Friday, August 15, 2014

QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge!


Did you guys know that our brick and mortar shop hosts the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild? We love our local MQG members and had a blast at QuiltCon in 2013. When all of these modern quilters come together, they seem to do some pretty cool things.

For instance, The Modern Quilt Guild hosts a charity challenge. Some of you may have participated in the challenge for QuiltCon in 2013 but this year they're changing it up a bit!

This year, Modern Quilt Guild chapters will work collaboratively to create completed quilts (pieced, quilted, bound) using a color palette and alternate grid work design, determined by the MQG. Leaders of MQG chapters will be responsible for signing their guilds up by September 30.

After the quilts are finished and displayed at QuiltCon, guilds will be asked to donate their finished projects to local children's shelters. In addition to the gratification of making gorgeous quilts for deserving charities, a few lucky guilds will be featured in a post about the challenge on The Modern Quilt Guild blog next spring!

So what colors will challengers be working with? The Modern Quilt Guild is listing this year's colors as: white, light grey, chartreuse, burnt orange, sky blue, cerise, and deep turquoise.


We were lucky enough to be asked to build bundles around this gorgeous color scheme! We've put together bundles of solids (half yard, fat quarter, fat eighth) and blenders (half yard, fat quarter, fat eighth).


Interested in joining the challenge? Check out the rest of the requirements on The Modern Quilt Guild's blog.

Not a MQG member? Click here to find the chapter nearest you!

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