You know that feeling when you've got all your quilting projects finished?
Yeah, me neither.
We're Done! (for now ...)
Our 2021 UFO Challenge is complete. We had 10 intrepid quilters sign up to participate in the challenge, and three quilters crossed the finish line with all fice challenge items complete. But even though not all of our starters finished all five UFOs, everyone finished some things ... and that makes everyone a winner! Some folks even decided NOT to finish some of their UFOs, and that's also a completely OK way to deal with a UFO.
Congratulations to our finish line folks:
and to everyone who participated!
It's rare that we have all of our projects finished, but we can still work towards that happy space! (Just think about all the new fabric you'll need when all your projects are done!)
To assist in this endeavor, Acacia is having a UFO Challenge. Five projects in five months, starting in January 2021. The first completed item is due by noon on the day of the February General Meeting.
What kinds of UFOs can I work on?
Almost any UFO (Unfinished Object) will work. For this challenge, it can be almost any size you choose, with a minimum size of 18" in at least one direction. The item can be a quilt, wall hanging, table topper, wearable art, or another unfinished sewing project. It can even be a quilt/kit/project/idea that is waiting to be made.
What are the deadlines?
One project is due each month, ahead of the general meeting. You determine the order in which you'd like to work on your projects. If you miss a deadline for one month, there is no need for despair. Provided you complete all five projects by the June meeting date, you're still eligible for the challenge final prize.
What's in it for me? The satisfaction of five finished projects! We will also have prizes along the way and at the end of the challenge.
What if I change my mind about one of the projects?
This challenge is all about commitment! Once you set your target projects, no substitutions are allowed. Choose projects you know you're going to want to work on.
How does it work?
Choose 5 projects you'd like to complete.
Snap some pictures of them in their unfinished state. If your project is still just an idea, take a picture of what inspired you, or your fabric, or your pattern.
Fill out the form below to describe your projects and upload your "before" pictures. (Note: Enrollment in this challenge is closed; the form has been removed. You can still enjoy the pictures of completed projects.)
Each month, before noon on the General Meeting date, email your "after" pictures of your completed project to Patti (for the newsletter), Caroline Carpenter (for the website), and Barbra Riley (who's coordinating the challenge).
June 3 Turn In
May 6 Turn In
April 1 Turn-In
March 4 Turn-In
February 4 Turn-In
Acacia Quilt Guild of Orange County P. O. Box 6853 Buena Park, CA 90622