Monday, May 16, 2011


Departure is the word I chose for Fiberations' latest challenge.  I just decided to invite my blog readers to join in the challenge if you want to.  The reveal date is July 15.  If you decide to play along, then comment on my blog post of July 15 with a link to an image of your quilt.  Then I'll post links to your images in a separate post right here.

Here's detailed info...

de·par·ture (d-pärchr)
1. The act of leaving.
2. A starting out, as on a trip or a new course of action.
3. A divergence or deviation, as from an established rule, plan, or procedure:
ordered curry as a departure from his usual bland diet.
4. Nautical The distance sailed due east or west by a ship on its course.

1. the act or an instance of departing
2. a deviation or variation from previous custom; divergence
3. a project, course of action, venture, etc: selling is a new departure for him
4. (Transport / Nautical Terms) Nautical
a. the net distance travelled due east or west by a vessel
b. Also called point of departure the latitude and longitude of the point from
which a vessel calculates dead reckoning
5. a euphemistic word for death

With "departure" as the theme, I'd like to suggest that if you're so inclined, you can depart from the normal dimensions for this piece but stay in the vicinity of 320 square inches (20x16). So 300 to 340 square inches.

Hope you'll decide to play along ~ having other artists participate would certainly be a "departure" from our normal operation.  If you do, just send me a comment as a heads up!


Meg said...

Hey, you're having a challenge, too! Good for you, I hope you have a lovely time, and look forward to everybody's work.

Irene said...

What a lovely collage at the op of your post. I don't think I'll take you up on your challenge. I'm not that talented. But I'll enjoy seeing the results.

Unknown said...

I'm in, Connie. Great theme and especially meaningful for me at this particular time. Thanks for the invitation.

Emma said...

I feel I'm in a departure already - looking forward to getting free & messy again! I'll be making 10 pennants in total, trying for a series so half way now. They're for my exhibition in September, about 12" x 4 1/2" but I'm glad you like them - I'll see how well they do then & can we talk about a trade afterwards?, I'm delighted!

Love this collage!

Jan said...

YES! Love the word and it'll be fun to participate! Thanks, Connie.

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Love it and great challenge. I wonder?