I’m excited there are 27 members signed up for this year’s Challenge. Woo hoo! If you would like to sign up at the October meeting, I’ll be sitting toward the back of church near the committee tables. Paper copies of the “Rules” are available at the meeting. You may also sign up by emailing Lynne Conder, Challenge chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, and receive the Rules back by email.
Couple questions from last month:
--Do you have to use the templates on the back of the Rules handout sheet? No! They are just for your convenience and give you an idea of other available templates. If you’d like to know a nifty way to use a paper template with an acrylic ruler, see me.
--Does this year’s Challenge project have to be made during this Challenge? Yes. What you enter for Dare to Dresden needs to be made between 6/2017 – 3/2018.
I found a free Dresden pattern by Pam Buda, our Guild’s November speaker/instructor! It’s called “Prairie Dresden Pincushion” and is a cute 5” Dresden on Pam’s blog, www.heartspunquilts.blogspot.com/p/freebiepatterns.html. It was also in the 12/15 issue of “American Patchwork & Quilting” magazine. Wouldn’t it be fun to show Pam your Dresden pincushion at the November meeting!
If you need other inspiration, look at this Pinterest board full of Dresden ideas: https://www.pinterest.com/lynnejack/dresden-ideas/. Challenge deadline is March 1, 2018. Finished Challenge quilts will be displayed and voted on at the March 1 meeting. • Remember: Difficult roads can lead to beautiful destinations!