Tuesday, March 30


Hello Everyone,

Saturday was the third (actually the second; because the official second sew in was canceled due to snow) Sew-In for the Webster Quilt Guild.  We had so much fun. Some of us started as early as 8am and some stayed until 8pm. Twelve full uninterrupted hours of sewing... no phones, no kids, no husbands, no making meals, no anything but sewing! Here are some of the projects others were working on...

Cheryl was busy working on Market Bags that she will be donating to the Webster Quilt Show's boutique table. The monies raised from the sale of the items will be used to benefit the guild's scholarship fund.

Debbie was busing making sure her pieces were paired properly before she sewed them together. Her comment was, "As she sews, so shall she rip!"


Jennette was working hard on the Webster Guild's Block of the Month Sampler quilt. She was making sure she had all those pieces placed just right.
Marki had received a quilt kit from Quilts For Kids. It is an organization that offers quilts to comfort children in need. The kit comes with all the pieces cut, backing and easy to read directions.  Marki pieced the quilt top in just a few short hours. Next she will sandwich the top, the backing and a batting that she'll supply and quilt it. She'll bind the quilt and place the label on that Quilts For Kids supplied to her. The quilt will be returned to the organization and will bring warmth, comfort and love to a child in need. Thank you Marki for your generosity! Make sure you check out Quilts For Kids website. If you decide to help this great cause, please be sure to drop me a line and let me know so that I can tell Marki that she inspired you.

 Gretchen had a beautiful quilt she was machine quilting, that used Blank Textiles' Chelsea fabric.  I  think she used Quilter's Dream Green batting in this quilt. 

Jill had some really pretty Four Patch Posies' blocks. Everyone was helping Jill decide which blocks should be placed where. Jill had made enough blocks to make two lap quilts. She is planning on making one to giveaway and keep one for herself. I can't wait to see the end results. Jill never disappoints!

Until next time…
Happy Quilting, Kathy

Monday, March 29

Let's Get Started!

Hello Everyone,
Don't you think it's about time that I start my blocks for the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along? I do!

Here is the jelly roll that I am using. 
Verna by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics

These blocks are so very easy to cut and sew. All the directions so far have been well written and easy to follow. The first block was designed by  Konda Luckau, the second block was designed by April Mazzoleni. Here is my interpretation of them.
It is not too late to sign up and join along in the fun. They should be posting the designer and the directions for the third block today.
Until next time…
Happy Quilting, Kathy

Sunday, March 28

PURE Happiness!

Hello Everyone,
 I won! I won! I won!
 Yes, I won a charm pack from Sweetwater. PURE is a brand new line due out late Summer early Fall; the colors and fabric can be seen in their post here

Now the question is what to make with this charm pack. The colors are a perfect coordinate to my daughter's dorm room quilt that I made her about three years ago when she began college life. What accent accessory ideas, for her dorm room, do you have for me to use this brand new charm pack?

Until next time…
Happy Quilting, Kathy

Wednesday, March 24

Wow! What a Quilt Show!

Hello Everyone,
Here is a glimpse of the quilt show put on by the local quilt shop that I attended this past weekend. There were over 175 quilts; all made by the quilt shop's customers. Enjoy.

The aisles were packed with quilts downstairs...

Hand-quilted giant dahlia.

Many sampler quilts...

Some art pieced quilts...

Even a Sun Bonnet Sue or two...

Don't forget those great looking Stack-n-Whacks ..

Now this basket quilt is pretty... but this is the backside!
Here is a detail of the front side... all hand quilted. This was truly an exquisite quilt!

The Webster Quilt Guild had a table at which they were selling admission / door prize tickets to their upcoming quilt show.

If you are interested in purchasing an admission / door prize quilt ticket for $3 please let me know. Just comment here or send me an e-mail, and I will be sure to get you your ticket.The quilt that is displayed behind these ladies is the guild's door prize.

The show is Saturday, May 1st from 9am to 4pm at the United Methodist Church of Webster on Main Street in Webster,NY.
Until next time…
Happy Quilting, Kathy

Friday, March 19

Getting In The Mood for National Quilt Day

Hello Everyone,
I just had to run home and share with you some of the great quilts that were shared at the Webster guild meeting today.

Mary showed her Hokey Pokey quilt! If it looks familiar to you, you may have seen it on the cover of the current Keepsake Quilting catalog. Keepsake offers the pattern or a complete kit.

Pat delighted all of us with this huge quilt. Several years back it was offered as a block of the month at one of our local quilt shops.

Everyone oooohhhed and aaaaaahhhed when Sandy showed her butterfly wall hanging. She made it special with "sparkles" for her granddaughter.

Laure is in the process of quilting her Boston Commons, and was looking for advice on how to quilt those large border areas. I think she might continue the line(s) of quilting through to create a hatch marking effect.

All of us at the Webster Quilt Guild just can't wait until Lynn finishes hand quilting this beauty! It is called Inseparable. Just love it!

I hope that I have gotten you in the mood for National Quilt Day! I certainly am. How will you be celebrating "OUR" day? Will you visit a quilt show, sew with quilting friends, read a quilt magazine, buy luscious quilting fabrics, read blogs about quilting? No matter how you decide to celebrate be sure to enjoy the day.

Until next time…

Happy Quilting, Kathy

It's National Quilt Day!

Hello Everyone,

I will be starting today to celebrate National Quilt Day!

I am off to the Webster Quilt guild; one of my local guilds. In honor of the actual day I will be going to a quilt show. The show is in East Rochester at the Piano Works Mall from 10am to 4pm and is sponsored by Patricias' Fabric House. So if your in the area be sure to stop by.

Why not leave me a comment and let me know how you will be celebrating National Quilt Day. 

Until next time…

Happy Quilting, Kathy

Thursday, March 4

Where is Spring?

Hello Everyone,
I was trying really hard to find spring outside my window; and do you see what I saw?

Ahhhh yes it was two Cardinals amongst all that snow! Both the male and female. What a treat!

Well that was wonderful for outside but I really needed some spring inside too. So off to the longarm and what came off but not one, not two, not three but four beautiful floral placemats for my kitchen!
My kitchen counter now has a wonderful touch of spring.
Please let me know how you're adding a touch of spring to you home.

Happy Quilting, Kathy

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