What Is Project QUILTING?
Season 5 has begun!
Above are 36 quilts that I have personally made as a result of Project QUILTING Challenges so far. Spring Convergence, was accepted and shown at the Madison Quilt Expo in September of 2011. Celebrate Annie, took 3rd place at the Sun Prairie Heritage, 2013 Quilt Show. Local Food Grows Strong Communities was accepted and shown at the Madison Quilt Expo in September of 2013.
So what’s this Project QUILTING thing I keep hearing about?
I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of Project Runway. I don’t have cable so I always wait patiently for each season to come out on Netflix and then my family knows not to bother me as I watch episode after episode. After watching my first few episodes, I wanted to learn how to make clothes. I know how to sew – so why can’t I make clothes?
After thinking about it for a bit, I decided I really don’t have time for a new ‘project’ right now so I thought more about the show. What do I really like about it? Is it the fashion? Sure, that’s neat but I’m not really a fashion girl. Is it the people? Of course – I absolutely love Heidi and Tim Gunn. But I think my answer is – it’s the challenge. These people are give a task, a few dollars and little time to complete it and they make the most amazing things! I want to do that! I want a challenge – with guidelines for budget, time, and end result.
So how can I make this work for my needs – Project QUILTING of course!
Here’s the deal. My mother-in-law, Diane, a talented quilter and teacher herself, is going to post a ‘challenge’ every-other Sunday at Noon during each Season. You will have one week to complete the challenge and post your pictures in the Project QUILTING Flickr Group, tell your story of how you decided to solve the challenge the way you did. If you want to make a video to go with it – that of course is a bonus!
Everyone that participates has their name entered in a random weekly prize drawing AND in the final Season Grand Prize Drawing. If you want a ‘real critique’ of your piece you can add it to the Project QUILTING Critique Flickr group.
Also, I have to make the disclaimer that I will have NO IDEA as to what the challenge is. I am giving my MIL permission to post to my blog so that I can participate since I absolutely LOVE challenges! I can’t wait to hear what you think about this idea and how many plan on participating – I know I’m excited!
Take a look back…
Off Season Challenges
Check out the BONUS Fat Quarter Shop Bundle Project QUILTING CHallenge – Tradition Times Three!
THIRTY fabulous quilts were created for the Project QUILTING Grocery Store Challenge! I think it was a busy week for many BUT we still managed to pull it together and make it tough for you all to choose your THREE Favorite pieces! Head to THIS POST to pick your three favorites!
Since I don’t do require the flickr posting anymore it’s hard to come up with a picture collage to add to my post…so instead…here is a fabulous picture of my girls taken by Karmen Linder Photography. They will be drawing the prize winners for the random...
Well – this week was a bit crazy. BUT I couldn’t bow out of this challenge. I have completed a quilt for EVERY Regular season Project QUILTING Challenge we’ve had so far and this was NOT going to be my first week not participating. Plus…I’m pretty sure I’m the one that is always on everyone’s case that you CAN finish a quilt in a week…just think small. So small, I though.
First – finding time to get to the grocery store. I went on Monday night between picking my girls up from school and dropping them off at dance. ...
You’ll be great. Love you.”
This was the wonderful note I had from my husband when I checked my email today. It was a big day. This was just what I needed to hear.
Today, I filmed with Nancy Zieman for the “Nancy’s Corner” segment of her PBS show ‘Sewing with Nancy’. It was a big day.
I was filling in for a last minute cancellation – which didn’t matter to me one bit. I was going to be on ‘Sewing with Nancy’!!!! What!?
She had me on to talk about Project QUILTING and how it’s a challenge that has inspired...
TIME TO VOTE! Choose your THREE Favorite Quilts Below and click on the heart to vote (upper right corner)! You can click on the photo’s themselves to read the ‘story’ behind the quilt – my favorite part!
Please DO NOT VOTE for entries 29 and 30. I made 29 and 30 – while I am not eligible for prizes and don’t want to take away votes from others – I still want to show off my work! You can, however, feel free to click on my projects and leave me a comment on what you think! I love to hear...
We’re onto the fifth challenge. You know what that means, right? This is the second to last Project QUILTING Challenge! I don’t know about you – but Season 5 has just flown by for me!
The way you enter your projects and the way we will vote for them has recently changed…please read carefully below and plan accordingly for this new method! There will be NO LEEWAY as far at the timing goes so make sure you know what time zone you’re in compared to me! (I live in Wisconsin, US – Central Time Zone). And if you have any...
Sorry for the delay in the ‘WINNERS’ post! My big girls had a sleepover with Capri’s godmother, we lost power for a bit,
Photo I snagged of the Milwaukee Art Museum…it’s a piece of art in itself.
we took a trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum to see our neighbor girls’ (aka our fabulous babysitter) art on display, and dealt with fun snowy roads on the way home with a plethora of vehicles in the ditches. Anyway – after all that – we did get home safely and the girls picked names for the winners!
First – our Public Vote...
Things have changed slightly for the voting process of the Project QUILTING Challenges. Instead of me creating a super long post with a poll daddy poll at the bottom I’ve switched to InLinkz. This is great because during the week of the challenge the participants can link up their finished projects. Once the deadline has passed you are no longer able to link up but you ARE able to vote! This is ridiculously nice for me to as the voting post is a huge long post that takes me awhile to make sure things are...
When I first heard this challenge I was stumped. I didn’t know what I would do. I already made an amazing quilt for ‘Stars of America’ and it’s one of those things that would be hard to beat. So, what did I do. I let it ‘simmer’ in my mind for a bit. On Monday night I turned on the Beatle’s Song ‘Across the Universe’ and listened to it as I fell asleep.
“Across The Universe”
Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow,...
TIME TO VOTE! Choose your FOUR Favorite Quilts Below and click on the heart to vote! You can click on the photo’s themselves to read more about the quilts!
Please DO NOT VOTE for entries 36 and 37. 36 is made by Diane Lapacek, the challenge maker, and 37 is made by myself – we are not eligible for prizes and we don’t want to take away votes from others. You can, however, feel free to click on our projects and leave us a comment on what you think! We love to hear from you!
The quilt with the most...
It’s that time again! Another Project QUILTING Challenge has been issued. I have changed up the way you enter your projects and the way we will vote for them…please read carefully below and plan accordingly for this new method! There will be NO LEEWAY as far at the timing goes so make sure you know what time zone you’re in compared to me! (I live in Wisconsin, US – Central Time Zone). And if you have any questions or concerns about the changes please don’t hesitate to contact me! I want this to be as user friendly as...