Saturday, October 20, 2012

Guild Challenge Results: A Novel Idea

What an amazing exhibit! The 13 pieces in the 2012 Choo Choo Quilters Guild Challenge, A Novel Idea, were thought-provoking and imaginative and definitely stretched the creative muscles of the quilters who responded to the Challenge.

The guidelines for the 2012 Challenge were to interpret a pre-determined sentence from a book or novel in a small quilt approximately 18" square. Any technique or combination of techniques could be used. Here are the interpretations and their sentence inspirations.

"Had I been married to Artois, I would not find myself 
eighteen years old and still a virgin."
Book: Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund

"But of course I remember that in one way I lost the lynch pin years before, 
not long after I acquired the date book."
Book: One True Thing by Anna Quindlin

"She would have the results of Mary's test."
Book: Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger

"The first fine day I assembled my three eldest sons and put my design into execution."
Book: Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

"He began to rush his other customers by shouting at them and no one objected to his harassment."
Book: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

""Well, well," Michael said smiling."
Book: Murder at the Washington Tribune by Margaret Truman

 "You prepare to scream."
Book: Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas by Tom Robins
"The four kids ate quickly, they retired to the barn to watch a DVD movie called Scream 2, leaving six adults around the table in the dining room; ___ and Ned, Olga and Hugo, Daddy at the head and Kit at the foot."
Book: White Out by Ken Follett

"Isn't that a disgustingly romantic way for a scientist to behave?"
Book: Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins


"A muscle worked in his jaw."

Book: The Union Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini

"They had grown up among movie stars, but to them Jobs was a true celebrity."
Book: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

 "Each cadaver was outfitted with strain gauges and lead cells in its heel 
and ankle and clad in one of six types of footwear."
Book: Stiff by Mary Roach

"Then you'll be more comfortable."
Book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 

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