The Crazy Quilt Journal Project is about promoting the art of crazy quilting and expanding the participant’s individual artistic creativity and technical knowledge.
So, the rules for the 2013 CQJP Challenge are simple:
Registration is from 1 November 2012 until 12 December 2012. Links to Participants blogs will be posted to the CQJP2013 website home page as during the last few days of December 2012.
CREATING YOUR BLOCKS:
Project Planning and Block Construction can begin no earlier than November 2012 to be considered a valid CQJP 2013 Project.
Construct and complete a crazy quilt block each month (January through December) in 2013 that measures at least equivalent to a 6-inch square block. Blocks can be any shape…and do not have to be square…but must be “equivalent” to a 6” square (i.e 36 square inches, or 225 square cm in size). Blocks can be larger, but not smaller. Block shapes can change throughout the year.
Blocks can include any type fabric(s). Blocks can include as many different fabrics as you desire.
Blocks can include any form of embellishment you desire.
Blocks should challenge your individual skills. Work to expand your artistic views and improve your technical skills.
Photographs should be of high quality…please do not “reduce” your photo size before sending. Please do not use a low quality of resolution when taking the photograph, we will publish what is sent…and cannot “make it better”. We will crop photographs when needed.
Participants will email photographs for posting on the CQJP 2013 Block each month. The email address for submissions is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants that complete the challenge will have their photographs also added to the permanent CQJP Blog for the year the challenge was completed. (CQJP2012, CQJP2013, etc)
Posting entries is arduous when there are large numbers of emails submitted at once, so your help is requested. Please try to follow these guidelines to keep the posts manageable:
n April 2013 – Photos of 3 completed blocks submitted to CQJP 2012 Blog
n August 2013 – Photos of 7 completed blocks submitted to CQJP 2012 Blog
n December 2013 – Photos of 11 completed blocks submitted to CQJP 2012 Blog
Participants are encouraged to also set individual goals so that the work does not get overwhelming, and discouraging.
COMMUNICATION: All participants can comment on the CQJP 2013 Blog photos as they are published. Everyone needs encouragement!
COPYRIGHT: Participants and the general public do not have permission to “retrieve” any photos from the blog as all images are copyrighted by their creator.