Throughout the year Sunset Slope Quilters is host to various happenings. These scheduled events are a great way to join up with fellow quilters and enjoy sharing our love of quilting. Some of our events include Rendezvous in February, National Quilting Day in March, Community Affairs Stitch-In in the spring, participation in the Mesa County Fair in July, a biannual quilt show in odd years (next April 2021), and fundraisers at Barnes & Noble in the spring and winter. We also enjoy an occasional challenge (see below)
For our members, SSQ sponsors a three day Retreat at Moab Utah. We have our “Birthday Bash” and our December Holiday Party.
What’s it all about: Beginning in October 2019, SSQ members who would like to participate will receive a magazine from Judy or Janet. The challenge is to make a quilted project relating to or inspired by something on a magazine page (a word or phrase, picture or color, for example) to display at our quilt show in 2021. Let your imagination run wild!
The page will be determined by your picking two numbers 0 through 9 when you receive your magazine. You can then use those numbers to pick a page. For instance, if you get the numbers 3 and 9, you could make a quilt from something that inspires you on page 3, 9, 39, or 93 – so four choices to come up with something intriguing to wow our group with. (Note, if you draw two of the same numbers, you will be allowed to redraw one number.)
The page from the magazine will need to be submitted with your completed challenge with a short paragraph about what it was on the page that inspired your quilt.Maximum size: 200 inches in perimeter
Final Date of Reveal: February 2021 (that’s a lot of time for all of us procrastinators!)
Challenge: June 10th QUAC-UP
In an effort to keep us all happily connected during our April and May furlough, your SSQ board has voted via email to bring to you the first (and hopefully last) . . .QUAC-UP challenge
QUilters Avoiding COVID – Unfinished Projects.. We have 8 weeks to get busy on UFOs. Take a before picture, maybe an in-progress picture, then a “done” picture. Send the pictures along the way to Janet via email so she can share via email, Facebook, or the website. For each finished UFO, you will receive a ticket.
$$Prizes$$ The more UFOs, the more tickets, the greater chance you have of winning a prize! You need not be present to win, but you must turn your UFO before-and-after pictures in via phone/email no later than the day before the meeting to be included in the drawing.
Let the QUAC-ery begin!