Sable House, our local domestic violence shelter. Our theme for the past few years has revolved around "The Color of" concept. So far, we've hosted the Color of Peace, Love, Courage, Healing, Hope, Compassion, Wonder and Dreams. This year we're hosting The Color of Joy. Doesn't that sound inspiring?
packets for this year's theme 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.
are due in to Grandma's Attic by July 23, 2014 where they will be
displayed from July 25-27, 2014. 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 a $100 gift
certificate to Grandma's Attic; Second Place prize is a $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.
will also be displayed at the Polk County Fair in Rickreall, Oregon
held in August, and on display at other locations as well. All quilts
will be returned to their owners by the end of August, 2014.
If you'd like to participate in this quilt challenge, you can purchase a packet either at the shop or on the web. We can't wait to see what you've dreamed up!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
|Grandma's Brand New Block of the Month Club|
|Stories of Old Oregon Quilt|
Included in the Club is a monthly newsletter written by Grandma Rachel. She will tell you fascinating stories about Jimmy Chitwood and the Bear, Narcissa Whitman and Eliza Spaulding, the Sager Orphans and more. This newsletter is packed with information about the early pioneers, the migration, life in Old Oregon, and more.
In addition to the newsletter, you will receive the fabric an patterns you need to create two 9" quilt blocks. Other handouts are also included. This is a 13 month club, with a finishing kit sent in the 13th month. Size of the completed quilt is approximately 64" x 85". You'll have fun sewing while you learn about the Oregon Trail and the early Pioneers. Click here for more information and to join this exciting new club.