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Monday, July 21, 2014

A Spa for my Soul

Lynne Hagmeier ~ Kansas Troubles Quilters
There's nothing quite like a visit to the home of a best friend.  Well, that was what I did for a couple of days after leaving Quilter's Station and Primitives of the Midwest.  I went to visit my BFF, Lynne Hagmeier, the designer extraordinaire that is the creative force of Kansas Troubles Quilters!!  

We stayed at Lynne's Kansas Troubles Retreat....had this enormous place all to ourselves!  

The sewing room has 10 individual work stations complete with swivel chairs and lamps.  There are three ironing stations and a roomy cutting station, too.  All decorated with Lynne's quilts, antiques and folk art.  

Adjacent to the sewing area is this comfy sitting area where you can stitch, read, watch TV or post on social media!  

The sleeping area is one of my favorite places ever!  You truly feel like Goldilocks.  Having to choose one bed is a hard decision!  Ten people can sleep in the "dorm".  Kansas Troubles quilt or vintage quilt?  Hard choices!!  This room is also filled with lovely antiques, quilts, and fun stuff everywhere.  

Within the last year, Lynne's husband, Robert, opened a quilt shop on the first floor of the Kansas Troubles building.  Robert also became a Bernina dealer.  

The shop has all of Lynne's KT Quilt patterns and an ever-changing variety of her fabric, too.  

You'll also find some great gift items tucked here and there as well.

Every corner has one tempting quilt or project after another!  Believe me!  You'll be inspired!!

There are a few patterns from other designers such as this quilt, which is my pattern called Endless Summer, made from Lynne's Kansas Troubles fabrics!  Love it!!  Call the shop and they may be able to pull a kit together using similar KTQ fabrics!  

There are a couple of new things you've got to know about!!! 

Lynne has a brand new book coming out any day now called Layers of Love.  It's her second book that showcases her unique and super popular "layered patchwork" technique.  Click here to read more about Layers of Love.  Call the shop to order yours today!!  (785) 488-2120 and tell them Pam sent ya!

The other thing you've got to know is Lynne, the retreat, the shop, and even her home will be featured in the next issue (Sept,  2014) of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine!!    You don't want to miss picking up that issue, I promise.  

Rarely in a life, there can be a place that you feel as home as you do in your own home. Comfortable, happy, delighted to take it all in and soak it up.  This is how I feel about being there....from the first time I visited Lynne and the stayed at the Kansas Troubles retreat, and even more so now.  It certainly has a lot to do with Lynne being there as well!  It was, as the title said.... a spa for my soul.  A very special place, indeed!  Do yourself a favor and book a stay at the retreat!  It's quite wonderful!

And...please consider joining both Lynne and me on a Great Girlfriend Get-Away!  Our next Get-away is coming September 8th in Mackinaw City, MI!!  Click here for all the info!!


How are your Market Day Sew-along quilts coming?  Pictures are beginning to arrive in my email in-box from around the world!!  Lovely, lovely quilts!  You know how much you enjoy seeing everyone's quilt, and we want to see yours, too!!!

Please email and attach a jpg picture of your quilt(s) along with your first name and the state or country where you live before September 15th for the......

Airing of the Quilts!

Remember, your quilt(s) do not have to be quilted!  


  1. Beautiful place with bunches of eye candy! Thanks.

  2. Oh my goodness! So many beautiful quilts! The colors and designs are so cozy! I love that Endless Summer quilt... as well as the one draped below it! Maybe I'll get to stitching on one as soon as I finish my Market Day piece! Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

  3. Oh I have retreat & shop envy! What a place!

  4. How fun to know that you and Lynne Hagmeier are such good friends! I have been using some of her fabric to make my Market Day sew-a-long!

    That retreat looks like such a comfortable place!

  5. Such an amazing place to stay - it looks like its full of all kinds of inspiration and eye candy. Thanks for sharing your visit and pictures with us. I hope to see it in person sometime.

  6. what an amazing home, shop and class area. Have never seen such an array of quilts in a home before, love the idea of little one son the chairs as well s the sofas, did spot a dressing table without a runner must have been in the wash!" A lady full of inspiration and talent, thanks so much for sharing this home with us, you are lucky to have such a great friend.

  7. Lynne's shop and retreat look awesome - I can only imagine the great time you two had together!

  8. I met Lynne at QM and thought she was a lovely person - and what a fabulous place to visit and stay!! To be honest I've been staying away as I didn't want to see the final Market Day quilts before I caught up with mine. Good to see I have a date to work to, thanks!

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