Wednesday, September 15, 2010

They say there are 2 kinds of people in the world - those that have lost everything off of their computers and those that will someday. I'm now one of those people who had a major meltdown when my entire computer went blank, deleting dozens of pages of instructions for the new BOM. Waaaaaaaaaahhhhhh! I guess when my web support guy/son recommends "backup, backup, backup", he's not just suggesting. Needless to say, after many 4-letter words, tears and a hissy fit, I'm back at it trying to recover as much info as possible from my own flawed memory. Thank goodness I hadn't sent the quilt off to the quilter yet, so I have it here for reference.

Anyway, enough whining. Robert and I enjoyed very nice weather and even nicer quilters in South Dakota last weekend at a retreat sponsored by Kim and Laurie at Dakota Quilt Co. in Spearfish. These ladies truly know how to have fun. At one point, I was laughing so hard I was crying my mascara off. Too fun! I'd even consider going back next year as just one-of-the-girls. Here are a couple of pictures from our trip. It's worth the drive!

Almost 60 quilters whipped up a Five & Dime quilt starting with a Layer Cake and a Charm Pack. I created a ruler to help position and cut this easy-to-assemble quilt and the ladies loved them! Watch on our website for the new rulers - exclusive to KT - and make a Five & Dime even easier!

We'll be giving away a Five & Dime pattern along with a ruler this month. Only a couple weeks left, so hurry!

Off to Pittsburg, KS for a workshop and lecture for the local quilt guild. Check us out if you're in the neighborhood.
Lynne

27 comments:

  1. I might try a 5 and dime, but I am saving/collecting KT charm packs for a charm quilt.

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  2. The 5 and dime quilt would be such fun to make should we win the "right" ruler. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. Anxious to see the five and dime pattern

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  4. Oh that really is awful to lose all your pattern info! A good lesson for us all----BACKUP! I love charms and layers so I can't wait!

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  5. I would love to make a five and dime quilt. How nice to have a ruler to help do it! I have some Vine Creek just waiting to be used for something like that.

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  6. Sounds like fun..I'm IN!! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  7. Sorry to hear about your computer, I am in need of a new backup and need to do it, before I regret it. I had to look up the quilt, never heard of one before and saw your pattern. It is beautiful and something quick and easy and that sounds fun. At the moment I am hand piecing a hexagon quilt and wondering, what was I thinking;)

    Debbie

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  8. Saw the picture of part of the anniversary BOM. I love it. Can't wait to see the whole thing. I don't know what a five and dime quilt is but it sounds like fun.
    Kathy

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  9. oooh, I'd like to try the Five & Dime with the snazzy new ruler... still pining over the Summer's End... but that's okay...sigh... Karen

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  10. I've got one Five and Dime quilt top in Cranberry Wishes just waiting to be layered. If I win the ruler, I'll just have to make another--yeah!! Can't wait to see the BOM.

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  11. My sympathies on loosing your work. Backup is crucial. Lucky for me I am married to a Nerdy/Geek. Best of Luck to you in recovering what you can.

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  12. Your Five & Dime quilt with ruler sounds great. Thanks for the chance at winning this. Hope you are able to recover some from your computer crash.

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  13. That's awful. I used to back up once a week automatically on my old computer. I guess it is time for me to check and see if my Mac has the same function/set-up. Thanks for the warning.

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  14. Computer problems. Just like a car. If it doesn't work, get rid of it. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern and ruler. I'd like to make this one.
    Mary

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  16. SPLENDID AUTUMN TO YOU!
    THANKS FOR YOUR NEAT IDEAS!
    THANKS TOO,FOR SHARING A PATTERN+RULER!
    LOVE,LINDA

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  17. So sorry to hear about your computer. Technology is great when it works, but when it doesn't, it's miserable. I'd love to make a Five and Dime quilt and I'm sure the rule would be just the thing to make it easy.

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  18. What a mess with your computer - so sorry!
    Thanks for a lovely giveaway for the Five and Dime - I would love to make one.

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  19. Would love to make a five and dime quilt using the new ruler. Like your fabric designs...vine creek and summer's end.
    Hope all your computer troubles have a happy ending.
    Karen

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  20. I've got the pattern, now I just need the ruler!

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  21. What a bummer with your computer! Hope you get everything back to normal soon. I would love to win the pattern and book. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  22. Would love a five and dime pattern and the ruler that goes with it. Love your fabric and always buy your latest line. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Char S.

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  23. So sorry to hear about the computer troubles. As a computer professional I agree the key is backup, backup, backup! :-)

    The five and dime ruler sounds interesting.

    Cynthia

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  24. Would love the chance to win your fabulous giveaway. Please count me in. Sorry about your computer problems. My hubby is very good about backing up all the time. He is always telling me to keep mine backed up and updated regularly. I say it's his job and mine's to sew. Are you going to be in DesMoines,IA in October for the quilt show? I hope so. Thanks, Karen M

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  25. CArbonite, Carbonite, CArbonite! saves a whole lot of those 4 letter words!

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  26. Oh I'd love to try Five and Dime with the rulers! How fun! Sorry to read about losing your pages! Computers sure come with their own set of challenges. Thanks for the giveaway! Have a happy day!

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  27. Would also love to try Five and Dime with the rulers. Glad you have enjoyed your travels!

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