Journal Quilt Challenge
Make a Journal Quilt and bring it in to our May General Meeting (May 27, 2013). The size should be 8½” x 11”, labelled on the back giving the technique or experience and of course your name and the date.
What is a Journal Quilt?
These pictures are of journal quilts made by our Membership Co-ordinator Hetty. A Journal Quilt is a mini quilt which shows off a particular quilting technique, material, theme or style. It can depict an experience. The concept is described on the internet as
“... a free-form exercise in creativity, specifically planned to encourage quilt artists to stretch and grow by trying new methods; by experimenting with color, image, composition, materials, and/or techniques.”Keeping journal quilts is a great way to record your experimental work and see how you progress with new techniques. Labeling these mini quilts with details and the date is a way of seeing your growth through quilting.
We're very excited to see what everyone comes up with. Happy sewing!