Friday, April 29, 2016

Cruisin' on Home

KT Winner

Congratulations to:
Gaylon Scharbor - I heard you speak at the NWA Quilt Congress this past year. You and your husband are great. Any guild who gets you to speak and teach is blessed!!
 
You're the winner of the cruise patterns/giveaways. Thanks for commenting. Hope you can come with me on a quilting cruise someday.
 

Jenny/Lynne Cruise - April 2016

It's always a pleasure to hang out with Jenny & Ron Doan. Cruisin' and quiltin' are a great way to squeeze some buddy time into our busy schedules. What a truly enjoyable week of work/play. Harold & Cindy Havard of Flash Sew & Quilt in Naples, Florida were our hosts. They worked with BAby Lock to provide sewing machines for each quilter. Our thanks to Aurifil thread for providing the perfect colors for both Jenny's and my projects. It's the best thread ever! Thanks, too, to Moda Fabrics for adding mini charms to the ladies' goodie bags. Love you guys!
 
The ports of call for this cruise are wonderful. Robert and I love St. Thomas and St. Martin - the beaches, the shopping, the local cuisine, the warm tropical breezes and no bugs! We found some island treasures and a little too much sun. Robert is just now peeling down to his original color :). 

We had a delightful group of 78 quilters who entertained us as much as we taught them over the 3 days of workshops. There were ladies from Australia and Wisconsin, Kansas and Canada, Florida and Montana and everywhere in between. Some came with friends, some traveled alone, but made fast friends in class. You're never truly alone in a group of quilters, right?
 
Here's my "home girls" from Kansas. They stay at our KT Retreat each year and followed me all the way to the Carribbean!

This group of quilters hail from Newfoundland, Canada. They added alot of personality to the room for sure.

Jenny's project in beautiful batiks by Carolyn Mathauer of IN.

This is my cruise project, Stars & Bars.

Here's the Scrap Happy Pillow Topper we made. Can you tell how much fun we had?
You can see from the finished results that both of our projects were doable in just a day or two. That was the point! Jenny and I both believe in teaching a technique that can be utilized after you return home. We're teaching at Missouri Star's Retreat in August, then another cruise in January 2017. Don't hesitate to put your name on the waiting list. You'll receive info on our upcoming 2018 cruises first!

Stay tuned next week for a sneak peek at the projects I'm working on for Spring Market. If you like acorns & leaves & fall colors, it will speak to your heart. 

Comment here for a chance to win a surprise box of tan KT scraps - more than 1/2 pound - of assorted tans from more than 2 dozen collections. I'm sorting through odds and ends of scraps in my studio. Don't miss a chance to take advantage of my spring cleaning!
 
 
 

74 comments:

  1. The cruise looks like it was a lot of fun. I'm sure having a people from such a mixture of places makes it all the more enjoyable. Thanks for a chance at some scraps!

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  2. Oh my goodness! Retreats and quilty cruises look like so much fun!!!

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  3. I can't imagine anything more fun than cruising with the two of you! The projects look wonderful.

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  4. Quilting and cruise sounds like a wonderful time. I alway can use some KT fabrics.

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  5. What fun. Such a lovely cruise. Love your fabric.

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  6. The cruise looks like so much fun. Maybe someday... Thanks for the chance to play with some of your scraps. I would definitely be thrilled to win.

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  7. Sounds like fun on your cruise. What wonderful quilts you taught. Looking forward to seeing your new things for market. So jealous you got to be with Jenny for a whole cruise! Scraps are the best! Thanks so much for sharing! K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

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  8. I would love to win a box of KT tan scraps. I seem to always run out of KT tans. My favorite quilts to make are scrappy KT ones and I am getting to start one for my 7 year old grandson. He loves the quilts I have made him.

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  9. I can't imagine the fun cruises must be. Thanks for sharing your scraps.

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  10. The cruise and the scraps sound wonderful.

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  11. Sure wish I had been cruising with you. Sounds like a lot of fun was had. Scraps, especially tan scraps, would make missing the cruise a bit better. lol

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  12. I enjoyed the cruise I took with my husband 4 years ago, but it would pale in comparison to a quilting cruise for sure! One can never have too many neutrals/tans ... thanks for sharing!

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  13. It looks like you all had a brilliant time on your cruise.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  14. Looks like you had a great time at your cruise. I love all the quilts but Jenny's is amazing!

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  15. Beautiful projects and it looks like it was a wondeful time. I cruised with you and Pam Buda to Alaska a few years back and what a treat it was! Your fabrics continue to call my name! Thanks for the chance!

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  16. Quilting among other quilters is the best! Looks like a wonderful time had by all. Thank you for sharing your memories and projects with your readers. :)

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  17. Oh, how I would love to cruise with you!! It sounds like such fun! Unfortunately, this is not the season in my life for quilty travel but I'm hoping that one day I'll be able to go. I'd love an assortment of your tan scraps!! Please enter me in your giveaway!

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  18. I cruised with you in January 2016. I had so much fun and feel in love with your layered patchwork that I quickly jumped on the January 2017 cruise wait list! Time will only tell if my name makes it to the top of the list. Kansas Troubles fabrics....any of them....are my favorites. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us and designing such beautiful fabrics. Winning a bag of tan scraps would be icing on the cake.

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  19. Your cruise sounds like a blast! What can beat sewing, friendship and sunshine?

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  20. Hope you took some time on your cruise to get a little suntan. I'd love to have a box of "tan" delivered right to my home.

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  21. Your cruise sounds awesome, R & R and sewing what a great combo!

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  22. It would be so heavenly to cruise and sew with you guys, but since I couldn't do that, my sister and I went to KT in Bennington instead and had an awesome time just staring at everything, lol. we were given a tour, asked many questions and spent all our money on books, rulers and patterns so those tan scraps sure would go into those patterns quite nicely. Loved the experience and look forward to the fall items.

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  23. I read the part aloud to my husband about Robert's color change! We had a good laugh. So glad he's with you in your travels! And thanks! I'm so excited I'm this week's winner.

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  24. I read the part aloud to my husband about Robert's color change! We had a good laugh. So glad he's with you in your travels! And thanks! I'm so excited I'm this week's winner.

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  25. Looks like everyone had a great time and made great projects too!

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  26. I'd love to take your quilt cruise. Maybe someday. KT tans are in almost all the quilts I make! It would be great to replenish my stash with the scraps you're giving away!

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  27. I would love to play with your scraps! And a cruise with you would be great fun I'm sure.

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  28. WOW! The quilting cruise sounds like so much fun! Love the stars and bars project and would love to win a box of tan scraps. Looking forward to the sneak peek at your fall projects.

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  29. I looks like everyone had a great time--a cruise is on my bucket list, for sure!

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  30. A class or two with Lynne is such fun and who doesn't need more Kansas Troubles scraps!

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  31. your work/play is so fun to read about. Who could refuse light color scraps. They would fit into my stash with no problem. LOL Thanks

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  32. That's the thing about a cruise-you have a set aside time to sew. I've had too many distraction so far this year (our daughter's wedding is 3 weeks from today)and I miss the actual sewing part of quilting. Watching beautiful fabric become part of something new is a big part of the experience for me. Would love to win your tans and put them into a new creation.

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  33. This is the year I promised myself to use up my scraps. I am on my 3rd scrappy quilt so far. I can utilize your scraps as well. :) Thank you for a great giveaway.

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  34. Beautiful quilts! Looking forward to your new line. Fall is my favorite time of year.

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  35. Oh, how I'd love to cruise and quilt with you. It is on my To Do list!! Several of KT fabric lines are in my collection so I'm certain that the tan scraps would be useful to me. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

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  36. The cruise looked like so much fun. I loved both project So!

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  37. It looks like everyone had so much fun and made some beautiful quilts and projects! A quilting cruise with you and Jenny would be a dream come true!

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  38. Looks like fun ,an the fall season is my favorite, thanks for the chance to win.

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  39. Great pictures. Sorry I wasn't there. I need to find out about the Missouri Star August retreat. Sounds like fun.

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  40. Love scraps and cruises. Darlene dhoctor@sbcglobal.net

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  41. Sounds like the cruise was wonderful. I truly hope to do that with you in the future. It's raining here in Indiana today (a LOT) so I finally got the chance to pull out my Cooper's Crossing quilt project I started in Pigeon Forge. I sure hope my old lady brain remembers all you taught me. Look forward to hearing from you again next week.

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    1. UPDATE: If you pull out a project that you have not worked on in 6 weeks it's a really good idea to re-read the pattern and maybe even put one block together before you sew all 64 pieces....
      Guess how I know this? My old lady brain failed me again!
      GEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZ

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    2. Yikes! Maybe instead of a mistake, you just created a new block!

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  42. Love your Stars and Bars project from the cruise and the Scrappy Happy Pillow Topper. Would love to win KT tan scraps. Always new more of tans!!! Thanks!

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  43. Would love scraps of tans !! So many ways to incorporate them into a project.

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  44. This was my first cruise and my first time meeting You and Jenny. I just loved the raw edge appliqué tecniques and managed to finish my first quilt top on the cruise. I also loved your fabric and the give- aways were more than I ever expected, overall it was a great meeting you and Robert I loved every minute, I would recommend it to all my friends. Thanks for the experience and for putting the picture of me, you and my quilt top on your blog! Please enter me to win the tan scraps .

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  45. Your cruise photos are fun to see, looks as if everyone was having fun. I have some of your lines of fabric so would love to add tans to my stack. Can always use tans.

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  46. Love, love all things Kansas Troubles. Looking forward to the new fall line, sounds great..

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  47. Oh I would so enjoy a quilting cruise getaway!

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  48. Two of my favorite things in this giveaway. I love scraps (I am known as the scrap queen) and I love all of your fabrics. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  49. Thanks for this chance! Love your prizes!

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  50. Your fabrics are so beautiful!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  51. I love all the pictures of the work done! So inspirational! thanks!

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  52. Love the pillow topper! Your color combinations are my favorite! Thanks for sharing pictures, they are inspiring!!

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  53. I keep finding patterns that I can convert to your layering technique. A real bonus of a time saver!

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  54. Quilting friends are the best!

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  55. You have some gorgeous projects here Lynne, that cruise looks so much fun.

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  56. Sounds like such fun you had! I would love to win some of your scraps.

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  57. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time on the cruise! I just love the pillow topper! Hopefully you have brought back some nice warm temperatures to the Midwest!!

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  58. I can always use tan scraps. To me they are a neutral color.

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  59. Oh my gosh, I was stash searching just today for 1/8 yd of a tan! Would love to win your fabric. Thanks!

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  60. I love Kansas Troubles and use various fabric lines in my quilt classes. I get compliments all the time. I would love to win.

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  61. I love scraps, and I love your fabric!! Thanks so much for the opportunity! Your quilts are beautiful -- the cruise would be so much fun!

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  62. Now how could anyone think that a cruise would be fun? Trapped on a ship with no interruptions and nothing more important to do but sew and meet other people in the same predicament. lol Sounds like you all enjoyed yourselves and got a lot accomplished. Wish I had been one of those poor trapped people. Rina

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  63. The cruise sounds like it was a lot of fun! I would love to go sometime. I sure love your fabrics. Sounds like a great give away. Have a great day! Lisa
    traditionalquilter@gmail.com

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  64. Always love your fabrics. Just saw a beautiful table runner made from your fabrics. Your colors make a room homey and comfortable.

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  65. I love your fabric, I buy the fat quarters every time I go shopping.

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  66. Scraps??? Did someone says scraps??? I LOVE SCRAPS! That way I don't have to cut the pretty fabrics. Just got your Bees n Blooms mini charm pack and I hear it calling for scraps.
    Thanks!
    Kathleen.mason17@ymail.com

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  67. Diane Williams, CanadaMay 5, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    I was on this cruise and had a swell time. Love the pillow topper, it's the first project I'm finishing. You and Jennie are real people, and your husband's are awesome to put up with all of us. I Love that your contests are open to Canadians.

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  68. I too was on this cruise and just loved every minute! We received so many surprise items. It was so amazing and treated so well. Lots and Lots of fun. Lynne and Jenny were awesome!! Mary Wilkinson

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  69. WELL, I just had the most amazing quilting experience you can imagine - I was one of the lucky ladies to do the Jenny & Lynne Quilting Cruise. Memories to last a lifetime, (well except for the spinach). And I just received my very first order from Kansas Troubles - have you ever touched their flannel fabric? It is unbelievable, just like suede! It's made to cuddle, even before a quilt is made!
    hduff@nf.sympatico.ca

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  70. Just purchased Sunflower Song, a LC + a JR! Not sure what to do with them yet, but I would love to win your spring cleaning scrap bag. I sure could use some tans, thanks for a chance to win, Chrissy
    surfgourd@yahoo.com

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  71. Still thinking about which UFO to do for Xmas. I finished my Rustic Stars variation quilt for my son and daughter-in-law. It turned out soo well. Love your fabrics and designs!

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