Thursday, April 14, 2016

On the Road Again...

KT Winner 

Congratulations to:
Linda Schantz - I love the twisted quilt! This a must on my to do list. I have taught 2 grandaughters to quilt and so far the youngest (5) is mad about all of your fabrics. We are making baby doll quilts..excited for the Christmas line to!

You're the winner of this week's trio of Christmas patterns. Enjoy your time sewing with your grandaughters. They'll remember those special times forever.

Coming to a Guild Near You!

Robert and I just returned from a trip to Iowa where we were hit by the last blast of winter, making us even more anxious  for our upcoming cruise. We spent time with a delightful group of ladies in Iowa City from the Old Capital Quilters Guild on Monday for a workshop and trunk show after spending Friday and Saturday with the lovely ladies from the Iowa Quilter's Guild in Fort Dodge, IA. Here's a look at some of the results from these very prolific quilters.
Cindy Kaufman (left front) and her cohorts in quilting.
 I had a great time hanging out with this tight knit bunch of quilters who get together regularly for retreats and small group meetings in addition to their regular guild meetings. Laughter and stitching were the order of day. Who wouldn't love it? The first day was spent learning my Layered Patchwork method with Barn Raising. Blocks were stitched and setting options discussed. More ladies from the guild joined us for a casual evening as I shared my quilts and humble beginnings with Moda during a trunk show. By the second day, you can see how quickly they utilized their newfound skills in the Seedlings runner class. Great job ladies!

R and I spent the day Sunday shopping and snacking our way across the state to Iowa City for a workshop/program on Monday. More than 2 dozen quilters took over the church basement to get Twisted in a myriad of color options. Here's a partial group posing with their nearly completed projects.


Gray splatter with brights - so fun!

Love this indigo Twisted with a bit of bright attitude thrown in for good measure. Kinda like the quilter peeking out from behind her quilt!

A Jen Kingwell fan delivers in sunshine colors.

One of Moda's own blog writers, Linzee McCray, is no less than President of the Iowa City guild. It was great fun to spend the day with her as she worked on her Twisted quilt. She chose a Jelly Roll by OneCanoeTwo with an array of brights and Moda's new Grunge navy as sashing strips/borders. Very cool!



 I love it when I can visit a couple different guilds in one trip - less expense for the guilds and makes our driving time worthwhile. Speaking of driving, Robert and I will be traveling to California in September this year to visit the Orange Grove Quilters Guild in Garden Grove, CA. We're hoping to add another guild event in CA during our trip. Anyone interested in learning my layered patchwork technique? We're available Sept.8-12th, depending on your location. Please email me if those dates might work for your guild. The more, the merrier!

KT Travel Plans

We have 2 days at home to unpack, do laundray, repack and catch up before heading to Florida for our 2nd Jenny Doan/Lynne Hagmeier Quilting Cruise. Our cruise for Jan. 2017 is sold out, but as soon as I have information for 2018 Cruises, I'll announce it here. It's the most fun way to quilt for a week, enjoy wonderful meals & room service, and visit exotic ports. We love it!

After some fun in the sun (and the classroom) we'll be home for a couple weeks, then off to Salt Lake City for Spring Quilt Market in May. Always such a good time catching up with designer friends and shop owners.

June 1-4, I'll be in Peoria, IL hanging out with the ladies from Gems of the Prairie Quilt Guild. Join us for Delainey's Twirls & Swirls, Clara's Garden or Makin' Honey Mini from the new Bees 'n Blooms collection. Contact Laurie Baker for more information - lbaker1015@comcast.net.

We're taking some time for family most of the summer, then I'm headed to Missouri Star in Hamilton, MO to teach a retreat with Jenny August 25-27th. Call MSQC for more info. I'll be teaching 30-Something, from Layers of Love. Here's a look at this charming doubled star in beautiful batiks.

30-Something from KT's Layers of Love book


30-Something by Nola Hartman, glowing in batiks.



 I'll be back April 25th after the cruise to share all our sailing adventures. Comment here to win a pack of cruisin' surprises!

47 comments:

  1. All the projects were wonderful!! Looked like a fun bunch of quilters! Have fun on the cruise!
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    1. Busy, busy busy. Enjoy your travels.

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  2. Wish I was going on that cruise too. But can't wait to here all about it when you return. Happy Cruising!

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  3. I love star blocks. The 30 something layer of love quilt is amazing. Happy sailing.

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  4. Great star blocks. Enjoy your cruise. And the weather :-)

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  5. Lots of wonderful quilts being made by the ladies and I do love the start quilts.

    Debbie

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  6. Reminds how I need to finish up my 30-Something quilt! You were a great instructor & lecturer at our guild in O'Fallon IL!

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  7. It sounds like you've got a fun but busy schedule coming up. Have a great time cruising!

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  8. HAVE FUN! THANKS FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  9. I am always game for a suprise!! Enjoy your cruise to the max :-)

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  10. Have a wonderful cruise. Someday I hope to go on an Alaskan cruise.

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  11. Love the 30-something quilts-so pretty!

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  12. Have a fun time on the cruise! Can'twait to hear what you have to tell.

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  14. I love the 30 Something Quilt. Great pattern. Enjoy the cruise.

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  15. Oh how I would LOVE to cruise with you!! A quilting cruise is on my bucket list but unfortunately, this is not the season in my life for that. Young ones, and other responsibilities that I cannot leave. I'm not wishing them grown but I do look forward to a cruise some day!!!

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  16. 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!!

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  17. Love, love the star quilts. Have fun this summer with your family....time spent with family is the "best". Running a successful business is all encompassing so some "down time" spent with people you love, to me is so inspiring. Enjoy!

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  18. Enjoy your cruise. I know you will have a great time. Looking forward to your next projects.

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  19. Hoping you enjoy every minute of your cruise. It should be a fun time. Thanks for the exciting giveaway.

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  20. The double stars quilts are beautiful, especially with KT fabrics. Hope you have a fun, relaxing summer with the family!

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  21. Wishing you smooth sailing and plenty of thread !!!
    Have a great cruise and looking forward to all your upcoming projects

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  22. It must be hard to concentrate on quilting while you are cruising.

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  23. Have a great time on your cruise. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  24. Wish I could cruise with you! Have a great time!

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  25. What lucky ladies to be cruising with you!! Safe travels and calm seas! Enjoy.

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  26. you have so much energy. Loads of fun reading about all you do. Thanks for the blog. Happy travels.

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  27. WOW! I'm not sure how you keep up with yourself LOL Have an amazing trip.I look forward to hearing about the cruise. I really hope to be able to go on one of your future cruises! I hope you have a blast and enjoy some much needed and deserved relaxation.
    BTW, guess who got their Bees and Blooms quilt kit delivered this week? This Girl, that's who!

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  28. Since we are supposed to get snow this weekend, I'd love to go on a cruise instead. But I guess it'll be good for sewing!

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  29. I am exhausted just READING about your upcoming travel plans. Travel safe, enjoy ... memories are made of things like this! Linda

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  30. I guess the next best thing to being with you on the cruise would be to win your cruise prize.

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  31. have a lot of fun!! You have so much going on - enjoy it!

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  32. What are the patterns for those quilts in the top photo?
    Love the orange peels and looks like spools?

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  33. Wish I could be on that cruise with you. Have a fun time. You are one busy lady!

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  34. Have fun on your cruise! It's really neat to see your patterns in different fabrics that I would never choose. So neat to see each person's color scheme choice. :)

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  35. Have fun on the cruise and bring back lots of photos to share. Love seeing all the different versions of a quilt as it gives a peek into each persons personality. Rina

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  36. I'm discovering that many patterns can be converted to your layered technique - all those half square triangles and flying geese units that are part of just about every pattern. The possibilities are endless.

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  37. I'm tired just reading about your travels. Love the layering you are doing, such a great idea. I think a quilting cruise is the epitome of a great time. Thanks.

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  38. As I read the adventures of several fabric designers and teachers, I am amazed at the creativity and seemingly tireless schedules you all keep. Glad to see you are taking time to recharge your batteries! Have fun on the cruise

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  39. Busy,busy,sounds like so much fun. Love hearing about your travels and can't wait to see pictures

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  40. Love surprises! My mom, three sisters and I are all signed up for your January 2017 cruise. Can't wait!!

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  41. I went on a cruise. Once. As a chaperone for a high school senior class trip. I would love to cruise again with a crowd of more mature people than before. But since I won't be cruising with you, some cruisin' goodies will have to do. Bon voyage!

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  42. Have fun on your cruise! I'm saving up to go on one someday!

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  43. I was on this April 2016 Cruise and it was the BEST! Thanks to Jenny and Lynne - loved all of it!! Hope to do another one!! :) Mary

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  44. Ah...a cruise...with a gentle breeze. great company, beautiful fabrics, plenty of thread and a sturdy seam ripper...what could else could anyone ask for.

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