What challenges would you like to participate in during 2016?
Fat Quarter Exchange
Red and White Quilts
50 States Fat Quarter Exchange – order (or visit a shop while on vacation) a fat quarter from another state, label it (Merry Christmas from Idaho, for example), and participants will draw a fat quarter from a basket at the potluck
Row by Row – 1-2 rows provided each month January – October with final quilts to be shown at December potluck
Bra Challenge – Small quilts or blocks
PhD Challenge – submit a list of all your unfinished projects that you’d like to finish in the year along with a fat quarter, for each one you finish your name goes in for a drawing for the fat quarters at the end of the year
Brown Bag Challenge – put x number of fat quarters in a brown bag with your name, trade them, then make something for that person out of the fat quarters and 1-2 yards of fabric you add
Ugly/Holiday/Selected color fat quarter shuffle – everyone who wants to participate brings a FQ they consider ugly. You stand in a circle and pass to the left and right different amounts of hand-overs, based on a story with numbers or the roll of dice, or musical chairs type of game. Everyone ends up with a different fq than they brought ( usually ones they like better)
Orphan Block Exchange -This could be “brown bag” or just some kind of “how ever many you put in, you can take”. Good blocks that were made as a sample, or they made one too many, or they were testing a color combo, or they just decided against a certain pattern for whatever reason. We could issue a challenge to use the orphan block(s) you choose to make a quilt? – Or we could donate them all to community service and see if a group can get some cute quilt(s) out of them?
Notion scavenger hunt: Members could supply unwanted/ extra notions, which could be listed on a scavenger hunt sheet. Finder’s keepers?
Community service block of the month challenge. Hand out a pattern and each person makes two. One gets handed in to community service and the second goes into a drawing. For each block you turn in, you get your name in the drawing. The winner wins all the blocks turned in to the drawing.