Wednesday, February 13, 2019

February busyness........

Hey Everybody!
Welcome to my busy February!
Most of you all know February is a busy, busy month for me.
Full of family birthdays, work training, and more.

Come take a look at what has transpired thus far for me this busy February!

Remember me telling you all that my friend Barb
surprised me with another gift in my last post?
She made not 1, but 2 versions of the same 
quilt from her Scrap Block Lotto win!
She made this one specifically for my
beautiful mother!

Scrap Club hosted by Kevin the Quilter has a 
Scrap Block Lotto during our meetings.
This block was from the month of September.
Last September is when my Momma had
her health scare and was in the hospital.
It happened about the same time as our
final reveal with Scrap Club.

Barb thoughtfully stitched this version of
those blocks with my dear Mom in mind.
Momma was THRILLED when she opened this
beautiful quilt, and, she obviously loves it!

From me AND my Mom!
What lovely heirlooms you have gifted us with!

I was able to celebrate my mom and nephew's 
birthdays with them!
I think it is so special that mom celebrates her
birthday with her grandson.
Look at how big and handsome that 15 year old boy is getting!
My Lil' Bubs is turning into my Big Bubs!

I have been feeling blue lately........

Our project for this session of
Scrap Club hosted by Kevin the Quilter is
"Tree Inspired." trees........
I wonder what I may be up to here???

A blue whirlwind!

is coming to visit the quilters of
Scrap Club hosted by Kevin the Quilter
in O'Fallon, Missouri!
She will be sharing her trunk show
and views on scrap quilting!
If you are interested in meeting her, seeing her works,
and joining us, look for the information at the 
bottom of this blog post!

And here is a shout out to my dear friend Cherie of 
for the beautiful donation of fabrics she made!
I dug into them so quickly and sorted them into their 
appropriate bins I forgot to take a photo!
But, most of them will be used for 
Quilts of Valor, Eastern Missouri!
Thanks again Cherie!

And my good ole quilting pal Alycia of 
sent me some inspiration to read while I fly!
Go check out her latest blog post!
No,'s super cool how she is sharing quilting
with young people!!!!!
You go girl!

Oh dear!
Another year as a flight attendant!
Never fear.....I am not in distress.......
just thankful I made it through another year of
training!  My 18th year is in the books now!

I couldn't have done it without my good friend Sam!
She and I love to work together, and we ALWAYS
do our recurrent training together.
Thanks Sammy Wammy!

An Elna Supermatic!!!!!
I received this beautiful gift from an 
anonymous know who you are!
And, I can't believe I get to play on this machine now!
I have ALWAYS thought this particular model of 
sewing machine is somewhat masculine in it's appearance
and style!  I am currently working on this machine and
getting it in running order!

And, before I go, I would like to share with you all
some photos of the wonderful
"Sorta, Kinda Amish"
workshop I shared with the 
St. Louis Star Quilt Guild!
Why do we take a workshop?
Hopefully it is to expand our horizons, and learn
something new?
That's exactly what this workshop was all about!
I couldn't be more proud of those who stepped 
out of their comfort zones and tried something new!

Pammy Cakes (her nickname) on the right organized this workshop
and I just love her and this group.
Continued prayers for you Pammy!
The quilter on the left????

Well......she surprised me with these bags of
I wasn't the least bit excited as you can plainly see.

The quilters really ran with the idea of making the 
string strata required
for this technique based workshop.

Chatting and sewing are so much fun!

Everyone was really busy sewing in this workshop!

Bouncing ideas off one another.
The quilter standing in the center of
this photo has been quilting all of 5 months!
Hooray for her!
I couldn't be more proud of her!
Welcome aboard quilter!
Welcome aboard!

What a fun group that gathered for the workshop!

Oh, and there was a potluck too!
Wonderful foods were brought in!
Just delicious!

And here are a couple of Huffman's Hotties
displaying a beautiful
Quilt of Valor made by Serena
on the right!
This quilt will be awarded by
Quilts of Valor, Eastern Missouri!
Thanks so much for your thoughtful
and beautiful quilt donation Serena!
A U.S. Military Veteran will be
so honored to receive this!

And, Pammy Cakes shared her
version of "String Star" that she made
after my last workshop with this group
last fall.

After lunch, the strata were coming together!
All in beautiful, different colors!

Press those seams flat!

How about we cut those strata
and be crazy, and piece them back together???
That's what we quilters do!
Slice fabric apart and sew them back together!

Ta Dah!
Love those highlights and lowlights
in this piece!
Great job!

Sides are being placed on now
for that center diamond design!

Great color combos!

A mysterious quilter with 
Halloween colors!

And gorgeous gem like colors were used here!

The St. Louis Star Quilt Guild
with a few members of 
The Jefferson Star Quilt Guild!

What a fun group to work with!
Thanks so much for the great day!
I am just as proud as a peacock!

Or, in this instance.......a Royal Palm Tom
turkey strutting around!

Please do not hesitate to contact me via the blog
if you would like for me to come visit your
group or guild!

I look forward to meeting you at these

February 28, 2019
Scrap Club hosted by Kevin the Quilter
Julie Sefton's Quilt Lecture/Trunk Show
1PM and 5PM
18 North Central
18 North Centeral Drive
O'Fallon, MO  63366

March 16, 2019
Quincy Quilt Guild
Lecture/Trunk show
String Star Workshop
Vermont Street United Methodist Church
818 Vermont Street
Quincy, IL  62301

March 20, 2019
Calico Needlers
Spencer Road Branch Library
427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO  63376

Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Keep on Quilting!
Kevin the Quilter


  1. Oh boy! You and Quilt Diva Julie in the same room - I'd sure like to be there to see that. What a hoot! Such a wonderful gift for your well deserving mother. You do have some great friends!! Congratulations on making it through another year of training. Quilt on!

  2. Two of my favorite quilters in the same room, oh my! You can tell your Mom loves your quilt. You have been blessed with great friends! Love the scrap quilts, wish I was there. Glad to know you keep getting trained. Try not to have too much fun- it makes the rest of us crazy!

  3. Oh my goodness! Always so much going on in your neck of the woods!
    One of my favorite photos is you in the life boat and life vest! Lets hope training is the only time you have to wear them!!

  4. The quilt for Mom is stunning. What a beautiful and thoughful gift. Glad to hear you are past your annual testing. I have to remember to wave at you if you fly over this area (ha ha). Please ask the pilot to "honk the horn" so I can run outside. Blessings to you and your babies and family.

  5. Such a thoughtful thing to make that quilt for your Mom!
    Oh, I didn't even connect that you were wearing a life vest in that raft until I read Lori's comment. I thought you were joking around wearing some kind of bib. I wouldn't put it past you.
    You could have shown at least a smidgen of enthusiasm for the gifted scraps. She may think you didn't like them--NOT! :)

  6. So is "Sorta Kinda Amish" your pattern that is developing, or is it already a pattern by some one else?
    Either way, I love the beginning pictures you've shown on today's post. I would just prefer to buy the pattern from you :-)

  7. Oh, so I can bag up all my scraps (then I don't have to deal with them) and send them to you??? Hahaha! Just kidding. Looks like you've been having fun with all quilty things. Maybe not so much with the work stuff, but glad you got through it.

  8. That’s a beautiful quilt given to your momma!!! Congratulations on another year of being a flight attendant! That Elna does look like a masculine machine. It also looks like a work horse! I think it is the color. Have fun with your scraps!

  9. Wow! Lots going on in your life. I love the blue quilt your friend Barb made for your mom.

  10. wow those turkeys sure have grown big!! love seeing glimpse of the home front, as well as all the beautiful quilts. love the class photos too. stay safe .

  11. I guess I need to get involved in the local quilt guild and push them to have you do a lecture and trunk show! How difficult is it to do a stop-off when you are working??

  12. 1. I am so jealous that Julie is coming your way
    2. you are so awesome!! Look at all the love in your post
    3. So glad your Momma got some love
    4. He will always be *lil* in your eyes ;-)

    your the best!

  13. I love what Pammy Cakes did with her string star. Wonderful that your mother got a lovely quilt. Feb is the BEST month to be born it (I'm Feb, too, can you tell?).

  14. Awesome quilts for you and your momma!!Love the color combos in your workshop. Great creativity!!Love the gifted Elna!! Know that you'll love sewing with it! Thanks for all that you do for the quilting community!

  15. What a whirlwind! The workshops look like a lot of fun. Hopefully the winter weather stuff ends soon and flying will be smoother. Travel safely and stitch on!

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