The CHALLENGE 2014 CRUISE has officially Set Sail!
This year QUILTERS CROSSING will meet PARADISE QUILTERS on the High Seas!
Each challenger will receive one of two possible challenge fabrics to incorpprate
into a quilt featuring a Storm at Sea (SAS) block. Finished quilts will be
showcased at the Oldsmar City Hall in February of 2014.
Some Examples of SAS Quilts can be seen here!
Instructions for the challenge can be found in the following Guidelines
Quilters Crossing 2012 Challenge - The Passion Within
Incorporating a purple focus fabric in a theme that depicted the quilter's passion was the challenge for 2012. All quilts were displayed during the month of March at the Progress Energy Art Gallery in downtown Newport Richey. The art gallery also be showcased watercolor paintings with a theme of "Purple Passion" that were intermingled with the quilt display.
Quilters Crossing 2010 Challenge - Silver Sensations
The challenge was in conjunction with Quilters Crossing's 25th anniversary. Members were challenged to incorporate a five-patch block in their design using any variety of black and white fabrics, one color fabric of their choice, and a common silver fabric. All quilts submitted for the challenge were exhibited at the Leepa-Ratner Museum of Art,
Quilters Crossing 2008 Challenge - A Tribute to Florida in Fabric
This challenge was to create a quilt using a recognizable amount of material from an 18x22 piece of challenge fabric. Quilters were alowed to use any technique they chose. Techniques included hand and machine applique', traditional, bargello and Seminole piecing techniques with painting, beading, couched threads, hand and machine embroidery embelishments. The quilts were shown in conjunction with The Highwaymen - Florida's African-American Landscape Painters' exhibit at Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art.