While in Houston I was lucky to be at the unveiling of the next Cherrywood Challenge, Van Gogh.
From the Cherrywood site:
Quilts are Due: August 1, 2017
$45 includes registration fee, shipping of fabric, return shipping of quilt, and one fat quarter each of black and three official VAN GOGH blues.
Goal: Use van Gogh’s paintings as inspiration to push yourself creatively, think outside the box and create new fiber art. You do NOT need to choose a painting and copy it inch for inch. Put a little bit of yourself into it. Take inspiration from WHAT he painted, HOW he painted, WHY he painted, WHERE he painted, etc…
Quilts must measure 20″ x 20″ and must be square.
The entire quilt top and binding must be made from Cherrywood Fabric. Backing is your choice of any fabric.
Most of (about 60-75%) of the quilt top must use the official VAN GOGH blues and black. The quilt should “read” blue. (We were pushed to list an actual percentage, but please do not get uptight over this number. The challenge is to use as much blue and black as possible.) Accent colors of Cherrywood may be added. White may be a different brand (we do not carry white).
Any technique or fabric manipulation is acceptable as long as it maintains the color and character of a textile quilt (if so much paint is applied that the original color of the fabric is not obvious, it may lead to disqualification). Embellishments may be added, with the exception of glitter, but must stay within the 20-inch size.
Finished quilt must have a top, a middle, and a backing. Maximum thickness: 1 inch. Note that the quilt will be packed and unpacked many times. No sleeve is required.
First Place – $700 Gift Card
Second Place – $200 Gift Card
Third Place – $100 Gift Card
Ever since I saw the Wicked challenge two years ago I have been wanting to participate in the Cherrywood Challenge. I decided to take the plunge this year! I purchased the basic Van Gogh pack.
I won’t be making a pixel quilt (what I am known for), but want to challenge myself and make another art quilt. I am definitely going to make it geeky! I am starting the brainstorming process and hope to get started on it after Magfest. August 1 may seem like it is a long way away, but it will be here before I know it.
Want to participate in the challenge? You can buy the kits right from Cherrywood or from your local quilt shop that carries their fabric. Let me know if you are participating! I am creating a special Facebook group for everyone I know that is making a quilt so we can support each other and cheer each other on.