Friday, December 14, 2012

Madrona Road Challenge

Here's the challenge we decided to do this winter - Madrona Road by Portland Modern Quilt Guild Member, Violet Craft.

At Saturday's meeting, we handed out 12 bundles of this great fabric.  We still have three bundles of 6 fat quarters left.  We'd love to get these out to you all! 
Here's some background on the fabric and the designer:

Once upon a time in the windy lands of the Old West a baby girl was born to a rooted father and a gypsy mother. And so begins the story of Madrona Road, a modern, sophisticated fabric collection of crisp florals, monochromatic textures and text prints.

Violet Craft designs licensed fabric for Michael Miller Fabrics from her home in Portland, Oregon. Her newest collection, Madrona Road shipped to stores in July 2012 and her new collection of Distinctive Lifestyle Sewing Patterns will be released in Winter of 2012. Most days she can be found playing on Twitter, Flickr and Instagram under the ID violetcraft or blogging at

If you'd like to participate, here are the guidelines:

  • Sign-ups are first come first serve - fabric quantity is limited
  • Priority is given to those members who attend meetings.
  • Fabric and sign-ups will first be available at the December 2012 meeting.
  • Additionally members can sign-up by contacting the swap challenge coordinator Lisa Parker at
  • We ask that you only take fabric if you are going to adhere to the below guidelines and finish your project.
  • Fabric will only be mailed to participants at the expense of the quilter.

Project Guidelines:
  • ONLY add more Madrona Road or Solids to your project.
  • Using other colorways of the fabric is allowed
  • Quilting something is encouraged.
  • Quilts should be completed before February. 
  • Quilts finished and posted on the IMQG blog prior to 1/31 are available for consideration to be used by the Michael Miller Booth at QuiltCon (if the quilter is interested).
  • Email photos of the final quilt to  

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!


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