Quilt Canada 2020 may have been cancelled, but we’re not letting that get in the way of having a little fun! Throughout October and November, enjoy our virtual quilt show, complete with Viewer’s Choice voting and an online auction.
Quilt Canada 2020 Online Challenges and Viewer’s Choice Voting
In 2020, CQA/ACC hosted four quilt challenges. Throughout October we will be posting a gallery for each to share the entries with you, and giving you the opportunity to vote for View’s Choice. Mark your calendars for the following dates:
2020 TrendTex Challenge – on the site October 1, voting October 1-14, 2020
2020 Suzi-Q Youth Challenge – on the site October 5, voting October 5-19, 2020
2020 Try-a-Triad Challenge – on the site October 13, voting October 13-27, 2020
2020 Member Guild Challenge – Gateway to Adventure – on the site October 19, voting October 19-31, 2020
Visit the Quilt Gallery throughout October and be certain to cast your vote for each challenge.
The 2020 TrendTex Online Auction
But the fun doesn’t end there! Each year, it is customary for CQA/ACC to auction the TrendTex Challenge wall quilt entries with proceeds going to the Canadian Quilters Association. This year, without being able to host our conference, our fundraiser is going virtual. This is your opportunity to win one – or several – of the 76 beauties up for auction. We rely on these funds to assist with the cost of our operation and encourage you to support our efforts where you can. The auction is open to everyone, so tell your friends!
The theme 2020 prompted lots of innovative thinking, sometimes with humorous results. Wishing for 2020 Vision by Carole Gold of Peace River, AB, was awarded the winning quilt. Says Carole, “Stacking drugstore magnifiers with prescription lenses so I could stitch while watching TV made me yearn for my youth when I had 2020 vision. I’ve since invested in bifocals but will never stop wishing for 2020 vision!”
In keeping with tradition, Carole’s quilt will be presented to TrendTex Fabrics to recognize their generous support of this challenge. This year, over 300 five-fabric bundles were ordered which represents approximately 400 meters of fabric.
The 2020 TrendTex Challenge quilts will be auctioned from October 19 to 25, 2020. They are all up on the auction site now, so grab a cup of tea and browse the collection in advance to find your favourites. Bidding begins at $40/quilt and increases in $5 increments.
If you enjoyed this challenge or missed it for whatever reason, fabric kits for the 2021 Challenge, Friendship, will be available October 1, 2020 to CQA/ACC members and in November to non-members. The colour palette is scrumptious!