Friday, June 4, 2010

"Remember When" Guild Challenge

Each year the quilt guild I am in challenges us to create a quilt with a specific theme.  Each June the quilts are revealed and displayed in the Hartsville Museum for the duration of the summer.  The theme for 2010 was "Remember When" and all the quilts were unveiled yesterday.

This was my first year participating in the challenge and the theme was really hard for me.  I had a difficult time trying to incorporate "Remember When" into a quilt.  I even had a whole year to think about the idea and still I couldn't think of anything.  I really did want to participate though, so I came up with: "Remember when I had all those one inch half square triangles?  Well I finally turned them into another quilt."  Lame I know, but at least it gave me the opportunity to put something in the show.  Since the scraps were old,  I figured that helped fit into the theme as well.

At the museum yesterday, the guild members all voted on different categories for winners, Best Machine Work, Best Handwork, Best Wall Hanging, Best Appliqué, Best Large Quilt, Best Art Quilt, and Best Use of Theme.  My little quilt didn't win any but I didn't expect it too.  There are so many very talented women in the guild it is hard to compete against them.  The show was wonderful to attend. I loved seeing everyones work and interpretation of the theme. And it sure is nice to have a piece hanging in the museum.  :)

This last photo is my quilt in the museum.  The quilt measures approx. 28 x 32 inches.  I am very excited to have it there for thousands of people to see. (Last summer over 4000 people went through the Hartsville Museum while the quilts were on display.)

To see all the other quilts in the show, you can click here.


  1. This is such a pretty design. And I love the blue and cream fabrics. Thanks for sharing!

  2. It's can't really see that you used half square triangles...they just blend in so nicely! Great quilt!

  3. Wow- that is a stunning little quilt! Beautiful design too!

  4. I love the design and think your interpretation of the challenge wa brilliant.