Season 6 Grand Prize Winner

It’s time!  I’m finally going to announce who the grand prize winner of Season 6 is!  Every time someone participated in a challenge their name went in the Grand Prize hat.  For those who participated in every challenge their name went in to the hat one extra time – for the potential of 7 entries. 

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The hat is pretty full.

I’m going to make you wait just a few more minutes as we go through all the amazing goodies the random grand prize winner will be getting!

 

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$100 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop


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BIG box of Aurifil Thread

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$50 to Fabrics N Quilts

 

$50 gift certificate redeemable towards quilting by Marcia of Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting!
“Quilting Gift Certificate” for $50.00 off the Quilting on a Baby size quilt or larger. (Baby, Lap, Twin. Full, Queen, or King) from Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting. The Gift Certificate will be good for 4 months starting one month after the challenge ends. Excluding the Month of December for using the gift certificate. The quilting gift certificate is transferable to another person, so you can share it with a friend, if you’d like.
Marcia will do an estimate based on the size of the winner's quilt top, quilting choices, thread choices, and batting and if they would like to purchase backing fabric from me. Winner can send backing fabric and batting with their quilt top, but I do have it available. This way the winner will have a good estimate of the value of your quilting prize.


Marcia would also like to giveaway to a separate winner a prize of one of her original patterns(value $8.00).
Here are the six quilt patterns the winner will get to chose from:
Summer Tomatoes Quilt Pattern – PDF
Easy to Sew Quilt Pattern – PDF
Textures Quilt Pattern – PDF
Quilted Checkbook or Calendar Pattern – PDF
Quilted Pocket Purse – PDF
Turn a Quilt into a Bag Pattern - PDF

 

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Copies of Creek Side Stitches books – ‘Charming Table Tops Two’ and ‘Have Your Cake and Make Some More!’


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One copy of ‘Handfuls of Scraps’ from Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts

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Your very own Project QUILTING Duffel Bag!

Time for a drum roll please …

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Pip will get to do the honors …

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Congratulations Lydia W of Anna Belle’s Wagon

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We’re so excited for you!!!!!

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Lydia completed each one of the challenges and made some really amazing creations throughout Season 6!  I’ll be contacting you later today on how to claim all these amazing prizes Lydia!

Congratulations and thanks to you and to all for joining once again in the Project QUILTING fun!

Season 6 of Project QUILTING in Review

What a season!  Let’s look at the numbers.

(The photo mosaic’s are just a small representative of the quilts made during Season 6 of Project QUILTING.)

  • 12 weeks
  • 6 challenges
  • 1 week to start and finish a quilt
  • 355 quilts COMPLETED

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1. Christmas tree gel freshener cozy, 2. A Walk in the Woods, 3. Winter Sunrise, 4. Squeaky Toys, 5. Front, 6. PQ6, 7. image, 8. Katie Bishop PQ6-1, 9. "Byron Family Tree" wall hanging, 10. Winter Beauty - 11x14 art quilt - applique and machine quilting using my monoprinted fabric, 11. Christmas Trees, 12. Seasons of Trees, 13. Breathe, created by Sandra from Au Gres, MI, 14. Birches, 15. My back yard, 16. PQ6-1 Leafy Journal, 17. Project Quilting Season 6 Challenge 1 Trees, 18. pillows circle trees emb 4, 19. Trivet for All Seasons, 20. Whimsical Trees, 21. Lonesome Tree, 22. "Four Seasons", 23. Winter Sleep, 24. PROJECT QUILTING 2015 S6 C1 - TREES, 25. PQ6.1 Trees Purple Birch, 26. Project Quilting 6 - #1, 27. PQ6- Challenge #1 Trees, 28. PQ6 Ch1 Amanda Reid Trees, 29. Winter Wonderland, 18" x 18" square, made in MI, 30. Diamondshade, 31. 2015-01-11 14.07.36, 32. Family Trees, 33. wishing tree, 34. Project Quilting 6, Project 1: Trees, 35. image, 36. Sunrise Sunset
  • 120 individuals where inspired to participate in at least one challenge

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1. Sunset in Sedona, 2. Sunrise in the City, 3. Caribbean Pines, 4. Project Quilting Season 6 #2, 5. PROJECT QUILTING 2015 S6 C3, 6. PQ 6 ch 2 Sunrise/Sunset Amanda Reid, 7. Homeward bound, 8. Sunrise and Sunset Full on snowy deck, 9. Night and Day Wallet by the Cloth Albatross, 10. Swiftly flow their days!, 11. Sunset challenge 003, 12. Axis of Hope 40x40 table topper, 13. "Morning in the Moor", 14. Orchard, 15. New Mercies PQ6.2, 16. Sunrise Celebration, 17. #projectquilting 2015 challenge 2 is finished. Did a quick blog I will update tomorrow. Link in profile. Title : Sun Colors. Original design. #sewingforme #stashbusting, 18. Looking West, 19. sunrise/sunset, 20. IMG_2298, 21. Sunrise, 22. PQ 6.2 Land of the Midnight Sun, 23. All Things Must Pass, 24. Project quilting 2015 change 2: sunrise sunset, 25. He AROSE!!! Easter Sunrise 10x10" fabric art, 26. Sunrise, Sunset Second half, 27. As Days Flow By, 28. Swiftly Fly the Years, 29. Summer Breeze, 30. "Cupcake O'Hare", 31. Run Around, 32. Second Chance Tote, 33. On the Border, 34. From This Day Forward, 35. Fractured Flower Garden finished quilt for Challenge #3, 36. Persian Shield
  • 31 people participated in all six of the challenges in Season 6

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1. Project Quilting - Orphan Blocks, 2. Rainbow Love for Virginia, 3. Untitled, 4. "Mama's Girl Loves Kitties Too" challenge quilt made with an orphan block for project quilting #pq6, 5. Flight Path 1, 6. Climbing Clematis, 7. Love is All Around, 8. Cherry Blossom: Project Quilting 6.3 Finish a UFO, 9. stars and strips, 10. Project Quilting 6.3 Finish a UFO - Title: Strippy puppy bed, 11. Trellis PQ 6 #3, 12. Frozen fractals all around, 13. Land of the Fae Project Quilting Season 6 callenge 3 Orphan Blocks and UFOs, 14. Triadofcolor, 15. Spiffy Dinosaur Baby Quilt, 16. Hearts on a Line, 17. Heart of Texas, 18. image, 19. Stained Glass Hearts, 20. "Regrets. I've had a few.": Magic card patchwork, with free hand appliqué hearts. "Stitch in the ditch" to out line the card hearts and the appliqués for the back. Fabrics started Moroccan-ish; ended up hoe-down. But challenge completed! PQWk4, 21. PQ6 #4 Have a heart, 22. Love Quilt, 23. Hearts galore, 24. DSC_0583, 25. "Love is Equal", 26. PROJECT QUILTING 2015 S6 C4 - HAVE A HEART, 27. Cozy Lovin' (and more), 28. heart challenge 3, 29. Falling in Love, 30. Scrapbusting Hearts, 31. Tree of Love and Firsts, 32. PQ6 Heart Challenge, 33. For Sale: $20, I ♡ My Little Pony. PQ 6.4 Meas. 15" square, Applique pony heart layered on 2 rag hearts, made in MI, 34. my heart is in your hands, 35. My Kitty Love quilt is finished! It's for my #kittenmqs 2015 partner and #projectquilting challenge 4 with @persimondreams #PQ6, 36. PQ6, Challenge 4: Have a Heart
  • 137 prizes where given away (so far)

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1. loveu2piecesquilting, 2. PQ 6 Ch 4 Amanda Reid, 3. IMG_3183, 4. The "UFO" UFO Quilt, 5. Quilted Batik Hearts Yoga Mat Wrap #pq6, 6. PROJECT QUILTING 2015 S6 C5 - FAVOURITE FABRIC, 7. "Come On, Get Happy", 8. Modern Pillow, 9. Sunrise, Sunset quilt #pq6, 10. On The Reef, 11. "Beneath a Silver Light", 12. Good Company quilt, 13. 2, 14. Blue wave, 15. my aching back!, 16. Giant Vintage Star Quilt, 17. PQ#5 Favorite Fabric, 18. _DSC4299, 19. PQ6 Challenge 6: Isn't That Charming?, 20. Nickel Pack Bag, 21. "Dreaming in Japanese", 22. Project Quilting FAVORITE FABRIC Challenge, 23. Mermaid Haiku Art Quilt, 24. Butterfly Braid Tote Side 2, 25. Chubby Churn Dash, 26. #PQ6 Modern Baby Quilt with Valeri Wells Blueprint Basics. See on Etsy in the Quilt It Baby shop., 27. Ocean Love, 28. bloomingstars, 29. I spy 100 charms, 30. 3rd time's a charm, 31. PQ #6 Isn't it charming, 32. In Summer, 33. Swooning Over Barcelona #pq6, 34. Easter Egg Hunt, 35. "Elephants on parade" created in Montesano, WA. Baby blanket measures 31x36 inches. Gray dimpled minky on the back., 36. Blue Curacao With Lime table runner
  • 30 states were represented
  • 8 countries were represented (including the US)

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1. Universal Pandemonium, 2. PQ6 6 Egg Hunt, 3. "Here Comes the Sun" 28"x28" -- Project 6 of Project Quilting 6., 4. "Spring is Here", 5. 11, 6. Charming Lane Placemat, 7. Rainbow Charms Quilt, 8. kitchenaid cozy, 9. Louie Art Quilt, 10. Tweet3, 11. Sproute Quilt for Challenge Number 3, 12. Just in the Brick of Time (12) (Medium), 13. Just My Type, 14. Charming Flowers, 15. Curvy Fantasia Quilt, 16. January Aurifil Mini Quilt Finished, 17. Fractured Sunset, 18. Curvy Geese Trees Quilt for Project QUILTING

And one more number to blow your quilts off … since the beginning of Project QUILTING in 2010 …

  • 1,193 quilts have been made during these 1 week challenges!

Wow!  What a way to end the sixth season!

Viewer’s Choice and Random Prize Winners–Isn’t that Charming? Project QUILTING Challenge

It has been an amazing and fun filled past few days.  But I’m not going to tell you about them just yet – instead – I’m going to finally share with you the winners of the Isn’t that Charming Project QUILTING Challenge?!!!

Let’s see who the won the Viewer’s Choice Award …

With 183 votes …

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is … ‘Sunny Provencal Charm’ by Karen Mezra!

Congratulations Karen!  Check out your prizes: 

Aurifil prizes1410 Small Spools of Folk Story by Sarah Fielke for Aurifil Thread
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Mishka's Playground is giving one lucky person a choice of a pattern from her store including the newly released 2015 quilt-along - Aiming for Accuracy II!


As a bonus – the quilt with the second most votes is …

“Louie” by For Quilts Sake

Congrats!  You will be getting …

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This fabulous key fob made by Trisha Frankland of Quilt Chicken
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and your very own Project QUILTING Duffel Bag in the mail very soon!

Now let’s move onto the random prize winners! 

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PRIZE 1

The Catalina Collection Aurifil

The Catalina collection of Aurifil thread goes to …

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McwFlint!

PRIZE 2

Star Charmer Quilt Pattern and Charm Squares

Star Charmer Pattern and the Rambling Rose Charm Pack from Village Creek goes to …

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QuiltChicken!  (Cedi was SO SO SO excited that she finally picked Trish’s name instead of Capri)

PRIZE 3

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Mishka's Playground is giving

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Kim Wells her choice of a pattern from her store including the newly released 2015 quilt-along - Aiming for Accuracy II!

PRIZE 4


Waggons West is donating a custom quilt label to …

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vagabondindigo!

PRIZE 5

Thornberry Quilts Vegetable Soup Quilt Pattern

Vegetable Soup Pattern from Mill House Quilts will be heading to …

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Dayna!

PRIZE 6

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For Quilts Sake is the winner of the first prize from Marcia’s Crafty Sewing  Quilting.

logo_crafty_sewing_150x150“Quilting Gift Certificate” for $30.00 off the Quilting on a Baby size quilt or larger. (Baby, Lap, Twin. Full, Queen, or King) from Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting.
The Gift Certificate will be good for 4 months starting one month after the challenge ends.  Excluding the Month of December for using the gift certificate.  The quilting gift certificate is transferable to another person, so you can share it with a friend, if you’d like.
Marcia will do an estimate based on the size of the winner's quilt top, quilting choices, thread choices, and batting and if they would like to purchase backing fabric from me. Winner can send backing fabric and batting with their quilt top, but I do have it available. This way the winner will have a good estimate of the value of your quilting prize.

PRIZE 7

Marcia would also like to giveaway to a separate winner a prize of one of her original patterns(value $8.00).

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The Quilting Almost God will get to choose from the following patterns:

  1. Summer Tomatoes Quilt Pattern – PDF
  2. Easy to Sew Quilt Pattern – PDF
  3. Textures Quilt Pattern – PDF
  4. Quilted Checkbook or Calendar Pattern – PDF
  5. Quilted Pocket Purse – PDF
  6. Turn a Quilt into a Bag Pattern – PDF

PRIZE 8

Sew BitterSweet Designs is giving

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Tabatha SmithTabatha Smith a choice of a pattern.

PRIZE 9

Quilt Journal from Laundry Basket Quilts

A gorgeous Journal from  Laundry Basket Quilts will be making it’s way to …

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Quilt It, BabyQuilt It, Baby!

PRIZE 10

Key Fob From Quilt Chicken

This fabulous key fob made by Trisha Frankland of Quilt Chicken is going to …

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Claudia MClaudia M!

BONUS *PRIZE 11*

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One lucky person will be getting Instant downloadable PDF Sewing Pattern for Zip Pouches from Studio Cherie!

And that lucky person is …

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Virginia P!

A HUGE thank you to all my sponsors and supporters!  Without these prizes and without folks actually participating in my challenges Project QUILTING would not be as exciting as it is!

I will announce the GRAND PRIZE Winner of Season 6 before April 1st so stop back soon!

On April 1st, the first off season challenge of Project QUILTING will be announced!

Challenge Quilts for the Sun Prairie Heritage Quilt Show

Every year the Sun Prairie Heritage Quilt Show has a challenge quilt – my favorite of course!

This year the challenge was:  To create a wall quilt using the Challenge fabric provided featuring CIRCLES/CURVES pieced or appliqued in wall quilt.

Rules:

  1. Challenge fabric must be visible on front.
  2. Must contain curved piecing or ruching or some other form of cures and circles.
  3. Quilts can be pieced, appliqued, mixed, 3-D, embellished or any other type.
  4. May use as many other fabrics as desired.
  5. Minimum size 20” x 20” and maximum size 24” x 24”
  6. All quilts must be quilted by hand or machine
  7. ALL stitching must be done by the quilt maker.
  8. Must have a 4” rod pocket.

Of course – I was in!

I finished my piece ‘Curvy Geese Trees’ for the first Project QUILTING Challenge.

While it didn’t win a ribbon, I still think it’s a pretty sweet quilt.  As I was making it I knew it wasn’t ‘curvy’ enough to make the ribbon placement but it made me happy and that’s what matters!

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the fabric that had to be incorporated is the chevron red/yellow/blue/green/orange fabric.

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Here is a collage of the ‘non-ribbon’ quilts!  Fun – right!?  I seriously love what challenges can bring out in folks!
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And here is a picture of all the ribbon winners!  AMAZING!  I’m happy to say that the bottom right quilt, an Honorable Mention ribbon … was made by my mother-in-law!  Way to go Diane!  (btw … she ALWAYS beats me in these challenges … one of these years …)

 

And of course I picked up my fabric and challenge for next year.  I think the theme has to do with spring … I’m sure I’ll figure something out!

Life Happens

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed or not but I’ve been a bit absent in the online community for the last few days.  A few things have been going on – the major one of that is TAXES!  Yes, my birthday is getting closer and closer which also means tax day is getting closer and closer.  I really like to have our taxes filed well before the 15th of April and after my work today I do think it will happen before we leave March.  But in order to do that, I had to actually focus on something!

I’m also working on a bit of a secret project that I’ll get to reveal to you May.  I’m so horrible at secrets and I can’t tell you how hard it’s been not to show you more than just this

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picture on instagram.  But sometimes you just have to suck it up and keep it secret.

So – today – I’m going to share with you some exciting news from some of my friends and fellow Creative Entrepreneurs.

Pat Sloan

The lovely and talented Pat Sloan has a new book!

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“Teach Me to Applique, Fusible Applique that’s Soft & Simple”!

I’m so excited for her and I can’t wait to get my hands on my very own copy!  (and you can order your copy too!)

To top off that excitement – there’s a BIG giveaway happening right now over at Martingale’s blog that includes a copy of Pat’s book! 

Bag of the Month Club from Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness

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Who doesn’t love to have a unique, fun bag!?  Join in the fun of Sara Lawson’s ‘Bag of the Month Club.’ Each month, you will receive an exclusive and brand-new pdf bag sewing pattern from that month’s designer, delivered directly to your inbox.  Don’t wait too much longer to sign up!

I’ll keep you all posted as I discover more fun things you’re not going to want to miss!

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