Project QUILTING


Season 8 will start in January of 2017!

I talked with Nancy Zieman of Sewing with Nancy about Project QUILTING! Click HERE to watch the interview!

Season 8 Schedule
January 1st - Challenge 1 - Eight is Great
January 8th - Challenge 1  - VOTE
January 15th - Challenge 2 - Carolina Lily
January 22nd - Challenge 2 due
January 29th - Challenge 3 - TBA
February 5th - Challenge 3 due
February 12th - Challenge 4 - TBA
February 19th - Challenge 4 due
February 26th - Challenge 5 - TBA
March 5th - Challenge 5 due
March 12th - Challenge 6 TBA
March 19th - Challenge 6 due
Season 8 Prize List

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Focus Through the Prism Challenge
May 2015 through November 2015 - Special 'Focus Through the Prism' Off Season Challenge Series!
The Judges
Challenge Winners
Best in Show
First Exhibit - Sun Prairie Quilt Show
Exhibit - Rio, WI - August 2016
Exhibit - Quilt Expo - September 2016


Above are 63 quilts that I have personally made as a result of some of the Project QUILTING Challenges so far. These are just a sampling of some of the pieces the challenge has inspired me to make.

Spring Convergence, was accepted and shown at the Madison Quilt Expo in September of 2011.  Celebrate Annie, took 3rd place at the Sun Prairie Heritage, 2013 Quilt Show.  Local Food Grows Strong Communities was accepted and shown at the Madison Quilt Expo in September of 2013.  The Amazing Technicolor Dream heart was accepted and shown at the Madison Quilt Expo in September of 2014 and took second in the 'Art Quilt' category at 2014 Rock Valley Quilt Show. 
So what’s this Project QUILTING thing I keep hearing about?
I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of Project Runway. I don’t have cable so I always wait patiently for each season to come out on Netflix and then my family knows not to bother me as I watch episode after episode. After watching my first few episodes, I wanted to learn how to make clothes. I know how to sew – so why can’t I make clothes?
After thinking about it for a bit, I decided I really don’t have time for a new ‘project’ right now so I thought more about the show. What do I really like about it? Is it the fashion? Sure, that’s neat but I’m not really a fashion girl. Is it the people? Of course – I absolutely love Heidi and Tim Gunn. But I think my answer is – it’s the challenge. These people are give a task, a few dollars and little time to complete it and they make the most amazing things! I want to do that! I want a challenge – with guidelines for budget, time, and end result.
So how can I make this work for my needs – Project QUILTING of course!
Here’s the deal. Trisha Frankland, a talented quilter and teacher herself, is going to post a ‘challenge’ every-other Sunday at Noon during each Season. You will have one week to complete the challenge and post your pictures in the Project QUILTING Flickr Group, tell your story of how you decided to solve the challenge the way you did. If you want to make a video to go with it – that of course is a bonus!
Everyone that participates has their name entered in a random weekly prize drawing AND in the final Season Grand Prize Drawing.  If you want a ‘real critique’ of your piece you can add it to the Project QUILTING Critique Flickr group.
Also, I have to make the disclaimer that I will have NO IDEA as to what the challenge is.  I can’t wait to hear what you think about this idea and how many plan on participating – I know I’m excited!
Take a look back…***Coming Soon!  I need to relink everything since the move from wordpress - thanks for understanding***
Pre-Season Challenges

Off Season Challenges

2 comments:

  1. That's awesome about your quilts in the Madison and Sun Prairie Quilt Expo/Shows! I lived in Madison for years, and even in Sun Prairie for awhile, but it was before I got into quilting...now I'm 100 miles north of Madison, and even though a bunch of ladies from the quilt guild and groups locally that I know happen to go every year, I've never seemed to be able and make it for those shows. Maybe one of these days!

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  2. Even if you do not have cable, you don't have to wait until the end of the season to see Project Runway. The DAY after a season shows on TV, the full episode is available on www.mylifetime.com. The episodes only stay up for a week, I think, then the next one is posted. Better than waiting for Netflix/

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