Season One (2010)

Rectangles
Road Trip
Recycle It
Log Cabin
Stars Over America
Office Supplies
Black and White
Nursery Rhymes


Season Two (2011)

Primary Colors
What's In a Name?
Be My Valentine
Hardware Store
Flying Geese
Large Scale Print


Season Three (2012)

Architectural Elements
Making Music
Tool Time
Barn Quilts
It's Where I Live
Ziggin and a Zaggin

How it works:


Challenges are posted on my blog at noon Central time on Sunday by my friend Trisha Frankland, a talented quilter and teacher - this way, I get to participate in the surprise of the challenge too.


You have one week (until noon the next Sunday) to meet the challenge. 


  • Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline.
  • Each piece must stand alone as DONE to count toward prizes. 
  • 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.

You don't have to send your project anywhere or even change out of your jammies - your completed project is entered by posting it online and then LINKING UP TO THE CHALLENGE POST on my blog: 

  1. If you have your own blog, link to your post about your challenge piece.
  2. If you have a Flickr account, post the picture there and link it up (and go ahead and add it to the Project QUILTING group on Flickr, too!).
  3. Or even just email your picture and info to me and I'll post it for you. 


In addition to the photo, please tell us a bit about your project in your post - give it a name, tell us the dimensions, and perhaps explain the thoughts or process behind your meeting the challenge. Also, because we're all over the world on the internet, please tell us your name and where you live.


Everyone who participates gets their name entered into a random weekly prize drawing AND in the final Season Grand Prize Drawing.


Then we take a week off to do laundry, dishes, etc. (Also, that's when I hold a viewer's choice voting!)


Each "season" of Project QUILTING lasts 12 weeks and includes 6 challenges.

You can participate in all the challenges, or just give one a try.


Additionally, in the "off-season" I sometimes post challenges, just for fun.



Kim lapacek

Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

A little history:  

I am a HUGE fan of the TV show Project Runway, and after watching my first few episodes I right away wanted to learn to make clothes.

When I woke up from that delusion, I pondered for a moment what it was about Project Runway that so attracted me. Is it the fashion? Sure. Is it the people? Of course. But I think my real answer is: IT'S THE CHALLENGE.
These people are given a task, a few dollars and little time to complete it yet they make the most amazing things. I want to do that!


I wanted a challenge – with guidelines for budget, time and end result.

Kim Lapacek Quilting inspiration

Click to watch my 2014 appearance on PBS show "Sewing With Nancy" to discuss Project Quilting with host Nancy Zieman.

Out-of-Season Challenges

Shoofly - 2010
Apple Blossoms - 2010

It's All in Your Initials - 2011
Second Chance - 2011
Flora - 2011
Non-Quilt - 2011
Catalog It - 2011

Happy Holidays - 2012

Tradition Times Three - 2013

Independence - 2013
Texture - 2013

An Apple a Day - 2013

Pantone - 2013

What’s Your Sign? - 2013

Color MERCEDI - 2013
Triple Trouble - 2014
Can You Measure Up? - 2014
Birthday Colors - 2014
Panel It.- 2014
Red & White - 2014
Make it a Mini - 2014
Candy Corn - 2014
6 am - 2014
Baby It's Cold Outside - 2014

A.P.E. - PQ4Me retreat 2015