Sunday, August 2, 2020

Community Outreach Quilt Challenge - 2021

Things are finally underway for this year's Community Outreach Quilt Challenge - formally known as Quiltcon Charity Quilt Challenge. 
The Calgary MQG Challenge quilt, along with those from the other MQG Guilds and Individual Member Teams will be part of Quiltcon Together Online.

Last week we had a Zoom planning session with 17 members in attendance, and several others wishing they could attend. We had several suggestions put forward and loved many of them. After much discussion, we managed to narrow it down to one. Something we needed to consider this year was not being able to get together and sew, but we have a plan, and it's already being put into action!. 

Theme: Curves 
This year the design focus is on curved piecing. You've probably seen the trend. Calgary MQG has had several workshops on curves, so hopefully, most of our members will be up for the challenge.  If they are not ready for curves, there are some sections that will be straight sewing, so we have them covered too. 

Colour Palette
Each year, along with a theme, The Modern Quilt Guild also puts out a colour palette. We can use solids and/or prints and must use at least 2 of the colours. 

This weekend two of our members masked up and braved a couple of local quilt stores. We were joined by a 3rd guild member who just happened to be shopping!  These are our fabric selections. 

What's next?  

The fabrics are off to be made into kits.  Not long and they will be ready for distribution!