Friday, May 28, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

More on the Bird Theme

From the quilt show

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mini Quilt Auction

The Mini Quilt Auction raised over $2,000 for charities.

Thanks to everyone who made a mini even if I didn't get their names to attach to their quilts.

And many thanks to Sammie Messick who organized it.

Click here to see a blog post about our show:

Monday, May 17, 2010

More from the Machine Quilters Showcase

The Kansas Quilt by our own Lori Kukuk
KVQG Block of the month pattern by Jeannie Welch

Spring Garden
Opportunity quilt from the Lee's Summit Quilt Guild
Pattern by Karla Menaugh
Quilted by Beth Kurzava

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Machine Quilters Showcase

Kris welcoming visitors

Nan shopping for thread

In Sunshine and Shadow
by Lori Olek, Felton, Minnesota

Nancy selling opportunity tickets

Rosie might need one more book

 Global Warming
By Melane McCuller 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Machine Quilters Showcase

Renae Haddadin won first prize for quilting at the MQS show a few years ago.

The 14th Annual Machine Quilters Showcase is May 12-15 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park Kansas. Admission: $10.
For more information click here:

More on Joyce's Postage Stamp

Joyce Colton said she was inspired by an old postage stamp quilt.
I happened to come across it on Cindy's Quilt's website

Joyce's is much more dramatic.
She also said she intended to make a 4-block but you know how they sometimes grow.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Leaders & Enders

The May 17th & 18th program is by Bonnie Hunter who's just written a book for Kansas City Star Books called Leaders & Enders: Adventures in Chain Piecing.

Trunk show ready to go

Read more about Bonnie here:
And register for the workshop here:

And see her popular blog Quiltville

Friday, May 7, 2010

Red and Black Fan

Red and Black Fan by Joyce Colton

Joyce pieced the fan with a stack and whack ruler.

A Lawrence blog called Scientific Quilter mentions our show:
Click here:

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Toilet Paper Origami

Avoiding work by reading Linda Frost's blog I found this one:

With many craft tutorials like the above and free stuff

Monday, May 3, 2010

Rocky Mountain or New York Beauty?

One treat at the Quilt Show was this intricate quilt pieced in 1883. Priscilla Chambers Nance made it in southern Missouri and decades later quilted it in Oklahoma.

She passed it on in her family with the name Rocky Mountain.

Many might call it New York Beauty but this would probably not sit well with a Southerner like Priscilla.
 It's a common Southern pattern often called Crown of Thorns or Rocky Mountain
 in Tennessee, Georgia and Texas where it was particularly popular at the end of the 19th century.

Here's a variation probably made from the Mountain Mist pattern in the 1930-1960 era.

In the 1930s Mountain Mist batting company printed a pattern and called it New York Beauty.

No one in NY ever made one until the pattern appeared.

Two vintage versions with blocks on the square rather than on point.