Yeah, I know it is way past planting season here in Missouri........
But, it is NEVER too late to inspire others....
Help them uncover their potential.....
Allow them to discover their creativity.......
Plant seeds of creativity in others!
This time last year, the QOV Block Drive I hosted had ended, and the blocks acquired from it were being turned into quilts. I am happy to say we are still quilting away here on those tops, and we have awarded so many quilts to deserving veterans. I originally drafted the block drive so I could share with you all in the joy of presenting QOV's made by YOU! The first quilts were to be presented at the River Heritage Quilt Guild at my first speaking engagement.
Thanks to all of you who donated blocks, through those presentations last year, seeds of inspiration were planted with members of the River Heritage Quilt Guild to make their OWN quilts to present this year! How marvelous is this? I am so proud of these quilters to do this I am absolutely busting my buttons! From what I understand, they want to make this an annual event for their guild now! WONDERFUL! Many thanks to my friend Donna who shared this photo with me! Your guild's QOVs are BEAUTIFUL!
Many of my long time blog readers know that my nephew, Curtis, (AKA Lil' Bubs) has expressed interest in sewing and quilting like his Uncle Kevin. Recently, I was able to plant seeds of inspiration in him in various ways.....
Although it is hard for my sister to let go, she agreed to let Curtis stay with me for a few days.
While he visited, we were able to do a few things.......
I was able to take him to the
Curtis is a history buff, and enjoyed learning about
the Civil War in Missouri.
The museum is located at
Lil' Bubs was pretty much in awe while viewing all of the
I was able to introduce him to my award winning quilting friend Ann of
Attic Threads & Quilts, where he got to play with one of her long arm
quilting machines. Thanks so much Ann for this wonderful opportunity!
Ann is hosting a mystery quilt named in my honor right now! LOL
I AM honored Ann!
Head over to her blog for the first clue and join in!
So, Bubs decided he wanted to make something while he was visiting me.........
Can I tell you all how much it makes my heart sing when he asks to sew something?
Planting seeds of creativity.......
Here he is using his Great Grandmother's Spartan sewing machine that
I do all of my piecing on.
If MeeMaw could only be here to see him using it!
Curtis did an amazing job using the machine.
What did he make, you ask?????
This amazeballs pillow case!
He chose the fabrics, and did everything himself except some of the cutting.
He LOVES to hunt, and he said these fabrics were perfect for him!
I have to agree!
Dar.....if ever you need help making pillow cases.....Curtis is your man!
Curtis' ambition is to live in Alaska and be a conservationist!
He said he will take this pillow case with him when he goes!
But, for now, he will have to use it here......
it seems to be working out well for him.....
don't you think????? LOL
In other news........
My friend Lou gave the members of Perky Piecer's Quilt Guild
a tutorial on how to make these place mats.
There were many different fabrics used from Christmas to Thanksgiving.
All I have left to do on mine is bind them and I will show photos here on the blog.
Great job Lou!
My friend Vernie gave me these GORGEOUS blackberries!
The rains have really helped the berries this year.
These were turned into..................
this blackberry cobbler!
One of my summertime favorites!
I guess the duckies even need to refuel from time to time?
This was too funny at the gas station the other day!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Continue to plant seeds!
Kevin the Quilter