One of the many great things about being a member of the VMQG is that we are included in many of the promotions done when a fabric company has a new line of fabric. In this day and age, companies like Michael Miller Fabrics recognizes the value of having their wares tested and shown off, on social media and in person, by those who have creativity, expertise, and passion: Our members!
Cotton Couture, like it’s name suggests, has a smooth finish and tight weave as one would look for in a quality dressmaking fabric but also handles itself nicely as a quilting cotton.
All those who opted to participate in the Michael Miller Cotton Couture Challenge had three months to complete their projects using the modest bundles of tropical-coloured solids provided and optional solids. A little goes a long way with our group. On November 18th we had the big project reveal and as expected it was wonderful and varied. Then we had the difficult task of voting for our favourites. Really, there were so many inspired interpretations of the prescribed colours that everyone deserves a gold star. We had prizes for first and second place and want to thank Michael Miller for the Cotton Couture colour cards and Sew Sisters Quilt Shop for the gift certificate for first place. The results were:
#1 – Laurraine Yuyama & her super-sized jar of jelly beans was the crowd favourite:
#2 – Jo Ann Lee & her adorable townscape pillow:
Thanks everyone who put so much thought and time into their work, and a special thanks Michael Miller for sharing your new line with us and making this all happen. More MM eye-candy can be found here: http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/
Next challenge? An assortment from Riley Blake being handed out at the December 16th VQMG meeting. Soon, clever members, put on your thinking caps again and rev up your machines.
(written by Niki Storr)