Project QUILTING – Season 4, Challenge 3 – Annie’s Vision

Happy Sunday everyone!  How are you enjoying February so far?  It has already been pretty crazy for me as I had a great show that I vended at yesterday!  They do take a lot out of you.  And somehow I have to find some time to this week to replenish my stock for the show I’m in next week…wish me luck!

the bloomgingfield of love and joy

the blooming field of love and joy by annieyoungarts

Don’t forget – there’s an on-going bonus challenge this season – Tradition Times Three with a bundle of fabric from the Fat Quarter Shop.  Get your bundle and get going on it so you still have plenty of time to complete it!

As usual – before we get to the challenge – let’s see what the random prizes are this week!


st2this thread GLOWS IN THE DARK!  So cool!

$25 to Superior Threads

fat quarter bundle

$20 to Fat Quarter Shop


Surprise fabric prize from Fabric Worm

Quilts Built by Imagination

$30 off long arm quilting of baby quilt or larger from Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting


A Stash bag* from For Quilts Sake

long arm quilting by quilts by barb

$25 off Long Arm Quilting from Quilts by Barb

dye candy yard

1 Yard of Hand Dyed Fabric from Dye Candy

quilting lodge 2

$20 to spend at Quilting Lodge!


an 11” x 14” print from annie young arts


The Challenge - Annie’s Vision


  1. Your inspiration is the art of Annie Young. Explore the colors, the textures, the style, the subject matter, the feelings….. Choose what speaks most to you and use it to make your quilt.  Look over her blog: to see her work.

  2. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements: (1) Include patchwork, (2) include appliqué,  and/or (3) have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.

  3. Your project must have a name.

  4. Please remember that these projects need to be created during the week of the challenge.

  5. 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, February 10th, 2013, by 12:05 PM, CDT, to this flickr group, Project QUILTING with Persimon Dreams –OR email a picture/description of your completed project to {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line.

If you wish to receive critiques on your piece – the good and critical – please add your photo’s to this group as well:

Are you stuck?  Need a little ‘Tim Gunn’ advice during the week?  Or are you just so excited on how things are going along and what to share your WIP?  We have a group for that!

If this is the first Project Quilting challenge you’ve participated in, please email Kim at {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line.  Please include your name, flickr name, email and a website if you have one.

annie young arts


To help you find some inspiration for this piece I did a little interview with Annie Young so we can learn more about her, her work and her inspiration.

When did you first start creating?

I was very young…I liked to do many things, cook, sew (I made many of my own clothes) collect odd things and make into jewelry or collection containers…I also would rake leaves into floor plans and showing my dad my master plans!

How did your creative process evolve through life?

As I grew brave the bigger the ideas and more costlier projects!


What inspires your work?

Nature, faith, interactions with others, memories…smells


How/When did you realize that your handicap wasn't going to hold you back from creating beautiful works that inspire people?

It was about a year or so after I was getting used to my vision loss and my close friend helped me to find my way back to my studio.

How do you decide on your colors?

I have long conversations with those who are with me when picking out colors for the specific projects…sometimes it is pure luck (lol)

Do you have a favorite color to use?

It used to be orange, now I think I have been using a great deal of purple


Where can we go to see your work?

I exhibit a great deal in the MPLS area of MN.  I am a RAW artist and looking forward to showing my work thru out the major cities in the country.


Anything else you'd like to share:

It is my hope that my work directs others to walk into yes and experience the possibilities life offers…

annies hands make their way across the canvas

If you’re still having trouble finding inspiration…maybe these links will help:

NEW THIS SEASON!  Linky Party!

Add blog posts or flickr photo’s of your thought process/works in progress etc throughout the week to the linky party below!  Then we can all easily follow along with you!


  1. OOOO! Thank you SO MUCH for this challenge! I LOVE it! And thank you, Kim, for introducing us to Annie! I have so many ideas going through my mind already :-) Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

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  3. OH! very inspiring ... now to capture one of the thoughts dancing through my head!!!

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  5. WOW, that is wonderful artwork she has on her blog. AMAZING!! Here is hoping I find the time to do something.

  6. Thanks for another great challenge!

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