Project QUILTING, Season 4, Challenge 5–Print Publications

Happy Sunday everyone!  I can’t believe it’s already March AND there’s only two challenges left for season 4.  So many amazing quilts have been created in the last few months – I hope you’re all very proud of yourself for the work you’ve done.  We’ve never had this high of participation and this many people sticking with it!  But don’t forget – it’s never too late to join in the fun!  You can do any or all of the challenges!

Before we get to the challenge let’s take a look at…

The Prizes

Everyone who enters a quilt into this weeks challenge, in the time frame given and following the challenge’s guidelines, will be entered into the random drawing to win the following prizes from our incredibly generous Project QUILTING sponsors:


$20 to Fabrics N Quilts

long arm quilting by quiltsbybarb

$25 off Long Arm Quilting from Quilts by Barb

Keep On Dreaming Quilt

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


A Stash bag* from For Quilts Sake

dye candy yard 2

1 yard of Hand-Dyed Fabric from Dye Candy

quilting lodge 3

$20 to spend at Quilting Lodge!


Now – let’s see what we’re facing this week…

from Diane…

Some of my favorite Project Quilting challenges from past seasons have been based on a visit to a specific type of place. In Season 1 it was an office supply store, in season 2 a hardware store and a ‘Catalog It’ Off Season Challenge. For this week’s challenge, we are going to try a different twist on this idea.


Challenge 5: Print Publications

  1. Choose a print publication***. Right now I have lots of trade publications (fruit and vegetable grower magazines for us orchard people) and seed catalogs. Quilt magazines or fabric catalogs are great possibilities. Any print publication that you have in your possession qualifies. Those that have lots of pictures are best. You might want to gather up a few, and then read the rest of this challenge before you decide which is to be your chosen publication.

  2. Open your publication to page 28. Your inspiration must come from this page. Be sure to take a picture of the page, or the portion of it that provided your inspiration and include it when you upload your photos. I realize the temptation will be great to check out page 28 of every publication you can find, but please try to honor the spirit of this challenge.


  1. 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.

    3. Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.

  2. Your project must have a name.

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

  4. 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, March 10th, 2013, by NOON, 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 don’t have a print publication but want to participate –email me {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com}.  I’d be happy to choose a random page 28 and send you the picture of it for your inspiration.

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.

Please add my button to your blog to help spread the word!  Thanks!

Project QUILTING Season 4

Did you know there is a Pinterest Page for Project QUILTING?

And a FAQ Page!

Good luck, have fun and remember…

“It’s time to think outside the square!”


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. Was there a linky party for the Star? If so, I missed it and for once I was ready...LOL! Thanks for so much fun...yesterday a new gardening catalog arrived for dear hubbs...I am going to check out pg28...unless there is nothing at all there (i.e. order form, etc...haha) I am sticking to that pub! Anxious to go look. Have a great week!

  2. There was - but you can add your star one to this :) I'm not picky!

  3. Thank you Kim for all your hard work on Project Quilting. I've never had ssooooo much fun!

  4. I'm so happy to hear that! I hope this has inspired everyone to do things they never thought of before! That's my goal!

  5. okay... I've got LOTS of quilting and scrapbooking magazines... unfortunately, when I open any of them to page 28 they are things that aren't much of a challenge... can I use a catalog since it is a print publication? Or should I just go buy a magazine that isn't quilting?

  6. catalogs are just fine! Don't forget - the challenge is just to be 'inspired' by what you could be anything - a word, a shape, color scheme etc...

  7. Thanks! I looked through a catalog and on page 28 was some colorful pieces that inspired me to think fun and funky... :) with a traditional twist... :)

  8. [...] Thursday!  I have yet to sew a single stitch on my Project QUILTING quilt but I did paint the fabric, sketched my applique design and started to fuse some [...]

  9. Had an idea but time isn't with me due to freelance & construction with husband...I just want yo sew. hsha
    I wish all luck & look forward to all creations :-)

  10. I want you to sew too! But - please share with us your inspired quilt even if you don't make the deadline! I still want to see what these challenges inspire people to make :)

  11. [...] not much I can do about it.  We had 31 quilts inspired by and completed this week for the ‘Print Publication’ Project QUILTING Challenge.  I personally love these particular challenges the most and you all did not disappoint me with [...]


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