Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Getting Started

Welcome to Twelve by Twelve! At present there are twelve of us participating, but I've not heard from a few folks so we may be a bit bigger (15, maximum). I figure that then we'll be 12 x 12 x 15.

Anyway! I'm so glad you all want to play! And thanks to Brenda for suggesting a good group name!

Here are the "rules" if you all agree:

1. We'll each make a 12 x 12 piece on the challenge theme.

2. We can interpret the theme any way we choose, but will be able to articulate how the theme word or phrase or idea was the springboard to what we create.

3. We can use any techniques and materials, keeping in mind that we're making "quilts" with the requisite 3 layer concept. And someone might to decide to designate a particular technique (say, reverse applique) or a particular material (say, beading, angelina fiber, cheesecloth) as the designated "theme" for the challenge.

4. All of us can post on the blog, to talk about the theme, our ideas, frustrations, processes, progress, etc. And then we'll all post our final results here on or before the deadline so we can see what everyone has done.

5. Here's the deadline scheme I propose, which is basically every 2 months except for the 2nd one which gives 3 months over the holidays:
November 1, 2007
February 1, 2008
April 1, 2008
June 1, 2008
August 1, 2008
October 1, 2008
December 1, 2008

Does this all sound okay to you guys? Feel free to suggest any other guidelines or anything different.

And since we're just launching here, feel free to post and introduce yourself. I've linked our names in the sidebar on the right to our blogs so we can all learn more about each other.

Oh, and do you all want sidebar links to websites, too, for those of you who have them? That's easy to do.

I'll post the first challenge theme later today or tomorrow (as soon as I decide :-) and then I figure we can go alphabetically from there...so Francoise, you'll pick the theme for the February 1 challenge, okay?


StegArt said...

Hey Diane, you've been busy setting all this up...thanks for all your work. It looks great and I look forward to the first challenge. Go easy on us.

Kristin L said...

The "rules" sund fine by me. Nice work setting this all up.

Karen said...

Thanks Diane,
I ready for the first assaignment!

Nikki said...

Thank you so much for setting this all up. It looks wonderful. Looking forward to your first challenge idea.

Helen Conway said...

All the rules are fine with me... roll on the fun!

Anonymous said...

That all sounds great! Thanks, Diane, for your efforts :)

Brenda said...

I'm thrilled that everyone wants to play! The blog looks great and I'm looking forward to the first challenge theme.

lee said...

Would you be interested in one more participant? I have been making a fabric postcard a day since January 2007, to practice techniques I have read about or learned once and need to hammer home. I would love to have a series of projects extending into the next year. I "know" some of you from reading your blogs. I would be pleased if I could play too!

lee said...

eh - I didn't see that my blog wouldn't show up...

The postcards are on the blog here:
http://dancingcrow.typepad.com and again on Flickr, along with some journal pages I've been working on monthly.

lee, again

Anna said...

Good luck to you all - this group sounds like it will be a lot of fun. I will enjoy lurking and seeing what you all get up to!! lv ANNA