Kansas/Oregon Quilt Connection was the 4th in my Quilter's Journal series of quilts/stories and my 4th fabric collection for Moda. One of my favorite prints is the large maple leaf tone-on-tone that is now part of our KT Favorites line as 108" wide backing in several colors. I enjoy piecing the back of a quilt to match/coordinate with the front, but that doesn't happen very often anymore given time restraints. Do you like/use wide backing for your quilts? If you haven't tried,you're missing out. You don't have to figure out how to piece the back and, at just $16/yd., it's a bargain! Check it out on our website at ktquilts.com.
Included in Quilt Connection are about 10 bonus projects using the blocks from the quilt - the quilt on the Murphy bed and the runner are 2 of them. The pillow is from Perennials.
Lois and I just returned from our trip to Glen Carbon, IL's TNT Quilt Guild - what a warm, energetic group of women. We enjoyed meeting them all and appreciated their invitation to visit their guild. I also met Carol, the owner of Sweet Annie's quilt shop in Troy, who evidently has a corner of her store dedicated to KT and isn't in a big hurry to sell it! We had a little discussion about the merits of that philosophy as a retailer, but she insisted selling it wasn't a priority, just having it all was satisfaction enough. Ya gotta love it! My goal is to get quilters into her shop so she will start sharing her booty through our KT Stash Society. Visit Carol's shop if you're in the area and convince her to share her KT fabrics with you, too.
We also did a little antique shopping along the way. Check back for some an update on some of the goodies we found.