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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Call For Quilts: Farm to Fabric Challenge

At the IQF Houston  this fall there will be a special quilt exhibit where all the quilts will be made from fabric grown and made  in the United States.  And a Farm To Fabric Challenge has been launched to get quilters to make quilts with fabrics grown and made in the United States, where you can also enter your project for this upcoming juried exhibit.

This special exhibit of quilts will be made exclusively from a new brand of fabrics from Clothworks, called American Made  Cotton Solids.   And this exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, October 25-November 2, 2014.

These solids are beautiful and vibrant perfect for Modern Quilters, but with such a large selection of colors, they will certainly appeal to all styles of quilting.  The design possibilities are endless.  Needless to say, SewCalGal is very excited about this new line of fabric, this challenge and for this special quilt exhibit in Houston this Fall.  Of course, I'd even be more excited to see your quilt on exhibit!

With 50 colors to select from, what colors would you like to create a project with?

I'm certainly in the mood for a Springtime quilt with purples, blues, greens.  But a Patriotic quilt with red, white and blue would be fun too.  Or maybe a quilt made with American Made Cotton Solids in red and white to enter in the Make It! Challenge of the Year of Red/White Challenges?  Or incorporating reds and greens for a gift for  A Handmade Christmas Challenge?  Clearly, what ever you create with these new fabrics will be lovely.

There is plenty of time to make a project for the Farm to Fabric Challenge.   The entry period is June 15th - August 15th, 2014.  
 Click here to enter this challenge, or get more info. 

Let's help to make American Made Cotton Solids a solid American business, by making handmade projects with it.  
If you don't find it in your local quilt shops or favorite online shops, let them know you'd like them to carry it.  You can also find the American Made Brand online at Fat Quarter Shop and Fabrics N Quilts.   SewCalGal was surprised to find the price so reasonable, especially given these are fabrics made in the USA.  What a deal!

It is important to buy locally grown and manufactured products.  Be proud! 

You can find American Made Brand at:

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suemac said...

Finding the fabric might be a bit of a challenge itself. No quilt shop by me carries it.

Alicia Key said...

interesting! I used the "where to buy" search entering 500 miles from my zip code- none found!

Joanna said...

I'm definitely purchasing this fabric. Kudos to Clotheworks. What is amazing to me is that the fabric is running below $7.00 a yard at the two shops I've checked so far. That makes it a great bargain.

Kate said...

Just checked it out at FatQuarter Shop - your link connects directly to the fabric - great colors and a fabulous price! I predict a success for this new venture, and am glad to see more American made fabric (I think Connecting Threads fabric is also made in the US, isn't it?) the more the merrier... I will support them all!

Kim said...

Same here. Two shops within 500 miles, and Checker Distributors currently doesn't stock it.

Kim said...

Same here. Two shops within 500 miles, and Checker Distributors currently doesn't stock it.

Joanna said...

When you do the search omit all info but check the "online shops" box and the list will come up. That's how I found both online shops and brick and stone shops.

Kymberly said...

I love this idea. I was disappointed that it's not in any shops near me. I buy a lot of fabric from fat quarter shop so I'm happy to find it there. I can't believe I can get a bundle of 12 fat quarters for $24.00!

Carol J said...

Sounds like an awesome challenge! I hope that many of your readers will consider taking part. As much as I would like to participate, it is not open to anyone outside of the US :( Oh well, next time! Thank you for all the work you do, SewCalGal, keeping us all informed about everything quilty!