2012 Project Fabric Art

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:
 · Daisy – coaster / mug rug
 · Brownie – hot pad
· Junior – pillow
· Cadette – Ambassador -- 9 square quilt (24in x 24in min, 48in x 48in max)
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. 

The nitty-gritty:
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
  • Daisy - a coaster / mug rug, not sure what these are? 
    • a coaster is a drink coaster made of fabric, it can be patchwork, paper pieced or applique. 
      • It should be a finished of 5in x 5in square or 5in circle. 
      • All edges are to be finished
    • mug rug is an extra large drink coaster or smaller version of a placemat that holds a cup of tea or coffee with room for a pastry or treat. The mug rug can be patchwork, paper pieced or applique.
      • It should be a finished 9in x 9in.  They can be any shape.
      • All edges are to be finished 
  • Brownie - a hot pad, this can be a single circle, square or rectangle, a long casserole, or a glove. The hot pad can be can be patchwork, paper pieced or applique. 
    • All must have a hanging loop attached
    • All edges are to be finished
    • A basic hot pad should be a finished 9in or 9in x 6in.
    •  A casserole (2 handed) hot pad should be a maximum of 8in x 30in.
    • A glove hot pad should be 12in long
  • Junior - a pillow, this is to be a cover for a decorative pillow not a pillow case used on a bed.  The pillow can be patchwork, paper pieced or applique, the size range can be a minimum of 16in x 16in, up to a maximum of 20in x 20in. 
    • The winners of this category will be asked to only send the cover in for display at the shows, as they will be hung up. 
    • And in order for them to be hung up, please attach a sleeve on the back information on how to do this is here.
  • Cadette -Senior - Ambassador - a quilt, this is to be made up of 9 blocks and whatever else as long as it stays within the required size range .  This a minimum of 24in x 24in, up to a maximum of 48in x 48in.
    • The individual blocks can be pieced or appliqued, or a combination of both.
    • The blocks can be set in sashing or just pieced together.
    • There can be one or more borders, or none at all.
    • All edges are to be finished
    • In order for them to be hung up, please attach a sleeve on the back following these or similar directions .
Tracy van reet,
Jul 16, 2012, 5:14 PM