Sunday, March 3, 2013

Trend Tex Challenge

Here in Canada, we have a nation wide quilting organization called the Canadian Quilters' Association.      (CQA/ACC) I am actively involved in it and love how it connects quilters right across the country.

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.






12 comments:

jlk said...

I am sure someone will bid on yours. But if not, totally do the fake name. That's awesome.

Snoodles said...


Oh my gosh, how could they not be crazy about it and bid to the moon? I love it! Totally wonderful, Jackie!

Deb said...

Gorgeous, you did a beautiful job.

Kat said...

What a great TTC quilt! I'll put in the first bid.

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

I love your idea of a fake name, but I suspect your piece will be bid on. It’s great!

Rolanda said...

Really nice quilt, Jackie. I'd bid on it...;)

sbsudbury said...

Awesme job Jackie.......

SarahVee said...

wow, jackie! it's gorgeous. beautiful work.

elle said...

Looks great!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very unique and interesting...love it!

Patti said...

Wow! That is really special.

Mama Pea said...

I would totally bid on it. I love it!