Did you catch us on Periscope last night?! If so, you were not only able to see what wonderful projects were created, but you also got to be the first to know about our Fabric Elements Creative Challenge!
What is Fabric Elements?
Fabric Elements, a pre-cut line of fabrics designed by Rebekah Meier for mixed media collages will be set in Joann Fabric and Craft stores on September 1, 2015. This product line won the “Hot New Product” award at this year’s Craft and Hobby Mega (CHA) Show in the fabric & needlecraft category. Fabric Elements is made up of 32 products, and includes 9 fabric substrates, 4 banners, flags and tags, 12 cotton fabric squares (known as fat quarters, as they are a quarter yard of fabric), 6 embellishments including three stencils, tissue paper, and lace trims, and 3 kits. Additionally, the product line will launch with an exclusive step-by-step instruction book “Techniques in Mixed Media” which showcases 12 collage techniques developed by artist, Rebekah Meier.
You can visit this blog post, here, to see all the pretty Fabric Elements pictures and learn more about the collection.
Here’s the Challenge:
We want to see how quilters, fabric artists, and mixed-media artists can adopt and play within the new fabric substrates of the Fabric Elements product line. To kick off the product launch we want to see what you can create!
And when the world sees what you can do with these products, our hope is that everyone will be inspired to buy what is essentially a blank canvas for artist in a whole new medium — fabrics. The program was developed by Rebekah Meier following the success of her books about Fabric Art Collage. This program at Joann stores also has a new book by Rebekah called “Techniques in Mixed Media” that shows step-by-step how to create some projects with the Fabric Elements products. The products include pre-cut substrates such as Wool Felt, Lutradur, Peltex, Batting, Waffle Muslin, Osnaburg, all in neutrals so that ANYTHING can be created.
So there you have it – – – what will you create????
Creative Challenge Guidelines:
1. Create a project using at least 2 of the products from the Fabric Elements collection, available in Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft stores in the quilting section.
2. Share finished project on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #FabricElements, we will find them!
Rebekah Meier’s will choose the top 20 entries. The finalists’ project photos will be posted in Fabric Editions Facebook page for voting. The photo with the most “likes” wins!
Each of the 20 finalists will receive a copy of Rebekah Meier’s book, “Techniques For Mixed Media”
The Grand Prize Winner will receive:
A Fabi Sizzix Machine and 3 Bigz-Dies, 9 bottles of Jacquard paint as well as Fabric Elements products. These products include fabric substrates (Waffle Muslin, Peltex/Lutrador, Pellon EZ-Steam II, Osnaburg, Batting, Gauze, Wool Felt), 4 banners, flags and tags, 12 cotton fabric squares (known as fat quarters, as they are a quarter yard of fabric), 6 embellishments including three stencils, tissue paper, and the exclusive step-by-step instruction book “Techniques in Mixed Media” which showcases 12 collage techniques developed by artist, Rebekah Meier. This is all valued at over $400!!
The products are in Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores on September 1 in the quilting section as well as on joann.com.
What will you create?