Tuesday, October 29, 2019

KT Winner and a Little Fall Fun

KT Winner

ThreadCatcher - I love how all your fabric lines work together and bring a feeling of warmth and comfort. Congratulations on 20 years! 
Congratulations, ThreadCatcher! You've won a Fat 1/8 bundle of my new KT Milestones fabric. Enjoy!Thanks to all of you who commented. Watch for more giveaways (check out below) throughout the holidays. 

Fall Fun

I opted not to attend Fall Quilt Market last week, instead spending the weekend with my kids in Colorado. This year, my twin sons turned 40 on October 27. I've missed virtually every one of their birthdays for 24 years because of market, not to mention my daughter's birthday on October 22 and Robert's on October 26. (He's usually with me at market, and decided years ago that the Moda party was just for his birthday.) Anyway, throw in two of the daughters-in-law with birthdays within 10 days, too, and it's a BIG party! 
We had a great time spending a few days with kids and grankids. The weather was perfect with a beautiful 60 degree sunny Friday, then off to Denver on Saturday for an adults only day/night out. Our first stop was Voodoo Donuts. If you're in Denver, it's a can't miss treat. Almost everyone chose the Memphis Mafia as a starter - a banana fritter with peanut butter & chocolate drizzle and chocolate chips. (I didn't think to get a picture until it was about 1/3 eaten already.) Breakfast of Champions! While at Voodoo, you can't leave without filling up a box for later.


While the girls were doing a little shopping at Cherry Creek Mall, the twins (Brent & Brian) were having a ball trying on cool guy duds. (The sunglasses are theirs.)

Dave & Busters was a hit later in the afternoon with a new 4D VR game/ride from Terminator. I loved it - and had the high score even though I didn't have a clue what to do! Sushi at Kona Grill rounded out the day and prepared us for our big night out. We went to a comedy club where the headliners were the Sklar brothers - twins! It was so funny to hear their act, playing off each other just like my guys do. So much fun! I'm blessed and delighted that my adult children still invite Robert and I (the old folks) to hang out and celebrate with them. Thanks, guys, for a wonderful weekend!

Fall Decorating

Some years, I don't get out my fall stuff until after market, then rush to decorate before Thanksgiving, and take it down a week later to make way for Christmas. This year, I had time to leisurely add a few pumpkins here and there over a few weeks in between designing and sewing. I've really enjoyed changing things up for the season and plan to make it a priority next year. 
Love the fabric pumpkins on the textured suitcases!

My favorite pumpkins are handmade from old metal barrels.

I recently discovered Rae Dunn pottery (white with black lettering or reversed) and am fairly addicted. I was drawn to the mugs with words like "happy" and "inspire" and plates & bowls with "hangry", "indulge" and "seconds please". It makes me smile to select my mug each morning for tea that says "grateful", or a plate for dinner at night with "feast". I think everyone needs their dinnerware to speak encouraging words to them.

While shopping for a few more fall touches, I found these burlap pumpkin placemats at Big Lots and fell in love! I don't do placemats on our table, but love it stitched to a quilted flannel pillow. Fastest fall decor ever! I ran back and bought every one they had. We have just a few kits left that include the pumpkin placemat and all the flannel needed for the pillow front, back and bias binding @ $18 each. Call the store at 785-488-2120 to order (supplies limited).

This week's giveaway is a pumpkin pillow kit (above). It's not too late to whip one up before the holidays and is neutral enough for any decorating scheme. A great gift idea! Comment here on your fall decorating to win.

Monday, October 7, 2019


KT & Friends Retreat 2020

As you read this, I'll just be returning home from Hamilton, MO, home of Missouri Star Quilt Co. Robert and I hosted another KT & Friends Retreat. Joining me again were my quilting buddies, Jenny Doan of Missouri Star, and Barb Groves and Mary Jacobsen of Me and My Sister Designs. We took over Hotel Hamilton, a motel and retreat space for quilters that visit MSQC. Owner Dakota Redford has done a wonderful job decorating the themed rooms for quilt enthusiasts. We all enjoyed teaching about 90 quilters over 4 days of workshops and trunk shows, plus lots of surprises.

If you couldn't make it to one of our KT events this year, Robert and I are delighted to be hosting another KT & Friends Retreat at the home of Kansas Troubles Quilters in Bennington, Kansas, June 17-20, 2020. Last June, we took over the high school with 100 quilters taking "summer school" workshops in the classrooms, eating in the school cafeteria, and enjoying trunk shows in the gym. It was so much fun!

We're also planning to take KT & Friends on the road again later in the year. Maybe we'll come to a city near you!

If you're interested in joining us in the future for a KT & Friends Retreat, email our coordinator, Kathy, at krlimpic@gmail.com for more information.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Milestones is coming soon!

KT Winner

Congratulations to:
Wanda Hall - I can't even tell you how much I LOVE these patterns! I LOVE KT fabrics and I indeed have a stash. I used it for the Moda Blockheads and I need to replenish now! Never enough KT fabric!! One of my favorite collections was Heartfelt and I have been using mine up. I love the sunflowers and the pumpkins in your recent patterns! Such talent!!

Thanks so much, Wanda. I hope you enjoy the new 20 Years of KTQ BOM & bonus patterns. Email your name & address to lynne@ktquilts.com and we'll send out your goodies.


I've shared my 20 Years of KTQ Block-of-the-Month quilt and several of the bonus projects featuring my new Milestones fabric line. It should be arriving by mid-October so we can begin to cut the many pre-orders we've received. Click HERE for the swatch chart of 40 fabrics included in Milestones. Comment below to win a Fat 1/8 Bundle!

If you haven't had a chance to sign up for the new 20 Years of KTQ BOM beginning in January 2020 (12 months @ $38.95/month) ...


or our new Kit To Quilt Mystery Series that features my easy Layered Patchwork technique with everything you need to complete a small project for $30 + free shipping ($40-45 value) (6x/year) ...
Kit To Quilt #1 - July - Bend in the Road

Kit To Quilt #2 - September - Diamonds in the Sky

or our KT Collector's Club  - the newest mini charm pack, 6 fat quarters and the charm pattern for only $25 + free shipping (3x/year), we'd love to include you in our KT fun! Call the store today to sign up for any of our specialty groups at 785-488-2120. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

KT October Special

KT October Special

This month, we celebrate fall with our Pumpkins Mini Table Treat kit & pattern. I love autumn and everything that goes with it - sweaters and boots, mums and dried wheat, apple pie and cider, and of course, pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. The kit includes fabric for the front, back and binding, plus, we've had the pumpkins and stems laser cut for you, backed with Heat 'n Bond Lite fusible web, so you're ready for instant applique! My unique Mini Table Treats are so quick and easy to complete in about 3 hours, you can have yours done in an evening. 
Our KT October Special is the Pumpkins Mini Table Treats Kit & Pattern plus Free Shipping for only $26.95 (retail $32.50). That's a $12 or more savings! Click HERE to order your Pumpkins MTT today. Check out all of our adorable Mini Table Treats HERE. They make perfect holiday gifts and seasonal decorations for your home.

Comment below for a chance to win a FREE Pumpkins MTT kit.