I am literally on a Rocky Mountain High!
The Colorado kind!
I love seeing those beautiful
purple mountain majesties in the distance.
Come along with me as I share
my wonderful visit with the
Pieceable Friends Quilt Guild
of Greeley, Colorado.
A day or so before I left I was invited to spend
some time with these amazing quilters.
I am so pleased I can call them friends!
Pictured from left to right:
Jan of The Colorful Fabriholic,
Julie aka "Quilt Diva Julie" of Me and my Quilts - Exploring the Possibilities,
Cherie of Quilted Jonquil,
along with me.
Jan, Cherie, and myself were treated to Juile's trunk show
of 40 quilts
in St. Louis. What a wonderful time we all had together......
and, what a wonderful way to start off my trip to Colorado.
Thanks to Julie for sharing with me some of her scraps!
My first day of travel saw me driving through the plains
I was able to visit with my friend, Miss Nebraska 199?, Michelle
and her wonderful family at their lake house in central Nebraska.
We had a great time on the lake in their boat, and Michelle's husband
can grill a mean steak! This was the first time I was able to meet
Michelle's family, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them.
Thanks for the hospitality!
The following photos show you some of the places I was
able to see as I made my way across Nebraska.
I loved visiting this quilt shop!
If ever you are in or travelling through Cozad, NE
make sure you stop by!
Barn Quilt siting in the city!
The Grain Bins in North Platte, Nebraska.
Each original grain bin contains antiques!
Hi little friend!
Many miles equaled many stops at various quilt shops
and antique malls. I LOVED being able to take a road
trip instead of flying for once.
My second day of travel took me to Colorful Colorado!
I made it safely to Colorado where I was
spoiled by my good friend
Alycia of Alycia Quilts
along with her incredible family.
I have said it before, and I will say it again......
Alycia, her husband, and children are some of the best
peeps on this earth!
Truly they are!
I can't thank her and her family enough for housing me, feeding me yummy food,
and letting me play with their animals!
Ole' Uncle Kevin the Quilter had hair appointments
with these beautiful and majestic creatures.
I love horses!
What a blessing it was to spend time with Alycia
and her horses to view some amazing scenery.
Smokey was my ride for the morning.
Wrangler Man let me help him with some chores....
and some training!
This is the life!
See....I told you there were some beautiful views!
As much fun as it was playing with the horses.....
it was then time to share with
of Greeley, Colorado!
I greatly appreciate their invitation for me to share with them,
in particular Marsha, my guild contact,
and their president LeeAnn.(sp?)
They have a lovely venue in which to hold their meetings.
Before the meeting started, Audrey came to me
and introduced herself. I LOVE meeting you all
that read my blog! It was a pleasure meeting her...
and she shared with me a little gift.....
Isn't this towel amazing????
My FAVORITE saying!
This towel is proudly being displayed and used
in my kitchen!
Thank you so much Audrey!
Of course Huffman's Hotties made an appearance
during the trunk show....
These gals were an absolute hoot!!!!!
Thanks so much for having some fun with me
and for helping me out ladies!
I was truly showered with love after my trunk show.
These quilters were so welcoming.
By the way, I am somewhere in this photo!
In our downtime, Alycia and I made some #flagsforsue.
What a wonderful way to honor the memory of
a quilter who did so much
for our U.S. military veterans.
You can learn more about how you can make this
wonderful QOV block to honor Sue's memory
You all know I had to make my blocks really scrappy!
The next day, I was pleased to be able to share
my "String Star" workshop.
This workshop shares ways of string piecing that
can be incorporated into other quilt making
The facility we met in was new, spacious, and beautiful!
Start by making some diamond templates using telephone pages
or children's scribble pads.
Then go to town string piecing diamonds.....and cut them out
following the template.
Oh what fun we all had!
Of course.......all that string piecing works up an appetite!
A delicious potluck was made by all of the quilters!
Thanks to Sheree on the left who helped organize the workshop
and was my hostess with the mostest!
Sheree even shared some of her delicious
homemade Blueberry Jam with me!!!
And not too long after lunch.......
Stars were appearing!!!!!
This quilter was very strategic about the
placement of her strings.....click to enlarge so you
can see some words on her star!
Very clever.......and BEAUTIFUL!
Alycia is twinkling along with her star!
These quilters worked so hard, and I was so proud of
each and every one of them!
Thank you to all who made my visit to Greeley, Colorado
so memorable! I appreciate your friendships so much!
Thanks for your continued support!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Keep on Quilting!
Kevin the Quilter