Friday, July 29, 2011

Kona Challenge Winners!

I'm a member of the newly formed Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild. Back at our March meeting, each member received a charm pack of Robert Kaufman Kona Solids, in one of four colorways: classic, bright, dusty, or pastel. We then agreed on the following parameters for the challenge:

-Use at least 30 of the charms in the package (there were 41-46 in the packs, depending on the colorway)
-At least half of the charm must be used
-Overall circumference must equal at least 120"
-May use up to (3) additional Kona solids
-Entries must be bound, backed, and quilted (no quilt tops).
-If not all your own work (i.e. quilted by someone else), provide credit.

Submissions were due at our June meeting, where we were able to view and photograph all of the quilts. Then, prior to July's meeting, two winners were selected: a guild choice, chosen through the anonymous votes of our guild members; and a judges' choice, selected by Jill and Marny at Modern Quilt Relish. Jill and Marny were sent photos of all of the quilts, including full and close-up views, but did not know the names or identities of who completed them.

And now, our winners:

(l top and bottom): Judges' Choice winner Natalie and (r top and bottom): Guild Choice winner Jenna!

There were a lot of great entries.  Here are the others:

1. Emily 2. Ginia 3. LeeAnn 4. Kathy 5. Angie 6. Lucinda 7. Lisa 8. Debbie 9. Carol 10. Brenda 11. Ann

Unfortunately for me, my sewing machine decided to stop working the week before our quilts were due.  The good news is that it turned out to be an easy fix without a huge expense.  The bad news is that I was unable to finish my entry.  I am still planning to finish it--stay tuned for photos.

Be sure to check out the Flickr pool to see all of the other Kona solids challenge quilts from guilds everywhere.

Thanks to Jill and Marny of Modern Quilt Relish for judging; Brenda, our president, for organizing; Emily, for help with prize procurement; Debbie, for soliciting our fabulous guest judges; and of course, all of the guild members who entered. It was so much fun to see what everyone came up with!

Have a great weekend!


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