Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A visitor..............

Kevin the Quilter was in my area yesterday morning and he took time out of his drive home to stop and meet me.  He had his famous quilt "Radar" with him so I got to see it.  I have to say that it is SO MUCH more beautiful in person than in a photo.  The color are rich and intense and he did a beautiful job of piecing it.  His friend Ann did a spectacular job quilting it.  What a treat it was to meet Kevin and "Radar".
Would you believe this is my first selfie?  Luckily Kevin has long arms.  I don't think I could hold the phone far enough away.

Behind us is one of my shelf units of fabric. I had fun giving him the grand tour through my 2 studio areas. 

30 comments:

Linda Kay said...

I voted for you! I very much enjoy reading your blog. You have given me lots of inspiration and enjoyment.

sosarahsew said...

Cool day for you!

Roxanne said...

Happy to vote for you! Looks like a fun time with Kevin.

Barbara said...

A privilege to vote for you. Great memories of all that I learned from your class in Charlotte. Love the photo of the 2 of you.

PugMom said...

I've cast my vote for you Wanda! I look forward to your blog every day! Love your use of Exuberant Color!
Pugs and kisses,
Nancy

Linda Swanekamp said...

Voted first day for you! You have enriched my life over the years consistently. I saw Radar in Paducah and was awed. The only thing at Paducah is the bars were not high enough so the last 6-10 inches were on the floor. This makes it hard to see the whole quilt together as one. My one criticism of the Paducah Show. Missed meeting Kevin there.

Quiltdivajulie said...

What an honor to vote for your blog! Great photo of you and Kevin.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I must admit to never having seen Kevin and his work so thanks for sharing the link I just went and looked through his quilts and have added his blog to my reader.
Voted!

Gene Black said...

I have been watching Kevin's blog for a bit now. I am glad you got to meet him.
I voted for you!

magistra said...

That Kevin is a cutie! And Radar is magnificent. How lovely for him to seek you out! It is a great selfie - looking good!

Beth

Vicki W said...

Oh what fun! Kevin seems like such a nice person and so talented too.

Mary said...

You got my vote too! What fun to meet Kevin. Love the selfie.

Sylvia Anderson said...

Good morning Wanda...What great photos, and what a magnificent quilt! You must be so proud of the fact that he phoned you and set up a
visit. I have never heard of him but will check out his blog and probably add it to my list.

I have been voting for you since it first opened!

Needled Mom said...

I'll bet he enjoyed it as much as you did!!! How fun that must have been!

Hedy Hahn said...

I love the selfie, it looks great. Don't know Kevin but you are the best !

patty a. said...

How fun that must have been!

P. said...

Radar looks right at home among your colorful quilts, Wanda! How fun to meet and visit with Kevin. Cute selfie too!

Tilkunviilaaja said...

That's a very nice selfie! Thanks for the tip, I went and voted for your blog since you deserve to win!

donaleen said...

You look 12 years old in that photo. Maybe that is why you get so much done!

GO STARS! said...

I wish my selfies looked so good! I voted for you. I love your quilts and your blog.

katquilter said...

I'll vote for you every day that you remind me!
LOVE that Radar quilt!

Charlotta said...

Oh - can I vote every day? I'm off to vote again, then! I had no idea. Never heard of Kevin or Radar before. I guess I live a sheltered life, but that is ONE BIG QUILT. All quilts look better in person. I believe what you said about selfies - and everything else you write! - I never take selfies either, though I might have appeared in one or two taken by friends. And a long arm is a definite asset! I have been in a number of pics, though, taken the old fashioned way with a self timer and a camera. IMHO the selfie craze is getting a bit out of hand!
I would love a tour of your studio, however!

Ann McNew said...

I'm so happy you had the chance to meet Kevin and see Radar. Isn't Kevin great? (And yes, he always takes a good pic) I really enjoyed quilting Radar, it was a fun challenge, I'm glad everyone likes him. I hope to collaborate with Kevin again in the near future.
Happy Quilting,
Ann
Attic Threads & Quilts

Cathi said...

What fun it looks like you had! I just voted for you!

Julianne said...

How fun! I hope I get to meet Kevin one day!

Karen said...

How much fun to have a visitor. And congrats on your nomination, I voted for you. I have enjoyed your blog so much.

Michele said...

Wow. Love the Radar Quilt.
You have my votes for best blog. Yours was one of the first blogs I found and you are top of my "favorites" on Feedly.

Kevin the Quilter said...

What an extraordinary pleasure it was meeting you Wanda! Thanks for your kindness and inspiration! I have voted for you and shared it on my blog as well!

Farm Quilter said...

I am a follower of Kevin's and after reading his blog today, I popped over to read your blog. I went and voted for you!!

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

You and Kevin look like you are having a wonderful time! Kindred spirits.