Tuesday, August 23, 2016

August Meeting Recap and Upcoming Events

Hello!
 
Our August meeting was a full of information! Heidi Parkes visited us and discussed her background from going to a high school art teacher to a full-time artist/quilter and how she sources her inspiration from flight, books, movies, and art. Her hand quilting and yoga workshops were wonderful, it was truly a treat to have her visit us.
 
NEXT MEETING
Thursday, September 8th at Roeland Park Community Center. The room opens at 6:30pm for socialization, and the guild meeting begins at 7pm. Rachel Hayes will be our guest speaker.
We will announce the winner of the Sewing Machine Raffle, and take some time to discuss our latest Pattern Challenge. We will also be showing our seven Pulse Quilts, and have those who contributed sign the labels. Treats are welcomed at RPCC, if you'd like to bring something to share!

Join us after the meeting for drinks and more socialization at The Bar, 6101 Johnson Drive, Mission, KS 66202
 
SEWING MACHINE RAFFLE
Myron Schwery of Bernina/Windmill Sewing Center generously donated a Brother Sewing Machine (valued at close to $900) to our guild! His expressed purpose was for us to use it as a fundraiser to benefit the guild.
 
We will be conducting a raffle with the proceeds of ticket sales being used for a guild quilt show. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased here. We hope Myron will be present to draw the winning ticket at the September meeting. 
 
The more virtual tickets you purchase, the more opportunities you have to win. You do not have to be present to win.
 
PULSE QUILTS
We have two completed quilts and five quilts with long armers. Thank you to everyone who contributed blocks, fabric, time, and those who attended the Sew Day to make these amazing quilts.

At our September meeting we will show them, have those who contributed to sign the labels, and we will be mailing them to the Orlando guild the next day. All Pulse Quilts donated will be distributed by the Orlando MQG during Pride Week in October.

SWAPS
Completed I-70 swap projects were shown at the meeting.
 
Please check your email to receive your swap member's name and social media account, so that you can thank your maker!
 
PATTERN CHALLENGE
We announced our next Pattern Challenge, which will be a fundraising opportunity for our guild. There's a lot of elements to this project, and we have included those as attachments to the member email.

Guideline details and a submission form attached!


 
BOARD MEETING
The Board had a meeting on Sunday, August 14th. You can read the Board Meeting Minutes here. (You will need to be logged into the MQG site to view the link.)

As a reminder, we do have an open Secretary position. If you are interested in learning more about the guild and taking on a leadership role, please reply and let us know you're interested. We are happy to forward you the role description and answer any questions you may have.
NEWS FROM MQG
We passed out fabric for those who signed up for the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge for QuiltCon 2017!

8/21: Virtual Sew Day, tag images #mqgsewday


10/20, 8pm CT: Webinar, Color Theory with Kim Eichler-Messmer

 
11/30 Deadline for Quilt Con Quilt Submissions
 
UPCOMING
 
9/8, 7pm (room opens at 6:30pm for socialization): September Guild Meeting at RPCC with special guest Rachel Hayes. For more information on Rachel, please visit her website and Instagram.
We will also have the drawing for the Brother sewing machine, go into more detail with our next Pattern Challenge, and show our Pulse Quilts before they are mailed to the Orlando MQG
 
Meet us after for drinks at "The Bar" at 6101 Johnson Drive, Mission, KS 66202
 
9/30 - 10/2 Fall Retreat at Sew Sweet. Cost will be $130 per person, which includes breakfasts and one dinner. The Retreat is currently full, but we are accepting members on the wait list. Sign up link in your member email.
 
10/13, 7pm (room opens at 6:30pm for socialization): October Guild Meeting at RPCC with special guest Melissa Averinos sponsored by Tia Curtis. For more information on Melissa, please visit her website and Instagram.
 
10/14 and 10/15 at RPCC, Melissa Averinos "Making Faces Two-Day Intensive Workshop." Cost will be $135 per person. The Workshop is currently full, but we are accepting members on the wait list. Sign up available through your member email
 
10/23: Board Meeting at 10am; join us at Modern Markers for hand-sewing time after from 1:30-4pm
11/5, 9am - 6pm: Sew Day at Sarah's. Look for the sign-up email sent on Saturday, August 20th.
11/10, 1:30-3:30 (room opens at 1pm for socialization): Mary Fons Trunk Show at Kaufman Foundation Center, Kansas City Room
11/10, 7pm (room opens at 6:30 for socialization): November Guild Meeting at Kaufman Foundation Center, Town Square Room, with special guest Mary Fons. For more information on Mary, visit her website and Instagram.
 
12/8, 7pm (room opens at 6:30 for socialization): December Holiday Party at Kaufman Foundation Center, Town Square Room, with our scholarship winners presenting how they used their scholarships to influence their current and future work.
 
Check out the online calendar of events for more upcoming activities.
 
If you have any questions regarding any aspects of the guild, please email kcmodernquiltguild @ gmail.com board member will be happy assist!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

August Show and Tell and I-70 Swap Photos

What a lovely meeting! So much beautiful inspiration and opportunities to learn new techniques!
 
Please jump over to our Flickr page for the August Show and Tell Photos! Members have been very busy over the summer!
 

We also had the reveal of the I-70 Swap with the St. Louis Modern Guild. Photos here.

Monday, August 8, 2016

KCMQG Welcomes Heidi Parkes to August Meeting

We are so excited to welcome Heidi Parkes to Kansas City and our upcoming August meeting this Thursday!

When: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 7pm
Where: Kaufman Foundation Conference Center- 
4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

Heidi's work has a unique energy beyond simple fabric and stitch. Her improvisational piecing and textural hand quilting accents are her signature.


http://www.heidiparkes.com
Sample of pieces by Heidi Parkes, photo from her website
 
http://www.heidiparkes.com/
Photo from Heidi's website, taken by Carley Knight, 2015
For more information on Heidi and her beautiful work, please visit her website and Instagram.

OTHER MEETING ITEMS:

We will receive our I-70 swap from our St. Louis MQG partners. 

**BONUS**
A few of us will be going to Snow and Co after guild for frosty cocktails - come join the fun! 
Location: Snow and Co |  1815 Wyandotte Street | Kansas City, MO 64108
 

HEIDI PARKES WORKSHOP ON FRIDAY AND YOGA ON SATURDAY!

 
8/12, 6-9:30p at RPCC, Heidi Parkes hand quilting workshop; cost per person is $55. 
Sign-up link available through member email, sent August 4.

8/13, 10-11:20am at RPCC, Heidi Parkes Yoga class. FREE! Come join us! 
Sign-ups available through member email, sent August 4.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

July Picnic - Important Workshop Survey - Pulse Sew Day - Events

Hello!
Thank you, everyone who came to our annual summer picnic and Deneen's home- and an extra, huge thank you to Deneen for hosting us all!
We had a wonderful lunch, a beautiful show and tell (pictures on our private Facebook page), and played "Left, Center, Right."

Upcoming August Meeting-
-Thursday, August 11th at Kaufman Foundation Center
-7pm, with special guest Heidi Parkes.
(Kaufman Foundation Center | 4801 Rockhill Road | Kansas City MO 64110)
Below are our upcoming activities!

Sign up to help with our Quilts for Pulse donations! - maker/quilter Nicole Bless


***NEW*** PULSE QUILTS SEW DAY
Join us (THIS WEEKEND) in working on our quilt tops and quilt backs for our Pulse Quilts on Saturday, August 6th at RPCC, room 6, from 9am - 4pm. No fee! 
*An update on what we have and what we need. We have 7 persons signed up to assemble 85 donated blocks, piece together donated batting from the big Missouri Star pile and finish quilt tops and backs. Sign up and come for part of the day if your schedule for the weekend is tight!
Sign up here to help!

***NEW*** 2017 WORKSHOP SURVEY - INPUT NEEDED FOR SCHEDULING!
Help the board determine which speakers we should invite to teach workshops! If we receive enough interest, we will add workshops to the speakers' contracts.

Fill out the anonymous form here -- all answers are helpful! Everyone of the answers will help us to schedule your coming year! If we don't have enough input we won't schedule a speaker for the workshop. Your answers matter! There is also a section for general workshop related comments. We want the guild to have every opportunity to learn from incredible speakers!


Helpful info for filling out your interest and previous participation in the 2017 workshop survey!

2015 Workshop Instructors- Elizabeth Hartman, Angela Pingel, Sherri Lynn Wood, and Jessica Toye
2016 Workshop Instructors- Trish Price, Heather Jones, Kristen Schuler (Hey Paul), and will have Heidi Parkes and Melissa Averinos.
Possible 2017 Workshop Instructors
Winter - Rob Appell- Man Sewing - http://mansewing.com/
Spring - Karen Stone- http://www.karenkstone.com/
Summer - Latifah Saafir - http://www.latifahsaafirstudios.com/
Summer - Christa Watson - https://christaquilts.com/


SEWING MACHINE RAFFLE
Myron Schwery of Bernina/Windmill Sewing Center generously donated a Brother Sewing Machine (valued at close to $900) to our guild! His expressed purpose was for us to use it as a fundraiser to benefit the guild.
We are conducting a raffle with the proceeds being used for a guild quilt show. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased here. We hope Myron will be present to draw the winning ticket at the September meeting.

The more virtual tickets you purchase, the more opportunities you have to win. You do not have to be present to win.

SWAPS

We will have our swap projects and partners revealed at the August meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Moore
See if you catch a sneak of what you're partner is making you by checking out #i70swap on Instagram.


NEWS FROM MQG
Watch the Free Creative Webinar with Mary Frons, which aired live on July 20th
11/30 Deadline for Quilt Con Quilt Submissions

Check out the QuiltCon Special Exhibits for 2017
UPCOMING

8/6 Pulse Quilts Sew day, 9am-4pm at RPCC room 6 -- free to attend, please help us complete quilt tops and backs for our Pulse Quilts. Sign-up here.

8/11 August Guild Meeting at Kauffman, with special guest Heidi Parkes. For more information on Heidi, please visit her website and Instagram.
We will also receive our I-70 swap from our St. Louis MQG partners.
**BONUS** A few of us will be going to Snow and Co after guild for frosty cocktails - come join the fun!
Snow and Co |  1815 Wyandotte Street | Kansas City, MO 64108

8/12, 6-9:30p at RPCC, Heidi Parkes hand quilting workshop; cost per person is $55. Sign-ups available here.

8/13, 10-11:20am at RPCC, Heidi Parkes Yoga class. FREE. Sign-ups available here.
Last day to fill out 2017 Workshop Survey.

8/14 10am Board Meeting

9/8 - September Guild Meeting at RPCC with special guest Rachel Hayes. For more information on Rachel, please visit her website and Instagram.
We will also have the drawing for the Brother sewing machine.

9/30 - 10/2 Fall Retreat at Sew Sweet. Cost is $130 per person, which includes breakfasts and one dinner. Sign-up here

10/13 - October Guild Meeting at RPCC with special guest Melissa Averinos sponsored by Tia Curtis. For more information on Melissa, please visit her website and Instagram.

10/14 and 10/15 at RPCC, Melissa Averinos "Making Faces Two-Day Intensive Workshop." Cost is $135 per person. Sign-up for wait list here.
Check out the online calendar of events for more upcoming activities.
If you have any questions regarding any aspects of the guild, please do not hesitate to reply to this email and a board member will be happy assist!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

June 2016 Meeting Recap

June Meeting Review
 
Our June meeting was a treat! Kelsey Pike showed us how she turns our fabric scraps into gorgeous paper.

Kelsey is opening a communal artist space, 
The Cherry Pit Collective.  Visit the website for information about the space and consider contributing to her KickStarter campaign to fund the project.
 
Other meeting items-
Batting and pillowcase kits for charity projects were available at the meeting.
Modern Makers hosted our meeting.
 
Our next meeting is the July Picnic at Deneen's home (details below) then back at Kauffman in August with Heidi Parkes!
 
SEWING MACHINE RAFFLE
Myron Schwery of Bernina/Windmill Sewing Center generously donated a Brother Sewing Machine (valued at close to $900) to our guild! His expressed purpose was for us to use it as a fundraiser to benefit the guild.
 
We will be conducting a raffle with the proceeds of ticket sales being used for a guild quilt show. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased through the link in the member recap email. We hope Myron will be present to draw the winning ticket at the September meeting. 
 
The more virtual tickets you purchase, the more opportunities you have to win. You do not have to be present to win.
 
SWAPS
I-70 swap projects were shown at the meeting.
 
We will have our swap projects and partners revealed at the August meeting. If you have any questions, please look to your member email for Nicole Moore's contact info.
 
See if you catch a sneak of what you're partner is making you by checking out #i70swap on Instagram.
 
RECAPS
Sew Day - We are currently working on scheduling a Sew Day this summer. As soon as details are available, we will be sending an additional email!
 
Board Meeting - The board met on Sunday, June 12th. If you would like to read those minutes, please log into your MQG account. Members can read the minutes here.
 
NEWS FROM MQG
Sign ups for the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge for QuiltCon 2017 is open! The fabric is Luxe by Michael Miller Fabrics. More info is posted on quiltcon.com under the "Quilt Show" section.
 
6/25 QuiltCon 2017 Pre-registration begins
 
11/30 Deadline for Quilt Con Quilt Submissions
 
UPCOMING
7/23 July Picnic! Please bring something to share (food and libations welcomed!) and a show and tell if you like! We will be meeting at Deneen's home (please see your member email for address) from 11am - 3pm. If you'd like play "Left Center Right," please bring at least three fat quarters to play the game.
 
8/11 August Guild Meeting at Kauffman, with special guest Heidi Parkes. For more information on Heidi, please visit her website and Instagram.
 
8/12, 6-9:30p at RPCC, Heidi Parkes hand quilting workshop; cost per person is $55. Sign-ups will come Saturday, June 18th at 9am.
 
8/13, 10-11:20am at RPCC, Heidi Parkes Yoga class. FREE. Sign-ups will come Saturday, June 18th at 9am.
 
9/8 - September Guild Meeting at RPCC with special guest Rachel Hayes. For more information on Rachel, please visit her website and Instagram. We will also have the drawing for the Brother sewing machine.
 
9/30 - 10/2 Fall Retreat at Sew Sweet. Cost will be $130 per person, which includes breakfasts and one dinner. Sign-ups will be sent on Saturday, July 8th.
 
10/13 - October Guild Meeting at RPCC with special guest Melissa Averinos sponsored by Tia Curtis. For more information on Melissa, please visit her website and Instagram.
 
10/14 and 10/15 at RPCC, Melissa Averinos "Making Faces Two-Day Intensive Workshop." Cost will be $135 per person. Sign-ups will be sent on Saturday, July 8th.
 
Check out the online calendar of events for more upcoming activities.
 
If you have any questions regarding any aspects of the guild, please do not hesitate to email us at kcmodernquiltguild@gmail.com and a board member will be happy assist!
 
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On a more somber note, our hearts and thoughts go out to our brothers and sisters impacted by the senseless mass shooting in Orlando this weekend. The Orlando MQG is working on accepting donations of quilts and blocks and we would like to support them. We know they want to fill their community with love, bright colors, and hearts. All donations will directly be given to families who suffered heartbreaking loss or have had some involvement in the tragedy.
The KCMQG will collect items and ship them together. As we receive more details, we will send additional information.