The Happy Hearts Quilt Guild in
Salem, Illinois hosted me for my "String Star" workshop.
I! LOVE! THIS! GROUP!
This group of quilters couldn't be nicer, and I have
thoroughly enjoyed my visits with them
the past couple of years.
There is a fellow "rooster" that quilts in this group!
It was a pleasure meeting you!
What a pleasure it was sharing the joys of string piecing fun
with them........just look!
Yummy recycled shirting strings....
A wonderful workshop venue.....
Show us your strings quilters!
Make a large diamond template from
telephone book pages, and sew down your strings.
Add the strings on one by one.....
Pick a color, any color.....
All different varieties of colors!
Diamonds coming together.......
What a wonderful array of
salads and desserts were made!
And then, back to work after lunch......
and before long......
STARS WERE BEING MADE!!!!!
And look at Crystal's........ready for quilting!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE her string pieced
borders, don't you????
AMAZEBALLS job Crystal!
I just can't express how much fun I had with all
of these quilters!
THANK YOU HAPPY HEARTS QUILT GUILD!
What a wonderful group
you all have there in Salem, IL!
And, I would be remiss if I didn't share this pic I took with Tere.
Tere was instrumental in organizing this workshop.
However, she fell ill right before it, and was unable to make it
to the workshop. I couldn't leave the area without making
a stop to visit with her!
Thanks Tere, and my prayers are with you for a quick
In other news...........
I recently participated in
Doll Quilt Swap.
This is my 4th year to take part in it.
I just finished the doll quilt I made, and it is on
it's way to it's recipient in Oregon.
THIS is the quilt I received from Vicki in Nebraska!
I! LOVE! IT!
Vicki took a personal approach from her home state
and made this "Laws' O' Massey" quilt.
She also included the pattern, a great card, and
some Nebraska fabric to boot!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU VICKI!
And........you all know.........
Lilly Mae had her first birthday this past week!
It is so hard to believe she is already 1 year old!
She had a wonderful day, starting with a "Puppaccino"
from Starbucks with her sissy Sophia Annabella.
Needless to say, she thoroughly enjoyed her
birthday cookie and had a great day!
Could that face get any cuter?????
Meet Henny Penny!
Henny Penny is a sweet little
White Faced Black Spanish Bantam hen.
She was the tiniest little chick when I got her
and was frightened of EVERYTHING!
Thus, the reason for her name......but,
once she matured, she realized I was a good guy
and will even fly upon my shoulder now when
I am in the coop with her.
She is such a pretty little bird, and a layer of
little white eggs.
I was able to reconnect with one of my most favorite
flight attendants in the world, Linda.
We hadn't flown together in 10 years!
It was a joy catching up with her.
I want to thank those of you who individually
contacted me about my well-being
concerning the recent horrific incident in the air.
I really appreciate your concern, and feel really loved.
Please remember those who were affected by this tragedy.
Until next time,
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Keep on Quilting!
Kevin the Quilter