I didn't hit the deadline for two possible challenges that the original block was envisioned to be ready for, but it then hit me that this could also work for a National Park themed opportunity. It still needs to be blocked and bound, but this is where it is at so far.
How about 'View from the Ahwahnee'? Have you ever been to Yosemite National Park when the dogwoods are blooming? It can be stunning and I've seen it many times in my life. I love the stone work of the building and incorporated that into the border of the piece. The unquilted part in the border suggests the Ahwahnee's logos (but not exactly).
A plate from the dining room c. 1929
Do you realize that next year, 2016, is the National Park Service's Centennial? Yosemite just celebrated their 125th year, but the National Park Service was created in 1916.
We're so lucky! Here in Grand Coulee area we are going to be hosting a curated exhibit by Donna Desoto (her most recent curated exhibit featured a quilt for each of 150 Beatles Songs) that represented the flora, fauna and landscape for each of the 59 parks. Yes, 177 quilts! All here in our area for part of the NPS Centennial celebrations, July 1-4, 2016. We have a Festival of America that occurs over the same weekend and sets fireworks off the top of Grand Coulee Dam. You don't want to miss this weekend --or at least drive in for the show!
We're also inviting quilters to create their own 'inspired by the National Parks' quilt. What experiences have you had in the National Parks that inspires you to create a quilt?
There are currently no specific rules for this, just that it has been inspired by your own park experiences. Then share them with us during this same weekend along side this incredible curated National Park exhibit.
The NPS is sponsoring this and will have a webpage up shortly with additional details. I'll blog and post about it on Facebook, so be sure to be following along!
I can still kit the original 60" row in all but this exact bark fabric (have many alternatives)--the fabrics are all Northcott, Toscana line. Let me know if you're interested.
only enter once. In other words, if you enter it here, do not enter it at the other blogs.
This giveaway is at all the featured blogs today. Value $60-80.00.
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Value $40.00 based on average cost of Quilting classes,
but the value goes up if you choose lets say a sewing class.
3 individual winners
2 individual winners
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You can enter at any blog featuring the Flickr giveaway once each day of this Row-A-Long until
October 13, 2015 when the giveaway closes.
Winners Announced October 14, 2015
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