Welcome to my blog, and thanks for reading!
I recently had the opportunity to share my scrappy lecture and trunk show with two wonderful guilds in two different states! Come along for the fun times I shared with them!
Friends in Stitches Quilt Guild
This guild was....
SO! MUCH! FUN!
Huffman's Hotties made an appearance!
Thanks gals for helping hold quilts for
ole' Kevin the Quilter!
It's so wonderful being able to connect with
quilters from the various places I visit.
Here, I am doing a demo on Dixie, my
I am currently working out a time
to host a workshop with this guild.
Thanks for the invite Waterloo,
I can't wait to see you all again!
While on my way to speak in Illinois, I was able to
visit with my very talented quilting friend Heather of
Peachy Pages quilt blog.
You all know she is my tech guru!
Thanks for helping me out with my tech challenges and
thanks for giving me your home and studio tour!
Sorry for salivating over some of your quilts! LOL
I was then off to Marshall, Missouri to meet with the
Stitch by Stitch Quilt Guild.
They meet at this beautiful historic church.
You KNOW you are going to have a great time with
great quilters when a great pot luck is involved!
This quilt guild is full of talented quilters.
I couldn't wait to share my scrappy visions with them!
Thanks to these Huffman Hotties for playing along!
Too! Much! Fun!
I was able to meet some great quilters here......
This is Gina......
My friend Cheryl of
made sure I knew Gina was going to be there.
Gina works with vintage and antique machines, and
it was so much fun meeting her!
I was also able to meet Judy of
Picking and Stitching quilt blog.
We had a fun visit!
I had the honor of judging this guild's
challenge,...robe, gavel, and all.....
and what a challenge it was.....
All of the quilts made for this challenge centered
around the game "Clue," which happens to
be one of my most favorite board games ever.....
not to mention the 1980's movie!
The participants made it so difficult for me
to select a winner.....I wish I could have
chosen them all!!!!!!
Their stories alone deserved Newberry Awards!
Here I am with my final judgement...
Mary was proclaimed the winner!
What a beautiful, scrappy pickle dish
table topper she made!
Again, EACH AND EVERY quilt
was so creative and beautiful.
When entering into competitions....
we ALL (including myself) need to remember....
judging is subjective.
Thanks to these 2 guilds for being so much fun!
I look forward to seeing you all in the future!
Fall has finally arrived!
Sophia Annabella and Lilly Mae are
snuggling during the cold snap here in Missouri!
In my personal studio time
I have been trying to finish up
I have been working hard on last year's
On Ringo Lake.
I have challenged myself to get this top
complete before starting this year's mystery!
Clue #3 threw me for a loop last year....
but, alas, I will not be defeated!
After piecing the borders, and laying some out....
I wasn't pleased with this look.
Please realize, I am not downing the pattern at all.....
especially since I changed the colors up.
at least I think so.
I love the complete scrappiness
of this quilt, including that harrowing
sashing.......but, I feel this border helps
define all of the scrappy piecing even better
with the colors I chose to work with.
A friend in "strings" is a friend indeed!
Isn't this a beautiful mess???? LOL
I was able to help my friend Sue out
by making some string blocks with her.
Does anyone else find it even more fun
making string blocks with others???
Sue and her family recently built a beautiful
new home, and this is my housewarming
gift to them.
It was so much fun to make, and uses 77
different fabrics including the binding and backing.
A recent antique mall find......
hmmmmm......this item is probably NOT for
The Quilt Cave.
You can define "Stupid People" for yourself....LOLOLOL
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 7PM
Scraps & Patches Quilt Guild
Lecture / Trunk Show
American Legion Hall
849 American Legion Drive
Festus, Missouri 63028
Friday, November 9, 2018
Thimble and Thread Quilt Guild
Concordia Lutheran Church
505 S. Kirkwood Road
Kirkwood, Missouri 63122
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 7PM
Hearts-N-Hands Quilt Guild
First United Methodist Church
504 East US Hwy 50
O'Fallon, Illinois 62269
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Praying for all of those affected by weather as of late,
Keep on Quilting!
Kevin the Quilter