The 2011 Challenge was announced at the June meeting! It's a little different this year and there was a lot of excitement surrounding this year's theme.
Volunteers wishing to participate in the challenge can pick up a kit at monthly meetings between now and September. Challenge guidelines and information accompany each kit (also shown below).
See the 2010 Challenge Photos
Quilters will be provided with a grouping of batik fabrics. At least 80% of the fabric in your kit must be included in your quilt(s)*. You chose the pattern/design and how many coordinating cotton fabrics to add for borders, accents, etc. to the challenge fabric. Coordinating fabrics can be found at monthly meetings or at local quilt stores.
*This year's quilt kits include a lot of fabric. Optional: Use the extra to create a Mom & Me set or a separate Challenge Entry. Additional entry numbers are available if needed.
Crocheters and knitters will be provided with one skein of variegated yarn. At least one skein of Challenge yarn must be included in your finished blanket. Supplemental Challenge yarn will be available if needed. Add the coordinating colors of your choice, available at each monthly meeting leading up to the Challenge. Yarn can also be purchased at any local shop that sells yarn.
All standard Linus blanket requirements apply. All blankets must be complete, including quilting, binding and Linus labels attached (to the back of the blanket) to be displayed (ie, not turned in as a quilt top). All blankets (quilt and yarn) must be a minimum of 36" x 36" or larger. Please visit this link for a complete list of blanket guidelines.
The blankets will be displayed at the October Linus meeting for members, visitors and special guests to enjoy. Voting will take place to choose Viewer's Choice Yarn blanket and favorite Quilt. Prizes to be announced.
After the Challenge is over, all Challenge entries will belong to The Linus Connection and will be distributed to one or more of our recipient facilities.
The deadline for turning in your Challenge entry is 9:30 am on October 15, 2011. Blankets may be, and are encouraged to be, turned in early.
Show And Tell
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Each month, The Linus Connection offers a free short demonstration to our members. If you have a technique or pattern you'd like to share or you have a question about presenting a demo, please contact Jennifer. We're currently scheduling demos for September, November and December.
Video Tutorials for the 10 Minute Block: