Wednesday, September 17, 2014

100 Quilts for Kids

We are sharing a couple of quilts today as part of the 100 Quilts for Kids blog hop hosted by Heather of Quilts In the Queue. 

100 Quilts for Kids is an awesome and easy way to support your community, specifically children in your community. All you have to do is make a quilt and donate it to a local child or teenager.

The KCMQG is partnered with Birthday Blessings KC and donates quilts to children in the KC metro on their first birthday. Here are a couple of quilts that we have donated. 


              

KCMQG members contributed blocks for these two quilts and worked together to quilt and bind them. The left one was made using blue and orange square in a square blocks from a tutorial by crazy mom quilts. Since many members had fabrics left over from QuiltCon challenges, the right one has QuiltCon colors in wonky log cabin blocks from a tutorial by Ellison Lane

If you have a completed quilt and want to donate it to Birthday Blessings (or a child/teen in your area), make sure you also participate in the 100 Quilts for Kids Link Up Party. It's open through September 30th and there are some awesome prizes available.

Monday, September 8, 2014

September 2014 Meeting Reminder

Our September meeting is this Thursday, the 11th at the Roeland Park Community Center from 7-9 pm

PROGRAM
Carolyn Friedlander will be our speaker for the evening. She will also be selling her new book at the meeting. There are still openings for her workshop on Friday and Saturday if you are a KCMQG member.

SPONSOR
Sarah's Fabrics will be the meeting sponsor this month. You can begin shopping at 6:30 until the meeting starts, and during the break.

SWAP
If you are a KCMQG member and would like to participate in the Secret Santa Swap, please bring in a brown paper bag, a fat quarter of fabric that you would like to be used in your swap item. Finished items will be swapped at the December meeting.

Visitors are welcome; first time is free and you can join at any time by clicking the membership tab at the top of the page.

We hope to see you on Thursday!

September 2014 Upcoming Events

A few things our members have in the works:

Jessica Toye will be the Featured Maker at Modern Makers in September and some of her raw edge applique quilts, including the Roasterie quilt, will be hung in the shop. 

Jessica will also be teaching her Pictorial Applique class on September 13th from 9am-2pm at Modern Makers. You can learn her method for taking a printed image and making an interesting applique project. The project will be a pillow cover and you'll get to practice raw edge applique and free-motion quilting. 


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Tammie Schaffer has some of her Moda quilts hanging in the Community Gallery at the Walker Art Gallery in Garnett, KS, until September 26th. Garnett does a Second Saturday event with an Applefest theme for September so you could see the quilts and enjoy a local event.



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If there’s a man in your life who wants to learn how to sew, sign him up for the Man-Made Sewing Series at Modern Makers, taught by Lesley Latham. This series of classes is for all of the men out there who want to MAKE! Projects will vary and you can join in at any time.

September 10th, 6:30-9:30pm – ipad Sleeve
September 24th, 6:30-9:30pm – Modern Pillow

Monday, August 11, 2014

Meeting Reminder

Our August meeting is this Thursday, the 14th at the Roeland Park Community Center from 7-9pm. Thursday’s meeting will be the Michael Miller Challenge reveal. We can’t wait to see what wonderful things have been created!
 
SPONSOR
Marmalade Fabrics will be the meeting sponsor this month. You can begin shopping at 6:30pm until the meeting starts, and then again during the break.
 
LIBRARY
If you would like to check out a book from the KCMQG Library, please do so before Thursday so that the book can be brought to the meeting.
 
We will also have several fun announcements to share at the meeting, so we hope you can make it!
 
Visitors are welcome, first time is free and you can join at any time by clicking the membership tab at the top of the page.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Upcoming Events


A few things our members have in the works:

If there’s a man in your life who wants to learn how to sew, sign him up for the Man-Made Sewing Series at Modern Makers, taught by Lesley Latham. This series of classes is for all of the men out there who want to MAKE! Projects will vary and you can join in at any time.

August 6th, 6:30-9:30pm – Modern Pillow
August 20th, 6:30-9:30pm – Bow Tie

Lesley will also be teaching the super popular Staple Dress by April Rhodes on August 24th from 12-5pm. This is a simple dress with lots of ease through the bust and hips for women and teens sizes xl-xxl. You can find more info on these classes by visiting the Modern Makers website.
 

Nikki McDonald is the Regional Coordinator for the Quilts of Valor organization and would like to invite anyone interested to come help make heirloom quality quilts for members of the US Military. She has a private Facebook page for the Quilts of Valor Kansas City Area group and they meet on the last Saturday of the month for a QOV sewing day.

Saturday, August 23rd, 9-4pm at Tallgrass Creek Retirement Village

Please email Nikki at nikki.mcdonald@qovf.org for information on joining the group or to RSVP for this event.

This is the first of hopefully many more “upcoming events” blog posts! The events listed are submitted by individual KCMQG members on a monthly basis.