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    Can we have the July theme? It is too late for me to start something in June, and with the holiday coming and company, there just isn't time for me.
    Also, I guess I didn't read about the start of this challenge really well. Are we supposed to do just a fabric collage design? To me, but that is just me, an art quilt would have things like people, houses, trees, flowers, etc. Is it just supposed to be a mixed media?
    Thanks so much for answering my question.
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    Can anyone tell me where to find the rules, etc.? It sounds like a lot of fun, but I don't want to break any rules. Can you please post a link?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    Unknown World?!
    Mixed media inspired by a class at City Quilter, NYC
    WOW Awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    I don't know if this is really a group. I don't think the "challenges" thread creates much as much cohesion as a swap.
    I used to do a lot of the swaps but am focusing more on my own work now. The aaqi gives more motivation. And I did meet a new buddy "stuck in Philly"!!
    This Challenge was just started to spur ideas and interest in trying new things. I often send my challenges onto aaqi.

    I love swaps too but I am in south america and to swap costs me $5 per block for postage back to the US and about the same for anyone stuck with me as a partner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ploverwi2 View Post
    Can we have the July theme? It is too late for me to start something in June, and with the holiday coming and company, there just isn't time for me.
    Also, I guess I didn't read about the start of this challenge really well. Are we supposed to do just a fabric collage design? To me, but that is just me, an art quilt would have things like people, houses, trees, flowers, etc. Is it just supposed to be a mixed media?
    Thanks so much for answering my question.
    Well I think you are right about the holidays and possible conflicts and the newest theme will be posted Sat 23rd.

    These 'art' quilts can be about anything........

    I think this is more about having all of us stay both within our comfort zones and yet also stretching just a bit beyond into new techniques, colors, ways of looking at a favorite subject, etc. The idea of a challenge was to give a few 'guidlines' to try and work within and then take your ideas of what you love and and expressing it in fabric.

    And anytime anyone would like to suggest ideas and themes I am all agog! I would love for this to be collaborative and helping us all to learn and grow a little.
    Last edited by suziehammond; 06-22-2012 at 01:09 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ploverwi2 View Post
    Can we have the July theme? It is too late for me to start something in June, and with the holiday coming and company, there just isn't time for me.
    Also, I guess I didn't read about the start of this challenge really well. Are we supposed to do just a fabric collage design? To me, but that is just me, an art quilt would have things like people, houses, trees, flowers, etc. Is it just supposed to be a mixed media?
    Thanks so much for answering my question.
    Well I think you are tight about the holidays and possible conflicts and the newest theme will be posted Sat 23rd.

    These 'art' quilts can be about anything........

    I think this is more about having all of us stay both within our comfort zones and yet also stretching just a bit beyond into new techniques, colors, ways of looking at a favorite subject, etc. The idea of a challenge was to give a few 'guidelines' to try and work within and then take your ideas of what you love and and expressing it in fabric.

    And anytime anyone would like to suggest ideas and themes I am all agog! I would love for this to be collaborative and helping us all to learn and grow a little.
    Suzie
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    Hello All!

    First let me apologize for tardy or seemingly no responses to ideas and questions. My subscription to this thread did not complete! I never heard from anyone and I kept wondering why there was no interest at all in this topic.

    So now that this is remedied I hope we can get some nice cohesive ideas explored here.

    Anyone who wants to suggest a few guidelines for the art group are warmly welcomed.
    Suzie
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    Great Suzie! We seem to want you to be the leader & set the themes. Somehow I got 2 for June. I did "monochromatic" & now I am working on "independence". This does not have to have to be a swap. Dotty
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    JULY CHALLENGE Refreshing and cool!

    How can you interpret this challenge?

    A little quilt filled with sherbert colored popcicles or ice cream?
    A blue,white and grey glacier on the ocean?
    Snowflake white on white raw edged applique? Ahhh, so many ideas.
    (I did think of a grey boxlike a/c unit with a big red lipped kiss on it....)

    Looking forward to the photos.

    Please think of sharing things you try out with us. Photos of WIP going either well or not are fun to share
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    Great Suzie! We seem to want you to be the leader & set the themes. Somehow I got 2 for June. I did "monochromatic" & now I am working on "independence". This does not have to have to be a swap. Dotty
    Oh goodie! Photos? Those monochromatics can be tricky lil darlins.
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    Here is a shot at June Challenge

    My June challenge results. Did a string pieced idea with black as every other color. Purples and reds are favorite colors and block is now getting it's final tidy up satin stitch then into a little kitchen wall quilt for charity. Wine is a big deal here in Chile and so several charity auctions were happy to see this little off the cuff experiment.

    Anybody else got some goodies to show off?

    C'mon I know you all bought fabric on sale this month............what did you do with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    i don't see why we can't be a group if we want to be! we could have a leader of the month, that way everyone gets to feel really involved and no one person is 'in charge'. how about instead of a theme, we concentrate on factions of art quilts, color, texture, painting, threadwork, any number of things.
    i heard there's a train that goes from here to there and back again, so nyc isn't impossible to get to, and a person might could get unstuck, for a day!
    Does this mean you are happy to be our August leader?????
    Suzie
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    Suzie,
    I'd prefer one person to coordinate. Never liked group projects. Input from others could be considered. Dotty
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    Suzie- your latest should do well at a charity auction.....it's very nice. Vineyards are very big where I live - mind if I copy a bit of your idea?
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    Have enjoyed the pictures! Hope to participate in July's cool theme.
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    Glad you got things worked out Suzie.

    Like you Dotty, I am beginning to steer away from a lot of swaps. I began to realize that I would like to decorate my home with my own art, donate to AAIQ or give my work to others. Though I haven't delved much, I am really heading into artistic, creative designing. All of you artists really inspire me to push outside and explore. Sew, I am really glad to be a part of this group. Suzie, I think you are great to have started this and I hope you are encouraged to keep up with your encouragement to us all. Thanks!

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    hi, suzie, glad you're here. i think this group is more comfortable with one leader, so i'll leave that position to you. i am always happy to give an opinion , or share an idea. i'm also glad this isn't a swap. i enjoy giving to aaqi and the breast cancer resource center in austin, tx. i still love swaps, but just not all the time. as with the other threads, this is another way for us to meet other quilters working and growing in similar directions. it's great to have the support of others!
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    sewextreme-- that's a first symptom! before you know it, you will be a full fledged member of the art obsessed! don't be afraid to let go of all the rules and let your heart speak. there is an artist in all of us. i was kicked out of pre-school because i wouldn't color with the colors the teacher wanted me to. i still don't, and i'm very happy that way. years ago a friend wanted to take a college pottery class at night and didn't want to go alone, so she invited me to join her. i thought we'd learn to throw pots, but no, it turned out to be a sculpture class and i found the third great love of my life (after dh and the children in ranking)! it was serendipity!! i've been grateful ever since!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    sewextreme-- that's a first symptom! before you know it, you will be a full fledged member of the art obsessed! don't be afraid to let go of all the rules and let your heart speak. there is an artist in all of us. i was kicked out of pre-school because i wouldn't color with the colors the teacher wanted me to. i still don't, and i'm very happy that way. years ago a friend wanted to take a college pottery class at night and didn't want to go alone, so she invited me to join her. i thought we'd learn to throw pots, but no, it turned out to be a sculpture class and i found the third great love of my life (after dh and the children in ranking)! it was serendipity!! i've been grateful ever since!

    I LOVE your story nancia!

    And from my perspective I hope everyone stumbling across this thread has had, or will get to have, a great new love open up with something they feel is art.
    Suzie
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    Serenity at Sunset

    Here's my latest....
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    Interesting work!
    I think I'd like a 3 month list of topics, maybe choice of 2 a month.
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    I have a MacBook and it is pretty much impossible for me to post pics......my son arrived and was able to complete the task. Anyway, the whole background was done with the alcohol spray on permanent markers. The same process on the boat except it was cut separately and appliqued. It's small enough for aaqi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linny View Post
    Here's my latest....
    Linny, I love the colors. I have never tried the alcohol spray but it is wonderful looking in your little quilt. You sure captured the sunset. I have tons of gorgeous sunsets photos taken at our place. Gotta get off the computer and jump into this stuff.

    Linda

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    What a wonderful sunset, Linny! I'm so hesitant to try new techniques; great job.
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