The Talented Mrs Kingwell

Jen Kingwell came to North Carolina! We kicked it off with a book signing at Sew Original! (I might have told her to wave like the queen in this photo…) Cyndy made that cute sign in Gardenvale for the event.


Then we headed to the Triad MQG for a trunk show. The guild had a blast hearing stories, asking questions and looking at all the pretties! She was a huge hit with the guild and might have even sparked a hand piecing craze!


The first class was at Sew Original. I picked my fabrics including these great African waxed prints from Crimson Tate.


Class was in Greensboro at Studio Stitch the next day. I had made all of this at the end of day two. I’m not going to start hand piecing everything any time soon, BUT I am sold on hand piecing an inset circle. That would have taken me twice as long on a machine and the results were perfect. No lost points!


We had fun!


As we were driving home, we passed a Dash game in progress and Jen had never been to a baseball game, so we went! And we ran into Amy, who had been in class! There’s a video of Jen & me singing Take Me Out to the Ballgame, but I’ll spare you…


Obviously, Jen had to pose with Bolt!


Next, we were off to the mountains for some rest, relaxation and stitching!


I finished my circle after the class at Stitch in Time!


My sweet family hosted a southern picnic in Blowing Rock! Pimento cheese sandwiches, fried chicken, deviled eggs…so yummy!


She taught at Sew Original in Boone and then we headed to Charlotte for a trunk show at We’re Sew Creative! I finally took some quilt pictures!


Jen is a genius!


I love this happy row of flowers.


So much brilliant scrappiness!


Sadly I was not able to swipe one.


It was a great trip full of laughter and stitching. I can’t wait for her to come back!

xo LC


7 thoughts on “The Talented Mrs Kingwell

  1. Hi. I know what you mean I have just spent two days with Jen in a lovely coastal town in New South Wales Australia. Learnt so much. Haven’t slept for nights dreaming of hand sewn quilts.

  2. Glad to see pictures of your family in Blowing Rock. I’ve been on that porch.
    And also to see the mountain house where I will be in TWO weeks. Hoping to see you also. Louise

  3. I had no idea there would be a trunk show at We’re Sew Creative…I definitely would have gone!!

  4. Just loved the class with jen at stitch in time and thank you, Lee, for organizing and bringing that sweet woman to NC. I feel so fortunate to meet her and be in her class. And her quilts are inspiring!!

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