Kansas City, MO – a few people I talked to

Will begin with this one, had to bring one of these tee shirts home, wouldn’t you?

Lots of great places to eat here! Trust me on that one!!! Yum.

Val from France, I met her when she lived in Illinois, she is a charming lady and now a long arm quilter!

Karen Styles from Australia, her shop is called Somerset Patchwork and Quilting, Melbourne, Victoria

Linda took me to Karen’s store when Russ and I were there.  Karen loves reproduction also, Karen has a beautiful BOM – called Mrs. Billings’ Coverlet.   I bought the pattern. You can see it here:


Linda, Jo and Betsy - friends and sisterhood

Above . . .  Linda is our friend from Australia, Betsy is our friend from Texas.

Karen Mowery's book with KC Star - A Bountiful Life

I’m so happy to see Karen’s reproduction quilt in the KC Star booth, of the famous ‘Bird of Paradise’ quilt that is in the collection of the American Museum of Folk Art in New York City.  Karen did a wonderful job recreating this quilt so you can make one.  There are full size layouts for the blocks, making this book easy to use.  True to the antique quilt, it is a summer spread, meaning not quilted, but backed and bound.  Gorgeous for the wall or bed.

Have a wonderful day and hopefully some stitching time.



Kansas City, MO – a few people I talked to — 1 Comment

  1. Hi, Jo, thank you for mentioning A Bountiful Life. I have it back home with me and I have been crooning over it. It’s a stupendous pattern for anybody to make and an heirloom-to-be for sure!

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