The three door prize winners in honor of National Quilting Day are… No. 34-Dorothy, No. 39-Cathy, and No. 47-Lynn. Congratulations to all three and thanks to everyone who entered the draw!

When I put together door prizes for the shows the contents may vary… this time they contained two of my books.

Growing Hearts has 16 flowering hearts blocks, and A Merry Little Christmas has a variety of holiday designs in sizes that play nicely together. Enjoy the designs ladies!

I’m off to SoCal once again (my car knows the way) for the Glendale Quilt Guild show at the Pasadena Convention Center. Hope to see you there, and who knows, maybe you’ll win a door prize :).

Until next time,
Kay
By Kay Mackenzie

Depending on who you ask, today is National Quilting Day (according to the NQA) or Worldwide Quilting Day (according to the Fabric Shop Network).

Whatever we call it, it’s a day to celebrate quilting and all that it means in the lives of anyone who has ever made a quilt, slept under a quilt, touched a quilt, or seen a quilt. That’s gotta be just about everybody, don’t you think?

Illuminations, design by Kay Mackenzie

There ought to be a party. And at a party, there are often door prizes. When there are door prizes, people win them. I have door prizes!

Yep, at almost every guild show I bring along door prizes, goody bags of my books that lucky ticket holders get to take home with them. Instead of tickets, we’ll do comments! If you’d like to win one of my door prizes, leave a comment here on this post before 7:00 p.m. California time on Tuesday, March 18. We’ll do three winners!

Open to U.S. and Canada mailing addresses only. And, I can’t remind about this enough… if you click “Reply” to your email subscription, you will not be entered in the drawing. You have to come to the blog itself and leave a comment.

Happy National/Worldwide Quilting Day!
Kay

I’ve got a lot of fun stuff to mention today!

First off, Martingale is commemorating Worldwide Quilting Day, March 15, with several suggestions for things to do. One of them is, “Start a spark—make just one block!” To support this notion they’ve got some of their favorite block eBooks on sale. And my Easy Appliqué Blocks is one of them!

Go see the Martingale blog post!

Golly, it’s good to see those EAB blocks again.

I might just have to cook up something myself this Saturday to celebrate what is both Worldwide Quilting Day and National Quilting Day. Got my thinking cap on…

While I’m thinking, you have got to go and see what the phenomenal Darcy Ashton is working on now.

The gorgeous Miss Mermaid.

My next show is the Glendale Quilt Guild, March 21-22, newly held at the Pasadena Convention Center. After many years in Burbank, they’re moving to this new venue where the entire show can be in one giant happy room. Can’t wait, especially since I’ll get to see my special pal Cathy, she of GefiilteQuilt. Note that this is a Friday-Saturday show.


Got a lot to do to get ready! I’m also working on yet another new pattern. Stay tuned!

Until Saturday,
Kay
By Kay Mackenzie

Right now I’m in Valencia, California, staying over on the way to Palm Springs for the Desert Guilds biennial quilt show! Setup is tomorrow, then the show is Friday and Saturday. I had a great time two years ago and am happy to be going back to the desert once again. My pal Debby has a beautiful shop The Quilter’s Faire in nearby Palm Desert and it’ll be great seeing her again over the weekend.

The winner of Fall Into Spring is No. 41, Ellen. Congratulations Ellen! I know you will love this expanded pattern from the AQS. Thanks so much to everyone who follows the blog and enters the drawings.

Back next week,
Cheers,
Kay

As we ease our way into spring, it’s great to have this expanded pattern from the AQS Love to Quilt series!


Fall Into Spring is an award-winning quilt designed and made by Cheryl See in 2007. Cheryl used hand appliqué techniques, and you can use your favorite appliqué method to bring this 57½ x 57½ beauty to life.

The pattern includes humongo folded sheets inside that give you all the patterns full-size! Complete instructions, including optional trapunto and cording methods, are also on these big sheets. Cheryl notes that the fabrics in the original quilt are Marimekko® but that any gradated fabrics will work just as well, or you can piece to achieve the same effect.

If you’d like to win this pattern, please leave a comment here on the blog before 7:00 p.m. California time on Wednesday, March 5. Open to U.S. and Canada mailing addresses only. (Remember, emails won’t enter the drawing.)

Good luck everyone!
Until next time,
Kay
By Kay Mackenzie