"As a kid, I spent many lazy, summer days fishing, swimming and catching frogs at our family pond. Mom made our favorites for Sunday afternoon picnics and sometimes, there were overnight adventures with a campfire, roasting hot dogs and making s'mores. What's funny is that my Mom doesn't like the outdoors - the bugs, the heat, the wind. So Dad built a small cabin with bunk beds, an attached screened porch with a picnic table, and a fishing deck over the pond. The suited Mom's version of roughing it.

Some of my happiest childhood memories were at "the cabin", and I dreamed of living there when I grew up. Thankfully I married someone who embraced my dream, and we built our own "cabin" almost twelve years ago amidst the wheat fields and prairie grass, just up the hill from the pond. I love sleeping with the windows open, listening to the bullfrogs at night, waking to the birds singing in the morning. I enjoy watching our grandkids fish and catch frogs, just as I did as a kid. We still have the campfires with s'mores on cool evenings, watching the wildlife as they carefully watch us. This year, we're adding a new studio onto the cabin. It's the perfect place to design fabric and quilts, inspired by nature and childhood prairie dreams."

By Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda.