Sunday, January 31, 2021

KT February Special

 KT Fat Quarter Bundles

If you've been finishing up those WIP's while staying home this past year, it's time to add some new fabric to your stash for future projects. Robert rearranged the storage room and uncovered a few fat quarter bundles from the past 2-3 years of KT fabric collections - Milestones, On Meadowlark Pond, Fresh Cut Flowers, Nature's Glory and Through the Years, plus our newest Bittersweet Lane. There's a limited supply of each line, so order early for best selection.

Our KT February Special is any select fat quarter bundle with (40) KT fat 1/4's for only $109 plus Free Shipping. That's a retail value of $140 (with our $5 shipping). What a deal! Find the KT February Special HERE.

Here are the KT Fabric Swatch Charts for each line so you can see all the colors/prints in the bundles. You can find and print these anytime from our website HERE. Watch for new fabric swatch charts throughout the year. The Prairie Dreams and Homemade Homespuns charts are available now; fabric is shipping in late March & July, respectively. 

For my own use, I like to have the colors and prints in rows for easy reference. To find a print, look down the left side of the chart for the different tan prints and their sku numbers. Across the top are the color numbers. If you want to find #9651 in blue, go over to color number 14. I try to always number my colors the same from one fabric line to the next so it's easier to tell blue from black by the number on the selvedge edge. I hope you find these swatch charts useful in your planning and shopping.

Do you keep swatches of fabrics in a planner for upcoming projects?

Friday, January 22, 2021

KT & Friends Retreats 2021

Although the health of our nation is still uncertain at this time, but I'm optimistic that by June, we'll all be vaccinated and ready to gather in person for some quilting fun. Are you with me?

KT & Friends Retreat, Bennington, Kansas, June 22-25, 2021


We have an all new line-up of teachers for our hometown retreat this summer. Lisa Bongean, of Primitive Gatherings, and Debbie Maddy, of Tiori Designs are joining me for three days of learning and sharing. Both of these creators are fellow Moda designers.

Lisa's warm fabric palette and whimsical prints play nicely with her delightful quilt patterns, not to mention her yummy hand-dyed wools and projects. She'll share her tricks and techniques for both in her workshops. See what Lisa is up to at

Debbie is known for her Shibori hand-dyed cottons in beautiful shades of blues. Her lovely fabric collections echo these colors. She'll offer her experience on piecing and fabric design in workshops created just for our retreat. Learn more about Debbie and follow her blog at

Sign Up

Thank you to more than half of our previous quilters who opted to stay on the list for 2021. We appreciate your continued support and are looking forward to seeing you all again this year. If you haven't been to a KT Retreat, join our Facebook page - KT & Friends Retreats - to read our participants comments and see the 2019 projects. Ready to sign up? Contact the KT Quilt Shop to reserve your spot soon. Space is limited to 100 quilters. Retreat Fee - $795. Deposit at time of registration - $100. Two payments - March and May - $347.50 each. For those of you who retained your spot from 2019 with a deposit and/or payment(s), Robert will be contacting you in February for further payment arrangements. 


Our KT & Friends Retreat begins Tuesday, June 22 at noon and continue through Friday, June 25 at noon. We've expanded our hours to allow more free sewing/shopping time for our attendees. Your retreat includes 6 workshops - 3 lap size projects and 3 small Make&Take projects - with kits. We'll also provide 3 lunches & 3 dinners with table treats and prizes, 3 trunk shows with giveaways, 3 Grand prizes, and lots of goodies along the way. Please bring your own sewing machine. A basic supply list will be sent via email in May. 

I'll have an update on our KT & Friends Retreat in Appleton, WI, August 10-13 next week.