Each year they hold a conference somewhere in the country. As well as having fabulous instructors, a giant merchant mall, and the National Juried Show, they hold a silent auction. This auction is the biggest fundraiser for CQA/ACC. It is sponsored by Trend-Tex Fabrics who donate all the fabric.
Here is how it works. I buy 5 fat quarters of fabric. Every person gets the same fat quarter bundle and a theme is given. This year it is 'Sunshine and Vines.' You have to make a small wall quilt up and send it back for judging. At the conference all the quilts are displayed and you can bid on them.
Here is the fabric that I had to use. There are only 4, I used all of the yellow as my background.
I have done this for several years now, but never had a quilt there being bid on while I am at the conference. I will be so nervous that no one bids on mine! I am already plotting how to use a fake name to ensure that it looks like someone liked it=)
This is the finished product. I really liked the modern quilts that came out of Quilt Con last week. Even though these are not 'modern' fabrics, I did my own interpretation of modern. Pictured are two paths leading towards sunshine. One is out of the fabrics and one is threadpainted.
This is the yellow that I used all of. I decided to do straight line quilting as I would be quilting on top of that to mimic rocks.
Here you can see the free motion stones I created intersecting the vibrant fabric ones.