Saturday, October 20, 2012

A Novel Idea

What a terrific meeting this month!  First, we had some great show-and-tell:

Then we had the big reveal of quilts for the Novel Challenge.

Each participant was instructed to open their book to a certain page picked at random and write down the fifth sentence on that page. The challenge was to use that sentence as inspiration for a small quilt using whatever technique(s) they wanted.

Some sentences seemed to be more challenging than others (I thought mine was the worst), but we had a lot of fun and everyone did a great job on their quilts. This is certainly a creative group!  Here are all thirteen quilts with their makers and sentences:

 Linda Smith
Book: Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins
Sentence: ‘Isn’t that a disgustingly romantic way for a scientist to behave?’

 Pam Graham
Book: White Out by Ken Follett
Sentence: ‘The four kids ate quickly, they retired to the barn to watch a DVD movie called Scream2, leaving six adults around the table in the dining room; ___ and Ned, Olga and Hugo, Daddy at the head and Kit at the foot.’

 Becky Troxler
Book: Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger
Sentence: ‘She would have the results of Mary’s test.’

Sharon Griffith
Book: Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Sentence: ‘Then you’ll be more comfortable.’
 Cristy Clark
Book: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Sentence: ‘He began to rush his other customers by shouting at them and no one objected to his harassment.’

 Beverly Herron
Book: Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
Sentence: ‘The first fine day I assembled my three eldest sons and put my design into execution.’

 Ginny Csiszko
Book: Murder at the Washington Tribune by Margaret Truman
Sentence: Well, well,” Michael said smiling.”

 Joanna Lienti
Book: Stiff by Mary Roach
Sentence: ‘Each cadaver was outfitted with strain gauges and lead cells in its heel and ankle and clad in one of six types of footwear.’

 Sherry Baldwin
Book: The Union Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini
Sentence: ‘A muscle worked in his jaw.’

 Veronica Hofman-Ortega
Book: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Sentence: ‘They had grown up among movie stars, but to them Jobs was a true celebrity.’

Vista Mahan
Book: One True Thing by Anna Quindlen
Sentence: ‘But of course I remember that in one way I lost the lynch pin years before, not long after I acquired the date book.’

Ginny Minninger
Book: Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund
Sentence: ‘Had I been married to Artois, I would not find myself eighteen years old and still a virgin.’

Janet Suber
Book: Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas by Tom Robins
Sentence: ‘You prepare to scream.’

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