Quilting with a Full Deck Challenge
$5 entry fee
UPDATE: The Full Deck Challenge will be posted online for the RemoteFest 2020, with a People's Choice vote, and will be displayed and judged at QuiltFest 2021. The Deadline remains the same as originally posted. Pictures of the quilts will be needed as soon as you send them in.
When Alice fell down the rabbit hole and went to wonderland she encountered playing cards protecting the Queen of Hearts and doing her bidding. When Alice had a heated exchange with the Queen, the cards begin to attack her. “You are nothing but a pack of cards,” Alice chides them to let them know that they can't hurt her.
In order for Alice to be comfortable in our Quilt Land we want to welcome her with our own renditions of a full deck of cards that are softly quilted. We are soliciting our guild members in the form of a challenge to make a full deck of cards.
Here are our “Quilting with a Full Deck” guidelines:
Before you fill out the online form (below), please contact Liz Teerlink 801-224-8038 H or 801-400-8581 C, or firstname.lastname@example.org with the choice of a card that you would like to use. Obviously, we want a full, complete "deck" and some "cards" have already been claimed! First come first choice. You won't want to miss this challenge!!
Make a small quilt 18”wide by 28” high with rounded corners (the proportions for a playing card)
The card suit and numbers need to be visible on the front of the card
Express the meaning of your inspiration in the content of the quilt
Any technique, quilting or binding application is acceptable.
A 4” hanging sleeve must be attached to the back.
Name and contact information of the quilt maker needs to be attached to the quilt back
Please include a short bio of the quilter with the reason the card was selected
Deadline September 15, 2020
The quilts can be brought to the first day of quilt festival or mailed to
Liz Teerlink 9187 Silver Lake Dr. Cedar Hills, Utah 84062
Would you be willing to have your quilt in a traveling show for one year?
We need 54 members to commit to this project for a Full Deck. There are 52 playing cards and 2 jokers. Let your imagination run wild, after all you will be in Quilt Land!!
Fill out the online form below and send the $5 fee to Liz Teerlink. Please make out checks to the Utah Quilt Guild. There will be a viewer's choice voting for the challenge with prizes of $50 for first place, $35 for second place and $25 for third place.
Here are some card facts that may give you some inspiration.
Cards spots equal 365 days
4 suits 4 seasons and 4 weeks in a month
13 cards in each suit 13 weeks equals ¼ of a year
52 cards 52 weeks in a year
12 picture cards 12 months in a year
In the book, Alice in Wonderland, the spades are gardeners, clubs are soldiers, diamonds are courtiers, and hearts are members of the royal family.