• • • Welcome to the Seventh Annual Scraps to Treasures Challenge QUILT SHOW.
For those of you new to the boards, let me tell you a little bit about our challenge. Seven years ago, actually it was probably eight when I first saw the Scrap Bag Challenge on Simply Quilts. The one that really caught my eye was Tom Russell's Quilt. That's when I came up with this idea to challenge my friends here.
In order to participate, the challengers send in a pair of six inch squares with two different values for each challenger. Think of it like an ABC swap. Then with the help of the Madison Ladies, all the squares are sorted so each challenger has exactly the same fabrics to start with.
Let's not forget to thank the Madison Ladies, because without their help, I'm not sure I'd still be doing this challenge. Thank you QuiltHappyMaryWI, LindaWI and KarenB. And a special thank you to CQWannabe for driving all the way up from Illinois to help out this year too.
Once the squares are delivered, all they have to do is create a quilt at least 36x48". They can use a pattern or do whatever they want. Some additional fabrics are allowed, but they must use a minimum 2" square from each of the fabrics swapped.
It still amazes me how each can take the same set of fabrics (plus a few extras) and turn them into something so beautiful and yet, so different from each other. These ladies are so creative and talented. I would like to thank each and every one for taking the time and passion to participate.
This year we have 30 beautiful quilts for you to view and enjoy. The variety and workmanship is SUPERB! Each quilt is so unique and breathtaking. And the best part is, all of these quilts will be donated to charity. Each Quilt Maker will choose which organization their quilt will benefit.
Great job Ladies and THANK YOU!
Please take advantage of all the features available for viewing. I recommend viewing them as a whole collection before you begin. First, if the album information is on the right hand side, use the little arrow to turn it off. Then there is a slider on the top right to increase the size of the thumbnails. Use it to see all the quilts on the screen as big as possible. Make sure your browser fills your monitor.
Next, view them in slideshow mode and hit your F11 key for your full viewing pleasure. After the slideshow is done just hit the F11 key again. Then you can look at each quilt individually. There is also a magnifier available. You'll be able to zoom in and really see them up close and personal.
Once you have viewed the quilts, please come back and let us know what you think. You may also attach a comment to the individual quilts. I'm sure the Quilt Makers would love to see your praises and feedback. And don't forget about the Quilt Maker Contest (to be posted later today).
Now onto the QUILT SHOW.
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• • • The Vote • • •
Now I need your help in choosing who will be honored. I know this is asking a lot, but these ladies deserve your full attention and I have some fabulous prizes to award. Your cooperation will help tremendously.
Everyone on this board is eligible to vote. In order for your vote to be counted, you must send an e-mail to the following addresses with VOTE in the subject line.
• • • • • Jayardi@wi.rr.com; firstname.lastname@example.org • • • • •
I have asked Lisa - TX to assist in the vote counting, just in case I have a chance of winning . Please copy and paste the above to insure accuracy. Both addresses and your HGTV Screen Name MUST be on the e-mail.
There are a total of ten prizes to be awarded. Each of you will be asked to choose ten different quilts. Please list your top three choices for each category and choose only one for the Write-In.
Viewers Favorite - List top three choices
Best Design - List top three choices
Best Use of Color/Value - List top three choices
And finally, the Write-In - choose one quilt you feel deserves a prize and please explain why you chose this quilt.
Voting will be open through October 27, 2012. Your votes must arrive by 5pm CST.
We all Thank you for your assistance.
OMG! What a treat! This is one of the perks of having a job where you work all night! I just got to see the show!
Thanks for the hard work Jean and all that competed. Now to go look at them again.
• • • One more thing, you can adjust the speed of the slideshow, in case it's going too fast for you. You can also turn off the captions, so they don't interfere with seeing the whole quilt.
You're welcome Rondi. I didn't expect you to be up at this hour. I was hoping to post it closer to sunrise, but I need to get to bed.
Enjoy the show everyone!
OH MY! Knew from the peeks this was going to be a good show - but these exceeded my expectations.
Going to be very hard this year to pick winners. Glad we have a few weeks to review and make choices.
Jean, thanks again for all your hard work in organizing this great challenge.
wow. This year people really outdid themselves. What a great show!
“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”
Wow!! I'm going to have to look at this show a few times before I vote. Spectacular quilts!
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Beautiful show, awesome quilts, great show of talent! Congratulations to all who participated, you really, really rose to the occasion.
Wow! I'm going to have to revisit and revisit these. They are wonderful. What a talented group of creative artists. How am I ever going to narrow this down to just three? No Way!
Think we also need Honorable mention spaces!!!
How do you just pick 9???? Chris
Awesome quilts, everyone! Looking forward to looking at them more in detail very soon.
I'm going to have to register my 2 cats as board members just so I can have 30 votes! I'm truly in awe of the talent of these quilters.
"Wishing you sunshine and blessings"
Hmmmm, now the tough part. Y'all just thought making the quilts was tough. It's choosing winners.
Jean, another terrific job on the challenge. I think a lot of people outdid themselves this time. I say that every year.
"Never be afraid to try anything new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic." Unknown.
Boy, this is hard. What's more important to the quilter - Viewer's Favorite - or Best Design??
I need to put quilts in more than one category! Um... which way to go...This message has been edited. Last edited by: Elainetoo,
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Congratulations to all. What a nice bunch of quilts.
Jean and friends, thanks so much for all you put in to this challenge. I know I can't begin to imagine how much work and organization needs to be done to make this all work for us.
Oh my goodness Jean they are fabulous. I am beside myself in all. They are pretty good. I can't help but think I may have to continue this insanity again next year.Good Luck girls!!
• • • I was very surprise to see there were hardly any views to this thread. I decided to change the name so everyone will come and see what's going on. I would hate for you all to create these wonderful pieces and no one gets to see them. So, be sure to let all your friends know. We're going to need all the votes we can get to determine the winners. I'm so very glad I don't have to make these choices.
J Lu, I truly hope you and all the newbies will play again next year. Did you find that peek you were talking about? And, do you still think it's going to take top prize?
Now I am off to start the Quilt Maker Contest before Lisa has an episode.
Well, I've gone thru them twice. The styles are so different I'm finding difficult to choose three favorites especially in the best design category. Actually I don't even know which three I'd choose as my personal favorites.
I WILL go back and look some more.
Helping to fight Alzheimer's one little quilt at a time. AAQI
oh my. What a gorgeous show! Just amazing how you can put pieces of fabric together, make a pattern and weave it altogether so beautifully! Boy, this is going to take a lot of views to decide.
Thank you for all your work, Jean!!!
"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
Jayardi- what a great challenge and to think 30 members completed their quilts. Congrat's to all who participated and thanks to all who helped Jayardi. This will take several weeks to view all the quilts and then make a selection. All look like winners in my book. good luck to all. TFS- Sue
What a fantastic show and all the quilts are so fabulous! It is going to be very hard to vote for only 9. There are really 30 winners.
Jean another great year! Thank you for hosting this challenge. You out did yourself again.
Now it time to get to work and it is going to take a long time to make these tough decisions.
Sew, sew, and sew some more that's my motto!
All these quilts are beautiful & I don't know how I'm going to be able to vote for so few. Each one is beautiful & unique in it's own way. Everyone sure did a fantastic job on the challenge.
Jean you have really worked hard on this every year & we really appreciate it. Thanks!!!
We live in the home of the free...because of the brave.
Oh WOW! I've got to study them a bit longer...
Does this hat make my butt look big?
What a wonderful show!! Going to be some very tough decisions.
wow, this is going to be major tough! I may have to put numbers in a hat to pick. They are all so wonderful, ladies you did amazing work!
Truly amazing; great contribution by all members
who participated in any way. Selection will be difficult.
Jean such work and dedication from you
Always an eye popper and this year is no exception!
Such beautiful quilts! So difficult to choose!!!
I'll do some more studying!
"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
WOW, Jean---another winning year--every quilt is awesome--going to take more than one run through to do any choosing !! Great job, Jean, and a great big thank you, for all your hard work again and to your helpers, too!!!
Variety & Contrast means BUY EVERYTHING
Wow!! What gorgeous quilts!! Congratulations to all of the finishers of these beautiful creations!
Jean,thank you again for all of your hard work in putting together this very interesting and creative challenge...always such creativity!
Now, how to possibly vote!!! OMG!
• • • The votes have started coming in.
Please remember, you can only list a quilt once on your ballot. And please don't forget the Write-In category with your reason.
If you are having trouble determining which category for the quilts, then you can just send me a list of your Top Ten choices.
They are all so beautiful!!! Congrats to all the participants, especially to the finishers My project is still mia...boy, do I hate moving. Once found I'll finish it up as I did like the idea. Again ladies...congrats on the fabulous quilts!!
... I just had to bookmark that page - there is no way I can just make a decision ... and I'm thankful there is time to go thru and thru .. I think I even missed voting last year because i missed the date being so unable! Ladies you have all done an amazing job .. regardless who 'wins' there sure aren't any losers!
I cannot change 'things', but I can change how I feel about them. Me.
Wounded Warrior Project
Thank you Jean & the Madison contingent...I know that organizing this event can't be easy.
And thank you for the extension too. 30 beautiful quilts to choose from makes for a really tough decision!!
I'm so glad we can send the top ten list! It's been really hard to choose which category when they can go in more than one direction.
Since the show, I have started going over in my head my next year's quilt....lol I was so anxious to see what everyone did, and I too am blown away by the creativity! Hope everyone is proud of themselves....very cool! Many hours of viewing pleasure, and thanks again Jean!
What a wonderful show !! It's an honor to have participated again this year. Congratulations everyone for your exceptional quilts!
Jean You're the best!! Thank you for all your hard work & encouragement. I remember seeing Tom Russell on Simply Quilts and just loved his creation!! SO very glad you made this possible.
Very fun. Votes have been emailed. Congratulations ALL participants! Liked them very much!
I can't believe I forgot the show would be posted yesterday. I'm blushing here.
Great job, I'll need to watch the slide show again..and again..luv the idea of top ten, cause voting is difficult.
WOW!!!!! Boy is this the kind of voting I like or what!!!!!
When I grow up I wanna be you talented guys. You are truly the best!
Amazing work ladies! You are so talented and are making it hard to pick winners. I will have to take more time. Loved the show. Thanks for doing it!
Our lives are like quilts - bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love.
Another half dozen times thru the quilts and I finally made some choices and sent in my vote a little while ago.
PS That zoom really ZOOMS! Would never have noticed the writing without it.
Helping to fight Alzheimer's one little quilt at a time. AAQI
Wow! Just sent my votes and I must say it was very, very difficult...everyone did such an amazing job.
WOW! WOW! Whata show - all you ladies did a fabulous job which makes choosing only 10 really hard.
You've done it once again Jean - Fabulous job of putting this together! Will send in my votes something this week.
Congratulations to all those who finished...wonderful work. Hard to believe y'all used the same fabrics!! I just voted and it wasn't easy.
This was NOT easy! But it is done.
Does this hat make my butt look big?
• • • Ladies, please check your e-mail if you have sent in your votes. I have had to send a few back for corrections.
I can not stress this enough, your ballot must have TEN DIFFERENT quilts listed.
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