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!