Saturday, 30 August 2014

Trend-Tex Challenge 2015

2015 CQA/ACC Trend-Tex Challenge is almost here.  We’re getting excited! 

But do you know what the "Trend-Tex Challenge" is? If you are a new member, you may not know that the people at Trend-Tex Fabrics Inc. donate bolts and bolts of 5 different fabrics (that Linda S gets to choose). A CQA/ACC member purchases 5 fat quarters, and makes a small wall quilt based on the theme for the year.   The quilt is sent to the Vice President who puts them on display at the annual Quilt Canada conference. Bidding through a silent auction allows visitors to purchase a quilt or two for their own.

This year’s theme is “Blowing in the Wind”.   

This year's fabrics, that we’ve chosen have arrived, been quickly unpacked, photographed, and then cut into fat 1/4s. We even had a team of cutters from the Penticton Quilters’ Guild  (thanks gals!) to help with this mammoth task. The fabrics are now in kits and packaged, waiting for your order. 

The boxes of fabric have arrived.

Folding the fabric

Penticton Quilters cutting the fabric.

 Order your kit online beginning on Oct. 1st if you are a CQA/ACC member and Nov. 1st if you are a non-member.

The fabric all in neat piles ready to be put in packages.
And when your kit arrives, you will need some ideas for what is “Blowing in the Wind”. Thinking of Lethbridge, AB, where Quilt Canada 2015 will be held on June 4-6, 2015, you might include such things as wind, kites, clouds, wind turbines, leaves, grain fields, dust and then let your imagination extend even further - the sky’s the limit.


All these works of art will be sent to Linda Schmidt (Vice President) to get ready for the Silent Auction in Lethbridge.
Linda is very excited about this challenge and hopes you are too! She can’t wait to receive your entryies to see how you interpret our theme “Blowing in the Wind”.

A GREAT BIG “THANK YOU” to Trend-Tex Fabrics Inc. for sponsoring this exciting challenge!!  And for 27 years too!!!   
Thank you Trend-Tex Fabrics Inc.!


  1. the fabrics are nice. can't wait to get my hands on them.

  2. Terrific colours for a challenge like 'Blowing in the Wind' - wind towers, flags, windsocks, banners, songs,... going to be hard to focus on one idea!