The Madrona Road Challenge
At our December meeting, we announced the Madrona Road Challenge and handed out fabric bundles to 35 eager members. Violet Craft, a member of the Portland MQG, designed this beautiful fabric line. It’s great to be working with fabric designed by a fellow citizen of the Pacific Northwest! Here are the guidelines for the challenge:
Use these prints from Madrona Road by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics to make a quilt! There are no size requirements, but since we are a quilt guild, we encourage you to make something quilted. You may add more fabric from the Madrona Road line in either this or the pink/orange colourway or any solid fabrics you like. Please don’t add any non-Madrona Road prints. The deadline for this challenge is March 18th, 2013. We’ll be voting on the completed projects in March and one person will have the honour of having their project named “Viewers’ Choice”. We can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with!
At our January meeting, some people already had finished quilts to share! If you’re a keener, you can add your completed quilt to the MQG Madrona Road Challenge – FINISHED Projects Flickr group. If your quilt is in the group by January 31st, it will be considered for display at Michael Miller’s booth at QuiltCon. Violet Craft will also be picking her favourite quilt and sending a care package to the winner of “Violet’s Choice”.
Never fear if you haven’t started yet, you still have two months left to work on your project. If you’d like to get more Madrona Road fabric, we’ve heard that The Cloth Shop on Granville Island has several of the prints, including the donkey and truck print that wasn’t included in our bundles. Their website is currently under repair, but you can find their contact information in the Granville Island Directory. An Etsy search for Madrona Road fabric yields lots of options. If you’re planning on ordering from the US, remember that postal rates go up quite significantly on January 27th, so you might want to order in the next few days!