Each year, the guild puts on a challenge to members that the results are displayed at our annual show. This year I volunteered to be in charge of it.
The challenge rules that I came up with were these:
1. Each participant must buy a spool of King Tut Threads by Superior (these were generously provided by Superior at a reduced cost – Thank you for making the challenge possible!). They were randomly given to participants; basically, I stuck them in a box and pulled a thread spool and handed it to the person – no choice was given – what color they got was what color their quilt was to be.
2. The perimeter could be no less than 36” and no more than 60” – but it could be any shape they wanted. They could also use any technique to construct their quilt.
3. The quilt had to be monochromatic based on the thread they pulled. They could not use white, black, grey, or cream (unless their color NATURUALLY went to those colors – ie: brown goes to cream). They also had to use at least 50% of their quilting had to be done with the thread provided.
Forty-seven purchased thread to try the challenge and twenty-one completed the challenge
At the guild meeting preceding the quilt show opening, members were allowed to vote for their top three choices. The votes were then tallied and ribbons were given to the top three.
Here are the entries and winners:
Sharon Nakasone – The Blue, Blue Sea – Color 1031 – First Place Winner
Lily Kamikihara – Green Fun – Color # 1008 – Third Place Winner – President’s Choice Winner
Sue Larson – Exploring Textures in Taupe – Color #974 – 3rd Place Winner
Jean Harr –Dreaming – Color #1021
Jo Malmstrom-Okita – 973 – Color #973
Sally Bartholomew – Blue – Color #1030
Barbara Vasold – Misty Mountains – Color #1023
Beverly Powell – Challenge Quilt – Color #1004
Lorraine Tokuyama – Magma Gone Amuck – Color #1001
Dawn Peerson – Under the Sea – Color #1032
John Haushalter – Paradise in Crush – Color #1014
Ellen Owens – Wrinkled Whelk – Color #1015
Richard Jones – Paradise in Golden Glow – Color #1013
Rowena Bellando – Lone Palm – Color #1007
Susan Haushalter – Tear of Envy – Color 1009
Mary Ann Jones – Celestial – Color #1020
Barbar Joy – The Bud – Color #1005
Donna Kanealii – Welcome – Color #1011
Mona Bonbright – Rosie Rosie – Color #1018
Tahmi Brodhead – Tutu – Color #1022
Charlotte Szarmes – Crazy Cranberries – Color #1000