Archive for June 2017

A gallery of stunning quilts from Shipshewana Quilt Festival 2017

Can you imagine all those perfect tiny triangles? Mary Lois Hill did a magnificent job with her quilt Homestead.
I love quilt shows, they stimulate my mind. I see the finished quilts and my brain reacts to them. I think of new ideas and determine I need to sew more quilts! The last show I attended was no exception. I take pictures of the quilts that make me wish I had made them or... Read more »

3 Quilting decisions that improved my life

Tonight is our blogapalooza challenge which allows an hour to write a publish a blog on an assigned topic. Here is tonight’s: “Write about a decision you made that changed the course of your life for better or worse.” I’ve made lots of decisions over the course of my lifetime. Most of them I don’t... Read more »

I had a great time at the 2017 Shipshewana Quilt Festival

I went on another road trip, I’ve just been a traveling fool lately. I had a great time at the 2017 Shipshewana Quilt Festival and want to tell you why. I plan to publish a photo gallery of the stunning quilts I enjoyed as a follow up. But first let me tell you about all... Read more »

I'm a quirky and odd quilter, isn't that great?

I’m a quirky and odd quilter, isn’t that just great? I like being a bit nerdy and weird. You are thinking, we all knew this Kathy, tell us something new. OK, I will. My quilter quirks When I play Scrabble I consider that I’ve won if I put down the word QUILT. I regularly scramble... Read more »

Follow up on quilting controversy - a conversation with Eric the Quilter

I wrote a post about the controversy in the quilting world. I did this because it was news in the quilting world. It also became news in the international world with the article/interview with the BBC. If you haven’t read that article you can access it here. In the article, they interview Eric the Quilter.... Read more »

Road trip to see the Quilts and Human Rights exhibit at MSU

Have you ever read the book If you Give a Mouse a Cookie? To me it’s a tale of how once you start giving someone something it will lead to more and more! My version would be called If you Give a Quilter a Book! Once I received my latest quilt book for my birthday... Read more »

Fabulous upcoming show at NIU Pick Museum on Quilts and Human Rights

Have you ever spotted an event that you just KNEW you had to attend? This just happened to me when I spied this invite on Facebook. I had the book on my Amazon wish list and got it for my bday.  I loved it so much I reviewed it yesterday. My birthday weekend was spectacular. The... Read more »

Review of the book Quilts and Human Rights

Friday was my birthday which was a wonderful time with family and time to do just what I wanted to do. Yes, I did quilt! I also celebrated at breakfast with everyone and got lovely gifts. One of them was a terrific new book on quilts. I want to tell you all about it in... Read more »

I piece and patch fabric as well as myself - thoughts on my 64th birthday

I am 64 years old today and it seems to me that I piece and patch fabric as well as myself, I am serious. I am not only a quilter but turning into a bit of a patchwork quilt. I wish I could actually use fabric pieces to patch myself up. A trip to the quilt... Read more »

Wonder Woman and a fantastic Quilt connection

I never thought I would be writing a post about Wonder Woman and a fantastic quilt connection but I am! You may remember that I am a fan of Wonder Woman, I wore my own modified version of her costume for Halloween. I got to wear it again (getting my money’s worth) before I went... Read more »
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