Sunday, May 3, 2015

Giving Quilts......

Giving Quilts.......

It's one of my most favorite parts of quilting......

My cousin Marcia and the "Blue Ridge Beauty" quilt I made her for the lovely gift of our grandmother's treadle sewing machine she gave me.
The design is by Bonnie Hunter.
My friend Dar quilted it, and I was able to give it to her during my time in Paducah.

I think she loved the back better than the front!
She is HUGE University of Kentucky fan!

I was also able to give "Apple Crisp" to my cousins Eugene and Paula.
Made and quilted by me!
Thanks Eugene for taking my mom flower shopping in Amish country!
And, thanks for letting me crash at your house during Paducah!

Remember in my last blog post where I talked about thanking my cousin Phyllis?
Well, here is "Second Hand Clothes" by Red Crinoline designs.
This is the quilt I gave my cousins Jerry and Phyllis.
Pieced by me and quilted by my friend Kim.
Thanks Phyllis for being my partner in crime in Paducah, and for taking such good care of my
mom and dad.  And Thanks Jerry for babysitting my dad!  If you all only knew how much my dad and Jerry are alike!  I always say, Jerry is the son my dad always wanted! LOL JK


I love making quilts with good friends too!
Here is Bev with her version of "Second Hand Clothes" along with my version.
We HAD to have our photo made with our quilts!
Thanks Bev for sharing the pattern with me!

I will be on the road to Oswego, IL to give some Quilt of Valor presentations and share with the Wego Quiltn' Quilt Guild tomorrow.  I also get to meet my blogging friend Cheryl of Cheryl's Teapots to Quilting.  I can't wait for her to give me a master class in maintaining vintage sewing machines!

Hope you all have a great week!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter


  1. What a lovely post - special people with their special quilts. Oh, enjoy your time with Cheryl - would be thrilled to be along side.

  2. Lots of smiles, that's the best part of giving quilts away.

  3. Thanks again for our quilt. Every day I find a new quilt square that catches my eye. Can't wait til next year!!

  4. How wonderful! You have been very busy my friend!!! Do they let you set up a traveling sewing station on the plane? I love that you give beautiful quilts to those you love - none of this cheapo-quicko stuff for you! These will be cherished heirlooms I'm sure :) Love the picture of you and Bev with your matching SHC quilts - beautiful smiles between friends :) Tell Cheryl I said HI and enjoy your travels.

  5. AWESOME! Yes, I agree, giving quilts is the best part! They are all gorgeous Kevin, great job!

  6. You've been busy finishing quilts! Lovely quilts, and to deserving people. See you soon!

  7. Gifting and Giving. There's a difference in my book. Gift quilts you have the recipient in mind as you make them, you think about what will make the recipeint happy, what is "just right" for them. Giving quilts are great, too, but they're a shot in the dark. I'd say you hit the mark with our gift quilts.

  8. Aren't you the most generous guy around!!! Your gifts are beautiful! And it looks like your family and friends really do appreciate all you do!

  9. Yes, giving quilts is awesome! I just love doing it, which is usually why I make lap quilts- I can make them quicker to give away! So glad your gifts were enjoyed!

  10. Just look at all the smiles!!! That's the best part of giving quilts to folks...and the tears are awesome too :) You are such a giving person - it will come back to you :)

  11. All of your quilts are beautiful, Kevin and I know the recipients will treasure them. I think giving a quilt to someone who is not expecting it is one of the best feelings around. Your family looks very happy with their gifts.

  12. Love, love the Second Hand Clothes. I have that pattern and just pulled it out to make again. Thanks for the inspiration, Kevin.

  13. You are so right! I too love giving quits to people I love. Yours are superb and I know they will be treasured. I especially love the scrappy "Second Hand Clothes" quilt. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Loved all your quilts and was very impressed with the UK backing - are you sure it stands for 'University of Kentucky' haha - it would also be suitable for a backing here in England, UK :)

  15. Kevin! these quilts are wonderful and you are sooo generous and thoughtful. So...where is mine? lol
    Have fun in Illinois = my home state ;)

  16. What treasures you are generously giving to friends and family...just beautiful, I know they will love them forever!

  17. I found you thru Wanda's blog and her post on 5/6/15. What lovely quilts you made and gave away!

  18. So many beautiful quilts given away! I especially like Apple Crisp. It's wonderful to see all the happy recipients!

  19. Good morning Kevin....You are, indeed, a very generous and loving young man and I'm so glad Wanda mentioned you in one of the e-mails we exchanged. I am fortunate to live very close to her and got to see firsthand, some of the gorgeous quilts she creates. If you traveled from Oswego to Sandwich, you probably passed through Yorkville, and that's where we live.

    I am looking forward to browsing through your website and really appreciated the fantastic photos you shared with all of us from the Paducah show. What amazes me most are the quilts of birds, people and animals, of any kind! It gives the appearance of being a photo, and I would someday love to see the creative process it takes to produce a quilt of such a perfect likeness.

  20. I love to gift quilts, too, and I will get to gift three over Memorial weekend! :)
    Your quilts are gorgeous!

  21. Thank you I am glad about the encouragement! I love your site, you post

  22. Awesome job on those quilts...I really like Second Hand Clothes alot!