Sunday, April 30, 2017

Cruising by Pictures

Instead of writing all the details of our last quilters cruise I thought I would walk you through it with pictures...


Coffee Day 1 


Car Snacks for 20+ hour car ride to Galveston, TX

Hydration at the end of day 1 on the road 


Hydration on day 2 on the road


Guest of the day! NASA Hilton Clear Lake this is what we found at the end of our second day on the road.

The view from our upgraded room!


Cheers for surviving our last day on the road


Our home for 7 days


Stateroom picture..Andrew always takes one of me after we unpack


Found my peeps on the ship


We had a great room on this cruise..plenty of space for the quilters to spread out


Pretty Artie 


Pool day


Cheers from Sabor aboard the ship


Mike!


Jo says "cheers"


Fancy drinks before dinner



Towel Friends


Quilter Selfies


Port call


Entertainment


Poolside


Port call .. the canyon between two tall ships


Port Call 


Liberty of the Seas


I think Andrew takes this shot of me every time we stop in Cozumel


Lots happening on Cozumel


Saying good bye to our last port of call


After a very long day on the road heading home, with no pictures, we stopped for a quick sleep and woke to a little mustache on our coffee cups.

We had a great time on our fourth quilters cruise .. so much fun that we've booked one for next year 
Save the Date June 16, 2018 
I'll be back with more details on our next cruise


Until Next Time

Be Kind

Kelly Ann
#2017QuiltersCruise 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Building Relationships

In a few short weeks I'll be traveling to St. Louis for Spring Quilt Market...but this time I'm not flying I'll be traveling by car with two designers and another quilt shop owner. I'm sure there will be lots of laughing..and I mean LOTS and LOTS of laughing but there will also be some relationship building.

I believe in building strong relationships, not just in my personal life but in my business which is why this year at Spring Quilt Market I will be presenting a seminar "Quilt Shop Owners and Designers-Building Relationships". I've spent the last 12 years in business building relationships with quilt shop owners and designers, working together and sometimes making the difficult decision to walk away from some of those relationships. I've included time for some healthy discussion on how to break up, build up and form some lasting relationships.

So..shoutout to my quilt shop owner/designer community..have you signed up yet? There's still time to add my seminar #400, to your to do list..and designers, I promise you can leave early to open up your booths to get to selling.

Until Next Time
Be Kind

Kelly Ann
#2017SpringQuiltMarket

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hoppy Easter

I really crack myself up when I type Hoppy Easter...I guess cause I'm always hopping all over the place but not so much like a bunny but a squirrel. The biggest joke at KAQ is that we are all easily distracted .. much like a squirrel .. darting all over the place and trying to do 20 different things at the same time.

Spring has arrived in Virginia..all the spring flowers are popping up, and my lilac and azaleas are just around ready to explode with color. Growing up a signal for easter was the blooming of the huge azaleas in my parents yard, I swear the flowers were as big as my hand. Our bushes here in Virginia range from yellow to bright blazing red flowers, it really is one of my favorite times of the year in the yard..except for the pollen...that I could do without.

But...I might end up missing most of the color this year because we take off tomorrow morning for our 4th Quilters Cruise...I think I will miss my flowers but I think I'll see some beautiful sites on the ship. I will try my best to blog out some pictures during the week but that will depend on if I can type by the pool with all that bright sunlight.

If you are still searching for a treat bag for those Easter goodies...your search is over! Check out this stinkin' cute pattern and get to sewing... I like the fact that you don't need to use Easter fabric you can grab a few flower fat quarters, ribbon, Cadbury eggs and you will be everyone's favorite quilter.

Happy Easter to all my peeps...

Until Next Time

Be Kind

Kelly Ann