Sunday, May 20, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival 2012

I almost forgot that it's that time of year for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

My featured quilt this year is my thread painted warbler.  This is my favorite wall quilt and recently won an Honorable Mention at the Sauder's Quilt Show in Ohio.

I made this wall hanging for my sister, Jenny, this last Christmas.  She had hinted around for several months that she wanted me to thread paint her a bird.  I had made several other thread painted birds and it was about time I did something special for her.

 I designed the feather for Jenny and also gave her the pattern to use.  Jenny is very talented quilt artist and she loves feathers like I do.  I'm looking forward to seeing her feather designs in the future.

Hope everyone is enjoying the Blogger's Quilt Festival!
Please don't miss my weekly post--I usually don't do two posts in one day!

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne

More on the Sauder's Quilt Show & Microwave Fire Alert!

At the quilt dinner I met my sister's friend, Jean
Jean loves feathers like I do.  Just look at her beautiful wall hanging!
Jean, you have inspired me to try making my own feathers in fabric.
Check out the new technique of adding beads.  I'm not sure that I would have been brave enough to cut my wall hanging apart, but the Jean's results are amazing!
Congratulations Jean!
You are a true artist and I would love to take a class from you!

 Another quilt artist, speaker, teacher, and author is Karen Kay Buckley

 She did a talk on her quilts and we had the opportunity to see her applique quilts in person.
These quilts make you absolutely speechless.
I bought her book called "Earthly Delights"
If you are a beginner or advanced quilter, this is a perfect book to have in your quilt library.

I just love all the details that Karen puts into her quilts.

Thank you Karen for sharing your talent with us!

 Here is another winner!

My friend, Linda, made this donation quilt.  It won't be at any quilt shows, but it will be loved and slept under by some sweet child that needs some love and warmth.
Any quilt made in love of another person is always a winner!

I want to alert people to please stay in the same room when your microwave is running.  One evening my husband, Dean, was served "a flaming baked" potato!  Actually, I had left the room for 5 to 10 minutes and had the potato on auto cook.  I was only in the next room.  We were very blessed because the damage was only to the microwave and the potato.  It was a little smoky, but everything aired out quickly.  There's a new microwave in our kitchen and I certainly don't leave the room!  

Happy Quilting & Safe Microwaving!

Kay Lynne

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sauder's Museum Quilt Show & Happy Belated Mother's Day

 The pictures above do not do justice to the beautiful hand quilted quilt nor the sweetest lady that I ever met at a quilt show.  Her name is Velma Camp.  She won the "Best of Show" and "People's Choice" award!  Congratulations Velma!

This is my sister, Jenny, in front of her "One Block Wonder" quilt.  Notice the third place pink ribbon in the picture below.  I have many fond memories of helping teach Jenny how to sew.  She is nine years younger than I am.  Congratulations Sis on a beautiful quilt.

This is my first Judge's Choice award!  Mom had talked me into entering a few quilts and to my surprise all of them came home with a ribbon.  It's fun to win a ribbon, but I quilt for charity, friends, and family.  I love quilting because I have made so many friends through quilting.  You can see more winning quilts at:
The quilts that are not listed are winners to!
"If someone has love in their heart and wants to make a quilt for someone special--it's always a perfect quilt!"

My Mom and I had the opportunity to go to the quilt winner's banquet and I won a fabric bundle for next year's quilt challenge.  The challenge is called "Veiled in Mystery".  I bought some more fabric to go along with the challenge.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do.  It will be a mystery until next year's quilt show :)  

Happy Mother's Day Mom!
Thank you for everything you've done for us!

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne