Saturday, May 22, 2010

Two Guild Members Win Top Prizes in Project Quilting

Project Quilting, a challenge-based biweekly online quilt competition, recently ended another round of competition. When the challenge ended on Friday, Karen Kells and Ebony Love took top prizes as the winners of the public vote & judges' vote respectively.

The challenge was to start with fifty 3"x5" rectangles of any fabric, paired with no more than two 1/2 yard cuts of other fabric, to create a finished quilt in 7 days.

Karen took a creative spin on the challenge and combined her love of quilting and scrapbooking to create this fabulous quilted scrapbook, complete with family pictures:

You can read more about Karen's winning entry on the Project Quilting site.

Ebony dared herself to cut into some cherished pieces of Thai silk taffeta, try 5 new techniques (including overcasting the edges instead of traditional binding), and came up with this lovely asymmetrical wall hanging:


You can read more about Ebony's winning entry on the Project Quilting site.

Both Karen & Ebony will each receive up to 2 yards of fabric from Etsy seller FabricFascination, and a $10 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.

Congratulations to them both!


  1. Hurray Karen and Ebony! That is so awesome. I love both of your projects - well deserved wins!!

  2. Congrats! You really need to add a post about the other one Ebony won!!! I love that red and black quilt.

  3. Congrats to you both! Job well done and I'm glad to see you're spreading the word!

  4. First, I would like to introduce myself. I am Barbara Raisbeck, owner of Quilts by Barb. I am going to be one of the new judges for Project Quilting. I am very excited to be on the "inside" of this great new project that Kim has done such a fantastic job of putting together.

    I would like to invite your guild members to take a look at the fall 2010 Quilt Papercraft Scrapbooking Retreat Weekend that is sponsored by Quilts by Barb. We have had a number of participants from the Chicago area participate in past retreats and have some "regulars" that return year after year.

    Diane Lapacke, another judge for Project Quilting and the lady who dreams up the challenges, has been my number one teacher at the retreat for the past eight years. We are excited to be adding papercrafts and scrapbooking for the first time in 2010 and having Tisha Sandberg joining us to teach that section of the retreat.

    Please take a look at my website at to see details for the retreat. You may contact me with any questions you have regarding the retreat or I would be glad to send you paper brochures to share at your retreat.

    We would love to have you join us at the retreat AND you could meet Kim in person!

    I am looking forward to seeing more Project Quilting projects from your guild members.


  5. Karen & Ebony your projects are beautiful! Congratulations!