THIS! NEVER! GETS! OLD!
This past week I was able to share about Quilts of Valor, and make some
presentations to 4 Veterans in Mexico, Missouri with the Prairie Pine Quilt Guild.
Many times when I am asked to present QOVs, I bring quilts from the BLOCK DRIVE
quilts. But, this time was a little different. When I was contacted by this guild's program chair, Lou,
she was so excited about the idea of presenting, she and 2 other quilters made 3 of the quilts
that were presented! I hope I am able to encourage other quilters to take the time
to make a quilt for Quilts of Valor.
Of course, Huffman's Hotties made a special appearance at the trunk show!
The guild generously donated unwanted fabrics to me.
This was a huge haul, and full of some great fabrics to be used in QOVs!
Thanks to one of the member's daughter, Winona, for helping me load it all into
I would like to thank Lou and the Prairie Pine Quilt Guild for the invitation!
I had a wonderful time with you all!
I have a question for you all......
Which of the following blocks do you prefer?
Both were made of scraps.....using the Circle of Squares
block tutorial by Toefeather's blog.
You all KNOW Block B screams my name!
But, I want to show quilters, you can make an entire
quilt from your scraps/stash and it doesn't have to be scrappy per se.
I can't wait to get these finished and show both versions side by side!
Which block screams your name and why???
Sophia loves her daddy and her daddy loves her!
My little baby girl Sophia Annabella turned 10 years old on Aug 2nd!
Thanks to my friend Bev for this great photo!
And, if you have read my blog for any amount of time, you know the beginning
of August is family time for us around here!
We celebrate my dad's birthday, and my sister takes her kiddos
back to school shopping.
Here are a few photos of our family time!
Enjoying the fire pit on the outdoor patio.
I have been waiting to share this area of the Quilt Cave with my family.
As you can see, my mom on the far left and my sister are cracking up
about something while my dad methodically roasts some hot dogs.
(Disclaimer from my mother,....she was freezing and was wearing
a pair of borrowed socks and my sister's tennis shoes.) LOLOL
My dear old dad blowing out the candles on his cupcakes
in celebration of his 76th birthday.
I am so blessed to have this good ole boy as my dad.
There was some sew time with my niece and nephew!
They wanted to make some pillow cases!
I am so happy to be able to share this passion of quilting and sewing
They did a great job picking out their fabrics and
sewing the cases together.
Hannah decided to use a scrap as a bow! LOL
For Dad's birthday dinner we went to Lotawata Creek Southern Grill
in Fairview Heights, IL.
I had never been there, and was really impressed!
GIGANTIC portions of food for a very reasonable price!
Here is dad with his country fried steak sandwich!
Not to be outdone by Lil' Bub's Plain Jane Burger.
We will definitely be going back to this place!
And to top things off, we all went as a family to an Antique Mall!
This is the FIRST time we have ever done this together,
and I hope it won't be the last time!
We all had a blast!
Here's hoping you get to enjoy some family time!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Thanks for being a friend!
Kevin the Quilter