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Journal Quilts

The Journal Quilt Project is an annual project where members are invited to commit to making one small journal quilt each month for a year. The format for the 2017 Journal Quilt Project is 11” x 11” with each member deciding on their own theme which will run through the year

This follows an A4 format in 2007, a 12" square format in 2008, rectangular 6" x 12" and 7" x 10" format in 2009 and 2010, a 10” square in 2011,an A4 format in 2012, a 12" x 8" format in horizontal orientation in 2013, 8" X 8" format featuring at least one line in 2014, 6” x 12” in 2015 and 8” x 10”, portrait in 2016. Members who sign up produce one little quilt each month for a whole year. They upload an image of each quilt to the Contemporary Quilt Yahoo Group.

Sometimes life gets in the way and sometimes our best intentions have to be put aside, but each year growing numbers have completed the challenge.  The sense of satisfaction and achievement in making these 12 little quilts are what so many members feel.  The discipline and the deadlines are a great incentive to getting them finished.  Many members have used the opportunity to try out ideas and techniques which have later been used in major pieces.

These wonderful little quilts have been seen at several venues around the country and continue to travel to other shows and exhibitions.  The variety of styles and the skills and talent of our members have delighted viewers of all ages.

The rules are few but the rewards are many. The closing date for joining the 2017 challenge has passed.