February 23, 2019 – LNT at Quilters’ Day Out

The last Saturday of February each year, Quilters’ Day Out, is a day for quilters and quilt lovers to come together to celebrate our love of all things quilting.  This year’s QDO was at the Paroquet Conference Center in Shepherdsville, and the Thimbles were all over the place!

The LNT Boutique at Quilters’ Day Out is our only annual fund-raiser.  Each year we have numerous donations of fabric, notions, patterns, books, etc.  We use what we can in making quilts for children at Norton’s Children’s Hospital and for bags for the children at Maryhurst; everything else is sold in our Boutique at QDO.  These profits help fund the other expenses involved in creating the quilts and bags and to help promote the art of quilt making through an active program of education and study.

Many thanks to Terrie and Debbie B. for co-chairing this year’s Boutique and to the members who served as clerks! The booth looked great, attracted shoppers throughout the day, and was very successful!

Thanks to the efforts of Susan W., the LNT booth in the guild room was a super representation of the many things LNT has done.  She gathered samples from many of our classes to display, created a give-away for visitors (an envelope with fabric and instructions for making the faux cathedral window block), and had a computer slide show running during the day with photos taken during classes and activities in 2018.  Thanks to all those members who assisted at the booth.

It’s always fun to have the Kentucky State Fair booth beside our LNT booth!

Member Debbie H. served on the QDO planning committee and was responsible for the Viewers’ Choice Quilt Challenge.  This year’s challenge was Two Color Quilts.

Four members had entries in the challenge.

First place in the Bed-Sized category went to four LNT members who are the LNT Cuddle Care Committee:  Debbie H., Debbie H., Janet, and Betty.  This spectacular quilt was designed by Debbie H., and they named it “Empyrean”.

Second place in the Bed-Sized category went to Luann for her Wonky Square in a Square quilt.  She taught this technique at a recent LNT meeting.

Barbara and Kim submitted quilts in the Wall-Hanging size category.

Barbara’s quilt is the one she was working on during our recent Skills School where she showed us how to join pre-quilted sections.  Her embroidery pattern is “Sashimi Sampler”.

Kim does amazing intricate quilting on her domestic machine.  She calls this pattern “A Quilted Surprise”.

There were several rooms of activities and quilts, and LNT members were in all of them!

Near the end of the day, Vice-President Susan passed the Golden Scissors Award to Carol of the Mt. Washington Quilting Bees.

QDO is always a day of enjoyment, but the day’s not over until everything is packed and on its way back home.

If you were able to make it to this year’s QDO, you know what fun it can be.  If you didn’t make it this year, make plans to attend next year!  Remember to reserve the last Saturday in February 2020 for QDO!!

Piecefully yours,


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