one of the challenges from last month's VMQG meeting was to make an apron. this challenge deviates from quilting, but goes along with a challenge at the upcoming 19th Annual Sewing & Crafts show in Abbotsford at the end of this month. (there isn't any mention of it on their site, but if you open up the PDF of the show program, it's on page 14 of 15)
this is all the info that's given -
-The Apron Challenge is open to all residents of Canada.
-The entry must be an apron made from a pattern company or one you have
personally pattern drafted.
-The apron must be made to fit an adult male or female
-The Entries will be judged for sewing skill, creativity in using “Putting on the Ritz” theme, use of color and overall appearance.
-All aprons must be made this year for the competition.
-All judges’ decisions are final.
-Each entry must be marked with your name, age and address and securely
fastened with a safety pin to the apron.
intriguing, right? i love aprons!
that might seem odd, but it's true. i LOVE aprons! i don't cook or clean or bake with any regularity, but i adore aprons, and always wish i had more excuses to make them. my vintage apron collection is reaching ridiculous proportions, but i still can't resist the lovely 40s and 50s cotton prints.
(this is just a small portion of the collection...)
so obviously, i've had aprons on the brain lately. and on top of that challenge, Sonja from Artisania has decided that she needs motivation to finish the apron that she started ages ago, so she's started a low stress sew-along on flickr.
you should come check it out, there have been some awesome inspirational aprons posted so far!
and in addition to the sew along, we're doing a swap! the International Kitchen Goodies Swap is pretty lowkey - you're only required to send one item to your partner, and it doesn't have to be an apron! you could make pot holders, tea towels, dish cloths, coasters, aprons, market bags, reusable cloth snack bags, tea pot cozies, french press cozies, mug cozies, toaster and stand mixer covers, place mats, mug rugs, napkins, table runners, bread baskets, egg cozies, or more, and they don't have to be sewn either. they can can be crocheted or knitted or embroidered.. whatever you'd like!
sign ups for the swap end at midnight PST on March 7th, or once we've reached 40 swappers.