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KCMQG Retreat and Workshop

Three weeks ago my local modern quilt guild hosted its second annual weekend retreat “Quilting By the Kaw” in Lawrence, Kansas.  Spring Hill Suites overlooks the Kansas (or Kaw) River, and although it’s not a spectacular view, it is restful and calming.


Sewing for two days straight was heavenly!  My only breaks were a field trip to Sarah’s Fabrics and watching  Wichita State lose to Louisville in basketball on Saturday.

One of my projects was this Bento Box-like quilt top using two long-saved Together layer cakes by Moda.   retreat 2013 001

retreat 2013 003What started out like this…..

…..ended up like this:

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pp workshop 005I scored these as a door prize.  It’s nice to see some flowers somewhere!

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Last weekend I took a paper piecing workshop through the Guild with Julie. I’ve done some PP before, mostly blocks here and there.   But Julie has some mad  skills and I was able to learn a lot in the measly two hours we had.

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This cute little tree was our warm-up exercise.






From this….PP workshop 003

…..to this in just 20 simple steps!  pp workshop 006


Julie designed this pattern that she calls Geese Crossing.  Now I just have three more to do.  Not sure if this will be a pillow, wall hanging or something else.



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We had quite a variety of trees and geese at the end.  What a fun way to spend a Saturday morning!


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