Make It Work!!! The Recycling Challenge

This year's challenge is an homage to Sherri Lynn Wood's 2016 "Make Do" Challenge, as well as the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild's 2017 Challenge of the same name. Sherri Lynn Wood's challenge, in brief, was, "Whether you like to follow fixed patterns, or prefer to improvise... I challenge you to make one quilt ... from salvaged clothing, linens curtains or other household materials..." Both the pieces created and the stories behind them were fascinating & touching.

The challenge is to gather up those old, unworn, no longer loved articles of clothing and such that you just can't bear to discard and use them as the literal and figurative source material for your challenge piece and, in the words of Project Runway's Tim Gunn, Make It Work! Think about old shirts, baby/toddler clothes, ties, tablecloths, handkerchiefs, scraps from other quilts, etc, etc. Then, plan and design a quilt or a wall hanging incorporating these items. Consider especially those items that hold a special meaning for you - which is probably why they are still around! Honor and memorialize them by creating a piece made from them, and then tell us the story behind it.

Your piece can be traditional, modern, pieced, appliqued, or an art quilt and can be ma- chine or hand quilted. If the quilting is done by someone other than yourself, this must be indicated on your label and your entry form.

SIZE: Minimum: 30" x 30" or perimeter of 120" Maximum: 54" x 54" or perimeter of 216"

(Size can be anything WITHIN these parameters.)

Your finished piece must be a quilted item consisting of a top, batting, and a back, and it must have a 4" sleeve and a label with your name, name of the piece, and date.

Quilts will be due at the October Guild Meeting on Tuesday, October 16. Judging will be done in late October or November by a certified Judge, and the quilts will be exhib- ited and prizes awarded at the December Guild meeting.
PRIZES; First Place: $300. Second Place: $200. Third Place: $100.

Please fill out the sign-up sheet at the next Guild Meeting or the one attched at the end of this article.

Any questions, please contact Judy Shelton. Email: Phone: cell: 732-425-5488; home: 561-732-1456. (Or at the Guild meeting.)


Entry Form