Friday, March 20, 2020

Trying Times.........

Hey Quilting Friends!



2020 has been a monster of a year thus far for me....and we are only 3 months in!
We have recently entered some very trying times.
I want to thank those of you who have personally reached out to me,
checking on my well being.  I am so thankful for you all!
I don't know what I would do without friends like you!
I am safe from the corona virus as of this post.  Air travel is
such a mess right now.  I truly feel it would be in the best interest
of everyone, to discontinue domestic air travel for a short period of time.  Please understand,
that's my opinion.  I promise you all a "ketchup" post as soon as I am able.
Most of my speaking and teaching engagements over the next few months will be cancelled due to the CDC guidelines for social gatherings at this time.  Anything we can
do to curb this virus is a good thing.  I promise we will make up dates as soon as can be determined.
Thanks for your continued patience.  I truly haven't meant to go so long between
posts.  Life happens.  You ALL are so important to me.  I want you all to remain safe and prudent
during these unprecedented times.  And, most of all......
Keep on Quilting!

Love to you all!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter

30 comments:

  1. I am so glad you are okay as of now. My son is a pilot who is off for the rest of the month because a trip to Hawaii was cancelled as his wife is immunocompromised. I do not need to worry about them for now. I think people in the airline industry seem to have more of a chance to be exposed to this virus as you are shut up in a small area for quite a while.
    I check your blog often and know you will get back to us when possible. Hope you and all your family are staying healthy.

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  2. Thank you so much for the post, Kevin. You have been in my thoughts and prayers and that will continue. Virtual hugs. ((()))

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  3. Thanks for the update. Glad you are well. I figured you'd be back in your time. Take care.

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  4. Stay safe Kevin! Make sure your parents are staying home too! Your parents are the same ages as mine, and I worry so much about them. Take care of yourself and your loved ones.

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  5. I think of you every time there is discussion of air travel safety. Sending prayers to you and your sweet parents, may you all weather this storm in good spirits and good health.

    lizzy

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  6. You've been in my thoughts and I knew we'd be hearing from you soon. Hope your whole family is healthy and well.

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  7. Kevin, we will get through this. Despite the jerks that take all the toilet paper and spread fear, we will be stronger and hopefully more caring. Think of those who emerged after WWII and the depression, and how dedicated and focused they were. Pray, keep in contact, and create beautiful quilts ready to share and teach when this is over. This is the time to up your game.

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  8. So I'm guessing we won't get to see you here on the Plateau. What a crazy time right now. The upside is I'm getting a lot accomplished in the sewing room! Stay safe and stay in touch.

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  9. Good to hear from you, Kevin. Two of my kids had flights for this week--one to Hawaii and the other to Washington D.C. They both cancelled. Another was flying from Oregon to Colorado next week, and she cancelled as well. Bummer for everyone, but I was grateful that they chose the wisest course.
    Stay well and keep quilting.

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  10. Thank you for the update, Kevin. Stay safe!!

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  11. Southwest just announced that it is cancelling all flights to Midway, since the tower is closed for the moment (Covid-19 strikes again). Now Illinois will be shutting down tomorrow. I'm one of the few that will still be going out to work (home health providers are exempt). No extra sewing time for me. I hope this ends soon. I'd like to see 'FOOD' in the grocery stores again. Stay safe and stay home.

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  12. Thanks for letting us all know you are well! XO

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  13. Glad you are doing okay.
    This whole thing that is overcoming us is so surreal. In my country we are all in quarantine too. The best thing to do is stay in contact with friends all over by social media and do a lot of quilting for my spiritual sanity. I hope you will too. Keep safe!

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  14. Glad you are snugged in at home and safe, Kevin. I decided to add a little (ton) of stress to things here and update my blog/website. What fun (not). Today I'm going to sew for some fun stress relief. Take care!

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  15. I did wonder how long you would be able to keep flying, as you work in such an enclosed space. My daughter works in a large food shop so she can't work from home haha. Keeping my fingers crossed for you both to stay safe and come home virus free after every shift. Hugs to you from across the pond x

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  16. Thanks for checking in, I was wondering how things were going for you. Glad to hear that you are still healthy. I would imagine that with the decrease in business travel you can better manage social distancing on the plane. Stay safe and get in some good sanity stitching when you can.

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  17. I agree about air travel, or just travel in general! I worry about folks such as yourself that have to be in contact with the public. I am happy to stay home and sew, quilt, knit, and tend to the garden. We all need to put on our big people panties and just deal. My parents' generation had to deal with the Depression and World War II with men dying miles from home, hobos, and all the rationing. We only have to sit at home on the couch! Not to minimize what we are dealing with but a bit of perspective is helpful.

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  18. So glad to hear you're all right! Do your best to stay well and keep us posted occasionally so we don't worry! Quilt when you can and one of these days this will all be a (bad) memory.

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  19. God Bless you Kevin, and your family and loved ones.
    We live in the best country and we have the best leadership guiding us through this inconvenience (to say the least) Keep happy
    We have a lot to be grateful for. When we get bummed, we just know there is an end to this, and we will be better prepared next time around. Maybe we will all become germophobes

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  20. Sending well wishes to you and your entire family -- quilt on!!

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  21. I have been worried about you flying around the country! Praying this virus ends soon! Stay safe!

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  22. Glad to hear you are well. I've been concerned about you, with your contact with the travelling public. I hope your family are all okay too.
    I cancelled my trip to AZ planned for next week. The move is on hold for awhile; now is not the time to travel or buy a house.
    Stay safe, and sew when you can to keep your sanity in these trying times.

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  23. SOOOO glad to hear you are well. With you on airplanes all the time, I was concerned about you. I knew that you wouldn't likely be coming to Asheville in April. I am looking forward to seeing you when this crisis is over and you can be rescheduled. Take care!!

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  24. Good to hear you are ok, I was wondering how you were doing. I have been sewing a lot, it is my refuge. Stay safe all.

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  25. Stay safe Kevin, we are all thinking about you!

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  26. Well, Kevin, at least you don't have to worry about having enough eggs! Be well and update when you can.
    Pat

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  27. Glad to hear all is well, Kevin. I just told my sister-in-law (a non quilter that even hears me talk about you LOL) that I needed to check in on you. I told her that I saw you liking stuff on Instagram so I knew in my heart you were probably super crazy busy with world matters. Thanks for the periodic post! Stay safe. This too shall pass.

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  28. Hello Kevin from Australia. Very trying times.It is nice you doing an update and keeping well,I understand with blogging that life can get in the way sometimes as what happened to me. Great to be back to see my blogging friends again on here. We quilters will be comforted in these times with our quilting projects while in precautionary isolation. Stay happy and well .Jen

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  29. It's good to hear you are safe for now. It's very scary isn't it? I worry constantly about my daughters who both work in big hospitals - a respiratory therapist and an occupational therapist. One day at a time!!

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  30. Kevin, I too have been a very bad blogger but it's such a strange time.
    I am sorry that you aren't able to do your teaching but I guess we just have to sit this time out.
    Stay healthy and enjoy your little ones at home!
    xxx

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