Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Power Suit Art Quilt Challenge- A FREE Party!!!

This weekend, Saturday evening to be exact, is the big Opening of the Power Suit Art Quilt Challenge at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria VA.!! this is going to be quite the big event and has been about 8 months in the making!! This all began last winter when friend and wonderful teacher and quilter, Cyndi Souder of Moonlighting Quilts was asked if she had any use for some sample books of fabrics from a men's tailor in DC. Cyndi ,of course, said yes! A full truck load of sample books later, the Power Suit Challenge was cooked up with the help of quilt artist Judy Gula.
If you happened to be at the Cincinnati Quilt Show this Spring you might have heard all about this challenge. Many quilters from all over the US and Canada have sent in over 100, 18 in X 18 in quilts that reflect what they were inspired to create by the term Power Suit.
More details about the specifics of the challenge can be found here!

Basically Cyndi and Judy made up free packets containing a fabric sample book of shirt fabrics and a fabric sample book of suit fabrics, an old silk tie and several old buttons. We could use some all or none of the fabrics, but our quilt had to be 18 x 18 and had to be based on the phrase Power Suit in some way.

The Party to Reveal all of the Quilts is Saturday the 22nd of October at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria from 4pm to 8 pm and it is open to the Public and Free!!!! A free Party with fabulous artwork, delightful artists and Nibbles!!! The show will be hanging throughout the month of November so if you MUST miss the party, you can come by and see the quilts later.

You may remember the picture at the top of this post as I posted a similar photo when I was hatching my plans for my quilt. As most plans do , my immediate thoughts on the quilt morphed into something very different but with some vague similarities. Judy and Cyndi have asked that we not reveal the designs of our quilts till after our Opening Gala, so this shot will have to do! I will be back with more pictures of the Opening and specifics on my quilt and lots of pictures of other quilts, next week!

Come on out and join us on Saturday in Alexandria for the Opening Gala of the Power Suits Art Quilt Challenge, if you can!! We would love to have each and every one of you there!


4 comments:

Jean said...

I'm excited!!!!!

Holly Loves Art said...

Oh what fun! Wish I could be there and join in on all the fun. I hope it was a great event for you!!

Pat Winter said...

Are you speaking of Brian Haggard or another fella?
Smiles,
Pat

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

What a fantastic show, your quilt was gorgeous and so 3 D love it. So many thoughtful and complex quilts. Kudos. xox Corrine

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