When the Eastern Edge Quilt Guild started three years ago, quilters said they wished to be challenged and to go beyond their comfort zone. This has happened to a degree through the various demonstrations and presentations each month. This year, however, the executive has issued a challenge to its members to make a Journal Sampler. Each month a different technique will be randomly selected to try. The piece can be any size but a theme must be selected and used for each technique. At the end of the year, the summer challenge will be to put these sample pieces into some sort of quilt journal.
The first technique selected from the bunch, was traditional! A few of us groaned at this but maybe it's a good idea to get it done and over with. Since I don't do traditional piecing for quilts, I have decided to do some hand applique. My theme will be structures which offers many possibilities. I haven't decided if I will use a pieced background or not. Since it is traditional, we were instructed that we couldn't use our sewing machines. However, sewing machines have been used in quilting for a very long time.
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