New Ulm, New Friends and The Spring Sampler

FMQ, Spring Sampler, LKennedyGood Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to present a workshop and lecture to The Prairie Piecemakers of New Ulm, Minnesota.  What a talented and fun group of ladies!

FMQ, Spring Sampler, LKennedyAs you can see, we had a lot of fun…

But we also got a lot of work done.

FMQ, Spring Sampler, LKennedyIt was great to see the different interpretations of The Spring Sampler with a variety of fabrics and threads.

FMQ, Spring Sampler, LKennedy

The Prairie Piecemakers are a very busy guild with challenges, charity quilts, group projects and a BIG show every two years.  Their “Show and Tell” quilts were truly amazing-a wide variety of piecing and appliqué.

FMQ, Spring Sampler, LKennedyI left New Ulm inspired.  I hope the ladies of New Ulm will be doing more free motion quilting…

I know I’ll be doing more piecing and  appliqué!

Thank you, New Ulm!  It was a lot of fun!


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PS.  The Spring Sampler was stitched on Kona cotton with Sulky 30 wt Rayon on top and Aurifil 50 wt cotton in the bobbin on my BERNINA 820.  Warm and Natural cotton batting.

10 thoughts on “New Ulm, New Friends and The Spring Sampler

  1. This is such a neat idea!! Years ago I took an MQX class with Sally Terry and we made sandwiched squares 30×30, similar to these. My friend kept all hers and assembled them into a quilt which she tacked to her basement ceiling above her longarm. So neat!! I make smaller ones and use them to “warm up” before starting my quilting on my HQSweet16. Your tutorials are fabulous, you make every design easily possible. Love your website!

  2. Great ideas as always. I’m doing a workshop in Winona this Saturday (LQS). The interest in FMQ recently is huge and I’m thrilled to share this wonderful art form. Great post!

  3. I recently purchased a Janome Horizon 8900 with the intention of learning new ways to complete my quilting projects and fabric art. I set myself the goal of an hour each morning to practice. What an absolute delight that I found this great block to guide me

  4. There is a movie called “New in Town” it features Rene Zelweiger, she goes to the town of New Ulm, Mn. It is such a cute show. So I was surprised to see that there really was a town by that name…lol, love that movie, watch it if you get a chance, you will love it too! P.S. They even make a quilt for ” Lucy”, ( Rene) in the movie…

  5. Really off putting when you are struggling like me, its like a mountain to climb, mind is so willing but the fingers are not quite up to the mind!

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