Friday, March 4, 2016

Improv Challenge!

Image from Sherry Lynn Wood's blog
Dana announced the IMPROV CHALLENGE at February's Guild meeting! Each participant picked a Kona color and the challenge is to push yourself in a new way - make something using your color.  (If you did not attend the February meeting, but still want to participate, email and she will draw a color for you and bring it to the March meeting.) 

If you've never done improv before - that's going to be easy for you! If you have done a lot of improv, try to experiment with a new technique.

There are many excellent descriptions of improv - you could take one of Heather's online classes that she talked about at the meeting last month , or follow in the footsteps of one of the amazing quilters mentioned in this Modern Quilt Guild write-up on improv.

Participants have to incorporate their Kona color into their design in some way. You don't have to use Kona fabric or even a solid - you can incorporate the color in any way you like - but to be eligible for prizes you must use your color in some way!

Ok, here are the rules:

1. In order to compete, your project has to be completed by our May Meeting. That means quilted and bound (if it's a quilt). If it's not finished - still bring it! It just won't be eligible for prizes.

2. Your item doesn't have to be a quilt (it could be a bag, a garment, a Kleenex box holder etc.), but it does have to be made with fabric, incorporate improv techniques and use your random Kona color in some way.

3. There will be three categories for prizes: Best use of Improv, Viewer's Choice, and one lucky winner chosen at random from the finished projects. Robert Kaufman is donating some prizes!

4. In order to make voting fair, please avoid revealing pictures of your progress on social media! Please bring your top secret project in a bag to the May with your Kona color! The guild leadership will set up the show with numbers for each project for voting purposes.

5. After our winners our revealed, we will have a brief show and tell where you can share about your challenge project.

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