafts.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Quilt Club Winners!

Look how excited Kathryn Mabey is! She just won a Sew Fun Elna Sewing Machine! Provided by Corvallis Sewing and Vacuum Center, Kathryn won Grandma's Quilt Club raffle for those having perfect attendance at last year's Quilt club.

Everyone who attended at least 11 classes last year was entered into a drawing for three amazing prizes: a sewing machine, a $200 gift certificate, and a chance to have your Quilt Club quilt professionally quilted. Kathryn won the sewing machine. Sarah Miller won the gift certificate, and Leona Wilson won the opportunity to have her quilt professionally quilted.

Our next club begins September 8, 9 and 10. We're going To Grandma's House! You know, "over the river and through the wood." But wait a minute: what are we going to do when we get there? Turns out, Grandma's are an endless source of fun-filled activities. They tell stories of adventure, growth and wonder--and those delicious treats aren't bad either. This year's Quilt Club, To Grandma's House is organized around 12 classic children's stories that have been popular since the late 19th and early 20th century.

Themed block patterns, a newly designed newsletter, and stories from Grandma Rachel are only part of the fun. This year, we're also offering discounts with club-only specials, a complimentary coupon book, additional chances to win door prizes, extra demos and tons more fun.

Quilt block kits are available in four color schemes: 1930s, 19th Century, Batiks, and Red/White/Black--you know, as in what is black and white and read all over? A newspaper or book! Pick as many colorways as you like. If you come to class, blocks are $5.00 per month per colorway. Sessions include door prize drawings, demonstrations, show and tell, and fun, fun, fun!

Special Door Prizes: Attend at least 11 sessions this year and you will be entered into a drawing to win one of three fabulous prizes: 1) a sewing machine; 2) your quilt top professionally quilted; and 3) $200 gift card to Grandma's Attic.

Grandma's Quilt Club is a fun way to learn about new products, participate in door prize drawings, be with friends and collect quilt blocks. You must pre-register for this class. For details on how you can participate, click here.