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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Spring Break Teaching and NTT

Welcome to Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  At the moment this post publishes, I will be on a plane traveling to visit the Golden Triangle Quilt Guild in Beaumont, TX (thank goodness for scheduled posts!). I'll be presenting a trunk show and a full-day class with the Churn, Churn, Churn pattern from my book, Scrappy Improv Quilting.  

This week, I haven't sewn a single stitch.  I've been preparing for my trip and enjoying relaxed time with my son, who is on his very last Spring Break of high school.  We've rented his tux for his last prom, taken the dog on leisurely walks, eaten lunch together, had some great conversations, and I've even watched him play a video game he thought I would appreciate (it is strongly based in Greek and Roman mythology, so he was right).  Nothing earth-shattering, but quality time well-spent.  Mommas of little ones, the years really are shorter than you think.  I know that's an obnoxious thing that all of us "moms of older kids" say, but it really is true.  Even still, if you're raising littles, I know you won't fully appreciate that fact until you're here.  I know I didn't.

So, let's get right to the highlights from last week, shall we?  I absolutely LOVE this scrappy quilt by Sew Preeti, and the photo with those spring daffodils- so gorgeous!

And speaking of spring backdrops, take a look at this lovely quilt by Julie's Quilts and Costumes- and those stunning azaleas!

LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color shared this finished beauty.  That wash of color is so soothing.

Hooray for Anne-Marie at Stories From the Sewing Room, who won a ribbon with this beautiful quilt-

And finally, Karen at Quilts...etc. linked up her progress on this cozy quilt top-

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  1. Safe travels and have fun in Texas. I'm glad you were able to spend such good quality time with your high school senior this week!

  2. Time with the older kid(s) is always special. We're on spring break and hanging out too. Thanks for sharing my quilt.

  3. Safe Travels, Kelly. I am sure your class will be super hit. Thank you so much for featuring My Checkered Past - I am so happy with it.

  4. Sounds like a lovely week, Kelly. Good luck on your trip. So cool that you get to present and teach your own pattern!

  5. What a neat spring break--just spending time with your son. I hope your teaching time is going well.


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