Archive for June 2015

Fantasy Medications for Quilters

We quilters are a hearty and stalwart group of sewing fools. We muster our strength and sew all night. We dig down deep and finish that wedding quilt. We find the strength to make it through the entire quilt show and every vendor. Why? Because we’re quilters and that’s how we roll. It seems to... Read more »

12 Tantalizing Facts about Thimbles

I use a thimble whenever I do hand sewing. My fingers feel naked and sore without one. I have quite a few thimbles but only use two of them.When you think about it, it’s a pretty nifty invention. I decided to do some research and share with you facts about thimbles. 1. Definition – I... Read more »

I'm Sew Tired: A quilting and Beatles quiz

Judy Walsh made this cutie! I will give the title on the following slide. Try to guess!
One of the highlights for me in Kansas City was seeing the 150 Beatles Art Quilts, each depicting a different Beatles song. I had not been able to see them at previous showings so I was very excited. There is a book about these quilts put together by Donna DeSoto. I would love to own... Read more »

I am really good at teaching Spanish and French

Hurray, it is Blogapalooza night. Once a month we have an hour to write about a specific topic. Here is tonight’s topic: Without trying to be humble, write about something you’re really good at. Like most people, I have a long list of things I am not good at – whistling, math and poker. If... Read more »

26 Quilts from the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival

I love this 9 Patch by Diane White which she named The Big Picture. Perfect!
You may have heard that I went to the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. I know, I know, I can’t stop writing about it! But I just had such a great time I had to share it with you! And now the quilts! I took 160 pictures of quilts and here they all are. Kidding!... Read more »

My latest quilt heroine - Jenny Doan and Hamilton, MO

Have you ever met someone who just instantly makes you glad to be alive? Happy to be in the same room with them? That is what happened to me when I attended a lecture and trunk show featuring Jenny Doan at the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. It was just about instant love. I admired... Read more »

Review of the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival

  This past weekend was the inaugural show for a group of 15 guilds in Kansas City. I was so impressed with everything about the show, I could hardly believe it was their first one. There was so much to do and see so I will have to write several posts. This first one will... Read more »

I love living in a Suburb with a Small Town Feel

When I am away from home, I always have a grand time. It’s fun to imagine you live there and your life would be like a constant vacation. I scope out restaurants, quilt shops, walking trails and schools. I used to think, oh I could teach there. Now I just like to check out schools.... Read more »

What to see in Kansas City beyond the quilt festival

I plan on spending most of my time at the quilt festival. But there is lots to see in Kansas City besides the festival.
Kansas City, specifically the suburb of Overland Park, KS is home to a huge quilt festival this weekend. I plan on seeing quilts, attending classes and hitting the vendor mall. Just to look, right? Ha ha! However, there are terrific things to see besides the festival, really. We have traveled here before and had a... Read more »

Going to Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival

Don’t you just love when you are about to embark on a new and exciting adventure in life? I do too! And today, one is happening to me. I am on my way to the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. It is being held from Friday, June 19 to Sunday, June 21st. Pretty exciting stuff!... Read more »