Friday, July 19, 2013


I'm Kathy and I"m so happy you are here. 
I've been blogging for about 18 months and today 
  I am happy to be a part of

Let me begin with where my kwilting is TODAY
and take you back to 20 years ago and where it began.  

I am kwilting and binding these kwilts now.
1. Plus design (In Color Order Tut)  2.  Flip Side - Rachel Griffin
3.  Wonky Crosses (Sew Mama Sew Tut)   4.  Perfect 10 (Swirly Girl Pattern) Baby Kwilt

2012 and 2013 Kwilts
Some of these kwilts are in my ETSY store 
1. Down Under Baby Kwilt (ESTY)  2. Madrona Road Challenge Kwilt  3. Sherbet Pips Baby Kwilt (ESTY)
4. Happy Endings Baby Kwilt  (SOLD) 5. Scrappy Baby Stacked Coins (ETSY)  6..Little Apples Baby Kwilt (ETSY)
7. Nighty Nite Owl (SOLD)   8. Owl Be Seeing You (ETSY)   9. Bugs in Masons Jars (SOLD)

 I love to make bags!!!
The last bag is my own design and the flower
is made from up-cycled bra parts. That tutorial is here.

1. All People Quilt Tut  2. Juliet Bag  (OSU colors and scarf)  3. Bow Tucks Bag
4. Sara's Carryall by It's Sew Kay  5. Annabelle Bag   6. Scrap Bag Cutie (Whistlepig Creek)
8. Juliet Bag   9. Go Girl Go-Tammy Tadd (2nd place in a show) 9. My Fa-BRA-ka-da-BRA bag
I began kwilting 20 years ago in a "traditional"  group at work. 
Have taken a ga-zillion kwilting classes,
taught a few classes, designed a couple patterns and tutorials.  

Kwilts from that Era
1. Aussie prints - My Boomerang Won't Come Back  2. Amy Butler-Turning 20 pattern 3. Mystery Kwilt
4. Friendship Signature Kwilt 5. Strips and Curves  6. Pumpkins Gone Wild-Layer Cake Desgin
7. Holiday Bargello  8. Halloween Twister 9. Turning Twenty design in batiks

click here to see all about my sewing space. 

 I have been in kwilt guilds for many years...
until last year, mostly traditional groups.
Today I find myself enjoying the inspiration 
 from my friends in the

 I am totally involved in community service with 
making kwilts for patients undergoing cancer treatments.
Click to see what wonderful work is done by volunteers at
 I also help with JSS administrative tasks (behind the scenes)
and am coordinating the Quilts of Comfort challenge for 2014.

From 2005 - 2013, 7,060 quilts have been distributed 

Now about Kwilty Pleasures Blog...
I began my blog in the fall of 2011
 I had less than 20 followers for a VERY long time. 
I really didn't understand what all the hoopla was about!!!
But, I knew I love to kwilting...
Blogging had to be what I should be doing!

  is my registered trademark name I was using for my patterns,
classes, bag labels, etc. Sseemed perfect for my blog name.  

A Kwilty Pleasure is anything fabric or fiber in
the kwilting world that puts a smile on your face and 
fills your creative soul with pleasure.  

 I love to participate in blog hops, blogger kwilt shows,
blogger give-aways, linky parties, blogger swaps 
and I will participate in a kwilt-along or a bee in the future.

I don't have any sponsors but would like to know more about 
how to engage them?  Any suggestions?

When I am not Kwilting or Blogging 
you will find me in My Garden 

or watching The Ohio State Buckeyes...because... 

I hope you find my blog worthy of a return visit.  
And of course, I would love for you to... 

 If you made it this far...then here is something fun
most people don't know about me...
 Meet Raheja, Middle Eastern Dancer
Many "Egyptian Moons" ago, belly dancing was my creative outlet.  I danced for 15 years, taught it for 13 years.

Agean Supper Club, 1978, Live Greek Music and Raheja performing a sword dance)

To see my "About Me" FUN FACT here.

Thanks to Bev, at Plum and June, for organizing a great hop!
A complete listing of bloggers is here.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
It's truly been my Kwilty Pleasure!  

and now..please go meet these wonderful bloggers today!

July 19

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures (that's me)
Alison @ Making Happyness
Ella and Nesta @ Ella & Nesta's Little Room
Nicole @ Modern Handcraft
Aylin @ AyliN-Nilya
Kelsey and Amanda @ Everyday Fray


  1. Nice to get to know you a little better! You've made some fantastic quilts and bags!

  2. Great to learn more about you - especially the belly dancing!!!

  3. A great vari├Ęty of quilts-lovely to see the range of quilts you've made over the years.

  4. It is great to see just I'm sure a small sampling of what you've created over the years. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pics. And I too would love to learn all the secrets about getting sponsors.

  5. Thanks for sharing. Love the belly dancing pic! You're a lady of many talents.

  6. Well, Raheja, I just have to say that your kwilts are lovely and sew are your bags. You are obviously creative and filled with talent. Your love for quilting comes through in your words and your work. It has been such a pleasure to meet you through the blog hop this summer, Kathy!


  7. Kathy I love that belly dancing photo....You were a very attractive dancer. I am surprised some Shiek didn't grab you and put you in his harem...

  8. Sounds to me like your plate is full! It has been wonderful to meet you. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Fabulous to meet you through the hop. I am not sure what I love more, your modern quilts or the photo of you belly dancing. I think the glitter sparkle of the belly dancing costume might sway my vote!

  10. Hi Kathy! I began quilting around the same time as you and it so fun to see how our tastes have changed. The modern quilts are so much more fun than the traditional ones I think :-)

    Nice share!

  11. Hi Kathy,
    Well I love love that you threw that belly dancing photo in AFTER the Traditional Quilts bits! Culture Shock! lol- I have really enjoyed getting to know you. Sounds like you are a very busy lady. Love your quilts both past and present! I am already a happy follower
    xo jan

  12. Hi from the hop! You have made some great quilts and bags! That's something I'm trying to get better at...

  13. Enjoyed your post and your lovely assortment of bags and quilts!

  14. Love those bags! And man, that garden is so beautiful. Wish I had a place like that to retreat to sometimes! Belly dancing sounds like fun :)

    It's nice to meet you!

  15. Hi Kathy, nice to meet you. The bags are gorgeous and I love your quilts too.

  16. Love that belly dancing photo. I have been quilting as long as you have and its been interesting to see how much quilting has changed

  17. Hi Kathy! Really interesting to see how your style has evolved over the years. Great to meet you!

  18. Love the transition in design and colour over the last 20 years! Brilliant! So lovely to meet you.

  19. Hi Kathy

    I love your blog and already follow it. But now I know you even better and thanks for that.

  20. What a nice post ! You are a very busy lady !

  21. Kathy - I feel like I have gotten to know you already over the last year, but this was a great post and I really love learning "secret" facts about peoples past!! Thanks for always stopping in and saying hi at my blog, I so appreciate it!

  22. So nice to meet you through the blog hop! You've made some beautiful quilts, and it's lovely that you donate them to charity. It was fun reading more about you!

  23. Awesome! I see myself in the evolution of projects from 20 years ago until now - you have some great projects and how cool that you have pictures of so many of them! It was nice to find your blog through the hop. See you around the 'net!

  24. Awesome post! It's so cool to see your progression as a quilter - I hope that I will continue to move with the times and keep trying new things like you! I can tell you have a lot of fun with life!

  25. Kathy, your quilts and other projects are just fabulous, and it was fun getting to read more about you personally as well. Love that belly dancing pic!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  26. Thanks for sharing a little bit of you with us! How cool is it that you got your name trademarked??! Love that!

  27. Wow! I loved reading about you, it's great when a blog gives you a little window into the writer's life. Your quilts are lovely, I particularly love the one hanging in your room with what looks like Ed Emberly fabrics. So fun!

  28. What a fun post! Great to see the evolution of your quilting styles over the years..and I'm definitely going to have to check out how the heck you can upcycle bra parts!

  29. What a great post! You have made some great projects and your bags are adorable!

  30. Looks like even your quilts from "that era" had a modern aesthetic. I guess you were a "modern quilter" even before it was called that!

    Love your sewing space! (I'm a teensy bit jealous.)


  31. That belly dancing photo takes the cake for best photo of the blog hop!

  32. Love that plus quilt using the Comma line! Looks fabulous! So nice to meet you :D

  33. Wow you are one busy lady! So much going on. Love that you do bags too. Nice to meet you.

  34. You have loads of lovely things here...I love the wonky crosses quilt. That belly dancing picture is the best pic I've seen...amazing!

  35. What a fun post! You're great, very creative too! Very nice to meet you.

  36. Thanks for sharing with us! It was really fun to read about you and your life. You make some beautiful quilts!

  37. So great to meet you Kathy. I love your spunky attitude and your quilts are fabulous!

  38. What an interesting life you lead! So nice to meet you - your quilts and bags are wonderful.

  39. It's fun to see your older and newer quilts. Great to meet you on the hop:)

  40. Nice to meet you! Thanks for sharing the fun tidbit and photo about one of your past lives. I always enjoy fun facts like that! :)

  41. Ow ow! I had a roommate in optometry school who also belly dances. The sword dancing is so fun!

  42. wow - so many fab things to look at! Great to see the evolution of your quilts and great to see you belly dancing!!!!

  43. Nice to meet you. You seem to be very busy quilting. The belly dancing looks like fun.

  44. Kathy, the Kwilts are fantastic and as a pun enthusiast, the title of your blog gets my seal of approval!

    Great blog hop post!

  45. So interesting to see how your quilting has evolved into Modern Quilting and to follow a bit of your journey from belly dancing and beyond!

  46. Your post was fun. Bit the belly dancing was most unexpected. You have achieved a lot in your life so far. Way to go!

  47. Ohhhh, your sewing space is just awesome. Love your organization and looove your vintage sheet collection. Visiting from the blog hop! Nice to meet you.

  48. Love the Way you Write kwilt, funny. Great to read about you :-)

  49. How fun! Love your work and your bags are fabulous. And the cookie exchanges look fun. I might have to try that:)

  50. Nice to meet you! What awesome expertise you have in quilting, dancing, traveling and life in general. I enjoyed learning a little bit about you.

  51. It's very inspiring to hear about your work making quilts for cancer patients. I am currently working on a quilt for local flood victims and it's a wonderful and therapeutic experience. Thank you for sharing :)

  52. Belly dancing, party throwing, avid volunteer and beautiful quilting! I am impressed!!! Nice to meet you on this blog hop!!

  53. I love all your fun bags! You're so talented!

  54. Great to meet you via the hop - so cool about the belly dancing!

  55. So your quilts are great, but whaaaat you belly danced?! Incredible!

  56. Well there you go, I'm not the only belly dancing quilter. That's a gorgeous costume & photo, and your quilts are wonderful!


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