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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Season 1, Challenge 8 - Nursery Rhymes

Here we are. The final Challenge of Season 1 is about to begin. Let me say that I have been amazed by the quality of the past entries. There have been public winners and judges winners and even random winners for every challenge, and a season winner will be declared in a couple of weeks, but I want you to know I think you're all winners. What you have learned during Project Quilting will make you all better quilters. I'm really happy to have been a part of Season 1.

I'm sure many of you read these challenges and see something like, "Your finished piece cannot be a square or a rectangle." and you think, "What is she thinking?!?!?". Let me say that it is not that I'm a big fan of quilting projects in odd shapes. It is that I want you to think in a different way and try something you otherwise wouldn't. I'm a believer that the only way you can truly fail is if you never try. My job as the Challenge designer is to encourage you to try.

So...on to Challenge 8.

I'll quickly summarize the prizes for THIS challenge:
The winner of the PUBLIC vote will receive 4 fat quarters (their choice) from FabricAlaCarte AND a $10 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop!
The winner of the JUDGES Choice will receive $15 from FabricFascination AND a $10 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop!

One randomly drawn participant will receive a copy of the bookPretty Little Mini Quilts published by Lark Books fromPennyFabricArt.

1. The inspiration for Challenge 8 is your favorite Nursery Rhyme. Remember, this is and
INSPIRATION and does not need to be a literal translation.

2. No twists and turns and strange requirements this week. Not even a size restriction. Take the theme and run with it. Can't wait to see what you all come up with.

3. POST your entries with a description of your creative process, including where you are (ie, I create in Madison, WI) and the size of your project by Sunday, August 22, at noon, CDT, to this flickr group – Project QUILTING with KimsCraftyApple: OR email a picture/description of your completed project to with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line.

4. If this is the first Project Quilting challenge you've participated in, please email Kim at with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line so that Kim can send you feedback from the judges and keep you updated on the behind the scenes going-ons.

Now, Kim is going to quickly summarize all the amazing prizes for the Season 1 of Project Quilting GRAND PRIZE Package:
FatQuarterShop - $50 Gift Certificate

FabricsNQuilts - $50 Gift Certificate

FabricFascination – Bali Pop

TessaAnn – A Set of Handmade Buttons

FabricAlaCarte - $20 Gift Certificate and copy of the book ‘ROLLING Along’ by Nancy Martin

StashedCache – Spider Web Quilt Starter Kit

QuiltsbyBarb - $30 Gift Certificate to Long Arm QUILTING and a potentially 8 chances to be entered into a drawing for $50 off the2010 QuiltsbyBarb Quilt Retreat Weekend.

Kim & Diane – A selection of original patterns and yardage of hand-dyed fabric

This prize package is OVER TWO-HUNDRED DOLLARS worth of amazing items! I can’t wait to see what happens this season! Thanks to all these great sponsors for their generosity and support!

I have also begun to put together a
RANDOM prize package for the end of the season. These are all awards that will be chosen (out of a hat, first Cedi will pick, then Capri and repeat - as shown here: Every time you complete a challenge for Project Quilting your name will be entered in the drawing forRANDOM prizes (this will exclude the Grand Prize Winner as he/or she will already have AMAZING things!)

Sponsors for the Random Prizes:

Karol from
FabricCandy is donating a set of Five Fat Quarters of the Ava Rose Collection.

RainbowFabrics is Donating $25 to her etsy shop.

Thanks to ALL Sponsors for Project QUILTING for your generosity and support!

Good luck with this weeks challenge!
Don't forget...
It's Time to Think Outside the Square


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Quilting Diva said...

oooh, I am gonna sleep on this one and see what I can come up with :)

Miss Hillbilly said...

I don't want the challenge to be over. When is the next one starting? Next year???That is awful! And I haven't even made one yet. :(

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