Monday, June 22, 2015

Sunbonnet Sue and Tina?

Wow!  Pun totally intended!  2015 is the first year for the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival.  Local guilds assisted in pulling together one of the best Quilt Festivals our metro area has seen in a while. Three fun filled days with more than 90 vendors (YES! 90 – that’s some serious shopping!), workshops, lectures and quilt displays from area guilds. 

The first order of business was to check out the Kaw Valley Quilt Guild (from Lawrence, KS).  I’d heard through the quilting vine, if you purchase raffle tickets for their opportunity quilt, you had the pleasure of having your picture taken in their booth.  Most either love Sunbonnet Sue pattern or well....despise her.  Myself, I'm not so fond of 30's icon.  Meeting my quilty friend Sue and her sister Cheri at the festival, I begged Sue (appropriately so!) to join me in this monumental photo!  

Me on the left and my buddy Sunbonnet Sue on the right! 

All in good fun, right….. Sue?  

Friday, June 5, 2015

June First Friday

Now that life has slowed down somewhat – I’m ready to resume my favorite First Friday cyber hangouts.  I’ve mentioned once or twice (or maybe more!) how I appreciate the freebies and sew-a-longs blogs or sites have to offer.  Sentimental Stitches goes above and beyond when it comes to Freebies.  On their Free Patterns tab, they have a wonderful list of blocks and miscellaneous patterns.  A few patterns are retired and for sale, but there is a long list of freebies.  

If you do nothing else, check out the Midget Blocks under the Free Patterns Tab. There is a total of 196 blocks with the first 50 being retired.  Did the skies open up?  Did I just hear a chorus of sweet angelic voices?  Honestly, I thought I'd hit the jackpot when I found those magnificent midgets.  

I love almost everything about this site, with the exception of all the advertisements.  On occasion I click on the wrong link and end up in cyber space.  Stick to her tabs, and you’ll be fine.  

Disclaimer:  Any views or opinions expressed in this Blog are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Gay at Sentimental Stitches.  This Midwest chick is in no way involved with the Sentimental Stitches Website.  I’m not on their payroll, In fact I’m sure they don’t even know I exist.  I’m sharing because I appreciate complimentary directions, patterns and quilt a-longs like any other budgeted quilter does. 

Don’t forget, "Shop Local Saturdays" always follow First Fridays.  Show your local quilt shop some love tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

R-n-R Continued

Since my point and shoot camera is out of commission, I’m using my cell phone for photos - which isn’t working out so well.  For whatever reason I thought I had transferred all the photos over to share on my last bloggy post.  Not so.  Being a vintage nut, I feel like I must share these lost lovelies with everyone.    

First, here are two more of Kelly Ashton’s creations.

Love both of these!

On to the vintage dish!

This is most lovely!  A treasure from 1935.  

Vintage hand quilting still intact.  Beautiful.