Monday, 4 August 2014

Dog Days of Summer - Member Challenge

Dog Days is the name for the hottest and muggiest period of summer, from about July 3 to Aug. 11, around the time when Sirius (the dog star) is the brightest in the summer sky. Along with the heat, we get sunshine, thunderstorms, sometimes hail, and lots of humidity!

Many things are associated with the Dog Days of Summer. On the web we found: Dog Days of Summer Cocktail Shake-Off, a Fashion Show, 5K run, Adoption of Dogs (SPCA), Fairs, Cruises, Scavenger Hunt, Canine Festival & Contest, Photo contest, Pool Party, and so much more.

Most images have dogs in them, but what we are looking for is “how YOU survive the dog days of summer” as our current member challenge. (You may include your canine friend, but it’s not mandatory!)

Make your quilt - any size or shape; take a digital picture (high resolution approx 1MB) of it and email it to Marilyn Michelin at by September 20, 2014.
Don’t forget to include the following information: your name, your CQA/ACC member number, email address, a brief description of your quilt and any copyright information.

A judge will select first, second and third place winners who will get prizes generously donated by Kindred Spirits Quilt Co. of  St. Catharines, ON and you will be published in our next The Canadian Quilter magazine. All other entries will be featured on our blog.

PS. Make sure to take a good photograph. Take the photo in a well-lit area with no background distractions and, of course, ALL of your quilt in the picture with no parts cut off.


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