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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Modern Ways

For the past 15 or so years, I have participated in the annual Trend Tex Challenge - a fundraiser for The Canadian Quilter's Association (CQA).  I've never been terribly successful with this challenge (although one year I did get Honourable Mention!) mostly because it involves the use of Fat Quarters which I have trouble warming up to.  That was always the biggest part of the challenge for me: having enough fabric to say what I wanted to say.  These are the fabrics for this year's event, generously donated by Trend Tex Fabrics.  They are very well chosen for the theme, "Modern Ways".
Last fall with a plethora of deadlines, commitments, and the mother-of-all-stresses coming at me at the same time the kits were available, I decided to let it go.  (I've decided to let a lot of things go...) Thankfully, there were plenty of other keen souls who took up the challenge.  You can see the entries here.   It was great fun to look at all the quilts, with the added pleasure of seeing so many names I recognize including Dolores, Elaine, Dorinda, Joanne, and Anne, who read this blog. Well done!


  1. Ha, ha! I almost let it go too and submitted it just under the wire. Truly, though, I found the lack of certain fabrics quite a challenge and my entry changed as a result. Thanks for the mention.

  2. Hmmmmm.......I think I would have had trouble with those fabrics, although the turquoise and lime aren't too bad. But the pink is very very pink.......

  3. Interesting set of colours. I think I could have fun with them.

  4. Actually, I think you have been very successful with this challenge - I have your Maslow's Hierarchy hanging outside my sewing room door, and the NL perspective piece on my office wall.