Tuesday, November 3, 2009

World's Biggest Hexagon Challenge

I want to tell you about a great opportunity to participate in a challenge as well as contribute to charity. Here is the information:



The Inaugural TASA (The Australian School of Applique) will be held in Gatton in May 2010.
In conjunction with TASA we will be having a Retrospective Quilt Show which will display Antique and New Reproduction Quilts. As a special part of this Quilt Show we are hoping to create the World's Biggest Hexagon Quilt. We will be asking the Guinness Book of Records to adjudicate our challenge at the Quilt Show.

The completed Hexagon Quilt will be displayed as a special feature at the Quilt Show. After the completion of the Quilt Show, the hexagon quilt will be made into smaller quilts and distributed to Nursing Homes and Aged Care Facilities.

Everyone who participates in this challenge will go in to a draw for a Fabric Bundle Prize valued at $250 donated by Sew Creative, Gatton. The more rosettes you enter the more chances you have of winning!

So how can you be part of this exciting challenge? There are two styles of rosette which can be submitted.

All hexagons must measure 1" along the completed side. Packs of precut templates are available at most quilt shops and provide an accurate and convenient way of making the hexagons.
Here is a page of templates you can download.

Rosette #1

Centre hexagon – green fabric
First Round – Any fabric of your choosing. Let your imaging run wild. Fussy cut, alternate fabrics, scrap fabrics. Anything that takes your fancy.
Second Round – Cream Fabric

Rosette #2

Centre hexagon – green fabric
First Round – Any fabric of your choosing

Completed rosettes must arrive NO LATER THAN 1 DECEMBER 2009

The Great Hexagon Challenge
60 East Street
Gatton, Qld 4343

If you would like a photo of the completed quilt please send a stamped, self addressed envelope with your rosettes and one will be forwarded to you. For our international participants just send a self-addressed envelope.

The completed quilt will also be on display at the TASA, Gatton, 13-16 May, 2010.

Enquiries to Gail Chalker: 07 5462 2401 (work) or email: gailchalker@bigpond.com

I hope you are all able to participate in this great cause. Check out www.paperpieces.com. They have the hexagons you need to create the hexagon flowers.

Until next time - Happy Quilting,

Mindy Peterson

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