Thursday, April 28, 2016

Happy Hour Embroidery Workshop Signups with KC's own Hey Paul!

Kristen Shuler will be our guest speaker in May at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center on Thursday, May 12th!

She is hosting two Happy Hour Embroidery Workshops with a custom design made just for our KC Modern Quilt Guild! Great for anyone with even a little KC pride!



sample photos by Kristen Shuler of Hey Paul

 
Each workshop is $45, and both include: 
  • Appetizers
  • Beer and wine
  • ALL supplies
  • An exclusive pattern just for the KC Modern Quilt Guild
  • A thread bar if you wish to purchase extra for your project
The workshops are currently open to members only and will be....
Located- The Bauer (115 W. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO)
When- Saturday, May 14th 4-7pm and Thursday, May 19th 6-9pm.
 
Click HERE to sign up. See you there!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Inspiration of the Week

Francesca Casadio
(photo from BBC.com)


This short story aired on Science Friday about a month or so ago. I found the research behind Van Gogh's "Bedroom in Arles" super interesting, especially in relation to how our special textile creations have the possibility of slowing changing through color fade. Check it out.

Monday, April 18, 2016

April Meeting Summary and Upcoming Events

It was fantastic to see everyone who made it to our April guild meeting! To those who weren't able to come, here's what happened.

Heather Jones was our guest speaker. She talked about her book, “Quilt Local,” detailing where she draws inspiration and how it parlays to her quilt design. She mentioned Josef Albers as a color and design inspiration, and his book “Interaction of Color.” You can read more about Heather and her design process on her blog, Heather Jones Studio.
The guild has extra copies of Heather’s book still available at our cost of $15, if you are interested in a copy, please fill out this form by April 21st.
 
The next meeting will be Thursday, May 12th at 7pm at Kauffman Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110). Kristen Shuler of Hey Paul will be speaking. You can find out more about Kirsten, her design, and workshops on her blog, Hey Paul Studios.
 
The June guild meeting will be back at Roeland Park Community Center on Thursday, June 9th at 7pm, featuring guest speaker Kelsey Pike. You can find out more about Kelsey and her design process on her website.
 
WORKSHOPS
Kristen Shuler of Hey Paul will host Happy Hour workshops on Saturday, May 14th and Thursday, May 19th at the Bauer (115 W. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO). The workshops will focus on embroidery and offer free appetizers and a cash bar. The cost will be over $40, though the exact price has not been determined. Invoices will be sent once the price is set, and we will honor any wishes to back out at that time. To sign up, click here.
 
MEMBERSHIP
We have now entered our 2016-2017 Membership year (April 1, 2016- March 20, 2017). Any members not renewed by April 30th will be inactivated on May 1st. To renew, please fill out the form here, click the blue "Submit" button, and then click on the yellow PayPal button to pay your dues. Do let us know if you have any questions!
This will likely be our last email to you if you have not yet renewed your membership, and if you do not by the 30th. (If you have any questions, please do reply to this email!)
 
SEW DAY
We have a sew day coming up on May 21st from 9am – 7pm at Sarah’s in Lawrence! The price is $30, and does not include meals. The signup was emailed on Sunday, April 17th at 5pm. You must be a 2016-2017 guild member to reserve a spot at the Sew Day.
 
CHALLENGES
The Kansas City Arts Challenge was a lot of fun! Our winners were:
  • 18th & Vine/Jazz Museum – Mary Kay Fosnacht
  • Bartle Hall – Dawn Green
  • Kauffman Center – Trish Price
  • Nelson/Kemper Art Museums – Nicole Bless
  • Union Station – Sue Tuttle
  • WWI Museum/Liberty Memorial – Sara Guidry
  • Grand Prize – Sara Guidry
It was great to see the entries.  Such a talented bunch of quilters!

Trisch Price is curating a non-guild-related display, where challenge participants may choose to display their work from July through September. If you do not participate in the challenge, you still have an opportunity to participate in the display.  For more information, please see your member email for Trisch's contact.
Photos from the challenge are featured on our private Facebook page and on Flickr.

SWAPS
We received our I-70 swap blocks from our St. Louis partners at the meeting, and the finished projects need to be returned at our June meeting to go back to St. Louis. We will have our swap projects and partners revealed at the August meeting. If you have any questions (or need to get your block!), please contact Nicole Moore.
See if you catch a sneak of what you're partner is making you by checking out #i70swap

 
UPCOMING
 
4/16: Heather Jones Workshop, RPCC Room 6 , 10am - 4:30pm
 
4/23 Committee Chair Meeting at 10am. Committee chairs will discuss goals and ideas for the coming year. If you would like to be more involved in guild, please reply to this email and location details will be shared. We’d love for you to come!
 
4/24 Board Meeting, 10am – 1pm
 
May
 
5/12: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm. Kristen Shuler of Hey Paul Studios will be our guest speaker.
Location: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110
 
5/14 Happy Hour Embroidery Workshop with Kristen Schuler of Hey Paul. At The Bauer (115 W. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO) includes free appetizers and a cash bar.
 
5/19 A second Happy Hour Embroidery Workshop with Kristen Schuler of Hey Paul. At The Bauer (115 W. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO) includes free appetizers and a cash bar.
Prices are not set for the workshops with Kristen, but you may sign up here and bow out when prices are announced, if you prefer.
 
5/21 May Sew Day from 9am – 7pm at Sarah’s in Lawrence. Email for sign-ups will be sent on Sunday, April 17th at 5pm.

June

6/9 Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm. Kelsey Pike will be our guest speaker.
Location: Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Drive, Roeland Park KS, 66205
 
Check out the online calendar of events for more upcoming activities.
 
Be sure to look through the photos of Show and Tell posted on the guild flickr account at right. ->
 
If you have any questions regarding any aspects of the guild, please do not hesitate to email the guild account - kcmodernquiltguild@gmail.com - and a board member will be happy assist!






 
 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

April Meeting with Heather Jones this Thursday, April 14!

We will be meeting this Thursday, April 14th at 7pm back at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center.  Heather Jones will be our guest speaker.

RETREATS
The Missouri Star Spring Retreat  last weekend was a great success! Thank you to the organizers and participants for such a lovely time! Missouri Star treated us well!

WORKSHOPS
Heather Jones will be doing workshops on Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th. Workshops will be held at the Roeland Park Community Center in Room 6 on both days from 10am until 4:30pm.  If you'd like to sign up, visit this link. Guild members and anyone else may sign up for these workshops! Invite your friends! For more information see the workshop post for rundowns on materials needed and techniques.
 
MEMBERSHIPWe have now entered our 2016-2017 Membership year (April 1, 2016- March 20, 2017). Any members not renewed by April 30th will be inactivated on May 1st. To renew, please fill out the form here, click the blue "Submit" button, and then click on the yellow PayPal button to pay your dues. Do let us know if you have any questions!
 
CHALLENGES
The Kansas City Arts Challenge reveal is this week! We will be displaying challenge quilts to be voted on during break and then announced during show and tell.
  • Create a quilt inspired by one of the following KC arts venues
    • Union Station
    • 18th & Vine/Jazz Museum
    • WWI Museum/Liberty Memorial
    • Nelson Atkins /Kemper Art Museums
    • Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts 
    • Bartle Hall
  • There is a maximum of 10 people allowed per venue.  
  • Measurements of the finished quilt must be:
    • Height: 24" - 60"
    • Width: 24" - 45"
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
4/14: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pmHeather Jones will be our guest speaker.  
Location: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110
 
4/15: Heather Jones Workshop, RPCC Room 6 10am - 4:30pm (Open to guild members and anyone you'd like to invite!)
 
4/16: Heather Jones Workshop, RPCC Room 6 10am - 4:30pm  (Open to guild members and anyone you'd like to invite!)
 
5/12: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm. Kristen Shuler of Hey Paul Studios will be our guest speaker. Workshops will be announced at the meeting. Location: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

Thursday, March 31, 2016

KC hosts Heather Jones! Sign ups open to the public for workshops today!

For April, Heather Jones will be our guest speaker and she'll be holding two workshops while she is here; one on Friday and one on Saturday, April 15th and 16th.
 
Today, we are opening the workshop to the public with continued special pricing for members. Members invite your friends for this special opportunity with Heather!



Workshop 1: Marrakech: Large Scale Piecing
Looking for a project to showcase your favorite prints?  This is it.  In this workshop, you'll use Heather's Marrakech quilt to learn the technique of creating "stitch and flip" components to build large scale sections of the pattern that are the perfect place to focus on large prints.  You will also learn how to successfully manage large cuts of fabric and pattern pieces, in addition to tips and tricks on fabric selection, cutting, and construction methods for working in this manner.  A discussion of the roots of large scale piecing, the effect of reducing design elements, and the simplification of the overall design of a quilt will also be included.  Note: This project works beautifully with solid fabrics as wells as prints.  

Students will learn how to increase the scale of quilt blocks using graph paper and simple math, how to manage large cuts of fabric and large pattern pieces, how to work with large areas of negative space, and cutting and construction methods for working in this manner.  

Workshop will be held Friday, April 15th, 10am - 4:30pm (with 30 minutes for lunch) at Roeland Park Community Center, Room 6.  Cost is $85 for Guild Members, Non-Members $95. Students will need to purchase the pattern separately from Heather for $10.  

Supplies needed are:
  • Fabric 1: 1/2 yard (navy floral)
  • Fabric 2: 1/4 yard (coral floral)
  • Fabric 3: 1 yard (lavender floral)
  • Fabric 4: 1 yard (aqua print)
  • Fabric 5: 3/4 yard (blue geometric)
  • Fabric 6: 1/2 yard (blue floral)
  • Fabric 7: 5 yards (for background and borders)
  • Sewing machine, coordinating thread, pins, basic sewing supplies, 6" x 24"  quilting ruler, rotary cutter, cutting mat, marking tool, blue painters tape or masking tape, permanent marker
  • To finish the quilt (outside of class) you will need: 5 yards of backing fabric, 5/8 yards of binding fabric, full sized batting
 
 
 

Workshop 2: Speak Easy: Building Patchwork Letters
In this workshop, learn how to create patchwork letters to spell out anything you'd like.  Using Heather's West Chester pattern from her book, "Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday," and the supplemental letters only available in this class, you will learn how to work with small pieces of fabric without the need for foundation piecing to create an entire alphabet and set of numerals.  We will also discuss how to incorporate negative space in your design to create a finished quilt top.  

Students will learn how to work with small pieces of fabric without the need for foundation piecing, to create precisely pieced strips, and how to work with negative spaces as a design element.  

Workshop will be held Saturday, April 16th, 10am - 4:30pm (with 30 minutes for lunch) at Roeland Park Community Center, Room 6. Cost is $85 for Guild Members, Non-Members $95. Students will need to purchase Heather's book Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday and there will also be a $5 fee (paid to Heather at the workshop) for a supplemental pattern.  The guild will provide information closer to the meeting date if the book will available to sell at the meeting.  
Supplies needed are:
  • Fabric for letters: 1 yard (solid, print, or a combination of the two)
  • Fabric for the background: 2 yards (solids)
  • Sewing machine, coordinating thread, pins, basic sewing supplies, 6" x 24"  quilting ruler, rotary cutter, cutting mat, marking tool, blue painters tape or masking tape, permanent marker
  • Note: More of both fabrics may be needed to finish the quilt after class.

 
Not a member but want to join? Please join on our Membership page!