The Fat Quarter Shop has been amazingly supportive of Project QUILTING from Day 1 and has offered to Sponsor prizes for a few of the challenges. With their sponsorship I offered them an opportunity to be one of the ‘guest judges’. I want to introduce to you , Kimberly, from the Fat Quarter shop – this weeks guest judge.
Kimberly began quilting more than ten years ago. Debbie (who also works for the Fat Quarter shop) says “Kimberly caught on so quickly in class, she had to make her a separate class itinerary!”
Kimberly fell in love and a few years later, started Fat Quarter Shop out of her home.
I found a bit more background about the Fat Quarter Shop on their website:
The Fat Quarter Shop was founded in 2003 by Kimberly Jolly. An avid quilter, Kimberly began her shop as a side business while still working a corporate position, cutting, packing and shipping right out of her house during evenings and nights. From the very beginning, she was committed to delivering top-notch service for every single order and customer. As the Fat Quarter Shop’s reputation grew, Kimberly decided to make it a full-time operation. Her husband Kevin joined her not long after, and with his help, lots of hard work, and a tireless commitment, the store began to grow. Over the past few years a few more people have joined the staff!
As a team, we continue to branch out with the best fabrics, exclusive kits, quilt clubs, BOMs, and more. And we will always be driven by the passion that Kimberly founded the store upon, which is always giving you the best products and service!
Why Choose the Fat Quarter Shop?
- Same Day Shipping
- Great Customer Service
- All the Newest Collections
- Exclusive Kits and Products
- FREE Shipping on US Orders over $200
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/FatQuarterShop?v=wall&ref=ts
Flickr Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1127198@N22/pool/
I can’t thank the Fat Quarter shop enough for there generous prize donation and I’m excited to add a third mix of comments into our finished projects. To catch up on the challenge for this week check out: http://www.persimondreams.com/2010/04/project-quilting-apple-blossom-time-challenge.html
You only have until this SUNDAY at NOON CDT to finish! The winners popular vote and the judges vote will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the FAT QUARTER SHOP! WooHoo!
I want to start by saying I was very impressed with the quality of the entries in our first challenge. I’m amazed at what you all created in such a short time. We’re definitely off to a great start.
A special thanks to the Fat Quarter Shop. They have been a huge help to us in promoting Project Quilting and have generously donated some $25 gift certificates for prizes. The public vote winner and the judge’s choice winner of this week’s challenge will each receive a $25 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop.
As many of you know, Lapacek’s Orchard is our family business. The apple trees are just beginning to bloom and we’re really hoping there will still be blossoms on May 8 and 9 when we will be hosting Apple Blossom Days. Last spring Kim took lots and lots of pictures during bloom and the orchard is a truly beautiful place during that time.
So……. on to Challenge Number 2. I wanted something really different than Challenge 1 and think I found it.
1. Apple Blossom Time is the theme. Here are a few of Kim’s pictures to inspire you and you can check out her Picassa album if you’d like to see more. (Warning: Lots of these pictures include her beautiful daughters.)
2. Maximum size is 45″ x 45″.
3. Minimum size is 12″ x 12″.
4. Budget is unlimited. Spend whatever you wish.
6. If this is the first Project Quilting challenge you’ve participated in, please email Kim at email@example.com with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line so that Kim can send you feedback from the judges.