Thursday, October 9, 2014

October Day Retreat Openings

The KCMQG is hosting a day retreat this month and we'd love to quilt with you and get to know you! If you like to join us, details and a sign up link are below.

Date: October 25th
Time: 9 am - 8 pm
Location: Atonement Lutheran Church, 9948 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS
Price: $15 without Panera dinner, $25 with Panera dinner for members; $25 without Panera dinner, $35 with Panera dinner for non-members

Sign Up:

If you have any questions, email

We hope we get to sew with you!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October 2014 Meeting Reminder

Our October meeting is this Thursday, the 9th at the Roeland Park Community Center from 7-9 pm

Katie Pedersen will be our speaker. She will also be teaching two workshops – there are still openings! More info and links to sign up HERE.

Double Trouble
October 10th, 10 am-5 pm at RPCC
$40 members, $50 non-members
More info and links to sign up HERE.

Going Crazy/Modern Crazy Piecing
October 11th, 10 am-5 pm at RPCC
$40, $50 non-members
More info and links to sign up HERE.

If you would like to participate in the Swap, bring a fat quarter of fabric you would like included in either an ornament or mug rug. Place the FQ in a brown paper bag, and write your name on the bottom of the bag. Deneen Slack will collect and hand out swap bags during break at our meeting.

Openings are still available!

October Bus Trip to International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska
October 18th, from 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Non-members are now invited to participate in the bus trip!
$75 or $85 (with Jimmy Johns) for members, $85 or $95 (with Jimmy Johns) for non-members
*Sign up HERE

October Day Retreat
October 25th, 9 am - 8 pm
Atonement Lutheran Church
9948 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS.
$15 without Panera dinner, $25 with Panera dinner 
*Sign up HERE

You can read more details about this year’s charity challenge on the MQG blog (thechallengecoloralternative grid work).  Our guild is looking for a group(s) to work together to create a charity quilt. Monica Vega will be coordinating the charity quilts for our guild. An email with more details was sent out a few weeks ago. Quilts need to be finished by the December meeting. Members will choose one quilt to be sent to Austin to participate in the challenge. Any other quilts will be donated to a local shelter.

We hope to see you on Thursday!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Bus Trip Openings

The KCMQG is hosting a bus trip to Lincoln, NE, to visit the International Quilt Study Center and Museum. The museum houses the largest publicly held quilt collection in the world. The visit will consist of a tour of the gallery along with a "Behind the Scenes" tour. On our way back to KC, we'll stop in Omaha for a bit of fabric shopping!

If you're interested in hanging out with some quilters, looking at quilts, and shopping for fabric, more details about the trip along with a link to sign up are below.

Sign up:

Date: October 18th
Time: 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Member Price: $75 without Jimmy John's lunch, $85 with Jimmy John's lunch
Non-Member Price: $85 without Jimmy John's lunch, $95 with Jimmy John's lunch
Details: Dinner is not covered in this price.
6:30 am          Arrive at Roeland Park Community Center (4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, KS)
7:00 am          Depart from Roeland Park Community Center
10:30 am        Arrive at International Quilt Study Center and Museum (Lincoln, NE)
11:00 am        Museum Tours and Lunch (Jimmy John's)
1:00 pm          Depart from International Quilt Study Center and Museum
2:30 pm          Arrive at The Quilt Studio (Omaha, NE)
4:30 pm          Depart from The Quilt Studio
6:30 pm          Arrive at Boudreaux's (St. Joseph, MO)
8:30 pm          Depart from Boudreaux's
9:30 pm          Arrive at Roeland Park Community Center

If you have any questions about the trip, please email

Thursday, October 2, 2014

October 2014 Upcoming Events

Here's what our members have going on in October! 

Jessica Toye will be having another show in the Crossroads Art District for October's First Friday on October 3, 2014. Stop by 1800 Wyandotte to see a selection of her applique quilts. Doors open at 6:00 pm.  More details about the show can be found on Jessica's blog.


If there’s a man in your life who wants to learn how to sew or is a seasoned sewist and wants to hang out with other sewing-minded men, Man-Made Sewing is perfect for him! Bring a project to work on or there is a series of beginner projects taught by Lesley Latham. You can join at any time! For additional information and to reserve a space, email Lesley at
Date: Third Wednesday of each Month (October 15th)
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Location: Modern Makers

Monday, September 29, 2014

Katie Pedersen Workshop Openings

Katie Pedersen of SEW KATIE DID will be our guest speaker at our October meeting. Katie is also offering two workshops, one on Friday and one on Saturday following the meeting. There are a few spots left in each workshop and we are opening those spots up to the public. If you're interested in taking a workshop from Katie, information about each one along with a sign up link is below. If you have any questions, please fee free to email

Double-Trouble Workshop
Date: Friday, October 10th
Time: 10 am-5 pm
Location: Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, KS
Cost: $50 (non-members), $40 (members)
Description: Ready to create a simple modern quilt? Double-Trouble is a fun quilt block and design workshop that merges a traditional half-square triangle block with an improvisational stitch and flip triangle technique. The Double-Trouble block has unlimited design possibilities that will be explored to create unique quilt designs. Katie will bring examples to show for inspiration.

Going Crazy/Modern Crazy-Piecing Workshop
Date: Saturday, October 11th
Time: 10 am-5 pm
Location: Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, KS
Cost: $50 (non-members), $40 (members)
Description: Modern Crazy-Piecing is a free-flowing improvisational technique that is almost like creating your own fabric. Once you've mastered the technique, you'll focus on finding a place for those crazy pieced sections in your quilt or project. Katie will share multiple projects to spark your creativity and set you on the path to your own crazy-pieced design.

To sign up for either workshop (or both), click on the link below and fill out the form. You will receive a confirmation shortly after signing up and a PayPal invoice will be sent within a couple of days.

If a workshop fills up, you will be notified and added to a wait list.

Workshop fees are non-refundable. However, if you are unable to attend a workshop, email and we will provide you with a wait list (if available) so you can try to find somebody to fill your spot and reimburse you for the workshop fees.