So much to tell..but for now the most exciting thing is the new Iphone App from Aurifil...
I was finally able to download tonight...but now I must visit Alex in the Aurifil booth tomorrow and find out why Kelly Ann's Quilting doesn't show up under Virginia stores. The app is very cool, giving you locations of quilt shops that carry the Aurifil thread, so while you're traveling across county with your husband, four kids and two dogs and run out of thread for you project you can whip out your phone, open the app and search in that state for a store that carries your favorite Aurifil thread...how cool will that be...
so until the next post...
be kind and rewind....
On Monday October 16 the 2017 Wooly Block Adventure kicks off and wow have they switched up the rules this year.
This years theme is Harvest Baskets and the blocks are very creative this year with some great fall colors. My block is called "Wildflower Basket" .. this bittersweet wrapping itself around the fading wild sunflowers that grow along the roadways here in Virginia.
Here are a few of the new changes:
Purchase the kits online
Purchase the patterns online
Pick up a free pattern at participating shops
Spotlight featured shops through-out the event on the website
I started this blog in 2008...
I started Kelly Ann's Quilting in 2005 ... March 1, 2005 ...
I was looking through pictures I had posted on the blog..we've had some great memories at KAQ
Our First Quilters Cruise with Michelle and Quilt Retreats at Sea
Crazy customers at our first retreat
Our two color quilt challenge (I think I should do this one again)
Lots of puppy dog pictures
My very first quilt
KAQ Bag on travels
We have had a wonderful 13 years in business and I'm looking forward to what the future will bring...new friendships, new travels, new quilts, new techniques..and maybe a few throwback memories, because after all, memories shape who we are today.
THANK YOU to everyone that has joined us on this journey and sticking with us and we hope that you stick with us because we have some rockin' things planned for 2018.
If you live local plan to join us on Saturday March 17, 2018 as we celebrate our Lucky 13 event at KAQ.
Until Next Time
Be Kind K…
Please indulge me as I write this very personal post....
When an obituary doesn't tell the whole story:
On Christmas day I received a phone call from my nephew that my brother had passed away in his sleep. His death was sudden and with no warning. Time stood still and I didn't know if I could catch my breath from the shock.
You see, Jimmy had always been a part of my life, at 57 I didn't know a life without having this older brother that I looked up to. We had lost our other brother, Karl, in 1984 in a car accident. When there were three, we were down to two...now I am just one.
I found this picture of the three of us...1963/64...the cat, Waldo, is being held by Karl and if you'll notice Jimmy is in a cast..I'm sure there is a story behind that and my mother will be able to fill that in.
Let me tell you about Jimmy that his obituary didn't.
First of all..he was Jimmy..as he got older I'm sure he tried to go by Jim, but that was always dad, he was Jimmy. As…