All challenges are open to Quiltart subscribers only.
Please email challenge host with specific questions regarding individual challenges.

If you are hosting a challenge on Quiltart, please email info to Judy Smith / judy@quilt.net

For All Challenges: Please submit one full shot and one detail shot for each entry to swap host, along with full name, city of residence, title of quilt and brief artist's statement. Photos must be in .jpg format, at least 450 pixels wide.
Call for Entries: Unconventional Materials Challenge
1.  All of your materials must be purchased from your local hardware store or found in your garage, storage unit, basement or other location where non-fiberous activity takes place.

2.  The final product must in some way, shape or form suggest a quilt..

3.  If necessary to your construction or design you may use muslin or other neutral colored fabric.

4.  You may manipulate your materials using paint, glue, or other bonding/coloring agents.

5.  The final product can weigh no more than ten pounds.

6.  You may not use glitter.

The challenge will start at 12:01am on Monday September 19th and will conclude at midnight on Tuesday October 18th.  A web ready image dated no later than midnight on October 18th shall be forwarded to me at maxine.farkas@gmail.com along with a description of materials and techniques used. 

If you want to participate in this challenge let me know.

Make it Work!  ; )

Challenge Host: Maxine Farkas - email maxine.farkas@gmail.com

OLD CHALLENGES

QuiltArt Quinceañero Celebrating 15 Years of Quiltart NOW SHOWING

Quiltart Quinceañero celebrates Quiltart’s 15th Anniversary, just like a Quinceañero celebration celebrates the
the 15th birthday of girls in the Hispanic culture.

To celebrate Quiltart’s 15th Anniversary,  I challenge everyone to make a piece 15″ x 15″ using
any idea they wish, but hopefully incorporating some theme to tie it to Quiltart.

The only rule is that it must be 15″ x 15″.

By April 15 I would like for everyone to send  to Judy Smith at judy@quilt.net
- a digital photo of their quilt along with a detail shot. All photos must be at least 500 pixels wide.
- a text message along with your graphic file listing:
-Your Name
-Your city, state and country of residence
-Name of the quilt
-Dimensions (i.e. 15″ x 15″)
-Techniques/Materials
-A brief statement about why you have made what you have made and how it relates to your time on Quiltart.

While not required, it would be greatly appreciated if all participants make their annual voluntary contribution to Quiltart, if they have not already done so. Information on contributions can be found at
http://www.quiltart.com/contributions.html

If you plan to participate, please reply to judy@quilt.net.

Flower Power Challenge   NOW SHOWING
Go to the website: http://www.thisgardenisillegal.com/cgi-bin/quiz.cgi

Do the questionnaire to discover what kind of flower you are.

Thus inspired, make a quilt anywhere from 18" minimum to 48" maximum, with any of the sizes between these two in any direction, i.e. 20" x 46", etc. Your piece can be square, round, triangular, etc. It is up to you. You can even make a handbag or other wearable (and those don't have to fit in the 18" to 48" category because they aren't quilts), or you can even make an art doll if you choose, or perhaps an altered book or other art form.

Deadline will be Sept. 15, and then you are going to send your jpgs to Judy Smith at judy@quilt.net and also to me and Judy will get them up on the
site. After we see if we have enough quilts, I might even get us some fun nontraditional venues like the big botanical garden right up the street
from me. We'll see.

Ladies and gents, start those quilts, art books, art dolls, wearables, or ok, if you want to paint your motorcycles, go for it!!! We can't be too crazy here! Just have fun and do it. Any questions, Annie Copeland is the challenge mistress, and you can contact me at anneappraiser@yahoo.com.

Stretching Art and Tradition 10:  Decade

Susan and I have survived the last 10 years with (most of) our hair and sanity intact. With my 10th year of visiting Susan in PA to attend QHC and the 10th anniversary of our challenge, we have the number 10 firmly in mind.

So, for Stretching Art and Tradition 10, the challenge theme is "Decade". Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to interpret Decade in a quilt, garment or doll, and you must use "10" in some way in your piece. As always, you can choose to interpret Decade literally or figuratively, puns are good too (think the 1960's, rotting wood, 10-to-1 odds). The sky's the limit on this one. As for using 10 in your piece, think 10 fabrics, 10 blocks, the number 10, the more creative you can be, the better!

In addition, we are working with QHC to have a retrospective of past SA challenge pieces. For our past participants, if you have a favorite piece or two that you'd like to send to us a second time, we'd love to show the quilting public how far we've come as quilters and artists. We'll post further about this at a later date. If you are interested in helping to organize this or have ideas on how we should approach it, contact Amy and Susan.

If you are interested in participating, please join the StretchingArt yahoo group, or email Amy Nelson with your questions.

Administravia

As usual, quilts must be no smaller than 12"x12" and no larger than 48"x48". Dolls must be a minimum of 18" tall and must have a stand or method of display.

Deadlines:
December 1, 2007 – commitment to participate
January 30, 2008 – Descriptions, sizes, titles
March 15, 2008 – Pieces in PA
March 27, 2008 – QHC in Lancaster

Thanks!
Your friendly SA challenge coordinators,
Amy and Susan

Amy Nelson
AnLiNa Designs

www.anlinadesigns.com
www.anlinadesigns.com/blog

Remember Me Challenge   NOW SHOWING

The challenge is open to all QA members, any size or technique.

Theme: What would you like to be remembered for?

Signups anytime until June. Please signup to the yahoo groups RememberMeChallenge group or contact host, Phyllis Cullen, at pcul429@pacbell.net.

Quilt photos to be sent to host Phyllis Cullen, by July 1.

Yoni Art Quilt QA Challenge Guidelines
Theme: Art quilts depicting and/or about Yonis. This project is pro-feminist and sex-positive; i. e., our general perspective is that Yonis are a good thing and should be celebrated.

Dates: Sign up anytime before March 7, 2007, by joining the Yahoo list (below). Deadline for JPEGs: March 7, 2007. Details for how to submit JPEGs will be given later.

Quilts must be original works, made by one person, consisting of three layers held together with stitching. 3-D entries are acceptable if they meet this criteria.. New quilts made specifically for this challenge are strongly preferred. You may submit more than one quilt if you wish.

Size and Shape: No minimum and no maximum size. Any shape is acceptable.

Design and Technique: Anything goes - - poetic, abstract, spiritual, humorous, erotic, in-your-face, embroidered, beaded, trapunto, photo-transfer etc. etc.

You are requested NOT to post your WIP or finished quilt on your blog or website or elsewhere on the internet before April, 2007. We would like to give Judy “first rights” for online exhibition on the QA site.. If you want comments or help with your WIP, photos may be posted in the Yahoo group site files which will be available to list members only. (See below for Yahoo list URL.)

At this time, only an online exhibit is planned. You will be free to submit your work for “live” exhibition elsewhere. Note that if you are entering an exhibit that requires first publication, display on the QA site will probably invalidate it for the other show.

We hope all participants in this challenge will make a donation to QA (if you have not already done so this year) to help support the website. For details: http://www.quiltart.com/contributions.html

Mailing-list: A yahoo group has been set up to keep challenge discussion off the QA list. Please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/YQC/ to join.

Challenge Hostess: Susan Sanborn North, Troy, Michigan email ssanbornnorth@aol.com

Tiny Textiles Challenge - NOW SHOWING

Come experience the excitement of working in a small format art quilt. Working in a restricted size offers many opportunities for new challenges!

Size:
No minimum
Maximum is no longer then 10 inches in any direction

Must meet the definition of a quilt: three layers held together with stitching.

Techniques:
Any and all materials and methods are encouraged! This is completely at the discretion of the artist.

Theme:
None, just needs to meet the size requirements.

Dates:
Sign up anytime by emailing the hostess at tatgirl207@earthlink.net
Submit .jpeg images of finished work to the hostess at any time up to Saturday October
7, 2006.

Jpeg requirements:
Please submit one full shot and one detail shot for each entry, along with full name, city of residence (please include country if outside of the United States), title of quilt and brief artist's statement.
Photos must be in .jpg format, at least 450 pixels wide.

Mailing-list:
A yahoo group has been set up to keep challenge discussion off list. Please visit
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TinyTextiles to join.

Challenge hostess:
Lynn Krawczyk - Plymouth, Michigan
e-mail: tatgirl207@earthlink.net

Fabled Fibers Challenge - NOW SHOWING!

Long ago,
And far away,
Or maybe they just
Arrived today.

In tiny whispers,
And giant shouts,
They let us know
What life’s about.

A childlike muse,
Hidden deep within,
Tells tales of feather,
Fur and fin.

With kings and queens,
Heroes and fairies,
Or warriors and pirates,
And the treasure they bury.

Children playing and running
Up hills and then down,
Some with Mother Goose,
Others just went to town.

Enlightening rhymes,
Limericks and prose,
Or just great words,
Like Big, Wood and Nose.

Renew their color,
Awaken their texture,
Bring them to life,
In a grand fiber picture.

Fabled Fibers: A Quiltart.com challenge to create a collection of tales, in art quilt form, for children of all ages.

Firm Deadline: October 1, 2006

Size: no side can be shorter than 25” or longer than 90”

Technique: Each entry must include three layers of fiber, with some form of quilting. All forms of embellishment and/or surface design are encouraged.

Stories, fables, folk tales, or original works for an audience of children illustrated in quilt form.

If the literary work you are illustrating is not original it must be free of copyright and public domain. For example: fairy tales published before 1922, or folk tales handed down for generations, prior to 1922.

Use of previous illustrations, in any form, must also be free of copyright and public domain.

See http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/chapter8/8-a.html for more information on copyright and fair use issues.

While inclusion of public domain illustrations are allowed, please consider incorporating the image(s) into an original work of your own design.

Please sign up at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fabledfibers and let us know as soon as possible what tale you will be illustrating. A wide variety stories and technique is ideal for this project.

Contact Ann Flaherty fabledfibers@yahoogroups.com with any questions or concerns.

NOTE: I am actively pursuing publishing a selection of the quilts and stories from the Fabled Fiber challenge in a book for children and quilters. Profits from the sales of the book will go to Operation Kid Comfort, the Armed Services YMCA program that provides photo-transfer comfort quilts and pillows to children of deployed service men and women of the US military. Please see http://www.operationkidcomfort.blogspot.com/ for more information about Operation Kid Comfort.

Travel Poster Challenge - NOW SHOWING
Quilters can make their choice of either a travel poster with a size ratio of 2:3 or a Postcard (6x8) to depict the beautiful, unique or noteworthy aspects of where they live.

Quilts are due March 15, 2006.


Contact Barb Pozek at taraeire@gmail.com for more details or join our discussion group at :
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/travelchallenge/

“Why Is the Sky Blue?” - NOW SHOWING

The piece must fall within the parameters of the definition of quilt: three layers held together with stitching.

Deadline for completion: Wednesday, November 30, 2005. (This is after Thanksgiving, but before the Christmas
holidays. If you believe that you’ll be too busy over Thanksgiving to complete your quilt, there is no
reason why you can’t make your own personal deadline, Wednesday, November 23!)

There is no restriction of materials, embellishments, nor techniques.

There will be two exhibition venues: online and ‘real life’ (or the correct term for ‘real life’ vs. online exhibition is). If you are only interested in the online exhibition (which will be on the artquilt.net site), the size of your quilt is completely up to you– and all embellishments, etc. can be as delicate or temporary as you like.

If you are interested in the traveling exhibit, realize that your embellishments – and construction– must withstand packing, shipping, hanging, etc.

For the traveling exhibit: size restrictions 96” total parimeter (24”square minimum on one side for hanging)
up to 240” total perimeter (with a 24” minimum or 60” maximum on one side for hanging). These guidelines are
the result of quite a bit of communication with various show and exhibit curators.

Further information (jpgs for online exhibit, shipping info for real life exhibition, etc) to follow later.

The address for the yahoo group is:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Why_Is_the_Sky_Blue/?yguid=93915350

The Straight and Narrow - Round #2 - NOW SHOWING

The "The Straight and Narrow" Challenge was so successful that a Round 2 will take place. If you signed up but didn't finish your first challenge in time, or if life was too busy last year for you to participate, here's another chance to join the

"The Straight and Narrow" On-line Quilt Art challenge - Round 2 http://www.quiltart.com

The rules are the same, only the due date has changed.

Quilts are a flexible medium. Quilt Art members rise to the occasion by producing quilted works of elongated shapes in this on-line challenge.

Size: Minimum size for the shorter side: none, but visible!
Minimum size for the longer side is five times the shorter side.
So, in simple terms, the proportions in size are 1:5+
Example: If the shorter side is 7" then the bigger side must be at least five times seven, that is, at least 35" .
The bigger side may be in any proportion of the artist's choosing like 1:7, 1:8, 1:12, 1:23 and so on.
There are no other size limits.
Note: If an artist intends to submit his/her challenge work to another venue of own choice as well, then he/she should consider the size restraints of that venue too.

Shape: Any shape will do for flat quilts, 3-D quilts, sculptures, vessels, installations, jewellery, ornament, & & & .. or make it a surprise!

Orientation: Horizontal, vertical or diagonal is of artists choice.

Materials: Everything that satisfies the needs and quirks of the artist.

Methods: Anything will do but try to incorporate some quilting!

Theme: None required. Pick your own if you like.

Dates: Signing up is simple and no deadline date. Just join the "Straight and Narrow" challenge group listed below. Submit .jpg images of finished work anytime you like until November 30th, 2005 to the Hostess.

Photos must be in .jpg format. The .jpgs should be 450 pixels on the "long" side of the work. Submit one full shot and one to three detail shots for each entry, along with full name, city and country of residence, title of work, size and brief artist's statement.

A Yahoo group has been set up for those participating in "The Straight and Narrow" challenge. Please come join us! To join the group go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheStraightandNarrow. Then click on "Join this group" and follow the on-screen instructions.

At this point in time there are no concrete plans for a live venue to display these works of art - but hey - you never know!

Challenge hostess:
Jodi-Marie Horne, Leduc, Alberta
e-mail: jmh.horne@3web.net

Weird Quilt Challenge - NOW SHOWING

Dictionaries usually give three definitions for "weird"
1: of, relating to, caused by or suggestive of witchcraft or the
supernatural: MAGICAL
2: of strange or extraordinary character : ODD, FANTASTIC
3: (archaic) of or relating to fate or the Fates.

What is "weird"?
Challenge yourself to find a quilt-related answer: weird materials,
weird uses, weird colours, weird colour combinations, weird methods.
Make a "weird" quilt, one that shows _your_ definition of weird.

Size:
No minimum required.
The piece can be up to 92" tall and any width.

Shape:
Any shape ... Flat, 3-D, sculptures, ornaments, installations...

Orientation:
Any orientation that satisfies the needs of the artist

Materials:
Everything that satisfies the needs of the artist. The use of "weird"
materials is strongly encouraged!

Methods:
Anything will do but try to include some quilting.
Thread is o.k., but there are many other ("weird"?) ways to hold the layers
together.

Theme:
None required. Pick you own if you like - or make "weird" your theme!

Dates:
Sign up before April 10th
Submit .jpg images of finished work anytime you like until August
15th.

Photos must be in .jpg format. The .jpgs should be 400 pixel wide.
Submit one full shot and one to three detail shots for each entry.
Include your full name, and the city, state and country (if outside
the USA) where you live. State the sice of your piece and add a brief
artist's statement.

Mailing-list:
Participants are invited to join weirdquilts@yahoogroups.com to keep
challenge talk off QuiltArt.

Challenge hostess:
Monika Lehner - Vienna/Austria
e-mail: weirdquilts@gmx.net

What is the 8th Deadly Sin? -- NOW SHOWING 

There are seven commonly known deadly sins: gluttony, envy, lust, greed, pride, anger, and sloth. What would you say is the 8th deadly sin? The artist must identify his or her nomination for the 8th sin, then quilt a conceptualization of it. The sin must be something tied to INDIVIDUAL CHOICE. For example, choosing to impose arbitrary rules, or to be overly critical, or to flaunt one’s ignorance or bigotry would be valid options. The pieces may be serious or silly, as you wish. Do not get caught up in whether your chosen sin is a subset of one of the original seven: who cares?

Size requirements: none; choose what works best for your piece.

Theme-related requirements: You must identify your vote for an 8th sin.

Sign-up date: February 1, 2005

Due date: April 30, 2005

Host: Sharon Bowman
Email: sharonspens@comcast.net

This group has a new yahoo! Account: deadlysin@yahoogroups.com

The Straight and Narrow Online Quilt Art challenge - NOW SHOWING 

Quilts are a flexible medium. Quilt Art members rise to the occasion by producing quilted works of elongated shapes in this on-line challenge.

Size:
Minimum size for the shorter side: none, but visible!
Minimum size for the longer side is five times the shorter side.
So, in simple terms, the proportions in size are 1:5+
Example: If the shorter side is 7” then the bigger side must be at least five times seven,
that is, at least 35” .
The bigger side may be in any proportion of the artist’s choosing like 1:7, 1:8, 1:12, 1:23 and so on.
There are no other size limits.
Note: If an artist intends to submit his/her challenge work to another venue of own choice as well, then he/she should consider the size restraints of that venue too.

Shape:
Any shape will do for flat quilts, 3-D quilts, sculptures, vessels, installations, jewellery, ornament, & & & .. or make it a surprise!

Orientation:
Horizontal, vertical or diagonal is of artists choice.

Materials:
Everything that satisfies the needs and quirks of the artist.

Methods:
Anything will do but try to incorporate some quilting!

Theme:
None required. Pick you own if you like.

Dates:
Sign up before January 15th
Submit .jpg images of finished work anytime you like until March 30th

Photos must be in .jpg format. The .jpgs should be 450 pixels on the "long" side of the work.
Submit one full shot and one to three detail shots for each entry, along with full name, city and country of residence, title of work, size and brief artist's statement.

A Yahoo group has been set up for those participating in “The Straight and Narrow” challenge. Please come join us!
To join the group go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheStraightandNarrow
Then click on “Join this group” and follow the on-screen instructions.

Challenge hostess:
Olof I. Davidsdottir - Reykjavik, Iceland
e-mail: gersemi-at-internet.is

What's Black and White and Pink All Over Challenge? -- NOW SHOWING 

"I predict PINK will be the next lime green." And, so Kay Sorensen started us off on our adventure of rediscovering/reclaiming pink. Pale, icy, rosy, hot pink, fuschia. And, to give our pink a base,
we're adding the basics: black and white. Sounds a bit like a joke but we'll make it art instead.

Da Rules:
Closing date for Entries: June 30. Please email lahaygood@alltel.net with your intention to contribute to the challenge. Periodic reminders will go out privately to participants. Discussion on the list should include the word PINK in the subject line for easy filtering.

Size: any but keep in mind the time limitation before starting something huge.

Materials: Mixed media. At least 50% should be fabric and quilted.

Requirements: The only colors on the project should be black, white, and pink (any shade). This should be new work started after December 2003.

Deadline for entries: November 30
To submit your entry, please send one full shot of your piece and between one and three detail shots to lahaygood@alltel.net along with the title, size, artist's statement, your full name, and place of
residence. Entries can be submitted anytime prior to November 30.

Host: Leigh Anne Haygood, who can't resist a good challenge, especially when it's PINK!

www.sewlahdesigns.com
lahaygood@alltel.net

Bra/Breast Challenge -- NOW SHOWING 
Co-hosted by Susan Storey and Delores Hamilton

Women's breasts and/or the varied contraptions designed to hold them have long been a source of interest. Augmentations, including exercises and creams to enlarge them, have been endlessly advertised. Surgeries to reconstruct them or to reduce or remove them have been endured. Emotions associated with one's own breasts run the gamut, not to mention the fascination most men seem to have with the female breast.

Women have been offered the tools to train them, push them up, carry them around with or without straps, and lift and separate them (for eighteen hours at a time)! Bras have been embellished, burned, and bemoaned, and finding a really comfortable one still eludes many!

So, a challenge has been born. Say what you will--or should we say, sew what you will--about female breasts and/or the bras that contain them. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Requirements for the challenge:

Theme: Whether offering whimsical interpretations or social commentary, creatively express yourself using bras and/or women's breasts for your inspiration.

Form: Art quilts, art bras, or art dolls constructed using 80% textiles. We encourage you to use all or parts of actual bras, but that is not a requirement.

Size: Art quilts--make one side at least 12 inches. Art bras and art dolls--any size. There is no restriction on the maximum size.

Extended due date: October 15, 2004. Make sure we receive all photos and artists' statements by this date.

Registration: If you would like to participate, send a note to Delores Hamilton at eyequilt@earthlink.net (she will create a distribution list for us). Also, refer any questions about the challenge to her. Registration will remain open for newcomers, but we'd appreciate it if you would register by the end of May.

Final work: By October 1st, (but not before August 1st) e-mail in ONE e-mail (AOL members send your files separately) with the following information to Susan Storey at siouxsuns@msn.com .

* One full photo and one detail photo of your work in jpg format. Size your photos to approximately 400X400 pixels before sending.
* A brief artist's statement about your piece, including its dimensions.
* Your city, state, and country.

DAY OF THE DEAD CHALLENGE --NOW SHOWING 

The Day of the Dead (El Dia de los Muertos) is a south-of-the-border festival to celebrate and respect the lives of loved ones who have passed on before us. This is not a gloomy festival, it's a party, with the dearly departed as the main guests. Held from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 it is an occasion of happy memories, celebration of the cycle of life and, basically, a positive way to find closure.

The focus of this challenge is to create a quilt / fabric art that is inspired by the Dia de los Muertos. This should be your interpretation and include items of remembrance that pertain to the person/people/loved
one you are honoring.( It is these personal details that will make the quilt heartfelt). There are many traditional elements that are used for the 'ofrenda' (altars) but the only one that is a requirement for this
challenge is "happy skeletons" (happy because they are being remembered).

Close date for participating is January 18, 2004. Please email quiltmaker@new.rr.com to register your participation.

Due Date: August 18, 2004
Size: Any size or shape that fits your needs
Materials: Mixed media. Embellishment is an absolute must. At least 50% of your project should be fiber and be in "quilt" form (3 layers quilted).

Requirements: This challenge is for new work only. Pieces created before Nov. 17, 2003 are not eligible to participate. You must use happy skeleton(s) somewhere in your project. All items used to embellish must
be securely fastened to the quilt. You will be asked to provide a brief artist's statement.

Anytime after August 1, 2004 please email one full shot and one detail shot for your entry. Photos must be in .jpg format at least 450 pixels wide. Also, please provide a title, size, artist's statement, full name & place of residence. Send to: quiltmaker@new.rr.com.

When messaging the list about this challenge, please use DOD in the subject line. This will enable late comers to easily locate discussions in the archives.

There has been discussion of a tour / show. If you are interested in this venue please email the other Jackie at Jacqm1013@wmconnect.com to register your participation. She will be working on this aspect of the
challenge. Please be aware that some museums or galleries may not be able to accommodate larger pieces.

Please remember, this project does not have to be done in the traditional Mexican style. Feel free to incorporate your own culture and personal details. I believe this will become a healing journey for many
of us.

Jacqi Levy
challenge hostess
quiltmaker@new.rr.com

YELLOW...The Color of...

Yellow ... the Color of... A challenge exploring the context of yellow.
Please click here for detailed information.

Close date for participating is November 30th, 2003. Color studies due date
february 15, 2004, Final Piece Due date May 15, 2004.

Email Kimberly Baxter Packwood for further info.

UNCOVERING THE DARKNESS -- NOW SHOWING 

Due Date: Feb 2, 2004 (Groundhog Day)

Focus: Depression- An element of HOPE must be included into the design
and be apparent to the viewer.

Media- mainly textiles

Size: From 12"x 12" to 36" x 36"

Shape-any size that fits the size requirement (example: quilt, doll,
purse or garment)

Kathleen Duncan
itsgr82cre8@cox.net

E PLURIBUS UNUM -- NOW SHOWING 


A couple of weeks ago, after receiving a horrible hate email, and hearing another member's fears about his community, Ann Flaherty suggested we think about a new challenge inspired by the US motto: E Pluribus Unum; Out of Many.

The work will:

Express what E Pluribus Unum means to you and your community.

Not be larger than 40" on any side.

Be due on January 14th, (just in time for out presidential candidates to start pitting us against each other.)

Feel free to include an artist statement, but please limit it to no more than 75 words.

And the following is a suggestion, NOT a requirement: find a way to involve your community in the piece. Perhaps, you could send an image to your local paper with an explanation of why it is important to you, or you could collaborate with a group of young minds in the creation of the work. You are all imaginative people and I'm sure you will come up with something. If you do collaborate, and in order to not overwhelm Judy, or me, please submit only one piece to this challenge. But I do encourage you to work with your community to come with as many expressions of Unity as you feel inspired to do. If you decide to involve your community, please include that information with your submission.

While the US claims this as its motto, the concept is international, and this challenge is open to all quiltart members, no matter where you live, who subscribe to the philosophy of E Pluribus Unum.

*** When messaging the list about this challenge, PLEASE keep E Pluribus Unum in the subject line. It will save me quite a bit of confusion on days when my time is short.***

Have fun and email me at: dzsmimma@alltel.net to sign up.

Ann Flaherty

CHALLENGE FOR SAINTS, ICONS, HEROES and BODHISATTVAS -- NOW SHOWING 

Depict your nomination for an Icon, Saint, Hero or Bodhisattva.

You may want to pay with the notion of whether you'd like to depict your "saint'' using the conventions of Byzantine icons, or if you'd like to work in a different fashion.

Some of the nominations/suggestions: Grace Hooper, Jane Goodall, Mrs. Noah, Mother Theresa, Jody Williams, Harvey Milk, Frances Conley, RAWA Women, Jane Adams, Gertrude Stein, Mary Daly, Barbara Lee, Luna, Marilyn Hall Patel, Dedicated teachers, Caesar Chavez, Mary Oliver,

Date Due: January, 2004 (exact date later)
Maximum Size: 40"X40"

Your artist's statement (brief) should explain your choice and the interior journey you took in order to identify your own personal heroines and saints. This could be a voyage of self discovery. Email photos, with title, full name and place of residence and artist's statement to Peg Keeney (keeney@freeway.net) and Judy Smith (Judy@quilt.net)
Photos must be in .jpg format, at least 450 pixels wide.

TIME CHALLENGE -- NOW SHOWING 

Due Date: December 2003
Ssize 40" x 40" max or 8.5" x 11" (to hang vertically ) min.

The only 'rule' is that you use TIME in the title... there was an extensive (brain-storming) online when the topic was first discussed. You can search the archives to read these messages at http://archives.his.com/quiltart using the search word "time".

Several have written about doing a two- sided piece: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times.. that will be great, too! if there are similar titles, I will let you know... remember there are no copyright restrictions w/ "titles".

Email photos to patsy monk (pcmonk@gte.net) and Judy Smith (judy@quilt.net)
Photos must be in .jpg format, at least 450 pixels wide.

patsy monk
pcmonk@gte.net

MEDIA THOUGHTS CHALLENGE -- NOW SHOWING 

Create quilt/fabric art that is inspired by our cultures' addictions to the media, especially television. How many of us can claim to look forward to a new episode of our favorite show and never analyze why we are so hooked,
whether it be re-runs of "I Love Lucy" to more recent "sit-coms" to "Simply Quilts" or "Trading Spaces." Is your tv watching all about relaxing after a hard day's work or becoming inspired about new project ideas or being challenged by pondering life and death or good and evil struggles?

Host: Sonja Lee
Email: Sonja@FriendsFabricArt.com

PAPER QUILT CHALLENGE -- NOW SHOWING 

Size: Any size goes
Requirements: At least 50% of your quilt top must be PAPER with at least SOME stitching--hand, machine, wire, etc.- visable on the front (can functionally be held together in any way you choose--fusible webbing, glue, etc.) Any other materials can be included....fabrics, wire, beads, yarn, glass, found objects--whatever you want.

Host: Kelly Simbirdi
Email: kellysim@aol.com

RECYCLED CHALLENGE -- NOW SHOWING 

Details: Due in a digital image on Sept 10th ( ish)
Size: No bigger than 40" on any side
Materials: No less than recycled material= any recycled materials,
stones, bottles caps, up to you

Host: Susan Callahan
Email: chefsusan@juno.com

SOUL-HOLE CHALLENGE -- NOW SHOWING 

Due date: June 15, 2003
Maximum size: Must be 300 square inches or less, with no side over
30". (Example 30 x 10", 15 x 20", or smaller).
Requirements: You must have one or more holes in your quilt. A
spiritual theme is suggested.

Host: Melissa Craven Fowler - mcf3@cornell.edu
http://www.people.cornell.edu/pages/mcf3/
Email Melissa privately if interested in joining.

A VIEW FROM A WINDOW -- NOW SHOWING 

Date Due: May 30, 2003
Maximum Size: 40"X40"
Minimum Size: 8 1/2" x 11" (to hang vertically)

This can be developed in several ways... a real window from a real room (take a photo & stitch it)...... a real window but what you would like to see (you look out your bedroom window & see a busy highway BUT you would rather see a field of flowers with children running thru it) ... or totally imaginary.. the 'window' to your heart/your dreams/ your *other* life...

Your artist's statement (brief) can explain your 'view'

The only 'rule' would be that the piece has to look like a window in some way... either use lace around the border to look like curtains or put bias tape to make it look like the panes of glass... or shutters or whatever.. you have to be creative :>

Email photos to patsy monk (pcmonk@gte.net) and Judy Smith (judy@quilt.net)
Photos must be in .jpg format, at least 450 pixels wide.

STAPLE CHALLENGE -- NOW SHOWING 

Due date: April 15, 2003 (lots of "taxing" connotations could be incorporated here!)
Maximum size: 20" x 20"
Requirements: You must use recognizable staples somewhere in your piece

Host: Tomme Fent
Email:  Tomme_Fent@iand.uscourts.gov

3-D CHALLENGE -- NOW SHOWING 

Due Date: April 30, 2003
Maximum Size: 18" or under in any direction.

Some of you who are interested in doing it aren't quite sure what you might do to add the 3-D aspect. You can add extra padding in some areas, you can put things on the piece that stick out (let your imagination be your guide), you can make another doll, a quilt something besides a doll, etc. A house, a car, a tree . . . Really, just think of how you would create the piece so it would probably not just hang on the wall, or it might. The piece might have a nose, or other anatomical parts, or some accessories that hang off it. You can make a box, or anything you can think of that might be 3-dimensional--even a fantasy pet!

So once you have finished your project, you send .jpg images to Anne Copeland and to Judy Smith (judy@quilt.net).

QUILTS. NOT WAR -- NOW SHOWING 

Due Date: February 14, 2003
Maximum Size: 24" wide x 36" long

Theme can express some way of speaking out against war.

Email photos to Anne Copeland (anneappraiser1@juno.com) and Judy Smith (judy@quilt.net)

Host: Anne Copeland
Email: anneappraiser1@juno.com

PROTECT, DEFEND and SERVE -- NOW SHOWING 

Due Date: February 14, 2003
Maximum Size: 24" wide x 36" long

This will be a parallel challenge to those participating in "Quilts, Not War".

If you prefer to make a piece that addresses both sides of the issue, please let Anne Copeland know.

Please email finished photos to Anne Copeland (anneappraiser1@juno.com) and Judy Smith (judy@quilt.net)

Host: Anne Copeland
Email: anneappraiser1@juno.com

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