• Making a Memory Quilt: The Ramsey Wayne Ewing Memorial Quilt

     KQ Employee Karrie was asked by her good friend, Melissa, to make a memorial quilt. This was her first time making a quilt from clothing, and since this is a project our customers often have many questions about, we asked her to share her experience and discoveries.   Ramsey Wayne Ewing Memorial Quilt Ramsey was born on 08/02/12 to Melissa and Bobby Ewing. He weighed 1lb. 15oz. and was 13 in. long. He was a very strong, beautiful boy and did remarkably well for his first two weeks. On Friday 08/17/12 he started showing signs of NEC (Necrotizing Enterocolitis), which is a bacterial infection in the intestines. On Saturday 08/18/12,…

  • Altrusa Festival of Trees at Waukewan Golf Club in Center Harbor, NH

    Every holiday season, the Altrusa Club of Meredith hosts an annual Festival of Trees. This is their largest fundraiser for the year, and it has become a family tradition in the Lakes Region of NH. There are scores of trees decorated by area businesses, nonprofit organizations, clubs, individuals, and families. At the end of the festival, all the trees will either be donated to a needy family or auctioned to raise money for the club’s community projects. Keepsake Quilting employees got into the holiday spirit and decorated a tree for the festival. We knit hearts, hats, icicles, snowmen and Christmas balls in all shades of holiday colors. Fabrics were cut,…

  • Ladies of the Lake Guild

    [singlepic id=58 w=500 h= float=] I recently visited the Ladies of the Lake quilt guild to find out what they’ve been up to and photograph projects that they have been working on.  The turnout at the First Congregational Church was good and things were in full swing when I arrived. Everyone was busy with rotary cutters, sewing machines and a giant bolt of batting. [singlepic id=45 w=500 h= float=] At one table ladies were working on scherenschnitte or “paper cutting;” I learned that the Germans had taught Hawaiians the craft, who adapted it to their own flora and ultimately to textile design and the quilts we all know today. [singlepic…

  • Fabric Quality Matters!

    By Alison Dea Bolt Love those good goods! I’ve heard that “love is blind;” so’s the love of fabric. In both cases, finding what’s right for you can be frustrating and labor intensive. When I was looking for love, I knew exactly what I wanted: someone gentle, strong, and attractive—someone whose integrity I could count on. Oddly, those are exactly the qualities I now demand in quilting fabric. Unfortunately, like my dates, I’ve had to “kiss a few frogs” on my way to a cotton compatibility. As a new quilter, I had serious “stash envy.” I raced to amass an arsenal of fabric, buying at chain stores with low prices.…