Saturday, March 31, 2012


Today I'm at the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild retreat in sunny Lawrence KS. Who knew when we signed up 5 months ago that it would be a final four basketball weekend starring The University of Kansas? If they win, the main drag in town is going to be a crazy-full with rowdy college kids. We're staying within walking distance of Massachusetts St.

The game is starting soon, so who knows how the Jayhawks will fare. They say they're the underdogs. If they do win, I think I'll check out the crowd for a few minutes, then return to my safe hotel. I hope there aren't too many crazy fans staying here!

At the same time, here I am at a local hotel, and I spent most of they day using my sewing machine in a ballroom. It's been a beautiful day....and other than an outing to Sarah's Fabrics, I've been holed up here.

I have gotten so much done! My "whimsy" quilt should be pieced by the end of the evening. I did some more quilting on Hexagon Park (it's a Moda Bake Shop pattern). I completed 2 more blocks in  my Starry Night block-of-the-month (by Swirly Girl designs) - only one left!  It's a nice retreat. I have been getting to know my fellow guild members better and I've learned a few things. There are some neat prizes - I won a book that I've had my eye on for a while: Vintage Notions by Amy Barickman.

So, back to work, soon. I'm taking a little break at the computer, a chance to have some quiet time to myself. I've been eating way too much of all kinds of delicious snacks and goodies.


  1. Glad you're having fun! Can't wait to see the progress!

  2. It was fun, wasn't it? The Hawks winning was icing on the cake.

  3. It was great getting to know you better and seeing your incredible blocks. I am envious of the Oakshott fabric you won/earned! Rock Chalk, Jayhawks!