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Moving It Forward

I had a most wonderful weekend with the Heartland Quilters.  I knew the moment Heather asked if I would be willing to come teach them my Naughty Garden. I would say yes!  After all I’d be flying into St. Louis, and one of my all time favorite movies is “Meet Me in St Louis” with Judy Garland.  That alone sold me.  Not to mention how much I love meeting other quilters.  We are all kindred spirits.

 I got to catch the tail end of Diane Knott’s class and finally meet her in person.  What a treat!  Such a great lady.  Next I shared a trunk show full of scrappy quilts and share my methods and philosophy on using up those scraps. 

Then on Saturday we had a delightful time creating flowers.  Listen to all the chatter and watch the scraps fly.

Now see all the wonderful wonky flowers these ladies created.

 They truly embraced the wonk.!  I can’t wait to see how their quilts turn out. 

 In addition to the fun sewing I got to see the St. Louis arch and the largest ketchup bottle in the world.  My silly hubby was jealous of my getting to see that ketchup bottle.  He simply adores ketchup.  Gotta love that man!

Thank you Heather and the Heartland Quilters for having me.  I had a wonderful time! Are you interested in a workshop and/or trunk show?  Contact me.  I’d love to come play with scraps in your neck of the woods.  We’ll have so much fun! Finally what many of you have been waiting for, our little link up.  Show us what you’re moving forward.  We’d love to see. 


  • Frédérique says:

    Your students made beautiful blocks, congratulations!

  • For the love of geese says:

    You were in my neighborhood. I'm not too far away from Collinsville and on a clear day I can see the arch.

  • Rebecca Grace says:

    Sounds like you had a great trip and a wonderful teaching experience! The giant ketchup bottle — and your husband's longing to have seen it for himself — are way too funny. 🙂

  • Diane says:

    It was such a treat to finally meet you in person! I absolutely love every single one of your quilts! And now my suitcase smells amazing thanks to your beautiful soap. We are both very lucky indeed to have had a chance to meet so many fun, kind and talented quilters. I hope to see you in the quilt world again one day!

  • Cathy says:

    Lucky you to teach such a fun class in St. Louis AND meet Diane Knott. Congrats! She’ll be out here in UT at month-end and I’m hoping to catch up with her too!

  • Melva says:

    It is always more fun to sew with friends. Thanks for sharing about your class. MelvaLovesScraps(at)NolanQualityCustoms(dot)com

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