Indiana Heritage Quilt Show
Last week, my quilting buddy, Pam Buda, of Heartspun Quilts
, and I taught 3 days of classes each at the IHQS show in Bloomington, IN. What a lovely bunch of quality quilters! We both enjoyed our classes and the endless assortment of delicious options for dinner each night in downtown Bloomington. Overall, a good work/play weekend.
Just to prove I was really working, here are few pictures of my ladies in action.
|Pam and I visiting with Quilts 'n Bloom shop owner, Cathy Will. What a wonderful shop in Haubstadt, IN!|
|Working on Barn Raising using a KT Five & Dime ruler|
|30- Something from Layers of Love in brights and grays.|
I love visiting different areas of the country and meeting quilters of all skill levels. Sandy Anderson and her friend, Barb, are very skilled quilters, but had some doubts about my method of "raw edge layering stuff". Despite this fact, they signed up for all 3 workshops!. I applaud their ability to seek out new things and think outside the box. By the end of the first day assembling her bright and beautiful 30-Something blocks, she and Barb were believers in Layered Patchwork! They were a delightful addition to all 3 days of classes and are now pro-active supporters of KT and my unique Layered Patchwork technique. Go forth and convert!
|Love Nola's beautiful batik blocks - and the matching hair!|
|Claire was another skeptic who not only made wonderful batik 30-Something blocks,but signed up for the next days' class as well! Great job!|
| I had a minute or two to catch up on some binding while these ladies sewed up a storm!|
Pigeon Forge, TN
We're traveling this week with grandaughter, Aleece, to A Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge, TN. She's delighted to be "working" with us over her Spring Break. The quilt show and classes run from Tuesday thru Saturday. Mine range from Mini Table Treats to 30-Something (above) to Clara's Raised Bed Garden using our KT Wedge template for faking curved piecing. I'd love to see you there! We won't be home until Monday, March 21st, so watch for the next blog post later that week. I'll have tons of pictures of our adventures in Tennessee!
The winner of last week's Bees 'n Blooms book and box of scraps is
The third pair of projects in the Bees 'n Bloom book is based on a traditional quilt block called Queen Bee. It's a simple, pieced 16-patch with appliqued melon shapes in the corners. I sized the block to fit our KT Melon template to make a large lap quilt and pillow utilizing a Moda Jelly RollTM. The fun applique border is fused on for easy placement/stitching.
|Queen Bee lap quilt|
|Queen Bee 18" Pillow cover|
Comment to win the Bees 'n Blooms book and another box of scraps from several of the Bees 'n Blooms projects. I've decided giving away leftovers is the best solution to keeping my sewing room uncluttered, and I get to share with you - win, win!
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More Workshops at A Mountain Quiltfest
Comment here to win the Eye of the Storm and Windmills on the Plains patterns this week. Watch for a sneak peek at the new KT Christmas line, Prairie Cactus, coming soon!