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.

Monday, June 13, 2016

June Meeting Show and Tell

We had a fantastic meeting last week and the usual beautiful examples of member work.



You can see more from this months show and tell on our flickr page!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

June Meeting this Thursday!

Hello KCMQG!
Our June meeting is right around the corner- this Thursday, June 9th!
We will be at Roeland Park Community Center and Kelsey Pike is our guest speaker!Location: Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Drive, Roeland Park KS, 66205
You can find out more about Kelsey, her design, and her process on her website.
Modern Makers will be hosting the meeting, and will be selling fabric (lots and lots of fabric!) before the meeting and during break.
Please feel free to bring snacks to share, as well!

SWAPS

Please bring your finished projects to 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 to turned in outside of the meeting), please contact Nicole Moore through your member email.
Attached is the return form to include with your project. Please print it out, and add it with your project in a sealed bag with your swap partner's name on the bag.
See if you catch a sneak of what you're partner is making you by checking out #i70swap
 
RECAPS

Guild Resource Page
We are adding a guild resource page to the website. Once a year we will update the page to represent creative offerings within our guild members - long armers, fabric shops, etc.
This page will be updated annually in May. Wednesday Share Day on Facebook will continue to be our location to announce sales and other community events. 
 
Since this is new, we are still collecting names and links! To add your creative business to this page, please fill out this form.
 
Social Media
Our social media presence has expanded! In addition to our members only Facebook page and Flickr, where we feature Show and Tell, we are on Twitter and Instagram. Both will allow us to be more involved in the quilting community and other MQGs, and Instagram will be additionally used to show off the work of our guild members.
Our Twitter handle is @KCModernQG and Instagram is @KCMQG.
We will only repost Instagram pictures with permission from the original photo owner.
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 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.

We will bring the sewing machine to the June meeting for everyone to check it out.

 
UPCOMING

 

6/9 Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm. Kelsey Pike will be our guest speaker for June.
Location: Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Drive, Roeland Park KS, 66205. To learn more about Kelsey's work, click here.
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, see your member email for address information, from 11am - 3pm. We are also working on a fun swapping game, more information to come!

 

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 the guild at kcmodernquiltguild@gmail.com and a board member will be happy assist!

 
Hope to see you at the meeting! 
 

Thanks everyone!

Laura C, Denise, Lesley, Kate, and Laura H.

(President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary, and Technology Coordinator)
Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild
#kcmqg

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Inspiration of the Week

Kinematics Petals Dress nylon 3d art by Nervous Studios
Part of #techstyle exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston until July 10, 2016
 
Inspired by nature, Nervous System co-founders, Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg have been creating intricate an profoundly beautiful works of art since 2007. From jewelry to housewares and now clothing, their technical skills facilitate the creation of extremely unique items in the world of fabrication. This dress was 3D printed from nylon powder and dyed red to create a flexible textural wearable art as part of the #techstyle exhibit running from March 6 to July 10.
 
Red Dyed Nylon Dress- Photo by Steve Marsel Studio
 
You can create your own kinematics cloth with their application.
 
Nervous System is a generative design studio that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology. We create using a novel process that employs computer simulation to generate designs and digital fabrication to realize products. Drawing inspiration from natural phenomena, we write computer programs based on processes and patterns found in nature and use those programs to create unique and affordable art, jewelry, and housewares.

See more about this exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston -  #techstyle

Photos and description from Nervous System Blog that has tons more interesting information, videos, beautiful images and links to purchase their work!

Monday, May 16, 2016

May 2016 Meeting Recap

It was fantastic to see everyone who was able to make it to our May guild meeting!


Our May Meeting Speaker

Kristen Shuler was our guest speaker at the Kaufman Foundation. She talked about her business, Hey Paul Studios and Eat, Drink, Stitch. She gave us a fascinating background of her history is social work, focused on medical science, and how that inspired her creative works. You can learn more about Kristen at Hey Paul and Eat Drink Stitch.

You can catch her second workshop on Thursday, and there are still spots open (details below)!
 
The next meeting will be Thursday, June 9th at 7pm, at Roeland Park Community Center (4850 Rosewood Drive, Roeland Park KS, 66205) featuring guest speaker Kelsey Pike. You can find out more about Kelsey and her design process on her website.
 
BUSINESS UPDATES
Guild Resource Page
We are adding a guild resource page to the website. Once a year we will update the page to represent creative offerings within our guild members - long armers, fabric shops, etc.
This page will be updated annually in May. Wednesday Share Day on Facebook will continue to be our location to announce sales and other community events. 
 
If you are a member and would add your creative business to this page, please fill out this form. Thank you!
 
Social Media
Our social media presence has expanded! In addition to our members only Facebook page and Flickr, where we feature Show and Tell, we are on Twitter and Instagram. Both will allow us to be more involved in the quilting community and other MQGs, and Instagram will be additionally used to show off the work of our guild members.
Our Twitter handle is @KCModernQG and Instagram is @KCMQG.

We will only repost Instagram pictures with permission from the original photo owner.

 
Sewing Machine Raffle
Myron from Windmill Sewing 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 raffle, with the proceeds of ticket sales being used for a guild quilt show. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased here. The last day to buy tickets will be the Monday before our next meeting (June 6th) and tickets must be paid for by Wednesday (June 8th). We hope Myron will be present to draw the winning ticket at June's meeting.
The more virtual tickets you purchase, the more opportunities you have to win. You do not have to be present to win.

Member Contacts
Our 2016-2017 Member Contacts have been added to the MQG website; please note, only those who said we may share this information within the guild is listed. These contacts may not be used for business purposes nor be distributed; this is only for guild-related information only. 
To access this information, please see your member email for a link.

 
WORKSHOPS
Kristen Shuler of Hey Paul will host her second exclusive KCMQG Happy Hour workshop on Thursday, May 19th at the Bauer (115 W. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO). The workshops will focus on embroidery (all supplies included!) and offer free appetizers, beer, and wine. 
 
The cost for everything is $45, and a fun time was had by all at the Saturday workshop! To sign up, look for your member email recap. 
 
SEW DAY
We have a sew day coming up this Saturday, May 21st, from 9am – 7pm at Sarah’s in Lawrence! The price is $30, and does not include meals.
We have had a couple of cancellations, and have three openings. We will be opening up the Sew Day to non-guild members tomorrow (Monday the 16th), so please look to your member email for the signup link!
 
CHALLENGES
The Kansas City Arts Challenge was a lot of fun! We'd like to thank Karen Hansen and Mary Kay Fosnacht for organizing the fantastic challenge!
Since we had a short time for show and tell at our May meeting, please feel free to bring your KC Arts Challenge piece to share at a future meeting!
 
SWAPS
Our I-70 swap completed projects are due at our June meeting! Can't wait to see them!
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 look to your member email for Nicole's contact info.
See if you catch a sneak of what you're partner is making you by checking out #i70swap
 
UPCOMING

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 all materials, appetizers, wine, and beer.

The cost  for the Hey Paul Workshops is $45. To sign up, go to your member email for the quick link!
5/21
May Sew Day from 9am – 7pm at Sarah’s in Lawrence. Members can sign up by following the link in their email.

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
To learn more about Kelsey's work, click here.


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, at the address in your member email, from 11am - 3pm. We are also working on a fun swapping game, more information to come!
Check out the online calendar of events for more upcoming activities.
 
If you have any questions regarding any aspects of the guild, please email us and let us know!
 
Thanks everyone!
Laura C, Denise, Lesley, Kate, and Laura H.
(President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary, and Technology Coordinator)
#KCMQG