Project QUILTING, Season 5, Challenge 4–Across the Universe

It’s that time again!  Another Project QUILTING Challenge has been issued.  I have changed up the way you enter your projects and the way we will vote for them…please read carefully below and plan accordingly for this new method!  There will be NO LEEWAY as far at the timing goes so make sure you know what time zone you’re in compared to me!  (I live in Wisconsin, US – Central Time Zone).  And if you have any questions or concerns about the changes please don’t hesitate to contact me!  I want this to be as user friendly as possible!!!!

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“Galaxies Converge” by Kim Lapacek

Also, I just want to remind everyone that these challenges are meant to be inspirational and FUN!  I know it can be stressful making a quilt in just a week but trust me – it can be done and it will be so nice to have COMPLETED a quilting project (or 3) ALREADY in 2014!  Every week that you enter a piece for the challenge you are entered into a hat to win one of the amazing prizes from our sponsors!  The public voting poll will start right away at noon on Sunday, February 23rd and go until Friday, February 28th at 8pm.   AND, if you finish the challenge in the time allotted your name will also be added into the final hat at the completion of the season for an opportunity to win the GRAND PRIZE!  Inspiration, quilting, fun AND Prizes!?  Can it get much better?

Before we get to the challenge – let’s see what our amazing sponsors have donated for this week!

PRIZES for Week 4

Each challenge that you complete a quilt for your name will be put into hat. One of my three beautiful girls will draw a name randomly for each prize.  Don’t forget – this also means you’re in the hat for the Grand Prize at the end of the season…

Marcia's Crafty Sewing & Quilting

$30 gift certificate redeemable towards quilting by Marcia of Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting!

Fabrics N Quilt

Fabrics N Quilts will be donating a $20 gift certificate!


Studio Cherie will be giving a free pattern!


For Quilts Sake will be giving away one of these fabulous stash bags to a lucky winner!

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Wooldand Ridge Retreat will be giving away a $50 gift certificate towards a retreat stay.

Waggons West is donating a custom quilt label!


Okay – let’s get right to it…

The Challenge – Across the Universe

Across the Universe
***There is a NEW WAY to enter your piece into the challenge for for prizes and voting now!!!! Please read Number 5 below to find out more!!!!

  1. That’s it. Interpret it any way you choose.

  2. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements:

    • Include patchwork.

    • Include appliqué.

    • 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 started and FINISHED during the week of the challenge.

  5. NEW NEW NEW READ!!!  Link up either a blog post or flickr image to THIS LINK UP POST by Sunday, February 23rd, 2014, at noon, CDT –OR email a picture/description of your completed project to {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line by 11am on Sunday, February 23rd.

    • Please still include on your blog or flickr image of your entry a description of your creative process, including where you are (ie, I create in Madison, WI) and the size of your project.  If you decide to just directly upload your image to the link up party please email me this information so I can share it with everyone else.

    • I would still love if everyone posted to the Flickr Group as that makes making mosaics and looking over things much easier, but it is no longer required.

  6. There is now a ‘Challenge Quilts’ Facebook Group you can join in on to share your thoughts, questions, or whatever related to quilting challenges.  You can always post progress pictures there if you want too!

  7. Even if you’ve been participating for years… Please email Kim at {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line so that Kim can keep you updated on the behind the scenes going-ons and get all her records straight.

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!  This linky party is ONLY For the WIP posts.  Please be sure to post your FINAL project HERE.  VERY IMPORTANT!  If you do not link up to the VOTING POST you will not be able to win the public vote prize.

With that – good luck to everyone!  Don’t forget – you can find Project QUILTING on Facebook too!

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