Tuesday, 4 February 2020

New Theme Announcement

Another set of fantastic and inspiring pieces!  I hope everybody enjoyed the reveal - I love the similarities and differences in our various ways of thinking about the theme and converting those thoughts into quilts.

Time to start thinking about the next quilt!  From the remaining themes...
  1. The Sea
  2. Memories
  3. A quilt inspired by a newspaper headline
  4. Emotions feelings
  5. Opposites attract
  6. Colour theory
  7. A scene from a book
... Mr Random Generator has chosen

So our next theme, due 1 May is "A Scene from a Book".

Now, another thing to think about!  When initially considering suggestions for themes we included the possibility of occasionally throwing something slightly different into the mix!  Ruth had a suggestion for one of our challenges.  Her idea is that we could each send one other member an item - like, but not restricted to, an inspirational photo or card, magazine cutting, or piece of fabric - to be used in, or as inspiration for, a quilt.  How you use the item, and the theme of the quilt you make, would be up to you. We thought this would be a fun and interesting challenge for our August quilts.

The item would need to be received by 1 May in order to give the usual quarter to think about and work on the quilt, so we have plenty of time to get the ball rolling.  To kick off, if you could let us know in the comments below if you would be happy to send overseas, or would prefer to send more 'locally' we'll fix everyone up with a suitable recipient.

If you haven't already read about it, you might be interested in the World Wide Whispers quilt project - there is a great article about it here

Catherine :-)


  1. I certainly enjoyed the Wishes reveal and 'A scene from a book' sounds like all my quilts so this challenge isn't filling me with my usual announcement day dread but there are SO many books - how to choose! And I'm looking forward to trying out Ruth's idea. I'm happy to send anywhere in the world. Also, thank you for sharing the 'World Wide Whispers quilt project'. It was fascinating to see all the quilts and I am awed by the skill of all those quilters.

  2. I read a lot of books so it is going to be a challenge just to narrow it down. Interesting challenge. Also, I would be willing to send anywhere.

  3. I've read a lot of books so my mind will be racing trying to think what I'll do. I'm in for international shipping if it calls for a 1st class envelope. That is relatively inexpensive but the cost increases a lot if you are sending a package.
    xx, Carol

  4. Wow another interesting challenge. Now how to choose?
    I love the idea of sending a little inspiration to a group mate. I agree with Carol, if we keep it limited to what we can fit in an envelope we can send everywhere and keep it low cost for everybody. I think is a fun idea. Receiving mail is really fun and I think it is another way to connect with everybody in the group if we where to take this direction going forward.

  5. I would love to do the Inspiration by Mail project and I will send anywhere in the world.
    I am so glad you introduced me to the World Wide Whispers project! Thank you!

  6. How to choose indeed! What a fun theme to ponder. I'm good with sending anywhere.

  7. Re: sending stuff. I agree with what Carol wrote to keep costs down. Have been writing down favorite quotes since I was fifteen which include some long passages from books. Got my idea already, but will still probably be rushing to finish it the day before! Enjoyed the World Wide Whispers article a lot.

  8. Happy to send anywhere too Catherine. Love the new theme, such a wealth of possibilities it conjures up already!

  9. I just read all the wishes posts, I really enjoyed all the different interpretations. My wish would be for Paula to be able to participate next time. I added you to my Bloglovin feed so I don’t miss the next challenge, sounds fun.