Thursday, March 20, 2014

Best Friends

Weekend Retreat with Jenny & Lynne

It's not too late! You can still sign up to hang out with your best friend for the weekend with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co and me. We'll each be teaching a lap size quilt project and sharing a trunk show of our favorite quilts. Jenny will entertain you with a couple more of her fun techniques from her famous tutorials and I'll offer a short wool pincushion workshop. We're staying and playing at the Country Inn & Suites in Salina, KS March 27th-30th. Click here for more details and contact info to join the fun! 


Tokens of Friendship Charm Quilt

Since the Token of Friendship fabric line and booklet of projects is all about friends, I created a simple charm quilt perfect for collecting autographs called Best Friends. Tan triangles are stitched on the 3 corners of each dark charm square for a layered block that's fast & easy. Add a couple (or more, if you have lots of friends!) fused strips for signatures and you're ready for a girlfriend party!


Comment here by March 31st about your best friend for a chance to win the Best Friends charm pattern and a Token of Friendship charm pack. 



Check out the link here for Fat Quarter Shop's new 2014 Designer Mystery Block-of-the-Month featuring Edyta's wonderful Snowbird collection of blues and creams. A dozen stars were created by designers Bonnie and Camille, Bunny Hill Designs, Fig Tree Quilts, Kate Spain, Laundry Basket Quilts, Minick and Simpson, Kansas Troubles Quilters, Me and My Sister Designs, Pieces From My Heart, Primitive Gatherings, Sweetwater and V & Co.  Blog posts were on March 7th and 14th; my post along with Bunny Hill & Me & My Sister are on the 21st with prize winners announced March 28th. Don't miss the fun! 






37 comments:

  1. I love your fabrics, I just wish there were more hours in a day.

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  2. My best friend is also a quilter so we have a strong bond!

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  3. What a sweet pattern. My BFF lives over 1000 miles away, but we stay in touch, try to visit once or twice a year. And best of all, we both love quilting! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Two of my best friends are quilters and all six of my sisters quilt and/or sew. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  5. My two best friends are members of my family. My husband of 37 years is totally supportive of my quilting addiction. And my grown daughter who has now caught the quilting bug. I am so very lucky! Thank you for a chance to win.

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  6. My best friend doesn't quilt but sure does benefit from my great quilty addiction.

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  7. My best friend is someone that I don't see very often (she lives far away) but when we do get together, it's like we just talked the day before!

    Sandy A

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  8. My best friend of 56 years and I have been at each other's side through life's happy times, sad times, and all of the times in between. Although she doesn't sew she appreciates my passion for it.

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  9. My best friend and quilting buddy is my sister!

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  10. My very dear friend Frances often complains to me about how she must go shopping to have fancy outfits to go clubbing and dancing on Saturday nights. What makes it special is that she just turned 98 years old! You go girl!

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  11. My daughter is my best friend. While she isn't a quilter, she does appreciate the quilts that I make for her and her family.

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  12. I have two best friends, one I have never met as she lives a long way from me, she is also a quilter, and we email everyday. The other is a long time friend who I use to work with I only see her occasionally as she lives in the UK and I now live in France, we email every week and I know she is always there for me.

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  13. The members of my quilting group have also become some of my best friends- they are the people I laugh with and work alongside! What a joy they are!

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  14. My best friend and I met when she was 3 and I was 4 years old. Her family bought a house on the block behind us in Salina, KS so we spent 16 years living close to each other. Though both of us have moved away from Salina and no longer live close we are still in touch every week. We both love everything "Kansas".

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  15. I have two best friends, one with two legs and one with four...
    My husband David is my twolegged best friend.
    My dog Puddy is my fourlegged best friend.
    Both love me unconditionally.

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  16. I have two best friends, my husband has been my best friend for the last 29 years and there isn't anyone I would rather spend time with. My other best friend is my quilting buddy, my free therapist, my personal bakery, and 2nd Mother to my kids. We share reading glasses, fabric, dinner and our husbands honey do lists! Since our husbands are also best friends it works out just great.

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  17. Sounds like a fun weekend!
    That 2014 Mystery Block of the Month will be pretty, knowing who the designers are and the color scheme is always a classic.

    (I'm not entering the drawing...just wanted to comment.)

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  18. I'm so glad that I made a quilt for my best friend as a Christmas gift this year. She currently is suffering with pneumonia and she says that quilt is really getting a work out.

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  19. I have known my best friend Sue for 31 years. She and I clicked together really well as did our husbands. Her husband died 11 years ago and we still do lots of things together. We do the Minnesota State Quilt Shop hop every year and buy lots of fabrics and then get together and quilt. She knows I love KT fabrics and is always the first to point them out to me if she goes in the store first. We have quilting retreats at each other's homes during the summer as I winter in FL and she just got remarried and winters part time in Phoenix. We still call each other and talk quilting and whatever else we want to talk about. we have seen each other through lots of surgery pain and loss of loved ones. I dont know what I would do without my very best friend who is like a sister to me.

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  20. HELLO, my best friend doesn't live close by any more.so we keep in touch by phone! What a joy to have good friends in one's life!!!
    Thanks to you for sharing another great giveaway!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  21. My best friend only lives 2 miles away from me and we either see each other every day or talk on the phone several times a day. She is a rancher and knew little to nothing about sewing much less quilting. We are now working on a BOM together and she is doing a fabulous job on her blocks. She is a God send to me and is always, ALWAYS here for me if I need her as I am for her. <3 my BFF Marilyn like a sister.

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  22. I have 2 quilting best friends. Danijela who I go to retreats and shows with and sew with once a month. We met through the guild I am a member of. Judy is the other. We also sew together once a month. They are great cheering squads when I question what I want to do. We have a ton of fun together. In October we will all be traveling to Iowa together for the show in DesMoines.

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  23. My best friend is my husband. He encourages me with my love of quilting. Praises and admires all my quilts and progress when working on one (or two or three). Goes on road trips with me to visit quilt shops that are far away from home and encourages me to spend all the money I want on my interests. He has been my best friend and husband for over 26 years. I would love to win a charm pack and your pattern. Your fabrics are all amazing!

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  24. What a difficult decision--just one best friend. My life has been full of best friends as my husband and I have moved several times. The longest relationship is going on 35 years. Patricia in Nevada, MO has seen me through many of life's passages. Even though we live miles apart and haven't seen each other in years, a call to her would always brighten my day. Love the Best Friends charm quilt--I just might send a block to all my "besties" for their signature.

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  25. My best friend has been my cubicle mate for many years. We could talk about anything and know it would never be repeated. She is a gracious southern girl who is full of questions - not letting you get away with generalities. If I answer a question, her next question was, "what do you mean by that?" We have been friends for years now... I'm still working and she's retired. We can pick up right where we let off the last time we talked. She's a dear friend and I am blessed to know her. Jan D

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  26. My best friend is my sister and my niece. Once a month we would go to Quilt Party group and once or twice a month we would meet up at my nieces house for sewing, laughs, food, and fun. I moved to Kansas 2 years ago and I miss those great times so much. Thanks.

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  27. My best friend does all my fun stuff with me - we sew ( I have got her quilting now!) we do lots of weekend genealogy trips and scrapbook !

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  28. My best friend, Pat, is the first person I call when I have news, good or bad. She's always been there for me when I need someone to lean on. And she loves to laugh!
    wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

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  29. I'm one of the luckiest women in the world. I married my best friend. I didn't know that 55 years ago when we married, but it's something that I have luckily learned during that time.

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  30. I am so proud to say that I have 3 best friends - my wonderful daughters! I love you girls :)

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  31. Mine Best Friend is my Wonderful husband!!! Which we have just celebrated my 4 yr in remission from Cancer to only find out that his has it now & in Stage IV. Love that best friend like its your last day........ My quilting is on hold right now I have to say... We are @ 32 yrs!!My husband loved the patterns 2 KTQ too!!! Hold them tight!!!!
    God Bless everyone!!!

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  32. My best friend is my sister. I call her my favourite sister as a joke but she is my only sister. We are always there for each other.

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  33. Oh wow, Lynne! What a very beautiful quilt!!! And made out of my favorite precut! I'm blessed with a handful of wonderful friends, but one that comes to mind is my friend Kira. She and I met while our husbands were stationed together in Nevada. We've seen one another through deployments, deaths, financial difficulties, and other circumstances. She's funny and cares about me in Christ-like love. :)

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  34. My best friend Katie is actually the one that got me into quilting. Now we not only share a hobby but our lives. We go on retreats together and also classes to learn new techniques. Once when we went to a retreat that took 7 hours of driving we didn't even play the radio as we talk about everything. I don't know what I would do without her! Would love to make this wonderful for her.

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  35. So which "Best Friend" do you want me to comment about? My BF of 30 years is Beth, so very different from me it is hard to imagine us as friends, But she is the sister I never had. My canine BF is Tucker who listens to everything I tell him, and never repeats a word, not even to our other BF My husband of soon-to-be 20 years, my biggest supporter, and quilt critic extraordinaire!

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  36. I met my best friend almost 40 years ago in Boston. We found out that we had probably actually met 20 years earlier - we had attended the same grammar school - her mom clinched that theory when she sent my BFF a newspaper clipping showing us both in a Girl Scout Troop! Now we live on opposite sides of the country and keep in touch by phone.

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  37. My best friend is my cat! We are growing old together. Love the new fabrics and pattern, as always!

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