Sunday, June 16, 2013

Catching Up

Winner

First of all, sorry for the delay in posting the winner of the Starry Kisses charm & pattern from 2 weeks ago. How time flies when you're out of town and playing with quilters! Congratulations to sue (comment #51) - you're the winner this week. Please send your mailing address to ktquilts2@twinvalley.net and we'll mail out your goodies this week. Just a note to those of you who comment on the blog. If you add your email address to your profile, I can notify you directly when you win and you can respond from there. We've had several unclaimed giveaways because the winners don't come back to check and see if they'd won. It's also difficult to identify someone just by their first name. I just hate for someone to miss out on winning. Just a thought.

Cape Girardeau, MO

My grandson, Cooper (12-almost-13), and I visited the quilt guild in Cape Girardeau, MO last week and had a delightful time with Chris, Lynore and their wonderful bunch of ladies. They were my test group for teaching Icicle Kisses and the fabric arrived at the local shop, The Golden Needle, during the class. I was intrigued and inspired, as usual, with the quilters' stories of how their lives are enriched by quilting and the bonds made with other quilters. Great group of ladies. Thanks for having us. Cooper helped unload, load, hold up quilts, pack up quilts, sell product and kept me company for several days.In return, we visited the Arch in St. Louis on the way home and shopped, shopped, shopped. Here's a sample of the "sick" shoes & t-shirt he found on sale for under $10 for both!
Scored some great deals!

Cool Guy

Memorial Arch in St. Louis, MO

 Prairie Lavender Farm

Just a few miles from Bennington is a unique commercial endeavor - a lavender farm. This creative family has turned a hobby into a thriving business, growing over 25 varieties of Lavender and processing it into creams, lotions, balms, sprays, candles and dried arrangements. Each year during peak flowering season, we enjoy a sneak peak into their operation during a lively open house. There are tours of the property, music, demonstrations and refreshments (lavender lemonade, ice cream and other delicacies) in addition to their gift shop. Mom & I enjoyed a lavender lemonade and shopped for lightly scented candles and sachets. I brought home a a lavender candle for each of the ladies at our KT Retreat this weekend. How fun!

Prairie Lavender Farm Open House

Lavender Fields

Lavender Lemonade & fresh bundle to hang & dry


Icicle Stars

We just received our boxes of Icicle Kisses fabric and are already cutting yardage for the Icicle Stars kits. Watch for them on our website soon. This week, our blog winner will receive an Icicle Stars pattern, so comment here on your favorite summer festival or destination for a chance to win.

KT Bernina

Check in during the week for Robert's new contribution to my blog, sharing pictures of the store and information on Bernina sewing machines and products. He will be presenting the program to the local quilt guild Monday night - stay tuned.

36 comments:

  1. I'm one of those long ago giveaway winners. I had posted my email addy and emailed to you but got no response. So now I know there was something missing. I will give it another try :-) Thanks for mentioning this.

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    1. Oh please do! Did you happen to win the Whirlygig pattern? It's still waiting patiently for it's owner. Let me know. Lynne

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  2. I love going to Maine and trying to go in that ice cold ocean water!

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  3. Summer time is a time we love to go to the mountains, where it is cool :-) Thanks!

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  4. I love to stay in my home province of Nova Scotia. My favorite destination is Saulnierville, to attend the Acadienne Festival. As part of this, there is a wonderful quilt show. I am a member of the Clare QuiltGuild, which organizes this most beautiful display.

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  5. I love the black forest, Germany in the summer. We follow the Rhine stopping for a night or two in each place and the scenery is just idyllic.

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  6. LOVE TO PICNIC WITH FAMILY+FRIENDS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING A GIVEAWAY PATTERN!
    HAPPY SUMMER!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  7. I love to plant a garden and then take time to tend it. I am far from the best gardener but I know for sure I love it the most.. Happy summer

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  8. Summer destination...why the beach, of course! Love looking for seashells and smooth round rocks. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful pattern!
    Paulette

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  9. Alaska is my favorite destination. Nothing better than leaving 100 degree weather for the much cooler and beautiful scenery.

    Bjeanand@gmail.com

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  10. My favorite summer festival so far has been the Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon. We had so much fun there as well as traveling around in Oregon and Washington.
    I love your Icicle Stars quilt!

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    1. It's on my bucket list. Pam and I plan to go and host a retreat to Sisters in 2015. Watch for more info!

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  11. This year we are bringing our oldest son to college as a family trip, although it will be the first trip I will be crying on. It's going to be tough to say goodbye!

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  12. My favourite summer destination is an ocean beach. Thanks for a chance to win the pattern.

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  13. Our little family usually spends 5 days in Lake George NY every August. I love the cool lake breeze and walking to the Shepards Park bandshell at night.

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  14. Fun pics and congratulations to the winner!!
    Every August,we usually spent one week in a hotel in any place near the beach.This year we are going to Denia,Alicante-Spain.Thanks for the chance.

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  15. Our summer trips are HOME! The garden has harvest that has to be canned so we spend all spare moments at home. LOVE the Icicles fabrics, as usual!

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  16. One of my favorite summer things to do is the quilt shop hop with MY 10 year old grandson! He insists he will go with me forever:-) We'll see how long that lasts. Our other big family fun thing is the 4th of July in our small hometown- best ever.

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  17. Summer time is the time I get to have my 2 grand children here to visit us on the farm for a few weeks. Love having them here they are so much fun. Love your pictures thanks. jenellejb at aol dot com

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  18. So far this summer the Cooper Pennie class in Cape was great. Thanks for coming. The end of the month 7 of us girls will meet in IN. for a week-end retreat. That will be fun. Nanacy P.

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  19. We've had a couple of fun trips to Florida with our grandson. Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach are two places we've enjoyed visiting. :o)

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  20. I would like to go to Colorado during the summer. We go there and ski in the winter, but everyone says it's wonderful in the summer. Maybe someday.

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  21. Most of the destination festival I enjoy take place in the fall but in Nova Scotia there is the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival. Lots of activities and pretty scenery if the weather lines up with the dates. I enjoy the parade and the fact that everyone in the communities participate.

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  22. Hi Lynne, first congratulations to Sue on her fabulous win!! Lucky Girl! My most enjoyable festival is the local county fair. It is held in August, and I am there every day, participating and enjoying all the wonderful sites. Thanks for the giveaway. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-) elywsatyahoodotcom

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  23. My favorite destination is camping in the mountains. We are lucky to live 4 hours away from the Adirondacks Mountains in New York and 6 hours from White Mountains in New Hampshire.

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  24. The best summer festival is the Strawberry Festival in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. It's coming up this weekend, June 22 & 23. More strawberries than you can possibly eat! The festival also features activities at our new Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts. Great way to start the summer!! Hope yours is a great one.

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  25. Our favourite summer destination is the Pacific Northwest and visits to my husband's family. My husband loves his annual trip "home" and I enjoy visiting all the quilt stores along the way.

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  26. Our favorite summer destinations are the country music festivals that we attend. Just got back from our first one and am packing up the camper for the next one in 2 weeks. Great pattern!

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  27. In our little town in BC we have the Summer Festival which takes place over a week with music downtown, kids activities, music competitions, and a parade. It's great to walk around and visit with folks you haven't seen for a long time.

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  28. What a fabulous pattern .. just love it !!

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  29. Swiss Days is my absolute favorite summer festival. In little Midway, Utah around Labor Day is the largest craft and art festival around. It's hot, fun and unique. Tons of creative folks come from far and wide to share and hopefully sell their creative products.

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  30. I have 2 events that I try to never miss. For the past 25+ years I have enjoyed the Walnut Antique Walk in Walnut, Iowa. It's a small town (pop. 500) and there are over 17 blocks of vendors. So fun!!! The other event is the Iowa State Fair....I love that as well.

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    1. Geez, that's too close to miss. When is the Walnut, IA event?

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