My story is that I love to create and I always have. I’ve been at it since I was a little kid. I sewed my very first quilt by hand when I was just 5 years old. I took the rags out of my mom’s rag bin and sewed them all together for my brother for his birthday – it even included the furry toilet seat cover!!!
When I was in college I met my future husband and we went to dinner at his mother’s house. I looked around and could see she was crafty like me and I thought to myself, “This woman is going to like me.” And it’s true! We’ve gotten along from Day 1. My mother-in-law, Diane Lapacek, is an amazing quilter and teacher. I started my quilting lessons on Tuesday nights. Diane would give me a lesson AND make us dinner! (and to a college kid – a real, homemade dinner is pretty much the best thing ever!). It wasn’t long before I was hooked.
And now it’s 11 years later and I’m still a quilting fool! I have to admit that the majority of my sewing and quilting is for me. I don’t really take much commission at this time because I have three young girls – Mercedi, 8, Capri, 7 and Pip, 4 – that take up my life (in a good way). So – when I do get to sew and quilt – I want to be making something that I’m dreaming up!
My biggest event of the year is Project QUILTING. http://www.kimlapacek.com/featured-products.html Project QUILTING is a challenge I run on my blog.
This year I’m running a special ‘Off Season Challenge’ – Focus Through the Prism. It just started this month and there’s still time for you to join in the fun – just head over to here -
http://www.persimondreams.blogspot.ca/2015/04/focus-through-prisma-project-quilting.html to find out more about the challenge! If the week deadline I talk about above scared you - don't worry, you get a month to start and finish your quilts!
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PersimonDreams and www.facebook.com/ProjectQUILTING
Photo's other than the ROYGBIV bundle picture taken by Karmen Lindner Photography: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=53316167103&fref=ts
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Thanks Kim for sharing!
There will be more Guest Posts this month. If you would like to guest post send me an email and you can share too!