Friday, July 28, 2017

Notes from the Road

I've been traveling alot this summer, from the Quilter's Plus Guild in Glenwood, IL, to two shops in Canada - Chicken Feed Quilts in Coaldale AB & Beaver Creek Mercantile in Caroline AB - to most recently, the East Iowa Heritage Quilt Guild in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. My grandaughter, Aleece, has been my travel buddy/navigator/baggage handler for these trips, although Robert came along to Iowa after being left at home for 2 weeks on our Canadian adventure. 

Aleece and me in Jackson, WY on our way home from Canada

Aleece & her dessert
 In most of the pictures I have of Aleece, she's eating - waffles, ice cream, cookies, ice cream. You get the idea. She is, after all, a growing teenager. She has been a joy to hang out with and is a great help with the quilters. I only wish one of us would remember to take more pictures at the workshops!! Here are a few of the lovely ladies we met in our travels.


Twisted Workshop at Beaver Creek Mercantile, Caroline, AB

Two of my "twisted" ladies.

Rustic Stars workshop in Cedar Rapids, IA. Sharing my tips for layered patchwork.

Coming up next, the Saline County Quilt Guild in Benton, AR Aug 21-23. Join us for workshops featuring my Barn Raising quilt and the new Goose Tracks runner.

Barn Raising - 1 Layer Cake + 1 Charm pack + borders

Goose Tracks runner from Gooseberry Sampler book
Also on this trip, we'll visit Q.U.I.L.T Guild in Springdale, AR. I'll present a trunk show for their guild meeting August 24, then we'll head to their guild retreat for Clara's Garden & Mini Table Treats workshops on August 24-25. If you're in the area, I hope you'll join us!

Clara's Raised Bed Garden lap quilt featuring our KT Wedge template
KT's NEW Mini Table Treats w/Kut-ups - Songbird, Harvest Hill, Liberty, Blooms, Spring Day





I'll be home just long enough to do laundry and catch up on emails, then off again for a delayed trip with my daughter, Nicole, to New York. She graduated with her Master's degree in Social Work and just received her MSW License. She's earned this vacation!

In September, I'll be off to Colorado and Utah for more fun workshops and trunk shows. First stop is at the S & B Quilt Guild in Hotchkiss, CO. On Friday, September 8th, I'll be sharing my layered patchwork technique with our Mini Charm Sampler, then a trunk show on Saturday.

MC Sampler from Crazy for Minis booklet
I'll visit Hi Fashion Quilt Shop in Grand Junction, CO next, Sept. 11-12, teaching Rustic Stars and Pumpkin Harvest. Spots are still available for the workshops, so call the store today to sign up!

Rustic Stars lap quilt

NEW! Pumpkin Harvest charm quilt for Harvest Hill fabric collection
My last stop on this adventure is at the much-acclaimed Quilter's Lodge in Draper, UT. The ladies at Thimbles & Thread Quilt Shop are our hosts for the weekend retreat where I'll be teaching my Cruisin' Sampler and a selection of Mini Table Treats.For more information, CLICK HERE.

I love meeting quilters from all over the country and hearing their quilting stories. If you've ever wanted to see dozens of KT quilts, hear my quilting story and simply hang out, these trunk shows and workshops are your best opportunities. Hope to see over the next couple months at one of these KT events near you.

Cruisin' Sampler - Learn tips & tricks about my Layered Patchwork technique all in one quilt!

Sunflower, Acorns, Spoolin' Around & Pumpkins Mini Table Treats

Comment to win a scrap bag of Gooseberry Lane fabrics. So much Christmas stuffed in a bag!



63 comments:

  1. I am a scrapaholic. I love getting new scraps to mix with the old.

    Linda R.

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  2. I'm interested in learning ,ore about your workshops/lectures. Our guild would also be interested!!!

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  3. Have fun in Draper! Some of my favorite people live there. Wish I were going with you. :)

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  4. I would love to win some of your Gooseberry Lane scraps. Sounds like you are one busy lady. One of these days I definitely want to make it to one of your trunk shows/workshops. Have a good time on your travels.

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  5. What pattern to start with??? I love, love the mini table treats!! The only quilts that have been on my bed since 2008 have been made with KT fabric and I just bought another yard two days ago!!

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  6. I so enjoyed your trunk show and classes in Coaldale, Alberta. It was fun to meet you and your grand daughter!

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  7. How fun to have your granddaughter along on your travels!

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  8. Love scraps - and Christmas scraps - can't get much better than that.

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  9. I'm exhausted hearing your schedule! You must have tons of energy. I was imaging what a trunk show with you would look like! Died and gone to heaven, I'm sure. Don't forget to take care of yourself with all the traveling you do!

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  10. I love scraps! A Christmas quilt is on the "to do" list. Love your fabric designs.

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  11. Sounds like all of your trips have been sew fun. I wish I could have joined you when you were in Iowa. Your Rustic Stars quilt is on my of quilts to make. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I love all kinds of scraps!!

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  12. A busy summer but also a fun bonding time with a granddaughter. And a great way for her to see your life/business but imagine the stories she'll tell at family gatherings. Just wish your travels brought you eastward to Maryland. Maybe next summer?

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    1. I'll be teaching at the Maine quilt show in July next summer. Hope to see you there!

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    2. In Maryland we'll teach you how to eat crabs 🦀. Yum

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  13. Oh, how I wish I lived near one of the areas you will be visiting. I'm so happy for you that you have a lovely granddaughter who shares your interests in quilting and travel!

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  15. Love your fabrics, love your style! I wish I'd seen your calendar earlier. I've flown to Denver to meet up with my sister and we've gone on from there to Grand Junction for workshops. They've got a fabulous sweat shop (er, work room! Hahaha!) and the ladies from Hi Fashion are super! Have fun & I'd love to win your scraps!

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  16. What fun memories with your beautiful granddaughter! I love your patterns and fabrics, and so enjoy using the KT fabrics that I have! Wish I lived closer to the sites of your workshops/retreats! Thanks for the opportunity to win your wonderful scraps!!

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  17. Wow, that's a lot of traveling! Maybe someday you'll come farther east, like Pennsylvania? I'd love to participate in a workshop. Thank you for your giveaway--my stash is dwindling.

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  18. Scraps Scraps Scraps!! I love scraps. I can always find something to make with bits and pieces. Thanks for offering them.

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  19. Pick me, pick me. I love your scraps to pieces!!! Love your fabric so any scraps of your's will be appreciated!
    Thanks for a chance to win.
    Carmen

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  20. I'd love to take a class from you, Lynn and I by far have KT as the biggest part of my fabric stash. Thanks for this chance and have a great weekend!!

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  21. How fun it would be to win this. Love your ideas, colors, patterns all of it. Life is a good busy also means your a happy person.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I love Gooseberry Lane. I somehow missed buying a fat quarter so would love to win the scraps. Enjoy your travels.

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  23. It looks like you are having a busy summer! That Spoolin' Aroung mat makes me smile--so cute!

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  24. I would love to take one of your classes. Looks like everyone is having so much fun.

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  25. What great projects and fun workshops you have lined up. Wish I could join you but winning your Gooseberry Lane scraps would give me great joy! Thanks!

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  26. What beautiful quilts and I LOVE your fabrics! Your granddaughter sounds like a great helper, too.

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  27. I love the mini treat mats! Love them! and I always don't have enough scraps!

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  28. I love your little table treats, they are so cute!! Your Gooseberry Lane fabrics are wonderful as well. I love the colors you use in your fabrics...my favorites! I hope you are in my area some day that I can take some of your classes.

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  30. Wow! You accomplish so much. Love your many projects. The mini mats are cute as can be.

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  31. Sounds like you have been having a wonderful summer with your sidekick!

    Sandy A

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  32. Looks like a busy (but fun!) summer and fall ahead. I'd love to win your Gooseberry Lane scraps. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. Salt Lake is almost withing commuting distance, I hope I can get there. I'd love to see your trunk show, you do such amazing projects. Thanks.

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  34. Summer is sure a great time to explore and eat lots of ice cream. Sure looks yummy!!!

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  35. That is so wonderful to have such a great traveling companion. I will be in Eureka Springs and might be able to attend the guild meeting in Benton AR.

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  36. Love Pumpkin Harvest...very pretty!

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  37. Wow, I got exhausted just reading this -LOL. I would love to do that kind of traveling. Still my all time favorite is the barn raising quilt. Thanks for so much fun. I would love to be put in the drawing for your scraps, which would be a treasure for me.

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  38. I love the Barn Raising quilt and all the others. Kansas Troubles is my favorite fabric and would love the scrap bag.

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  39. Your granddaughter has me craving ice cream. :) I love the Rustic Stars, and Barn Raising quilts.

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  40. Busy summer but with your grand will be great.Your patterns are fantastic.

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  41. I love the Crusin Sampler, as well as your mini table toppers. Aleece's dessert looks too good to be true; that looks like my portion for a week. Lucky girl.

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  42. I love this newsletter and keeping up with where you are! I would love to win the Gooseberry Christmas scraps to change up the scraps I have!

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  43. Holy Toledo! That's a lot of traveling. So glad you are able to spend time time with your family on the trips! Jmh

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  44. Ok I'm in love with the Clara quilts. It may have to be the one I finally sit down and make for myself.

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  45. Looks like you had a great time with your granddaughter I'm sure she'll always will remember this summer as the ne she had an amazing time with her grandmother.

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  46. Wonderful quilts! I live in Saline County Arkansas by the way! So neat that you will be in my state.

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  47. I wish you were coming to Oklahoma!

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  48. It sounds like you have your traveling pants on! Hopefully in your travels you will find something that will inspire a new fabric line and quilt designs to go with. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. I am starting on my quilt with all the KT fabric I have collected and this would be a nice addition.

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  49. Beautiful! I love your patterns & fabric!

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  50. I am loving the mini table treats! you have the best designs! tks!

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  51. Love those little round mug mats, especially the spools and pumpkins.

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  52. I would love to win the scrap bag of Gooseberry Lane Christmas fabrics! I plan to order your Sunflower and Spoolin' Around patterns--they are SO cute!

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  53. Love scraps, especially Kansas trouble fabric.

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  54. The Gooseberry Lane fabrics would work in nicely in the Blockhead blocks when I get started making them.

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  55. I have loved your fabric even before I knew it was yours. The Quilting Squares, my favorite shop, started their business with your fabric. My favorite subjects are sunflowers and pumpkins.

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  56. I'm glad you enjoyed two weeks travelling with your granddaughter.

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  57. Would love to win your scraps. Wish you were near enough for me to attend one of your workshops. I'm in Illinois, but at least 4 hours south. I love the mini Table Treats, the Rustic Stars lap quilt, the Goose Tracks runner. Oh, who am I kidding-I love it all!

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  58. LOVE LOVE LOVE Gooseberry fabric and would use to make several of your patterns I already have! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  59. I love the Barn Raising quilt and all the others. Kansas Troubles is my favorite fabric and would love the scrap bag.

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