Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Yes, last week I got to attend a Trinity Valley Quilters’ Guild sponsored workshop taught by one of my quilting heroes, Kim Diehl.

                                           Photo courtesy of Trinity Valley Quilter’s Guild

Kim’s books are truly my favorites.  I have every one she’s written so far except the most recent one which I plan to purchase soon.  I resisted the urge to take my other 6 of her books for autographing.  Thought it would be a bit too much so I settled for the one this quilt pattern is in.


She is as cute as her quilt designs.  And a patient, attentive teacher.

This is the quilt we worked on.  The pattern is called “Mocha Stars” and is found in her Simple Comforts book. We had so much fun!  Learned new invisible applique techniques, stem making tips, etc., etc. …..


This is my progress.  First time I've used batiks with my other fabrics.

My star

After I zigzag around the star points and make a few more leaves, stems and some flowers, I can sew the halves together to make this into a pillow rather than a quilt. 

Unfortunately I was unable to attend the guild meeting the following day but have seen pictures of her trunk show.  All beautiful.

A few years ago I met one of my other quilt heroes, Jo Morton, at one of her needle-turn applique workshops.  Now I want to meet Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.  Someday!!!!!   Somehow!!!!!

Until next time, may your bobbins always be full.
a red Signature
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  1. Sorry you weren't able to be at the meeting, Kim is a great speaker. But am glad you got to her workshop!

  2. Oh, lucky, lucky you to have met Kim Diehl. She is one of my favourite designers and I love her designs. I had the honour of meeting Edyta Sitar and she is lovely and so, so interesting to meet and listen to.


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