Saturday, April 20, 2013

International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati 2013

Last weekend was an exciting because I had the pleasure of spending time with my Mom and Aunt at the International Quilt Festival at Cincinnati, Ohio.  I wish I had the time to post about every quilt that caught my eye, but I don't have that kind of time so I picked out a few of my favorites.
ElaTED made by Ted Storm is a beautiful applique quilt that used brown plaid.
My pictures of this quilt do not even come close to seeing it in person.

Cherry Blossoms by Noriko Endo is machine quilted and embroidered.
This quilt stood out to me because of how realistic the cherry blossoms look.

Hula Hibiscus was designed and made by Lisa Calle.
Lisa has a video on You tube on how her quilt progressed from beginning to end.

Every time I walked by Lisa's quilt I found myself stopping and admiring her work.
All during the show there was always a crowd of admirers by her quilt.

If you want to learn how Lisa designs her beautiful quilting, you can take a class from her or buy her 
She not only does beautiful work, but she is also a wonderful teacher!
Thank you, Lisa, for being such an inspiration to the quilt world!

This quilt has beautiful applique and cheery colors that make you want to smile!
The name of the quilt even makes you smile:
Never Again....Never by Joan Dorsay.

She told herself that she would stop at one, but she can't stop.

Ms. MacDonald Had a Farm by
Lynn Czaban and members of the Hanging By A Thread Group

This quilt caught my eye because we farm, but also the use of color values in the animal appliques.

The color values make the animals look like they're going to walk off the quilt.

We had a lot of fun and feel blessed by having the opportunity to enjoy such wonderful pieces of art.

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne

Monday, April 15, 2013

A Tennessee Weekend

Last weekend Dean and I decided to visit family in Nashville, Tennessee.
We came a little early so I conveniently had an address of a quilt shop in Mt. Juliet that I wanted to visit.
I had even called the day before to make sure of the store hours.

The Quilter's Path is a beautiful quilt shop with a lot of quilt inspiration everywhere you look.

The shop owner and I became quilting friends in the short time I was there.

The ladies were sewing in an open class room in the back of the shop and quickly invited me to see all the quilting projects they were working on.
The fabrics that I had seen had my mind dancing with all kinds of ideas.
I just love this beautiful double wedding ring quilt pictured below.

 If you are visiting Nashville, The Quilter's Path is one quilt shop you won't want to miss!

We learned a little history when we visited President Andrew Jackson's home.

It was nice to get away for a weekend before we start spring planting.

We had some playtime with Ava and Jack.

We played cards, jumped on the trampoline, and had fun visiting.
I don't want to forget to tell you that we also had a wonderful visit with the adults!

It was nice to take a break away and enjoy family.

We also took a day and visited the Biltmore Estate.
When I was a little girl and dreamed of castles, this was exactly what was in my imagination.
The art, gardens, attics, winery, and library are worth the trip to see.
I saw quilting designs everywhere I looked so I bought a picture book to put on my coffee table for inspiration.

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne

P.S. This weekend I am at the International Quilt Show in Cincinnati, Ohio :)


Saturday, April 6, 2013

A New Sewing Tool!

I went shopping this week and what did I find, but neat little thumb drive to keep all my sewing and 
quilting files on.
I don't think my husband will use my thumb drive since it looks like a sewing machine.
He will probably want one that looks like a tractor.

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne