I was just in Reno, Nevada for the Quilting, Stitches and Crafts Expo at the Grand Sierra Resort. As I was touring the show floor, I was drawn with a strong magnetic attraction to this gorgeous Princess Feather quilt.


It’s the 2011 Opportunity Quilt for the Foothill Quilters Guild of Auburn, California. They call it “Prince’s Plume.”



Many hands went into the making of this beautiful quilt.


For more information about the guild or this amazing opportunity quilt, contact the Foothill Quilters through their website, www.foothillquilters.org.

I made a new friend at the show! Knitting designer Lorna Miser, author of Faith, Love, Hope, Knitting was just across the aisle from me.

Lorna Miser

Lorna Miser

She had luscious loops, skeins, and twists of hand-dyed yarns, as well as cute knitted items like bags and footie socks.

Lorna has a new book coming out in November, The Knitter’s Guide to Hand-Dyed and Variegated Yarn.


My neighbor to the left was an old friend, Dee Lampson of Dee’s Designs. From her I purchased The Most Cute Jumper in the World.



This one had me written all over it. Dee makes jumpers, overalls, separates, and two-piece outfits from her own original patterns, using beautiful high-quality fabrics like we see in our independent quilt shops. Look for Dee at fine art and gift shows, quilting and sewing expos. She specializes in custom sizing, no size is too small or too large. Contact her at “deesdesigns1 (at) sbcglocal.net” if you need one of her designs.


I can’t tell you what a delight it is to see Dee’s creations after all the dreadful things that are offered to us at the mall.

Until next time,
By Kay Mackenzie