Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September Show and Tell and Quilts for Pulse

Another beautiful show and tell at our September meeting. We also displayed the seven completed quilts collectively made by our guild members to send to Orlando for their Quilts for Pulse donation drive. Wonderful job! Thank you to all those who donated fabric and batting, pieced, quilted, bound or couriered the quilts!
 
Please jump over to our Flickr page for the September Show and Tell Photos- Pulse quilts and members creations.
 
 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

September Meeting Recap and Upcoming Events

Our September meeting was a full of beautiful images and inspiring information! Rachel Hayes visited us and discussed her experiences as a fiber artist with many pictures (and videos) of her large installations. To stay in touch with Rachel, please visit her website and Instagram.
 
 
http://www.rachelbhayes.com/
Rachel Hayes "Not Fade Away"
 
Congratulations to Kate Walz for winning the Brother sewing machine! Thanks, again, to Myron and Windmill Sewing Center for the donation! We can't wait to see how you use that fancy machine!

We also showed the quilts we made to donate to Orlando, our Pulse Quilts. We will be shipping them to the Orlando MQG this week.
 
Our next meeting is Thursday, October 13, at Roeland Park Community Center. The room opens at 6:30pm for socialization, and the guild meeting begins at 7pm. Melissa Averinos will be our guest speaker, Tia Curtis will host the meeting, and we will propose our 2017 budget.

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.

 
LIBRARY REQUESTS
If you'd like to request a book or two that you think would make an excellent addition to the guild library, please fill out this form.

We will continue to keep this form active for future requests as well!
 
PATTERN CHALLENGE
We announced our next Pattern Challenge, which will be a fundraising opportunity for our guild.

Guideline details and a submission form are attached to your member email.

 
SCHOLARSHIP + GRANT COMMITTEE
2016 was our pilot year with this as an addition to our budget. We awarded two $500 scholarships to KCAI students for summer enrichment. The recipients will be visiting us at our December meeting and sharing what they learned and how it has impacted there creative pursuits.
For 2017, we are modifying the funds to include grants for guild members to continue arts and quilting education beyond with the guild is able to provide. The committee will propose how to divide the funds (with scholarship/grants to textile students and guild members) and oversee the processes of applying, awarding, and sharing back with the guild.
We plan to have the proposal ready of how the funds will be used before the 2017 Budget Vote at our November meeting.

If you are interested in changing to this committee mid-year, please fill out the form linked in the member email.
 

NEWS FROM MQG

The MQG Book submissions are open, learn more here.

Join the first MQG Swap, learn more here.


10/20, 8pm CT: Webinar, Color Theory with Kim Eichler-Messmer (one of our very own members!)


11/30 Deadline for QuiltCon Quilt Submissions
 
UPCOMING
9/30 - 10/2 Fall Retreat at Sew Sweet. Cost is $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 in your member email.
 
10/13, 7pm: October Guild Meeting at RPCC with guest Melissa Averinos sponsored by Tia Curtis. The room is open at 6:30pm for socialization.  For more information on Melissa, please visit her website and Instagram. We will also propose our 2017 budget.
 
10/14 and 10/15 at RPCC, Melissa Averinos "Making Faces Two-Day Intensive Workshop." Cost is $135 per person. There are some spaces available due to cancellations and we would also like to create a wait list in case there are any other cancellations. Sign up in your member email.

10/23: Board Meeting at 10am. Join us at Modern Markers for hand-sewing time in the  from 1:30-4pm.

11/5, 9am - 6pm: Sew Day at Sarah's. Sign up in your member email. There are plenty of spots left- join us!

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: November Guild Meeting at Kaufman Foundation Center, Town Square Room, with guest Mary Fons. The room is open at 6:30pm for socialization. For more information on Mary, visit her website and Instagram. We will also vote to pass our proposed 2017 budget.
Please note: Show and Tell time will likely be shortened. Please allow items that will be gifts and not available to show at December be given the priority to be shown first.

12/8, 7pm: December Holiday Party at Kaufman Foundation Center, Town Square Room. The room is open at 6:30pm for socialization.Our scholarship winners will present how they used their scholarships to influence their current and future work.

1/12,
7pm: January Guild Meeting at RPCC with guest Rob Appell. The room is open at 6:30pm for socialization. For more information on Rob, visit his website and Instagram.
Please note: Show and Tell will be happening after the business update and will need to end at 7:35pm followed by a short break and Rob taking the stage at 7:45pm. Please allow items that will be gifts and not available to show in February  be given the priority to be shown first.

1/14
: Reverse Applique Workshop with Rob Appell at RPCC, Multi Purpose Room 10am - 4pm. Cost will be $52. Sign ups will come on Saturday, September 17th at 9am. Class description and material list attached.
Please note:  A minimum number of students are required. If you would like to attend this workshop, please sign up before October 15th.

2/9: Guild Meeting (location not yet determined), KC Arts Challenge Show and Tell - bring your KC Arts Challenge projects from summer 2016 (and those that have since been completed!) and let's spend more time talking about the inspiration, design influences, and execution.

 
2/25: QuiltNon at Sarah's, 9am - 6pm. Cost will be $30 (no meals) and sign ups will come later in the year.
 
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 contact us via email and a board member will be happy assist!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

KCMQG Welcomes Rachel Hayes to our September Meeting

We are very excited to welcome Rachel Hayes to Kansas City and our September meeting this Thursday!

When: Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 7pm - Room Opens at 6:30 for some social time
Where: Roeland Park Community Center - 4850 Rosewood Drive, Roeland Park KS, 66205

Rachel's work brings excitement and color to the interior and exterior environment through her various textile art endeavors. Rachel was born and raised near Kansas City and now resides in Tulsa.

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Rachel's work photographed at White Sands National Monument, NM
You can find out more about Rachel, her design, and her process on her website and Instagram.

OTHER MEETING ITEMS:
-Sewing Machine Raffle- 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 by members and non-members alike! Tell you friends and send them the link! You will not need to be present to win. Winner must be able to pick up machine from the KC Metro area.
-Discuss current Guild Challenge
-Share Pulse Quilts before shipping to the Orlando MQG
-bring snacks to share if you would like

**BONUS** 
A few of us will be going out for some social time after the meeting
Location: The Bar |  6101 Johnson Drive | Mission, KS 66202

Monday, August 29, 2016

Sewing Machine Raffle Tickets

Members have been hearing about it for a few months now..... 
GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

THE SEWING MACHINE RAFFLE WINNER WILL BE DRAWN ON SEPTEMBER 8th AT OUR MEETING!

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.

Simplicity SB4138 by Brother

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 by members and non-members alike! Tell you friends and send them the link!

Winner must be able to pick up machine from the KC Metro area. To keep it in perfect shape we don't want to ship the item.

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.

BEST OF LUCK!

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!