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Friday, April 15, 2011

Announcing: Earth Day Challenge

Earth Day is on April 22 and to mark the occasion, we are issuing a challenge. Use non-traditional materials to create a quilt block or mini quilt and bring it to Show + Tell at the May meeting. Of course, feel free to add in new fabric and batting needed to complete your vision.

Non-traditional materials can be anything from old clothing to paper goods and everything in between. There are a couple of great examples from guild members. Juanita Johnson shared a very unique mini quilt at a recent guild meeting. She used Shout color catchers to create a very cool and modern mini quilt. You can read about it on her blog. Melanie Sullivan used vintage quilt scraps to make this adorable mini quilt:

[photo via Texas Freckles by Melanie Sullivan]

You can see more photos and read about Melanie's mini quilt here. For the really non-traditional, check out Angie's blog post about some unique quilts that were shown at the Dallas Quilt Celebration in March. The bottle cap quilt and the Lay's potato chip bag quilt are definitely Earth Day friendly!

I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Happy quilting,

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