Monday, June 30, 2014

Layers of Love Preview Week #4

KT Bernina Quilt Shop & Emporium

Please note we will be closed July 4-5 for our Country's -  and Lynne's  - Birthdays. :)   Please make plans to stop in Tuesday thru Friday 10-5 or Saturday 10-3 anytime this summer. 

KT Winner Week #3

Congratulations to QB Sue. You're the winner of the new KT Layers of Love book due to arrive in just a few weeks. Please send your mailing address to lynne@ktquilts.com and we'll send out your copy as soon as they arrive.

Patchwork Garden Quilt Shop Visit

Pam Buda, of Heartspun Quilts, and I just returned from a delightful teaching trip to upstate NY at Patchwork Garden in East Amherst. Joan and Bev are shop owners with the most - hospitality, energy, enthusiasm and creativity. Their store is housed in a restored old house with loads of vintage charm and modern amenities. We immediately felt a warm welcome - even before we entered the store!
How fun is this? Pam & I were tickled over the sign in front of
 Patchwork Garden Quilt Shop in East Amherst, NY.

They have a great selection of samples & fabrics for KT fans. With 2 floors
of fabric in every palette by dozens of designers, wool, books and
patterns galore, it's a quilter's paradise.
The barn on Joan & Dave Roger's property housed the quilting classes -
and Pam & me! The open pavilion on the front was a favorite spot for cutting
and hand-stitching while gazing out upon the pond and wildlife.
What an ideal spot for workshops! I loved the quiet spot to relax
at the end of the day. Just like home.

One of the half day classes was quilter's choice of Mini Table Treats.  Even
though the heat was slowly rising, these quilters kept their cool -
and their sunny smiles - throughout the day.
 In just 3 hours, they nearly completed their projects!

So much fun to hang out with this bunch of characters all weekend!


Pam taught her Settler's Puzzle quilt, which will also be the quilt she'll share on our Great Girlfriend Getaway retreat to Mackinaw City, MI in September. I demonstrated my layered patchwork technique with Aleece's Charming Stars, which is one of the projects in the new Layers of Love book. It's also the featured quilt of the week.

Start with a charm and mini charm for the wall quilt or a Layer Cake & charm for the large lap quilt (90" sq.) plus background and borders for a new take on an old favorite, Ohio Stars. This quilt is for my oldest granddaughter, Aleece, who's almost 10. She's been fondling fabric and rearranging charm squares since she was a toddler. Now, she helps in the shop folding fat quarters and assembling coordinating packs like a seasoned quilter. Her version of this quilt will inevitably be made with one of her favorite designer's charm packs Pieces From My Heart by Sandy Gervais. See and read more about Aleece in Layers of Love

Add a mini charm to a charm square; stitch. Layer with another charm square;
stitch diagonally to create 2 half square triangle blocks. Easy!  For the lap
size quilt, choose a Layer Cake and charm pack.




Comment this week on your favorite quilting retreat to win a Layers of Love book when it makes it's deput soon. Have we talked about that recently? Oh well, retreats are always so much fun, let's talk about them some more! See you next Monday and have a blast this 4th of July weekend!

45 comments:

  1. Looks like a beautiful place for a retreat. I've never done one like that. I've only gone to daytime retreats, where you can stay home at night or get a room nearby--no "on sight" accomodations. Looks like so much fun!

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  2. Hi, such a Fun Post today!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Happy 4th !

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  3. I have never done a quilting retreat. Now that I am retired I am going to add that to my to do list..

    Happy 4th of July

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  4. My favorite quilting retreat is the week three friends and I go to Ocean City for Mother's Day. We have 7 days to quilt, shop and try all the local restaurants. It's a wonderful way to celebrate.

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  5. have a great July 4th and happy birthday! I have never been to retreat! I my wish list :)

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  6. I've not had the pleasure of a quilting retreat - yet! One day I will.

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  7. Oh Lynne...it looks like you and Pam had a fun time! That quilt shop does look like a quilter's paradise! All of the KT items they carry is making me drool! Believe it or not, I've not had the opportunity to go on a quilter's retreat.

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  8. I'll be attending my first "real" retreat in a little less than 2 weeks. I don't know anyone else attending ... at least not yet. I can't wait!

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  10. Our quilt guild visits Magnolia Quilting Retreat in Odenville, AL at least two times a year. Elizabeth treats us like royalty, the food is awesome!
    We sit and sew and quilt, when meals are ready, Elizabeth rings her bell and we all come eat. It is a beautiful place with a nice quiet atmosphere. We all have sew much fun!

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  11. Never been on a quilt retreat. I always have to work when one comes up. Maybe one day.

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  12. I haven't been on a retreat either. But we have one in the area called
    "Sleep in your own bed" retreat. :)) That sounds like the best of both worlds to me. Have a Happy 4th.

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  13. The Patchwork Garden looks like a shop I can get lost in for days! I have never been to a quilt retreat.....sounds like they are a lot of fun!

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  14. I haven't ever been on a retreat. They always look like so much fun.

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  15. Lynne, I still can't believe I had the privilege to spend several days w/ you and Pam - it was wonderful! I've already made a second table treat :-) Thank you and everyone is right - Patchwork Garden IS the best!!

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  16. what a pure eye candy post! The lovely welcome both you & Pam had. ALL that Kansas Troubles fabric! I LOVE the quilting on the last quilt. I have only ever been to one retreat, I go every year, as soon as it is finished I can't wait for next year!!

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  17. My favorite quilt retreat is Lake Arrowhead Retreats in the mountains of Southern CA. Of course I'm biased as one of the owners! We meet so many nice quilters by hosting the retreats and have been rewarded with many lifelong friends. As a quilter, I enjoy seeing everyone's works in progress...very inspirational!

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  18. Sadly, I've never been on a quilt retreat. Maybe someday...

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  19. I've never been to a quilting retreat or even a class for that matter! I'm so thankful for online tutorials! The closest quilt shop is about 1 1/2 hrs away but with 5 boys here at home, my house would fall apart if I left for very long!

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  20. Happy 4th and Happy Birthday Lynne. I too have never been on a retreat but they sound like so much fun.

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  21. I used your Layered Patchwork method to make a table runner for my sister and I LOVE it! The table runner is so cute (KT fabrics, of course), and it was SO much fun to make!

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  22. A few of us ladies from a couple different churches go to Shipshewana, Indiana. It is a super huge flea market. It is in Amish/Mennonite country. I'm talking several QUILT SHOPS all over. Over in Middlebury too, just next county over. It is quilters Heaven. Everyone in all surrounding states knows to come here. Great quilt retreat ever !!

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  23. My favorite place to retreat is at The Gathering, in WI. Such a fun and inspiring place to stay and so many awesome quilt shops around the state. But, the main thing is to just spend sewing time with friends!

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  24. I've never been to a quilting retreat! sigh!!! but having gone to knitting camp several times I know how much fun those gatherings are. Hopefully I'll be able to make a KT retreat one of these days! Jeannine aka j9knits

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  25. I go to a retreat twice a year at the Green Lake Bible Camp in Spicer MN. We all work on our own projects and the inspiration is fabulous!

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  26. I'm no connoisseur but I enjoy our local Cedar Quilters Chest retreat every January. I especially like the all night sew on Friday night. I'm afraid we've outgrown the location, though and I'm waiting to see if there is anywhere else available in our town.

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  27. I have not had the opportunity to attend a retreat.. It is on my bucket list of things to do.. so right now my favorite retreat is looking out my sewing room window watching the KS landscape!!!

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  28. What fun - I've never been on a quilting retreat!

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  29. I've never been to a retreat, but it is something I've been thinking about a lot lately. Love you layered quilt. Thanks for all your fun.

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  30. I haven't ever been on a quilting retreat but it sure looks fun.

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  31. Last August I went to a retreat in West Union, IA at Moonlight Stitching Studio, Deb Thies, owner. It was a wonderful time and Deb is a very gracious host! Wish I was going with the group again this summer!!!!!

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  32. My quilt group called the Troubled Thimbles has a fall retreat and it full of talented ladies, good food and lots of laughs. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. The only retreats I've attended are three day mini retreats. You sew all day and go home at night. I can't wait to attend a "real retreat". I've had lots of fun, but who can't have fun sewing all day with old friends and new friends.

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  34. I have never done a quilting retreat. I think it would be great fun to be somewhere I've never been with friends.

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  35. 2 - 3 times a year I go to Todd Hall Retreat Center in Columbia IL with my guild friends. Twice a year I go to Sprague's Kinderhook retreat near Kinderhook IL. I don't know how I would survive without these getaways with my friends!

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  36. I get together with a group of friends met on the internet in North Carolina in Oct. and next year I'm headed for Empty Spools in Asilomar... Excited about both!

    Happy birthday to you!

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  37. The only retreat I participated in was a one day retreat with Sue Daley from Australia. The retreat was on my birthday so that made it extra special. Two days later I welcomed our second granddaughter into the world and two days after that I welcomed our third granddaughter into the world. It was an exciting few days for me.

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  38. Sawmill Creek Cottages in Little Smoky, Alberta Canada! THE best! You sleep in adorable cottages with comfy beds, decorated in different themes. The sewing level in the main house is roomy, comfortable chairs, an OTT light at every table. Then there's the food....AMAZING! It truly is Heaven on Earth!!

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  39. My favorite retreat is our "Twisted Sisters Retreat" at GreenBriar Retreat Center in Eustace, TX. It's coming up next month, and we can't wait! All the comforts of home and wonderful meals too. What could be better than quality sewing time with your quilting friends?

    Happy Birthday Lynne!

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  40. I always enjoy going to my quilt guild's January retreat. It is held in a very wooded State Park and we usually have snow. It is extremely beautiful with the snow covered trees and seeing the deer and birds. It is just way too much getting to sew with 80+ quilters and no cooking!

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  41. My favorite quilt retreat is held at Metigoshe Ministries. It is beautiful outside and inside with theme rooms to stay in. Quilting with friends for hours and enjoying food with them that we don't have to cook...outstanding!

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  42. I go to a retreat the first week of October. This is with a group of women that I met through a quilt shop in WI. What a wonderful group of women. They are so talented.
    Ann P.

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  43. I have never been to a quilting retreat. It sound like so much fun and alot to learn! midwayfarms@hughes.net

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