Summer Festivals–An August Off Season Project QUILTING Challenge

Oops!  I did it again!  It’s August 8th and I’m just now getting to posting the August Project QUILTING Off Season Challenge.  Because of that I’ll give you a little extra time to finish your piece … through the Labor Day vacation … so projects will be due Tuesday, September 4th.
I’m currently frantically trying to finish a bunch of things … the new map for the orchard, packing for my “Challenge Quilt” Talk in Mount Horeb tomorrow, and making my Dresden Neighborhood for the sew along that I have to share tomorrow.  Oi!  I definitely need to work on my time management this summer.

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How are the off season challenges different from a normal challenge?  The biggest differences are that you get a whole month (or almost a whole month) to complete the challenge and there are no prizes!  These challenges are here for inspiration and camaraderie (are you in the Challenge quilt group yet?)

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Summer Festivals!

As summer winds down so does festival season.  I don’t know about you but these are always some of my favorite things to attend.  My hometown has “Fish Day” every year, the town just down the way from me has “Susie the Duck Days” and of course there are state and county fairs.  Your challenge is to be inspired by one of these festivals.
Fullscreen capture 882018 32041 PMTHE RULES:
1. Your project should be inspired by the theme “Summer Festivals!”
2. Incomplete or unfinished does not qualify. Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline (Aug 8th, 2018 through Sept 4th). Each piece must stand alone as DONE to count toward prizes. 
3. Please remember that these projects need to be created during the time frame of the challenge (started on or after August 8th, finished by September 4th)
4. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements:
  • Include patchwork.
  • Include appliquĂ©.
  • Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
5. Link up a blog post, instagram post, or public facebook post to the linky at the bottom of THIS PAGE by Tuesday, Sept 4th at noon CDT. Alternately, you may email the picture and description to {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line by 11am on Tuesday, September 4th. Yes - that deadline is one hour earlier because it requires more work for Kim (which she is FINE with).

When you create your PQ entry's blog post or instagram, please include:
- a description of your creative process,
- the overall size of your project (it's so hard to tell in a picture!)
- where you are (ie, I create in Lodi WI)

If you decide to just directly upload your image to the link up party please email Kim {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} this information so she can share it with everyone else.
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  • Please use the hashtag #pqOffSeason and/or #projectquilting when posting on social networking sites to help spread the word about this fabulous quilting challenge!
  • Share progress pictures on Facebook, Instagram, and your blog - seeing your process and how you get to the final project is part of the fun!
  • Make sure you like Project QUILTING on Facebook.
  • We have created a ‘Challenge Quilts’ Facebook Group for you to share your thoughts, questions, and friendship on PQ and other quilting challenges. Just ask to join.

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