Sunday, May 20, 2012

Meet the Modern Quilt Guild!

Last night me and around 300 of my Modern Quilt Guild friends attended the "Modern Meet Up" sponsored by the Kansas City and St. Louis Modern Quilt Guilds and QuiltCon.  What a great time we all had.  The crowd was a "Who's Who" of the modern quilt world.  We were in a ballroom in the Downtown Marriott in Kansas City, Missouri.  They treated us all very well.  It could not have been much better.

We had all kinds of donations...giveaways from many quilty sponsors.    A good time was had by all.  Great conversations, much inspiration and much mingling were had by all.

What a great community to be a part of.  It was wonderful!  Tomorrow is the May KCMQG meeting with our guest Weeks Ringle.  I am so looking forward to that!

Saturday, May 19, 2012


It has been a great relaxing productive sewing week.  I have enjoyed being home and spending time each day with my machines.

It is Spring Quilt Market in Kansas CIty this year and I am totally disappointed that I did not get to go...:(    I pacified myself by going to MQS 2012.  It was wonderful of course.  So many beautiful many vendors...thread, rulers, longarms...everything.  Even saw a booth selling shoes??? really?  If you have never gone to Machine Quilters Showcase, go next time you get a chance, it is quite impressive.

I dug up a UFO that I have been staring at for almost a year.  Don't know why I did not finished this as it is one of my favorites.  So bright and colorful...

This may be next on the quilter.  I have many tops hanging in the doorway.  My new effort is to get them quilted.  No excuses for not getting them done...just need to do it.

This is what's on the quilter at the moment.

I am hoping to finish this up today!

In honor of Spring Market the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild and the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild
are hosting a gathering tonight.  I volunteered to help so I will be there!!  Would not have missed it anyway.  Hope to meet some of the quilters I only know from Blog/Flickr land!!

Until next time......

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My Precious Finish!

My "Precious QAL" entry is finished, quilted and bound!!  If I did not have vacation this week I probably would not have finished completely.  I am very happy with it and took a number of photos!

Anyway......this QAL was lots of fun.  Come join us for the next chapter of the "My Precious QAL" on Flickr.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Oh! It's Friday!!!

Finally.....I have been waiting for this day for several weeks, no, months.  While it is not payday Friday, it is VACATION Friday.  I will be on vacation next week and I am thrilled.  I only have a list of 15 or 20 things I need to get done today before I go!  No sweat, right!

Just so happens my vacation week is Quilt Market, MQS and KCMQG Meet Up week!  I chose the dates well.  Amy Butler is in the house on Tuesday at Nelson Atkins, sponsored by Harpers.  Denyse Schmidt is in the house next week sponsored by my favorite Bernina store!  Weeks Ringle is in the house for the May KCMQG meeting.  Jacquie Gering will be here for market and she is giving a class on the Flip and Stitch method in her new book "Quilting Modern".  Yes I am in Quilty Heaven!  Vacation will definitely include hours of sewing and quilting.  I think on Sunday I will not leave my machine.

I have been working on Some things.....this is my entry for Round One of the My Precious QAL on Flickr.  This will be first up on the quilter this week. I love how it turned out.  The pattern is Out Fox the Fox by Lizzy House and the fabric is my precious Lush by Erin Michael.  The solid is an organic cotton I got on sale from Marmalade Fabrics.  Can't wait to finish.

I have also finished my Bleachers quilt top that I made from Habitat and some Kona solids.  This is a new pattern from Empty Bobbin Studio.  I did not test this pattern for Shea Henderson...

 but I did test Crosshatch.

Well enough for now.

I have to get this day

started so I can get it done!

Enjoy your Friday!!