It may have been a grey, dreary cold day in Duluth but members of the Lake Superior Modern Quilt Guild grabbed their brightest quilts, bundled up, and gathered for a walkabout around Duluth's iconic Aerial Lift Bridge!
Check out the Duluth News Tribune article on the colorful walkabout:
Duluth quilters strut stuff in Canal Park
Fat quarter challenge secret swap
Our last challenge of 2017 is the Fat Quarter Challenge Secret Swap. That long title says it all- a challenge that’s a swap with an exchange at our holiday party!!
To join in the fun just bring a fat quarter of your own fabric to the October meeting. We will randomly and secretly swap fabric and you’ll go home with your partner’s FQ and the challenge to make “something(s)” for your partner using their own fabric. The goal is to use as much of the fat quarter as possible, adding in your own fabrics, as desired/needed. The “swapping back” of finished item(s) will take place in two months at our December 14th Holiday meeting. Please bring your creation(s) wrapped and tagged.
To help with ideas as to what to make for your partner, at the October meeting each swapper will complete an info card (see attachment) with their likes, dislikes and suggestions for possible item(s) they would like made for them from their FQ, such as pouch, mug rug, pincushion, thread catcher, mini quilt, needlebook, project bag…..etc. Feel free to print out and complete the info card and bring it to the meeting along with your fabric. There will also be info cards available to fill out at the meeting.
We have started a Pinterest board called “The Little Things”, accessible HERE Please pin ideas or tutorials that you find. If you are on Instagram, you might want to check out all the swapping fun at #thelittlethingsswap2017.
Not able to attend the guild meeting on October 12th? Just send a FQ and completed info card to the meeting with a guild mate and we’ll be sure to include you in the challenge/swap.
Find the info card HERE.
The Lake Superior Modern Quilt Guild meets the
2nd Thursday each month from 6pm-8pm at
McTavish Quilt Studio & Fabric (1831 E 8th St in Duluth).