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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Kansas City, Here I Come!

The boxes are packed, quilts completed, patterns stuffed, and the brochures are all done.  My very long To-Do list has been whittled down to just one page!  Crossing things off feels oh-so-good!!  Yesterday, I delivered almost all of the stuff for my booth to my traveling pal and fellow designer, Tara Darr's trailer.  We were both giddy that we're finally at this stage!  Pack and load.....has a different meaning for quilters....teehee!

I'm shutting my office down for two weeks!  I wanted to leave you with a few more new quilt photos.  They aren't up on the website just yet, but will be shortly after I return.

Introducing Heart of the Prairie! This is the name-sake pattern that accompanies my new 
fabric line.  It features most of the prints from the collection.  I was inspired by an antique quilt that my dear friend Docia owns (she's the owner of my favorite local shop The Quilt Merchant).  Docia  allowed me to replicate her quilt, and I think it turned out great!  Lovin' those Indigo blues, pinks and greens together.  It's everything I was hoping for when I designed the collection.

Stillwater Creek is another pattern featuring my Heart of the Prairie collection.  It was designed with easy piecing in mind.  For those of you who love large pieces, (I know....it's so unlike me!) this is the project for you!  The Flying Geese in the pieced border are 3 x 6 and the Ohio Star blocks are 18 inches!!  This quilt is a wonderful lap size quilt, and........for those of you joining Lynne and me on our 

Great Girlfriend Get-Away to Alaska 

this is the project we will be making!!  All kitted with fabrics from Heart of the Prairie!

That is why I was unable to show you my Alaskan cruise project until now!  I couldn't talk about it then!  Hope you forgive me!!

Last, but not least, is the lap size quilt for Journey Four of the
Prairie Women's Sewing Circle club!
You asked for a quilt featuring schoolhouse blocks and you got it!!  This quilt, called Ye Olde Schoolhouse, uses one background print and 6 Indigo blue prints from Heart of the Prairie.  The schoolhouse block is very easy to piece with no dreaded "Y" seams!  There will be a smaller version of this quilt offered to club members as well.

The remaining quilts and TWO bonus projects for Journey Four will all be revealed once
I return from market.  Hopefully, this will hold you over. 

I will have my iPad with me in hopes of blogging throughout market,
so you can come along, too!
Whether I'm successful or not depends on my Wi-Fi connections.  So, please stay tuned to my blog and Facebook page.  I hope to send you lots of news and images from Kansas City! 

To all of my blog readers around the world.....I wish you all a Happy Mother's Day!!



  1. Good morning and have a fantastic and successful journey to Market! Love your patterns and I am thrilled to see the Stillwater Creek kit the 'girlfriends' will be making! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

  2. Happy Mothers Day to you Pam, I can't wait to get my hands on your fabric!!! And to start our next session. The Ye Olde School House is wonderful and I love indigos! This is on my to do list already. Have a great time at Market and stay safe!! See you soon. Karen S.

  3. Happy Mother's Day and have a great and safe trip to Kansas City! I'd love to stitch all 3 of these patterns... though my skill level is closest to Still water Creek... I love your new Heart of the Prairie fabric line and I'm so happy to have a pattern ready to use some of it!

  4. Those are gorgeous quilts! Have a great time at market and safe travels!

  5. Have a great time in Kansas. I am looking forward to seeing some of Market

  6. i love this quilt! I love schoolhouses and yours is so amazing! they are going to have a wonderful time with that project...wish I was in the neighbourhood (pun intended..LOL)

  7. Loving the schoolhouse quilt! Great blues! Sew can't wait to start this
    project...enjoy market. Be safe...Sharon