WOW! WOW! WOW!
What a whirlwind of events, travels, and adventures I have been on as of late.
September 2019 is full to the brim of Quilty Visits!
I will share them individually on here so each group has their time
in the limelight so to speak.
Part 1 will be the String Star workshop I conducted with the
Prairie Pine Quilt Guild of Mexico, Missouri at the
Sew Sweet Quilt Shop and Retreat Center in Brunswick, MO.
Click the link above to visit their
Such a cute store front.
I had never been to this shop before, and was
This quilt shop caters to ALL tastes!
And the retreat center is conveniently
located right next door to the shop!
My "String Star" workshop
is the perfect workshop for an introduction
to string piecing. It provides a small, doable
project that most students get done within
the time frame of the class.
I never tire seeing the creativity among
Here are several photos from our fun
Lou on the left originally contacted me several years ago
to do a lecture/trunk show for this guild.
We have remained friends ever since.
May was a gem in class.
She is so much fun, and so talented,
as she is a Judy Niemeyer educator.
She did let me in on the fact she wasn't
used to letting go, and just sewing
Elsa helped her to.....
"Let it goooooooo....
Let it goooooooo....
and just sew and sew and sew!"
This mother and daughter team were so
much fun to have in class!
Not to be outdone by this mother and daughter pairing!
A family that quilts together,
A great lunch was served
by a local mom and pop restaurant!
You all know how this class goes......
sew some string units together......
Any color you please.......
And give it a good trim!
Students are always so amazed at what a
difference is made when you trim
Trim those units quilters!
It's fun to add words to the star points sometimes!
You guessed it.........
STARS will start to form!
Hmmm......I wonder which background to use???
Isn't this a fun version,
destined to be a baby quilt.
This is a cool ombre background
that has been strategically pieced!
Piecing the background ALWAYS adds interest
in my opinion. It also allows us to use up
Strategically piecing those star points
can provide a wonderful effect!
The quilters had fun playing with
since the quilt shop was right next door
and it had endless possibilities.
Thanks Prairie Pine Quilt Guild
Sew Sweet Quilt Shop/Retreat Center
for a WONDERFUL day full of
I hope you all had as much fun as I did!
At the end of the day, I had the wonderful pleasure of
meeting Shelly Pagliai of
She truly is one of the most talented
quilters in the world today.
Visit her web site and blog by
clicking the link above.
It was wonderful finally
meeting you Shelly!
From Brunswick, MO
I traveled to Bethlehem.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania that is!
I will be sharing my journey,
and my visit with the wonderful
quilters of the
Colonial Quilters Guild
in Part 2.
If you are interested in having me visit your
quilt guild in 2020, dates are filling up
QUICKLY! Feel free to contact
me via my email at the upper left
of this blog.
Thanks for all of your encouragement!
Keep on Quilting!
Kevin the Quilter