Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April 2015 Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder that we will be meeting this month on Thursday, April 16th at the Roeland Park Community Center from 7-9 P.M.

Guest Speaker, Sherri Lynn Wood!  
Sherri will also be teaching two workshops for the guild at the community center.  Improvisational Patchwork Doodling will take place on Friday, April 17th, 9-5.  Get Your Curve On will take place on Saturday, April 18h, 9-5.  Both workshops will take place at the Roeland Park Community Center and cost $110 each. Sherri's book is NOT required for either class. *Note - if you haven't paid for your class, please do so before the meeting. Invoices were sent out this week.

As a special treat, we will be selling Sherri's new book, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters at the meeting - three weeks ahead of it's "official" publication date. We will be selling the book for $25.00 and will be taking cash or check ONLY. 

Meeting Sponsor
Modern Makers will be sponsoring the meeting, so get ready to shop!

KCMQG T-Shirts
The KCMQG t-shirts have arrived! If you haven't sent your payment yet, please do so before the meeting, so you can take your new shirt home with you.

Fractal Radiance Challenge
Make a Fractal Radiance item with solids following a color scheme. A free version of the pillow pattern will be given to participants for free. If you would like to make the small or large quilt, you will need to have purchased the pattern. Finished pieces will be shown in the KCMQG booth at the KCRQF. Deadline for the challenge will be the May meeting.Sign up for the challenge:

If you haven't paid your membership renewal, the April meeting is the deadline. We will start removing members who haven't renewed for the 2015-2016 year from Facebook and emails on April 25th . If you haven't yet, please fill out our form and renew your membership:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sherri Lynn Wood Workshop Opening

Sherri Lynn Wood will be our guest speaker at our April meeting. Sherri is also offering workshops and there are available spots for the Friday workshop, which we are opening up to the public. If you're interested in taking a workshop from Sherri, information about the workshop along with a sign up link is below. If you have any questions, please fee free to email

Workshop 1: Improvisational Patchwork Doodling

Date: Friday, April 17th from 9 am - 5 pm

Location: Roeland Park Community Center

Fee: $110 for members, $120 for non-members

Details: Sherri's book is NOT required for this workshop. There are 16 spots available.

Description: Doodling is the model for this playful yet challenging approach to improvisational patchwork. Letting go of expectations, plans or a preconceived outcome, participants will practice building patterns with simple shapes and negative space while learning basic ruler free sewing techniques. Like a doodle, it is not planned nor is it random - it's responsive...and plenty of fun!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

February and March 2015 Upcoming Events

Here's what our members have going on around Kansas City in February and March!

Jessica Toye will be teaching her Pictorial Applique Class on March 8th from 9 am - 2 pm at Modern Makers. You can learn her method for taking a printed image and making an interesting applique project. 

February 2015 Meeting Reminder

Our February meeting is Thursday the 12th at the Roeland Park Community Center from 7 - 9 pm.

We will be celebrating our guild's five-year anniversary and Valentine's Day! Along with the party, you will be able to write love letters to the guild and/or quilting!

Officer Elections for the 2015-2016 year will also take place.

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

KCMQG QuiltCon 2015 Charity Quilt

The KCMQG participated in the QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge. Here's what we had to adhere to for the challenge.

Color: The colors we had to stick to were described as white, light gray, chartreuse, burnt orange, sky blue, cerise, and deep turquoise. Not all of the colors had to be used nor did they have to be solids.

Design: The design had to be a form of Alternative Gridwork. The simplest way to explain this is that the layout of the quilt blocks shouldn't follow the traditional layout of a quilt.

Size: Finally, the quilt had to be no smaller than 68" x 88" and no larger than 72" x 92."

The KCMQG opened this challenge up to its members allowing them to participate in whichever way they wanted. Groups could be formed or an individual could make a quilt themselves.

This must have been quite a challenge, because only one group was willing to take it on! Monica Vega, Marsha Rhoads, and Elizabeth Rogers completed this beautiful quilt and it has been sent off to be displayed at QuiltCon. Thanks, ladies!

If you're going to QuiltCon, make sure you stop by the display of all of the charity quilts and take a look at this quilt in person!