Sunday, May 19, 2019

Pride of the Prairie Quilt Guild, Naperville, IL

Hey Quilters!
What's up?

I am just returning from a wonderful time with some wonderful quilters from the Chicago suburbs!
The past few days have been jam packed with quilty visits and fun!

Pride of the Prairie Quilters hosted me on Thursday evening for my lecture and trunk show.

What a GREAT way to be welcomed by the guild!
Chicago deep dish pizza!!!!!
I can't thank my friend Cheryl, on the front left, of
for suggesting me to this guild.
And, yes, the pizza tasted as good as it looks!
Cheryl and her family hosted me in their home for
my visit.

This guild meets in a spacious hall at the
Zion Lutheran Church in
Naperville, IL.

It was so nice meeting quilters before the meeting started.
Deb, on the right, drove down from near Wisconsin!
I love meeting all of you who read this ole' blog!
It was great meeting you Deb!

And.....guess what.....
"Goodnight, Darlene!" is an official pattern now!
I just got them in before I left for Illinois!

This nice quilter came up and introduced herself to me,
and for the life of me, I can't remember her name.....SORRY!
I blame it on lack of oxygen from working on the plane!
Here she is with one of the first copies!
Thank you!

Sharing the story of "Radar"
during the trunk show.
I can't thank my friend Ann McNew enough
for allowing me to collaborate with her on
this inspired work.

The next day it was time to play in the scraps
for my "Crazy Crumb Stars"
Cheryl was kind enough to share scraps
with all of the quilters!

"Crazy Crumb Stars"

How fun to go from these small scraps......

to these fun and varied units!

What a nice group of quilters to play with
on a rainy day!

Smiles all around!

We are having a blast!

Lynn's little friend Elsa was there to help her
Thanks for playing along Lynn!

Cheryl truly embodied the role of a 
"Huffman Hotty!"
It was so nice meeting 
her awesome friends
Mary Ann on the left and 
Sharon of
on the right.

The quilters worked all morning long
making the required units to make a
Crazy Crumb Star block.
Lunch was served by the guild, 
and it was delicious!

After lunch we focused on piecing our stars.

Plugging along.....playing with those star points....

And, figuring out the placement of those units.....

Coming together now....... color placements!

Just lovely!

Look at these pretty little 
Crazy Crumb Stars!
These quilters were an absolute
joy to work with!
I hope you all had as much fun as I did!

I also met with the Wego Quilting Guild,
and will be sharing the fun I had
with those quilters in my next post.

Thanks again for the great time
Pride of the Prairie Quilters!!!!

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


  1. Looks like a ton of fun. Do you make yardage in one piece and then cut it into the squares? I love, love crumb blocks and have a bunch of make fabric just waiting to be something!

  2. Congratulations on your successful class, looks as though every one had fun working on "your" class projects!! Love your crumb blocks, very creative😊!


  3. Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Glad you got away from flying for a while. Happy Stitching!

  4. That Radar quilt is very cool! Looks like you all had a blast!

  5. Always a party with Kevin the Quilter in the house!

  6. Looks like a ton of fun but also lots of learning! Are you going to sell your patterns online or just where you teach? I would love to buy one!

  7. I seriously hope that it works out for you to come to North Carolina next year, as I can hardly WAIT to meet you!!

    1. This sounds like a fantastic idea. I might travel down from Northern Virginia (35 miles west of the swamp)

  8. Oh what fun! How I would love to have been a fly on the wall (or a scrap in the basket!) at your workshop!!

  9. Kevin, I always love your posts, full of fun and wingdings, and massive skills learned and shared
    I also love the radar quilt. I love radar What a cool idea to make a quilt.

  10. Oh my... your posts are always fun fun fun !!
    I Love the Radar quilt !! And I love the Darlene quilt ! Congratulations !!
    And finally... I love pizzas !! Ah Ah !

  11. thanks Kevin it was a great time both days hope to tame my screaps into color families soon. I think this will help me to use them more.

  12. Whoot Whoot! Congrats on your pattern ! and all the fun you had!! looks great!

  13. What fun you are having with all the Huffman Hotties!! So, Kevin, when will you be writing your first book of patterns?? Congratulations on getting Goodnight, Darlene published!!

  14. What a fun weekend we had! I'm almost half way thru quilting my string star quilt. Thank you for coming and teaching at both my guilds.

  15. Looks like lots of fun was had by all.

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