Saturday, June 2, 2012

EZ Dresden Quilting Challenge

Here's where traditional quilting merges with modern innovation!  The Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild has partnered with Simplicity/EZ Quilting to bring you a fantastic, fun challenge!    

What's a Dresden, or more specifically, a Dresden Plate? 
Basically, little wedges of fabric stitched together to form a circle.
Here's what Google turned up:  DRESDEN

STEP 1)  Kick-start your Summer sewing as you enjoy the SLMQG Blog Hop June 2 - 15 for a "Daily Dose of Dresden" inspiration.  See the great projects made by members of the guild and some special guests.  Plus, you'll have daily chances to win your own EZ Dresden Quilting Ruler, designed by Darlene Zimmerman.  This challenge celebrates Darlene's 20th anniversary designing great quilting tools for EZ Quilting.

June 1 ~ Kick Off: Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild
 June 2 ~ Lee: Freshly Pieced 
June 3 ~ Kati: From the Blue Chair
June 4 ~ Victoria: Bumble Beans  and Tanya: Squares & Triangles
June 5 ~ Val: Pink, Please!  and Leigh: Leedle Deedle Quilts
June 6 ~ Amy: Amy's Creative Side and Elisa Stitch Outside the Ditch
June 7 ~ Katie: Swim, Bike, Quilt and Emily: Em's Scrap Bag
June 8 ~ Melissa: Happy Quilting  and Brooke: Pitter Putter Stitch
June 9 ~  Nicole: Mama Love Quilts  and Amy: Sukie, Don't You Know?
June 10 ~ Elizabeth: Don't Call Me Betsy and Colleen: The Busy Bean
June 11 ~ Faith: Fresh Lemons  and Deonn: Quiltscapes
June 12 ~ Angela: The Artist's House and Barbie: The Quilting Mill
June 13 ~ Amy: Diary of a Quilter 
June 14 ~ Jessica: Sewcrafty Jess

June 15 ~ Wrap-up SL Modern Quilt Guild

STEP 2)  Make a Dresden project: 
     *Small/Mini Quilts: maximum side length of 24″
     *Traditional: 50″ minimum on one side – using a traditional Dresden plate format
     *Innovative: 50″ minimum on one side – use your traditional ruler to create an unusual design.

STEP 3)  Link up your Challenge project September 1st - 6th to be eligible to win some FABULOUS PRIZES (← see challenge rules, prizes, judges, sponsors).  You can enter up to three times, one project in each category, any project you have started this year.

Looks like a fun Summer ahead!


  1. I've always wanted to try a Dresend. Hopefully I will find some time to do just that.

  2. I started a Dresden project in May. If I work hard, maybe I can have it ready by September. I found you through your sister, Janine. She thinks you a awesome.

  3. What fun, I have seen some very inpiring designs the past few days. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I was feeling stuck before I went "modern" so I have this definition: modern quilters are free. It doesn't have to match - the strange juxtapositions are the captivating thing. It doesn't have to match colors. Or your decor. Or seams, corners, points. You don't have to figure out how much yardage to buy. If you are short, stick in something else and that will be the part of your quilt that draws ooooos and ahhhhhhs. For me, after stressing on getting it "right" for most of my life, modern quilting sets me free.

    I would definitely use those rulers if I were so fortunate as to be randomly selected by a machine. Meanwhile, I offer my words because a comment can be, IMHO, as interesting as the colors and patterns in a modern quilt. Have a fabulous day, everybody!


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