Monday, April 22, 2019

Easter Blessings!

Easter Blessings to you all!
A day late, and a dollar short from usual!
Allow me to catch you all up to speed with the many blessings I have
experienced as of late!

"Then Came the Morning"
Here is what I did with my color wash cross
I was working on.
Thanks to Wanda of Exuberant Color
for constantly inspiring me with her color wash work.
I will be seeing you soon Wanda!

I completed this top just in time to spend Easter with...

my wonderful family!
No, you aren't seeing things......
I shaved my beard off for my Momma and Sister!
It was their Easter blessing! LOL
The beard is COMING BACK!

Meet Abigail Rose!
"Abby" is the newest blessing here at the Quilt Cave!
She is a Goldendoodle.
Look at that snout! LOLOL

"Ain't I cute???"

Bath time!

Play time!

Stuffed animal look alike time!

"Frog Dog" time.....after exhausting play time!

Sophia:  Dad, I don't think she understands coming down
the steps to your studio????

Just so you all know, Abigail is fitting right in.
Lilly Mae LOVES having her here to play with.
Sophia and Valentino are indifferent.

 Speaking of Lilly Mae,
she just celebrated her 2nd birthday!
I KNOW!!!! Can you believe this little
stinker is already 2 years old???

I love this pic!
Lilly was enjoying her puppy whip with Sophia
and Abigail is in the background!

I was finally able to share my cousin's memory quilt
with her mom, dad, and sister.
This was a hard one folks.
I was very close to my cousin Kim.
It was beautifully custom quilted by
my friend Doreen.

I KNOW how much this quilt is appreciated though.
It truly was a labor of love to make.

I was recently joined in my kitchen
and studio by master chef, and
quilter, my nephew,
Curtis the Quilter!

Curtis came up with the name himself...
and said....."that has a nice ring to it, don't you think
Uncle Kevin?"

I was finally able to visit with the
Friends In Stitches Quilt Guild in
Waterloo, Illinois.
This was rescheduled due to winter weather.
We met for my "String Star" workshop!

We had so much fun together we blew a few fuses!
Now, I know what my friend
feels like! LOLOLOL

Just look at what a nice time we had together!

Oh dear! LOLOLOL
This quilter was a hoot to have in class!

 My friends Mary Ellen (above)
and Sue (below)
surprised me and were a 
part of this workshop!
Thanks for coming quilters!

Thanks Waterloo!
I had a blast with you all!

Also, I recently had the pleasure of visiting
the Dixie Lee Quilters in my hometown of
Fredericktown, Missouri!

Truth be told, it was this sweet quilter that suggested my
invitation.  She heard from her sister in law from Northern
Illinois who had seen my lecture and trunk show in
Rockford earlier this year!
Isn't it a small world after all????

Being in my hometown had it's advantages.
Look at my cheering section full of family and friends!
Thanks for coming!!!!

And my Sis, and Sugar Doll posed as
Huffman's Hotties!
Being silly.......
eh, it runs in the family!

At this meeting, I ran into a gal I worked with at the local
Wal-Mart while I was
attending Junior College!
It was great seeing you Marilyn!

And, a trio of cousins along with me.
Peggy on the left is a quilter herself!
We are gonna have to get Connie in the middle
and Donna on the right to start quilting too!

Demo time!

Thanks for the great memories back home quilters!
I hope to visit you again soon with one of my

These fun quilters from
Scrap Club hosted by Kevin the Quilter
blessed me in my studio for my
"Goodnight, Darlene!" workshop!
I promise you all.....patterns are coming soon!!!!!

Amie loved playing in the strings!

I am blessed to have a studio large enough to 
host 5 quilters comfortably.

Wonderful work, and great colors quilters!

And, just in case you missed it......
I was blessed by my friend Tea!
She filmed my personal quilting studio
tour for her Youtube channel!
Just follow the link
Thanks for your friendship Tea!
I had a blast filming this with you!

I hope to meet YOU at one of these

May 16, 2019
7PM Lecture/Trunk Show
Zion Lutheran Church
11007 Book Road
Naperville, IL  60564

May 17, 2019
Crazy Crumb Stars Workshop
Zion Lutheran Church
11007 Book Road
Naperville, IL  60564

May 18, 2019
Wego Quiltin' Quilt Guild
String Star Workshop
Oswego Presbyterian Church
1976 IL 25
Oswego, IL  60543

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