Monday, June 24, 2019

KT Winner & More

KT Winner

I'm a little behind since we were busy hosting 100 quilters at our first ever KT & Friends Retreat last week.

Happy Quilters at the KT & Friends Retreat

 After literally laying around napping through movies all day yesterday, I'm back at it today, trying to catch up. Here's the winner of our KT Tan Jr Layer Cake & As the Wind Blows pattern.

koberg - I just love the precuts in the tans cuz you always seem to need more of them!
Congrats! Email us at lynne@ktquilts.com with your shipping info and Robert will send your goodies right out.

Prairie Wind

At our KT & Friends Retreat last week, I shared my Layered Patchwork method in this quilt featuring flying geese. We started with a KT Favorites III Layer Cake for an easy, scrappy look. The ladies were delighted to learn a new way of looking at flying geese to simplify and perfect them. It was, after all, Summer School at our retreat in the Bennington High School.

Prairie Wind
My Layered Patchwork Flying Geese are made with a background rectangle with a triangle layered & stitched on top.
1. Cut a tan background rectangle the size you want your flying geese to be plus seam allowances.
2. Cut a dark square twice diagonally to create 4 triangles. This gives you a bias edge on the 90 degree edges so there will be no raveling.
3. In the bottom row, you can see the gold triangle and tan rectangle. The gold triangle is placed on the tan rectangle, bottom edges aligned.
4. Glue in place and topstitch 1/8" from the bias edges.
Your block measures the exact size you want.

Flying Geese - Layered Patchwork Technique
For a Flying Geese Conversion Chart to make Layered Patchwork blocks instead of traditional, click HERE.


Here are a couple more projects featuring my Layered Patchwork Flying Geese, including Goose, Goose, Duck from Prairie Life.

Goose, Goose, Duck lap quilt - kits available.

Circling Geese - KT exclusive pattern from Cruise 2019. Kits available $99.

Moda Summer Charm Swap

Check back on Wednesday, June 26, for the first installment of a 6-week series of charm swap quilts. See the quilt I designed from a charm pack by one of Moda's bright designers. It all starts this week!

KT Giveaway

This week's giveaway is the Prairie Wind pattern plus a few goodies from our KT & Friends Retreat. Wish you all could have been here. It was so much fun! Comment here on your favorite retreat experience.

It's not too late to sign up for our Hamilton, MO retreat in October. Contact Kathy at krlimpic@gmail.com for more info on all of our upcoming KT events.

54 comments:

  1. Oh I'd love Prairie Wind pattern! One day maybe I'll get to come to a KT retreat?!?! Thanks for this chance.

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  2. My favorite retreat experience was one year when I took my sister with me to Kinderhook. On the 2nd day she just HAD to have a Starbucks. I'm not a Starbucks girl but I Googled the nearest location. There was one up in Quincy and, when we made the trip, Ta! Da! I found a new "favorite" quilt shop! Now whenever at Kinderhook I make the trip to Quincy to that quilt shop (A to Z Quilt Shop).

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    1. A to Z Quilt Shop is a real treat to go to. It is my "go to" shop as I live just across the river in MIssouri. The ladies there are very helpful - it is just an amazing shop.

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  3. Wow, that is a lot of quilters! I bet a fun time was had by all, too.
    Sandy A

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  4. Love the look of Prairie Winds! Love going to our Guild Retreats. Especially the winter one when you out the windows and see the snow coming down. You don't have to cook, sew with friends and just have a great time!


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  5. Looks like a great turnout for your retreat and what fun that would be. I have not had the opportunity to go to a retreat but I am hoping to in the future! I love those flying geese! Thank you!

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  6. I haven't been to one in years but it was always about old friends and meeting new friends.

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  7. I enjoy secret sister gift exchanges and workshops at retreats!

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  8. I've never been to a retreat before, but it's definitely on my bucket list.

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  9. Sadly, I have never done a retreat. I would love to do one some day though. It seems like it would be great fun.

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  10. I hope a KT and Friends retreat comes to my area! It looked like a lot of fun.

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  11. I just love your Prairie Winds quilt! Thanks for sharing the flying geese information. The only retreat I’ve been to so far, was a knitting one and it was truly amazing to find a group of people from 27 states that just became instant friends because of the craft! I hope to improve my quilting skills and someday experience a quilting retreat as well!

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  12. Oh My Gosh!!! I love Prairie Winds. It reminds me of pinwheels. I also love Circling Geeses. I would love to win the pattern.

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  13. I have never been to a quilting retreat but if I ever have the chance, it would be a KT retreat. My favorite fabrics and patterns all seem to be from KT.

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  14. I have never been to a quilt retreat but I will attend my first in October. I can’t wait. I would have loved to have been at yours. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. Love seeing what everyone is doing and get such great ideas from so many new friends. Love your Prairie Winds....

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  16. I have never been to a quilt retreat (money and time constraints, primarily), but it seems to be so much fun. Maybe some day!

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    1. Hi Lynn, retreats are/can be expensive do you belong to a quilt guild? do you have a store near you? there are day retreats that can be formed as well just to share with other quilters that are in the same situation. I go to a store and sew on Friday's once a month for 6hours it is so much fun they were strangers that have now become friends.

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  17. I am glad you had a great time. Sadly I have never been on a retreat as an adult. As a kid, just camps. On my list of things to do. quiltng dash lady at comcast dot net

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  18. I love your Prairie Winds quilt. I'm sure your quilt retreat was lots of fun. Hopefully, I'll get to attend one someday.

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  19. Your retreat sounds like fun!

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  20. My favorite retreat experiences is waking up early and being the first to start the machine whirring into action. Plugging in the coffee pot for those that follow and seeing their smiles as we are ready for the day. I love that I don't have to cook clean or think about anything but the project(s) I have brought to work on. I love to see what other members are creating I do walk about's to the other tables and talk about the members projects only to have wanna do's at the end! I absolutely love retreats there are not enough in a year! thanks for sharing such a great time.

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  21. i have never been to a retreat but i have enjoyed some lectures from quilting stars at our local quilt shop. i would like to attend a retreat some day...maybe when i retire!

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  22. I love the camaraderie at Retreat and being up early to start my day at my machine. Love the pattern. Thanks so much for sharing

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  23. I've been on long weekend retreats with friends in our homes. Always a good time. Prairie Winds caught my eye, great looking pattern.

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  24. I love retreats! I think my best time was attending my 1st retreat with a group of ladies I had gotten to know through an online group. We were from several different states. It was so much fun to meet the ladies and put faces with the names!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  25. I am sorry to say that I have never been able to attend a retreat. I would love to sometime, but so far have not. I think it would be a great experience.

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  26. Any retreat is a good experience. The fellowship around making a quilt doesn't get any better then at a retreat!

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  27. Haven't attended a retreat yet, but have taken many classes over the years. Always love learning new things!

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  28. Retreats give you time to focus just on quilting and enjoying the process. No distractions. Just bonding with your project and other quilters. Ahh

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  29. I've never been on a retreat.

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  30. Have not been to a retreat yet but am signed up for your retreat in October- counting the days especially since I have read all the good comments about your first retreat this June!!! Love the prairie wind quilt!!

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  31. I've never been to a retreat; too expensive for me. I would love to do that someday if I can find the right combo!

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  32. Cindy Berry cmberry@lsu.eduJune 25, 2019 at 9:05 AM

    I have not had the pleasure of participating in a quilt retreat but hope to someday! I bet it was such fun!

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  33. It was so much fun to stay up late with a couple of friends and sew into the wee hours. Love how you don't have to worry about meals or laundry! Great times with friends and new ones too!

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  34. Wish I could give you a really nice story, but I have not been able to go to a retreat. Something I know I would love. Nice group you had.

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  35. I've never been to a retreat but it sure sounds like fun! I love the Prairie Wind pattern, so beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  36. No retreats here either, but when I was a young homeschooling mom, my husband took all four kids for the day four weeks in a row so I could go to all-day Saturday classes at a local quilt shop. It was bliss! The quilt I made in the class was for him, and he still loves it, 24 years later. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  37. I would love to go to a retreat someday but so far have not had the experience. Sounds like lots of fun.

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  38. I have to try your technique--it looks so fun! I attend 4 retreats each year. They are all pretty free-form and everyone works on their own projects and that is my favorite part--seeing what others are doing and being inspired!

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  39. Prairie Winds is a beautiful quilt. Thank you for a great giveaway.

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  40. There are so many beautiful quilts, runners, pillows & more in your new Prairie Life booklet. I will be sewing with you in July & have decided to make the Layered Patchwork Runner with you. Your color combinations are so beautiful & can't wait to start on your Potluck & your Goose, Goose, Duck quilt. See you soon!

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  41. Love prairie winds a bunch, I'm totally gonna have to make it soon. I remember piecing a bunch of layered patchwork geese for gooseberry lane, and your method saved me so much time and cutting. Hopefully I can make it to one of your retreats soon as I've never been.

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  42. I have never been to a retreat before but it sounds like fun.

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  43. I love spending time with old friends as well as making new friends who all share a common love of Quilting!. It is the best!

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    1. I love spending time with old friends as well as making new friends who all share a common love of Quilting!. It is the best!

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  44. I have never been on a retreat. I imagine it would be loads of fun. dorthac at aol.com

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  45. I thought I pushed the publish button & it accepted my comment, but it is easy to get confused. I have only been to one local long weekend retreat. And as nice as it was, I know there are wonderful things that await me, when I get an opportunity to be blessed with a week long or longer retreat, especially away in a different state. I love to travel, so travel isn’t a factor .... maybe it’s a tight budget, I’m not sure. No matter, the time will come out right. GOD has surely Blessed my life as it is, I’m sure HE HASNT. FORGOTTEN! I love your “Prairie Life” Pattern, & I would be honored to win it. The same for a chance! Keep in keepin’ in thanks for allowing me on your sight and chances to win! Many ablessjngs & Morestart

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  46. I would love to enter your contest for the "Paririe Life" Pattern. I am a very New beginner quilter and just learning with one of your patterns.

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  48. I do love flying geese.... I need to use them more..... Lovely quilts here.....

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