Thursday, December 14, 2017

Announcing Winter Up-cycle challenge

Winter Upcycle Challenge:    Make a quilted item using upcycled material

You will not be using your own "stuff" for this challenge, as we will be having a materials swap at the January meeting.

Bring a gently used item to the January meeting that can be upcycled. It can be any colour, fibre, size, texture etc.

Think along the lines of old clothing, linens, thrift store finds, fabric swatches, vinyl, leather, pleather, nylon.  Feel free to get weird!

The item should be clean and suitable for upcycling. You must be able to sew "fabric" on a domestic sewing machine.
Must not have started life as quilting cotton.

Prepare your fabric in a bundle by rolling it up in such as manner as to disguise its identity. Use a brown bag if necessary.

The challenge is to make a quilt, bag, pincushion, mug rug, or something quilted using some of the item you picked up at the January Meeting. No sewing required until after the January Meeting where we are swapping our upcycle materials.

Deadline: Finished items will be shared at the March Meeting.

Questions: ask Philippa

Hashtag #calmqgupcyclechallenge

Be sure to Checkout what happened when Vancouver MQG did this same challenge. Thanks Vancouver for the inspiration! #vmqgupcyclechallenge