“Friendship Star” Quilt Challenge for 2015 PVQA Quilt Show
Instead of doing another color-related challenge, for the 2015 quilt show we are going to do a challenge related to a particular block, the Friendship Star, shown below.
1. For this challenge, we ask you to make a quilt based on the Friendship Star block. I chose the Friendship Star block for this challenge because friendship is a vital element of living happy, fulfilling lives, and as fellow quilters that common interest helps form the bond of our friendships.
2. The challenge is not with the block itself, because a Friendship Star is a very simple block. The challenge will be to push the limits of what a Friendship Star block looks like. You may change the size of the blocks within your quilt, flip elements of the block, stretch, distort, and/or manipulate the block(s) in any way you wish, as long as your quilt contains at least one undistorted version of the block.
3. There is no fabric provided for this challenge.
4. You may use any technique(s) to make your quilt (piecing, applique, embroidery, painting, dying, digital art).
5. Your project must measure between 120” perimeter and 160” perimeter (30” x 30” up to 40” x 40”, or any combination of measurements that add up to 120” to 160” perimeter).
6. Your project must be three layers (a top, a batting, and a backing), be quilted and bound, and have a 4” hanging sleeve attached to the top of the back. If your project is not square across the top, you are responsible for providing the necessary support so that it will hang from our standard hanging rods. If it does not have adequate support built into it so that it will hang easily, it will not be hung.
7. You must complete a regular quilt show entry form, indicating your project is part of the “Friendship Star” Challenge, which will be due no later than the January, 2015 general meeting.
8. In your entry form, please describe what quilting and the friendships you have formed through quilting have meant in your life.
9. If you have questions, please contact Betty Whitman.