We have so appreciated the lovely comments we've gotten after our "gray" challenge, but one subject has been mentioned to us rather frequently: the belief that we're folding up our tents and stealing away.
NOT SO! Actually, Terry's announcement of orange as our last challenge referred to our last Colorplay challenge! Trust me, discussions are going on behind the scenes as to what we'll do next. We do not know what form our next challenge will take, or whether all twelve will continue -- but rest assured there will be something going on. We've all loved our creative explorations together so much and want to figure out what excites us the most as we move forward.
Meanwhile, we're all working on (because thinking and mulling counts as part of the work, you know) our "orange" challenge. Helen, Francoise and I will be at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham in early August with the exhibit of all 144 quilts from the first challenge rounds. And we're excitedly preparing for an exhibit of both challenge sets (yep, that's 288 quilts) in Houston in November, 2011.
So if we're a bit distracted, we hope you'll understand. But we'll let you know when we know how we're going to challenge ourselves next!
We are twelve quilt artists who embarked on an art challenge together. We're from different places throughout the world and our artistic styles vary, but we share a love of art quilting and a desire to play, experiment, learn, and grow.
For four years (2007-2011), we each made a 12x12 inch quilted art piece on a designated theme or palette. See our Theme Series and our Colorplay series.
For the 2012 Series, we changed things a bit and made rectangular pieces, 20x12 inches with roughly 10 weeks between each challenge. As before, we had a designated theme for each challenge.
We shared our process, progress, and results on this blog. It remains a key record of our rich collaboration.