Please join me in welcoming guest, Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams, as she shares with us Project QUILTING and the final challenge of Season 5. There are great prizes to be won too.
If you’ve been following along with Season 5 of Project QUILTING, you know that it’s been an exciting season. I recently taped with Nancy Zieman of Quilting with Nancy for a ‘Nancy’s Corner’ about Project QUILTING. Not only was it an amazing experience but it also helped me get all my statistics about the history of Project QUILTING all nicely together.
Project QUILTING began in 2010 when I discovered Project RUNWAY and fell in love. At first, it made me want to learn to sew clothing. Then, I actually thought about it and I really didn’t have time to add another hobby into my world but I did know how to quilt. I gave my mother-in-law, Diane Lapacek, a call and she agreed to come up with quilt challenges for Project QUILTING and the quilting fun started!
Challenges are posted on Sundays during the ‘season’ and quilters from all around the world have just one week to come up with a concept, create the quilt, finish the quilt and link up to qualify for prizes from various sponsors. It sounds daunting but trust me … it can be done.
Since Project QUILTING started, 793 quilted items have been created. 174 quilters from all over the world have participated in a least one of the 33 challenges given so far. Nine countries have been represented by quilters for a project QUILTING Challenge – this includes 38 of the States in the US and 4 Provinces of Canada.
Project QUILTING is a quilt challenge for quilters of all levels! We’ve had newbie quilters all the way to Professional Quilters join in the fun. A weekly voting poll allows the public to vote for their favorite quilt of the challenge and then random prize winners are literally drawn from a hat out of everyone who has participated.
The final challenge of Project QUILTING is happening THIS week and the theme is Triangles. If you want to join in the fun it is not too late. The challenge is posted and you’re not going to want to miss out on a chance to win great prizes from sponsors – Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting, Woodland Ridge Retreat Center, For Quilts Sake, Studio Cherie, Sew BitterSweet Designs, Waggons West, Pat Sloan, Bungalow Sewing & Yarn, and Seldom Seen Quilting.
I hope you decide to join in the fun and don’t forget… It’s Time to Think Outside the Square!