Thursday, August 27, 2015

Autumn Retreat Signup!


Put on your pearls girls - it's time for the Autumn Retreat!

To sign up for the Autumn Day Retreat, click on the link below and complete the form. Details are in the form and also below. If you have any questions, please let us know.


Date: September 26, 2015
Time: 9 am to 8 pm
Location: Atonement Lutheran Church, 9948 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS
Price without Meals: $15
Price with Lunch Only: $25
Price with Supper Only: $20
Price with Lunch and Supper: $30

Monday, August 24, 2015

Inspiration Of The Week!


This sexy quilt was featured in the Tokyo International Quilt Festival in 2011. The question is, when is the guild field trip to the Tokyo International Quilt Festival??

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

August Meeting Recap



Hello KCMQG members!

Our latest guild meeting was held on August 13, 2015 at the Roeland Park Community Center.  Our program for the night featured 6 of our members who own longarm businesses.If you missed the meeting or would like to see the quilts again, you can find them in an album on our facebook page.  If you missed out on a chance to visit with our fabulous quilters, you can find their information listed below and get in contact with them individually if you'd like:
Jane Bromberg: Custom Quilting KC
Page Burns: Fabric Recycles
Tia Curtis: Tia Curtis Quilts
Stephanie Dodson: Summerwind Studio
Becky Fenton: Sew Meant 2B
Jessica Toye: Jess Toye Quilts


CHARITY PROJECTS
Stuffed Animals Project:
This year we'll be creating stuffed animals to donate to the KCK Police Department.  These stuffed animals we will be donating will be taken by police officers and given to children who are in scary situations.  This could be domestic violence, car accidents, or any other situation where receiving something special could help a child cope with something that could be very frightening.  Kristin Marciniak has started two pinterest boards where you can find patterns or tutorials for projects that would be appropriate for this charity program.  KCMQG Plushie Patterns (FREE) and KCMQG Plushie Patterns (Paid).  We are planning to collect the stuffed animals twice a year, with the first collection happening sometime in the late fall.  

Quilt Con Charity Quilt:
The theme of this year's charity quilt project for QuiltCon 2016 is "Improv with Intent."  If you're interested in contributing to this project, make a strata to turn in at the October guild meeting.  The rules are:
  1. Pick one color as your focus.  Color choices are: white, off-white, sunflower, tomato red, light teal, grey, and black.  
  2. Create an improv strata with solids and prints.
  3. Make sure prints and accent colors only include colors in our palette.
  4. Strata should be at least 12"x12", but can be bigger.

CHALLENGE
Clue Challenge
  • Make a quilt no larger than 42"x42" inspired by three Clue Cards - a suspect, a weapon and a room.
  • We will have Clue Cards to select from at the September meeting.
  • Reveal will be at the November meeting.
One Hour-Basket Holiday Swap
  • Participants will be asked to make a One Hour Basket using a given fat quarter as the lining.
  • They can make the outside and handles out of coordinating fabric(s).  It may be pieced, appliqu├ęd, embellished, or left plain.
  • Pattern for the "1 Hour Basket" can be found here: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/sewing/home-decor/1-hour-basket-tutorial/136408
  • September meeting: Brown paper bags will be available.
  • October meeting: Bring a fat quarter in a paper bag with your name on the bottom and whether you want a holiday or non-holiday basket made for you.  Bags will be turned in at the meeting and swapped.
  • December meeting: Bring back finished basket filled with a small gift ($10.00ish).  Wrap the whole thing up and include a tag wihich includes To: and From: information.

RETREAT
Autumn Day Retreat
September 26 at Atonement Lutheran Church in Overland Park (Metcalf and 99th).  9am-8pm.
  • $15 for the day, no meals
  • $25 for the day with a box lunch.
  • $30 for the day with a box lunch & pizza dinner.
Sign-up opportunities will be coming in a follow-up email.

Winter Retreat
January 22-23.  Details to follow.

Spring Retreat
April 8-10, 2016 at Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, Missouri.  Details and sign-ups to come in January.




SEPTEMBER MEETING & WORKSHOPS
Elizabeth Hartman will be our guest speaker next month.  Our regular meeting will be held on September 10th at 7pm at the Hudson Auditorium (found on the second floor in the Nerman Museum) on the Johnson County Community College campus.  

Prior to the guild meeting, there will be two workshops at the Roeland Park Community Center with Elizabeth Hartman.  There are still openings in both days and you can sign up for either class by following this link.  The details for the workshops are:

Workshop 1: Fox and Hedgehog.  
  • Wednesday, September 9, 5pm-9pm
  • Roeland Park Community Center Auditorium
  • $85
  • Pattern required (not included)
Workshop 2: Patchwork City
  • Thursday, September 10, 10am-4pm
  • Roeland Park Community Center Auditorium
  • $90
  • Book Required (not included)

UPCOMING
8/23: Sewing Day at Modern Makers.  10am-4pm.

9/9: Fox and Hedgehog Workshop with Elizabeth Hartman.5-9pm in the auditorium at the Roeland Park Community Center. 

9/10: Patchwork City Workshop with Elizabeth Hartman. 10am-4pm in the auditorium at the Roeland Park Community Center.

9/10: September's Guild Meeting: Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson! will be our guest speaker.

10/18: Sewing Day at Show-Me Quilting.  11am-5pm.

11/6: Kaffe Fassett lecture at the Missouri Star Quilt Company.  Find info & buy tickets here.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Inspiration Of The Week!


Am I the only one who needs a La Pontero made from a vintage quilt? A Pontero is a early native American poncho, this one made by Mother on Etsy.

Friday, August 7, 2015

August Meeting Reminder!

 
 
 
Hello KCMQG Members!

Our meeting this month is just a week away!  We are back to our normal meeting date, time, and location this month, but make sure you check out the section in blue below for the changes to the September meeting.   

This month's meeting is our Longarm Showcase.  We'll be featuring our members who own longarm businesses on a panel to answer a lot of questions quilters have when considering hiring a longarmer to work on their projects.  After the panel, you'll get to visit with our featured quilters and see any samples they may bring.  


SEPTEMBER MEETING LOCATION CHANGE
The meeting location for the guild meeting held on September 10 has changed.  We will be meeting at the Hudson Auditorium at the Johnson County Community College.  This Auditorium is on the second floor of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.  The address for the museum is: 12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, Kansas 66210.  

QUILT CON CHARITY QUILT PROJECT:

The theme of this year's charity quilt project for QuiltCon 2016 is "Improv with Intent."  If you're interested in contributing to this project, make a strata to turn in at the October guild meeting.  The rules are:
  1. Pick one color as your focus.  Color choices are: white, off-white, sunflower, tomato red, light teal, grey, and black.  
  2. Create an improv strata with solids.
  3. Make sure color variations only include colors in our palette.
  4. Strata should be at least 12"x12", but can be bigger.
  5. Specific details about the challenge from the Modern Quilt Guild can be found here.
UPCOMING
8/13: August's Guild Meeting at RPCC.  This meeting will be the longarmer showcase.  
8/23: Sew Day (10-4) at Modern Makers (new location: 3707 Summit Street, Kansas City, MO 64111.)
9/9: Fox and Hedgehog Workshop with Elizabeth Hartman.5-9pm in the auditorium at the Roeland Park Community Center.  Sign ups can be found here.
9/10: Patchwork City Workshop with Elizabeth Hartman. 10am-4pm in the auditorium at the Roeland Park Community Center.  Sign ups can be found here.
9/10: September's Guild Meeting: Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson! will be our guest speaker.  LOCATION CHANGE! This meeting will be held at the Hudson Auditorium on the JCCC Campus.