Friday, December 2, 2022

NEW! Homesewn Pillows

NEW KT Series for 2023

I'm so excited about our 12-month series of tie-on pillow covers, Homesewn Pillows. They're quick and easy to make for a fun seasonal addition to your home. 

In January 2023, we'll send everything you need to cover a 12"x20" lumbar pillow, plus the February tie-on pillow cover, Crazy Hearts. I enjoyed making and embellishing this heart-filled pillow, perfect for my February anniversary and Valentine's Day. We'll include some ribbon trim, buttons and lock/key charms, but you can add stitches and additional trims to personalize your pillow. For example, I tied on "R" and "L" charms for Robert and me. 



From March through December, we'll send a unique tie-on pillow cover to change out over your covered pillow. For February's shipment, we'll send the March pillow cover, Blown Away with kites flying high over a row of flying geese. I used my Layered Patchwork technique for the flying geese for a super quick finish, but we also include traditional piecing instructions, if you prefer. I love the whimsy of this pillow!


Each month, we'll auto-ship for just $30+$5 shipping. Pillow kits will be available online and in store for $40 to non-members. 

We'd love to have you join us for another year of monthly fun. Call the KTQuilt Shop to sign up today! Call 785-488-2120

Thursday, December 1, 2022

KT December Special

 Churn It Up

Need a quick quilt for a holiday gift? We have you covered! My Churn It Up quilt goes together in a day with easy connecting corners on background squares. It first appeared in the Cakewalk book by Martingale featuring a Maple Hill Layer Cake. We're updating it with a new color palette for a patriotic twist, or stick with a classic KT Layer Cake. Traditional piecing.

Churn It Up Classic (61"sq.)

Churn It Up Patriotic (65"sq.)

Each Churn It Up kit is a $95 retail value. We have either kit for a limited time for only $69! That's a savings of over 25% plus Free Shipping! 

Find the KT December Special HERE.

If you prefer a different color border for the classic kit, just call the KT Quilt Shop with your request. 785-488-2120. 

 Watch for FREE KT Christmas favorite PDF patterns on our website under KT Specials all month long. Check back often for new additions.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

KT November Special


Don't you love an easy Jelly Roll quilt? Especially one that incorporates simple flying geese with rainbow strips of color for a fun, modern take on traditional fabrics? Formation is all of that and more! Our 60x70 lap quilt features a Daffodils & Dragonflies Jelly Roll and Charm Pack plus just 2 fabrics for a quick quilt that anyone on your gift list would love. 

The complete kit with precuts, fabric plus pattern is specially priced at just $78 for a limited time. That's a 20% discount off of retail with FREE SHIPPING!

Find the KT November Special HERE.  OR, call the KTQuilt Shop to order at 785-488-2120. 


NOTE: We will be closed for Thanksgiving weekend. KTQuilt Shop Winter Hours begin the following week. We are open Thursday & Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-3 December 1st through March 1st. If you're traveling through on another day and would like to stop by, please call the store ahead and we'll try to accommodate your schedule.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Homesewn Pillows

 NEW 12-Month Pillow Series 

I'm delighted to announce our new series for 2023, Homesewn Pillows. I was inspired by the Maple Leaf Pillow from the KT&Friends Retreats - which is also our October Special. I love that I can cover a lumbar pillow with a neutral fabric and change it out easily with a different pillow cover. So, I'm making a new tie-on pillow cover for every month of the year! 
In January 2023, we'll send the February pillow, in February, we'll send the March pillow, etc. That will give you plenty of time to make the pillow cover for the upcoming month. Each month for 12 months, you'll automatically receive everything you need to make a seasonal tie-on pillow cover. We'll send fabric/instructions to cover the pillow the first month. All this for only $30+$5 ship each month.
If you participated in our HOME series, you'll love the coordinating Homesewn Pillows! Find all the HOME pin-ons HERE.
Please call the KT Quilt Shop to sign up today. We have a limited number of kits available, so don't delay. 785-488-2120
Maple Leaf Pillow Tie-On - Find it HERE


Saturday, October 1, 2022

KT October Special

Maple Leaf Pillow

How about a quick and easy project for fall? My Maple Leaf Pillow cover ties over a lumbar pillow and can be changed up for the seasons. We'll include a pattern for a Christmas version, too! Our KT October Special for the Maple Leaf Pillow kit, plus pillow cover plus a bonus pattern is only $30 w/Free Shipping (retail value $45). That's a savings of 33%. Just. Wow!

Find the KT October Special on our website HERE.


Homesewn Pillows Series

If you enjoy making quick & easy home decor projects like this tie-on pillow cover, join me for a new year long series of Homesewn Pillows. Beginning in January 2023, we'll send a different pillow tie-on each month throughout the year for only $30+$5 ship each month. In the first month, we'll make include fabric and instructions on the pillow cover to use all year. Then each month, we'll continue with a new seasonal tie-on cover. How fun is that?

Space is limited. Sign up for our Homesewn Pillows auto-ship program today! Call the KTQuilt Shop at 785-488-2120.

Pillow patterns and kits will be available on the website each month individually for $40+$5 ship. 


Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Moda Block Heads 4 - Week #28

 Block#28 - Blossom by Joanna Figueroa

This week's block is all about squares and rectangles with lots of carefully placed connecting corners. Simple to piece, impressive results! 

Tammy Kuntz pieced our KT BH4 blocks with my Freedom Road fabric collection. I'm anxious to put them all together now that we're finishing up the series. How will you finish your BH4 quilt?

Thanks so much for joining us for another Moda Block Heads.

Follow Joanna on Instagram @figtreeandco.

Find Blossom and all of the Moda Block Heads 4 blocks HERE.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Moda Block Heads 4 - Week #26

 Block #26 - Postage Stamp

by Corey Yoder

This week, Corey created a classic Postage Stamp block with a modern twist. I love a block that showcases a feature fabric, and this one is perfect for my new Daffodils & Dragonflies fabric, coming soon. 

Here's the same block in Freedom Road red, tan and blue by Tammy Kuntz for KTQ. Love, love!


Follow Corey on Instagram @corianderquilts.

Find instructions for Postage Stamp HERE.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Moda Block Heads 4 - Week #25

Block #25 - Heart

Vanessa Goertzen offers her heart this week in this adorable block for Moda Block Heads 4. Tammy Kuntz continued our theme, piecing the block in Freedom Road fabrics. Love it!

 Find Vanessa's block HERE.

Follow her on Instagram @lellaboutique for all the latest news. 

Heart by Vanessa Goertzen for Lella Boutique


Thursday, September 1, 2022

KT September Special

 Pick Your Own Pumpkins

If you've been following along this summer, you know we hosted two KT&Friends Retreats - one near the home of KTQ in Bennington, Kansas in June, the other at D-Barn in Longmont, CO in July. I taught several workshops at each retreat, including the cozy lap quilt, Pick Your Own Pumpkins. 

I always enjoy making fall quilts with my KT fabrics in rich autumn tones of reds, greens, golds and pumpkins, but this year was really special. As I've been sorting through my stash to move into my new studio, I shared hundreds of pieces of vintage KT fabrics from the past 12-15 years to make these kits. Each Pick Your Own Pumpkins kit includes 24 assorted tan fat 1/8's and 8 pumpkin prints, many from my earlier collections for a truly scrappy mix. 

This week on the KT&Friends Retreat Facebook group page, I've added 4 video tutorials on the projects I taught at the retreats, including Pick Your Own Pumpkins. Now is the perfect time to purchase this kit and follow along. 

We're happy to offer the Pick Your Own Pumpkins kit for only $109.95 + Free Shipping (retail value $141.95). That's a total savings of over $30! Don't delay, quantities are limited. Find the KT September Special HERE.  


Pick Your Own Pumpkins

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Moda Block Heads 4 - Block #24

Block #24 - Outtakes

Vanessa's block this week is one of my favorite star blocks - EVER! Made up in my Freedom Road fabric, it's convincing me to make a whole quilt out of this block. Tammy chose a great selection of reds, tans and blues for her version of Outtakes.

Check out Vanessa's Instagram @vchristenson or her V & Co blog HERE.

Find the pattern for Outtakes on Moda's website HERE

Just a reminder, you can find all things Block Heads at the links below.

 Links for Blocks & Instagram.  To provide a one-stop-shop for the most important information -

This includes the dates for each block, the Designer, the link to the block, and your IG information.  

The Facebook Group -

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Moda Block Heads 4 - Block #23

 Block #23 - Gentleman's Fancy

Brenda Riddle brings us a classic block this week in Gentleman's Fancy. I loved reading her inspiration for this block on her blog HERE. What a wonderful tribute to her Dad.

My KT piecer, Tammy Kuntz, featured our new red/tan/blue Freedom Road fabric perfectly in her version of the block. I can't wait to get my hands on all the lovely blocks she's made to start planning my layout of the Block Heads 4 quilt. 

Follow Brenda on Instagram @brendariddledesigns. 

 Find Brenda's pattern for Block #23 HERE.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Moda Block Heads 4 - Block 22

 Block#22 - Star Patch

Sherri McConnell gives us a fun star block this week that incorporates several timeless elements - 9-patch, stars and connecting corners. She explains her choices on her blog (link below). Tammy used my new Freedom Road fabric to perfection surrounding the red/tan 9-patch with blue star points. I can't wait to see the whole quilt come together!


Check out Sherri's blog post HERE. Follow her on Instagram @aquiltinglife. I look forward to reading her Saturday Seven posts with fun tips and links to blog posts she enjoys on food, life and fun.

Find Sherri's pattern HERE.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

KT&Friends Virtual Retreat 2022

If you weren't able to join us in person for one of our KT&Friends Retreats this summer, we'd love to see you virtually. Lynne will be sharing a tutorial each day for 3 days in a row featuring Maple Hill fabrics & precuts in the Pick Your Own Pumpkins lap quilt & Maple Leaf pillow topper, and the Star Spangled Stripes runner from her new Freedom Road collection.​​​​​​​​
In your KT&Friends Virtual Retreat Box, you'll receive all 3 kits, 3 Aurifil small spools of thread, glue pen, marking pencil, KT mini ruler, table favors and more! It's the next best thing to being there!​​​​​​​​
The KT&Friends Virtual Retreat Box plus 3 online tutorials is only $225 w/Free Shipping (retail value over $290 w/ship). Mark your calendar for August 29, 30 & 31, 2022. I'll post on Facebook Live each day at 1pm. Video will be saved to the KT&Friends Retreat group page each day.​​​​​​​​
Call the KTQuilt Shop to sign up today! 785-488-2120



Moda Block Heads 4 - Block#20

 Block #20 - StopGo by Stacy Iest Hsu

The block this week is a fun & easy twist on the classic square-in-a-square block. Tammy pieced ours with red, tan and blue Freedom Road prints. I can't wait to see all the possibilites!

Follow Stacy on Instagram @stacyiesthsu.

Find this week's block HERE.

Monday, August 1, 2022

KT August Special

Signs of Fall

It might be a bit early to pull out your flannel shirts and cozy sweaters, but it's not too early to think about fall decor and quilts. This month, we're offering a new version of an old favorite, Signs of Fall. It features our new Maple Hill fabric with my Layered Patchwork technique for quick & easy quarter square triangles and flying geese. A little piecing, a little fusible applique, and you have a unique fall accent for your home.


Our KT August Special includes all fabrics for the Signs of Fall (28'x32") quilt top, appliques, backing and binding plus pattern for only $49.95 plus FREE SHIPPING. That's over 20% off the retail value of over $60!

Find the KT August Special on our website HERE.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Moda Block Heads 4 - Block#18

Block#18 - Crowning Glory

Betsy Chutchian goes all out this week with her block, Crowing Glory.  I've been trying to catch up watching The Crown. I think it's the perfect companion block for this series.

Tammy once again used prints from the KT Freedom Road fabric line, available now at 

 Follow Betsy on Instagram @betsy_chutchian. 

Find Betsy's block HERE.  


Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Moda Block Heads 4 - Block#17

Block#17 - Shoreline

Camille has brought us a fun block this week, Shoreline. I like the illusion that the star is on point - but isn't - for easier assembly. Our KT piecer, Tammy, did a great job with fabric placement from the KT Freedom Road collection. 

Follow Camille on Instagram @thimbleblossoms. 

Find Camille's block HERE.  

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Moda Block Heads 4 - Block#16

Block #16 comes to us from Moda's very own Tammy Vonderschmidt. Her Indiana Puzzle block adds movement with a simple friendship star surrounded by 4-patches. Our very own Tammy Kuntz pieced the block with my newest fabric collection, Freedom Road. I can't wait to see how she puts it all together!

Check out all of Tammy V's stitching at @nithaystack on Instagram. 

Find Tammy's block HERE.

Friday, July 1, 2022

KT July Special


I'm enjoying playing with all the pretty red, tan and blue fabrics in my newest collection, Freedom Road. I've designed a charm quilt for every fabric line for over 20 years. As soon as I select a name, settle on a theme and pick the 40 pieces that will make up the collection, I start planning. For Freedom Road, it was instant inspiration. One of the prints has a trio of shooting stars that shouts to me "Happy 4th of July!"

My birthday is July 5th. When I was little, my Dad told me that sparklers were my very own giant birthday candles. We delighted in waving the glowing sticks in the air, painting the sky with their colors. My charm quilt, Sparklers, brings back the childhood memories I've loved sharing with my own kids and grandkids. 

Sparklers charm quilt - 33" sq.

For our KT July Special, I'd like to share my Sparklers quilt with you, too. The kit includes all fabric for the quilt top, backing and binding plus pattern ($60+ retail value with shipping). Our KT July Special price is only $44.95 with Free Shipping!  Find the KT July Special HERE.

Wishing you all a safe and happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Moda Block Heads 4 - Block#15

 Crystal Manning shares her block, Highland Plaid, with us this week. I'm loving the red, tan, blue version of this block, but I can also see it in scrappy, classic KT colors for a quilt. I'll put it on my list....

Check out Crystal's Instagram at @cmanningsews

To find the instructions for Highland Plaid, click  HERE




Friday, June 24, 2022

United Scraps of America QAL

Join me for a 4-month long Quilt-a-Long for my new patriotic sampler featuring Freedom Road precuts and fabrics, United Scraps of America. We'll break it down into 4 sections for easy piecing ship your kit in two shipments - July and September. I'll host a Facebook Live tutorial each month beginning with the end of July. Join the FB group page for dates.

For $58.50/month, you will receive:

  * all fabrics & precuts for quilt front, binding and pieced backing

  * United Scraps of America booklet

  *  (3) spools of Aurifil 50wt. thread 

  * bonus patterns

  * fun surprises!

United Scraps of America


Sign up today by calling the KTQuilt Shop 785-488-2120.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Dash of Freedom Corrections

 Dash of Freedom

Have you received your newest KitToQuilt Mystery kit? We found a couple of errors in the cutting instructions that I wanted to share before you get started on your quilt. Find the corrections HERE under Tips&Techniques on the KTQ website at 


We'd love to have your email address to communicate directly in the future. Please email the store at Robert will send a new PDF pattern.

Do you belong to our KitToQuilt Mystery Series? Every other month, I design a special project for our group. The kit includes just about everything you need to complete the kit, sometimes with bonus extras - thread, backing, etc. Retail value of each kit is $45-50. Our price? Only $35+$5 shipping!  

Call the KTQuilt Shop to sign up at 785-488-2120.

Moda Block Heads 4 - Block #12

 Block #12 - Friendship Star by Deb Strain

Deb Strain designs & paints the most delightful, whimsical fabric for Moda. Her simple friendship star block is perfect to showcase a favorite print. Tammy loves the new Freedom Road floral and featured it in the center of the star. What will you add to the center of your star?

Visit Deb on Facebook HERE.

Find the instructions for Friendship Star HERE.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Moda Block Heads 4 - Week #11

 Week #11 - Moda Block-berry

Jackie MacDonald of Sweetwater Road designed the perfect block to kick off summer. Tammy pieced our block with the coming soon Freedom Road reds, tans, and blues. Such a fun, seasonal block. 

I'm enjoying following all of you, seeing your progress and all the amazing colors and fabrics chosen. Wednesday is my favorite day of the week!

Check out Jackie on Instagram #sweetfireroad. 

Find instructions for Jackie's block HERE

See you next week for more Moda Block Heads 4.

KT June Special


I'm so excited about my new Freedom Road patriotic fabric collection coming this month. It's full of classic KT reds, tans and blues. I think it's a good mix of stars, geometrics and florals to use for summer projects, or mix into any KT line. 

We're featuring one of my favorite quilts from this collection for our KT June Special, Glory. The pattern includes options for a lap size quilt (68" x 82") or queen (90" x 104") and a pillow top.

Glory lap quilt 68"x82"

Our Glory lap quilt is usually $127.95 plus the pattern and shipping. Our KT June Special is the Glory kit with all fabric for quilt top & binding plus pattern and FREE SHIPPING for only $114.95.

NOTE: We expect shipment of Freedom Road soon and will ship kits ASAP.  Be the first to receive my new favorite line! Watch my blog post later this week for more Freedom Road projects.

Find the KT June Special HERE.  

 Download the free Freedom Road fabric chart HERE.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Moda Block Heads 4 - Week #10

 Week #10 - Autumnal by Chelsi Stratton

If you love autumn as much as I do, this is the perfect block for you. Autumnal, by Chelsi Stratton, is a classic leaf block with simple piecing to show off some of your favorite fall prints. Or, make one with your theme fabric, like Tammy (KTQ piecer) with our upcoming Freedom Road.


Find the instructions for Autumnal on Chelsi's blog HERE.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Studio Update

I've been enjoying my new studio space for about 3 weeks now. We worked our tails off over a 10 day period laying floors, touching up paint, building shelves and moving all the stuff from my sewing room at the house and the building in time for pictures for a secret deadline (more on that later). Now, I'm slowly sorting through drawers and boxes and bins full of vintage sewing collectibles, UFO's, collected fabric and so much paperwork. It's amazing how much you can accumulate over 25 years in business! I still have alot I want to do, but here's a first look at parts of my new sewing room/office.

Robert made a vintage wooden expandable scaffold into a shelf over my fabric shelves where I have some of my antique children's sewing machines and thread holders on display. Above that, we only have the half circle barn vent up so far, but I plan to fill in with my collection of metal quilting stencils and other fun vintage items. 

I love the high ceilings and searched a long time for lighting. I LOVE the light over my cutting table. It's a wooden beam wrapped with 8 lights. It doesn't photograph very well, but I love how bright it is! 

One of my favorite purchases is this 6ft diameter ceiling fan that reminds be of the windmill by our driveway. It moves alot of air and is the perfect rustic touch. The fan and light fixtures plus the pipe for the fabric shelving are the only new pieces I've purchased so far. Everything else was in my former sewing room or in my archive/storage room at the store. 

I'm searching for a vintage piece that would make a good base for my big ironing board with lots of storage for WIP. I store blocks and partly finished projects in cardboard boxes similar to pizza boxes. I can make labels for the ends for easy identification. Now, they are scattered in drawers, suitcases and boxes all over the room.  I know alot of people like to use plastic storage containers, but I avoid plastic of any kind - for environmental reasons and for aesthetics. Until I can find the perfect vintage piece, Robert is working on an open shelving unit using our leftover pipe. 

Watch for more updates as I finish painting the last window frame, add new comfy chairs to my window area and figure out where to put everything cluttering my sewing table. Whew! It could take a day or two. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Moda Block Heads 4 - Week #8

Week #8 - Wild Geese

Kate Spain offers a block with one of my favorite designs, flying geese. Her Wild Geese block is perfect for our "birth" announcement this week as two pair of geese on our pond just hatched their goslings. It's amazing to me that within a week they transform from tiny yellow fluff balls into soft little gray geese. 

KT piecer, Tammy Kuntz, did a great job using my new Freedom Road fabric collection, coming next month.

Find Kate's block on Moda's website HERE. Follow Kate on Instagram @katespain for all the latest quilting news. 


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Moda Block Heads 4 - Week #7

 Week #7 - Game Board     

Lisa Bongean brings us a versatile checkerboard block this week. This one would make a great quilt, too! 

Tammy chose a few of the Freedom Road red/tan/blue prints for our block. I really like that the colors are a patriotic theme, but the prints will play well with all my other KT fabrics. I'm anxious to see the blocks all together. Better start working on a setting plan.

 Follow Lisa on her BLOG and on Instagram @lisabongean. 

Find the instructions for Lisa's Game Board block HERE.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

KT May Special


I've designed a pattern for every fabric line for more than 20 years. Sometimes, it's difficult to figure out what to do, but for Maple Hill, it was easy as, well, falling leaves! Windblown features a Maple Hill charm pack with a piece of every fabric in the collection.

Windblown 30" sq. charm quilt

Retail price for the kit with charm pack and all fabrics for quilt front and binding PLUS Free Shipping is regularly over $52 (with our low $5 shipping everyday). Our KT Special price is only $34.95.  That's almost 25% off!

We have some great fall themed fabrics for backings, too, so add a yard of Maple Hill for backing for only $11 extra (retail $13.50/KT price $12.50) with your kit - included in the Free Shipping. 

More Maple Hill

Now is the perfect time to be thinking about all things autumn so we're ready when the pumpkins are ripe and the leaves start to fall.

If you love fall as much as I do, you'll also love our Maple Leaf Shuffle lap quilt (74" x 74"). After making Windblown, you won't want to stop piecing those little leaves. Here's your chance to make a whole pile more!

Maple Leaf Shuffle

It's not too late to join me for a 6-month Quilt-a-Long with the Sugar Maple Farm Sampler quilt. There's so much to play with! Easy traditional piecing with fun fusible applique makes this quilt go together quickly. We still have a few kits available. For only $39.95/month for 6 months you'll receive all the fabric for the quilt front & binding, plus appliques, plus 6 spools of matching Aurifil Thread, plus the booklet, plus the KT Melon Template, plus bonus patterns, plus shipping is included! Whew! Don't miss this deal! 

Call the KTQuilt Shop to sign up. 785-488-2120.


Sugar Maple Farm QAL

Friday, April 29, 2022

Covering the World

Kansas Dugout

When Moda approached me about participating in the Covering the World campaign to donate a quilt, I did not hesitate. I make quilts for a living, but also for my family. There are those in my family that think of my shelves full of quilts when someone is in need or when trying to raise money for a cause. I'm always happy to share. 

My daughter, Nicole, has her Master's in Social Work and knows of many organizations looking for quilts and pillowcases for foster children, seniors and victims of domestic violence. My daughter-in-law is the director of SAVA (The Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center) in Northern Colorado. They provide crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling for all those affected by sexual violence while also providing prevention programs through community outreach and education. She organizes and hosts a fund raiser each year to continue their privately funded organization.

I know I'm not alone. Quilters are the most generous people ever. They love giving away quilts almost as much as they love making them. It's unconditional love stitched in cotton to share with whoever needs a big 'ole quilt hug. 

All four of my children and their families now live in the Longmont, Loveland, Fort Collins area of Colorado. As Robert and I were driving there the week after Christmas last year, we started to smell smoke, thinking it must be remnants of the wildfires in the mountains. As we continued, we realized visibility was greatly reduced as the smoke thickened. We could hear sirens and see first responders racing along the highway. We reached Longmont just before they closed Highway 25. It wasn't until later that evening that we saw the news and realized there was a large, fast moving fire in the Marshall, CO community. Sadly, more than 1100 homes and businesses were destroyed and thousands of families evacuated. We all felt helpless the next day as we celebrated Christmas together, knowing so many would be searching for a safe place for their families to sleep. 


Soon after we returned home, I received a call from my daughter-in-law saying one of her employees had lost their home. Did I have a quilt? Yes. Yes, I did.

I was pleased to learn that so many quilt guilds and quilters in Colorado have come together to make and donate quilts for the families affected by this tragic fire. I'm humbled to add my quilt to the many more given with love.

Kansas Dugout was originally made with my KT Favorites II fabric line about 10 years ago. It features my Layered Patchwork technique for simplified connector corners. 

With my Layered Patchwork technique, instead of stitching & folding a square to create a connector corner, I simply cut the square in half, layer the triangle on the corner and topstitch close to the bias edge of the triangle. It does not unravel because of the bias edge, but softly frays the more it is washed and cuddled. I love the primitive look of the soft edges.


Kansas Dugout

Thanks to Baby Lock and AccuQuilt for partnering with Moda for this year-long campaign and inviting me to participate. Find out more at:
Baby Lock -
Accu Quilt -

For more information and to follow a year of donations, go to the Facebook Group for Covering The World.


As a small "Thank You", I am offering the Kansas Dugout PDF pattern free to all of you generous quilters out there who make quilts and give them to those you know and love, and, to those you've never met. Find the pattern on our website at HERE.





Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Moda Block Heads 4 - Week#6

 Happy Block Heads Day! 

Don't you just love Wednesdays? Here's another reason to get up early and check your inbox - Block #6, Spinning into Spring, by Linzee McCray. 

What a perfect block to say "Goodbye" to  April and "Hello" May!

One of my KT piecers, Tammy Kuntz, is making all of our Block Heads blocks this round. She's doing an amazing job featuring my new Freedom Road red/tan/blue collection coming in June. I've noticed over the first 6 weeks she's leaning heavily into the reds - and I couldn't be happier! Love, love the reds in this line.

Follow Linzee on Instagram for all the details about her block, Spinning into Spring HERE.

Find Linzee's block on the Moda website HERE.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Studio KTQ Update

It's been a long two years since we began building my dream studio. The foundation was poured in Feb. 2020. Not great planning, I know. Within a month, Covid hit and the world shut down. My son, Neil, the contractor, was quarantining at home in Colorado, so we decided to delay building "for just a couple months". Long story short, between Covid, shipping delays, unavailable materials and soaring lumber prices, it's finally coming all together.

Just a few weeks ago, we didn't have a floor or ceiling. Now, I'm stacking all my pretty fabric on simple, industrial pipe shelves that span over 18'. I've spent the weekend sorting and purging, trying to organize as I go. It will be so nice to have everything I need all in one place.

Now that we're on a roll, watch for Studio KTQ updates in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Moda Block Heads 4 - Block#5

 Two of Five

This week, Barb Groves, of Me & My Sister Designs, offers this easy-to-piece block to feature a few of your favorite fabrics. Tammy (KTQ piecer) chose a selection of red, tan and blue prints from my upcoming Freedom Road line for our Kansas Troubles' block. 

According to Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns (3rd Edition), this block has had a dozen different names over the years from Churn Dash , Old Mill Design, Hens and Chickens and Double T to Shoo Fly, Monkey Wrench, Fisherman's Reel and Quail's Nest. It's all in the eye of the maker. 

Churn Dash is one of my favorite blocks to work with because of it's versatility. This option has 9 equal size units, but it's easy to transform these pieces to create a new look. What will you create with this week's Two of Five block?

Check out Barb's blog for more information. Find the instructions HERE .

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Moda Block Heads 4 - Week#4

This week, Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill created Spinner, a simple pinwheel block that will add a lot of fun movement to your quilt. I love how Tammy pieced Spinner in red, tan and blue Freedom Road fabrics (coming this summer).

Find Anne's block on Facebook or Instagram @bunnyhilldesigns, or on Moda's Block Heads page HERE.

Friday, April 1, 2022

KT April Special

 How Does Your Garden Grow?

Are you a  quilter and a gardener? Do you love digging in the dirt and watching the fruits of your labor as much as cutting fabric and seeing a block emerge? 

I've enjoyed planting low maintenance perennials and shrubs for landscaping around the house over the years, and we always hang a few tried and true plants on the porch,  but I don't always have much success with annuals in our hot climate and clay soil. This year, I'm trying my hand at a raised bed vegetable garden. We're starting with two planted with the basics - tomatoes and peppers and few other favorites. My hope is that if we have some success, the multitudes of bunnies and deer don't get to them before we do. 

Every spring, I pull out this runner for my kitchen table, pretending I can really grow something. It inspires me to buy another succulent or two and get out my cute vintage watering cans to display on the porch steps. It's a start!

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