Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Exhibit at the 2012 International Quilt Festival
Quilts, Inc. has offered the council the unique opportunity to highlight the wonders of Girl Scouting through the language of quilting. They wish to embrace girls of all ages in this remarkable opportunity of having their work exhibited at the International Quilt Festival November 1–4, 2012 at George R Brown Convention Center in Houston, for tens of thousands to enjoy.
A printable PDF file w/ the basic info is attached at the bottom of this page.
Who: Girl Scout Daisy – Ambassador
What: Using sewing skills, create an original item for your age category as of this summer:
Details: The theme is Girl Scouting, of course! All items are to be designed with that in mind, whether it is celebrating our 100th year, your favorite activity, camp or earned award or quilt block pattern(s) either traditional/modern representing something in Girl Scouting.
Deadline: Photo(s) of work to be mailed to GSSJC Program Department, c/o Melinda Gaskill, 3110 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098. All entries must be received by Saturday, September 1, 2012. Judging is the first week of September, with winners notified by September 5.
Judging will be based on: Age Group, adhering to Theme and the Quality of work. Winners will be required to mail item to the Girl Scout office to arrive by Saturday, September 15, 2012. The winning entries will be displayed at GSSJC’s The B.I.G. Event & at the International Quilt Festival.
All items are to be made of 100% cotton fabrics, that are pieced (sewn) together to form a top, which is added to a batting layer & backing layer all are then quilted together or tied.
The girls may have help with their projects, as they will be using sewing machines, scissors/rotary cutters, pins etc. adult supervision is necessary, but the work must be theirs. The machine quilting may be done by a third party, but be represented as such on the entry form.
Links to examples &/or tutorials for each age group that may be helpful are located here OR on our Pinterest page, each level has an idea board dedicated to their type of project. ALL ITEMS MUST SHOW SOME QUILTING DESIGN OR BE TIED