Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Bottle Tree Workshop Opening

Shannon Brinkley of Bottle Tree will be our guest speaker at our January meeting. Shannon is also offering workshops and there are available spots for the Friday evening workshop, which we are opening up to the public. If you're interested in taking a workshop from Shannon, information about the workshop along with a sign up link is below. If you have any questions, please fee free to email kcmodernquiltguild@gmail.com.

Menagerie Workshop

Date: Friday, January 9th
Time: 6:15 - 9:15 pm
Location: Roeland Park Community Center
Member Price: $40
Non-Member Price: $50
Description: Applique can be tedious. It can be daunting. Or it can be fast, easy, and awesome! In this class, Shannon Brinkley teaches the modern and unique raw-edge applique techniques from her new book, Scrappy Bits Applique. Shannon takes you step-by-step through her fun and creative process. Choose your favorite animal! Students can choose from several different animal templates. Shannon will bring printed templates the day of the class. Alternatively, templates can be downloaded and printed prior to class. Visit Shannon's pattern shop to view template options. At the end of the class, you will have created a beautiful applique and have a tool belt full of all you need to design and create your own "Scrappy Bits" quilts!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Missouri Star Quilt Company Challenge WINNER

Congratulations to KCMQG member Lisa Hirsch for her winning quilt design for the KCMQG Missouri Star Quilt Company Challenge!

Missouri Star Quilt Company challenged KCMQG members to design a quilt using one of their exiting YouTube tutorials, but with a modern spin, and using at least one pre cut. Fourteen members submitted a design and Lisa's was chosen at the beginning of October.

Lisa received a cash prize for winning and her design will be featured in a special modern edition of Missouri Star's BLOCK magazine, which will be available in January 2015.

The KCMQG would like to say "Thank you!" to everyone who entered a design in the contest and to Missouri Star Quilt Company for the opportunity.

Stay tuned for more details about the magazine and Lisa's winning design!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

November and December 2014 Upcoming Events

Here's what our members have going on around Kansas City in November and December!


Shea Henderson is having an event for her book School of Sewing on Sunday, November 16th from 2 - 4 pm at the Woodneath Library Center.



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Tia Curtis is teaching a Quilted Zipper Pouch class at Meadows Quilt Shop in Leavenworth, KS, on Thursday, November 13th from 10 am to 2:30 pm. More information about the class can be found on her blog Tia Curtis Quilts


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If you are not able to make the book signing event at the KCMQG December meeting and would like to support a local shop while buying a book, Alex Ledgerwood  of Teaginny Designs is having a book signing at Modern Makers on Saturday, December 6th, beginning at 11 am.

Purchase a copy of the new release, Improvising Tradition, and have it signed by the author. Alex will have projects from the book on hand, as well as step outs to explain some of the exciting improvisational techniques featured in it.

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Are you a guy that wants to learn how to sew? Or are you already a seasoned sewist and want to hang out with other men who sew? If so, Man-Made Sewing is perfect for you! Bring a project to work on or there's a series of beginner projects taught by Lesley Latham.

Date: Third Wednesday of each Month (November 19th, 2014; December 17th, 2014)

Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Location: Modern Makers, 1400 W 12th St, Kansas City, MO, second floor (West Bottoms)



November 2014 Meeting Reminder

Our November meeting is Thursday, November 13th at the Roeland Park Community Center from 7-9 pm.

Our sponsor will be Mountain Lake Quilting.

PROGRAM
We will have four, 10-minute tips at our meeting. Paula will teach "six minute circles," Katie will show how to do a facing finish binding, Krista will teach about glue basting, and Kristin will show how to do table-top basting.

We will also be voting on the budget. If you haven't already, please look over it before the meeting.

See you then!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

October Day Retreat Openings

The KCMQG is hosting a day retreat this month and we'd love to quilt with you and get to know you! If you like to join us, details and a sign up link are below.

Date: October 25th
Time: 9 am - 8 pm
Location: Atonement Lutheran Church, 9948 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS
Price: $15 without Panera dinner, $25 with Panera dinner for members; $25 without Panera dinner, $35 with Panera dinner for non-members

Sign Up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1e5c50qnRd2kvmAYSO1Rs0q-4hHXj5NHEDrcmeihG_z4/viewformhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1e5c50qnRd2kvmAYSO1Rs0q-4hHXj5NHEDrcmeihG_z4/viewform

If you have any questions, email kcmodernquiltguild@gmail.com.

We hope we get to sew with you!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October 2014 Meeting Reminder

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


PROGRAM
Katie Pedersen will be our speaker. She will also be teaching two workshops – there are still openings! More info and links to sign up HERE.


WORKSHOPS
Double Trouble
October 10th, 10 am-5 pm at RPCC
$40 members, $50 non-members
More info and links to sign up HERE.

Going Crazy/Modern Crazy Piecing
October 11th, 10 am-5 pm at RPCC
$40, $50 non-members
More info and links to sign up HERE.


DECEMBER SECRET SANTA SWAP
If you would like to participate in the Swap, bring a fat quarter of fabric you would like included in either an ornament or mug rug. Place the FQ in a brown paper bag, and write your name on the bottom of the bag. Deneen Slack will collect and hand out swap bags during break at our meeting.


UPCOMING EVENTS
Openings are still available!

October Bus Trip to International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska
October 18th, from 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Non-members are now invited to participate in the bus trip!
$75 or $85 (with Jimmy Johns) for members, $85 or $95 (with Jimmy Johns) for non-members
*Sign up HERE

October Day Retreat
October 25th, 9 am - 8 pm
Atonement Lutheran Church
9948 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS.
$15 without Panera dinner, $25 with Panera dinner 
*Sign up HERE


QUILTCON CHARITY QUILT
You can read more details about this year’s charity challenge on the MQG blog (thechallengecoloralternative grid work).  Our guild is looking for a group(s) to work together to create a charity quilt. Monica Vega will be coordinating the charity quilts for our guild. An email with more details was sent out a few weeks ago. Quilts need to be finished by the December meeting. Members will choose one quilt to be sent to Austin to participate in the challenge. Any other quilts will be donated to a local shelter.

We hope to see you on Thursday!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Bus Trip Openings

The KCMQG is hosting a bus trip to Lincoln, NE, to visit the International Quilt Study Center and Museum. The museum houses the largest publicly held quilt collection in the world. The visit will consist of a tour of the gallery along with a "Behind the Scenes" tour. On our way back to KC, we'll stop in Omaha for a bit of fabric shopping!

If you're interested in hanging out with some quilters, looking at quilts, and shopping for fabric, more details about the trip along with a link to sign up are below.

Sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14o2NH_5vWUywD7TIZjeoh7fwceIwzWTOGx7ZwztNT8M/viewform

Date: October 18th
Time: 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Member Price: $75 without Jimmy John's lunch, $85 with Jimmy John's lunch
Non-Member Price: $85 without Jimmy John's lunch, $95 with Jimmy John's lunch
Details: Dinner is not covered in this price.
Itinerary:
6:30 am          Arrive at Roeland Park Community Center (4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, KS)
7:00 am          Depart from Roeland Park Community Center
10:30 am        Arrive at International Quilt Study Center and Museum (Lincoln, NE)
11:00 am        Museum Tours and Lunch (Jimmy John's)
1:00 pm          Depart from International Quilt Study Center and Museum
2:30 pm          Arrive at The Quilt Studio (Omaha, NE)
4:30 pm          Depart from The Quilt Studio
6:30 pm          Arrive at Boudreaux's (St. Joseph, MO)
8:30 pm          Depart from Boudreaux's
9:30 pm          Arrive at Roeland Park Community Center

If you have any questions about the trip, please email kcmodernquiltguild@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

October 2014 Upcoming Events

Here's what our members have going on in October! 



Jessica Toye will be having another show in the Crossroads Art District for October's First Friday on October 3, 2014. Stop by 1800 Wyandotte to see a selection of her applique quilts. Doors open at 6:00 pm.  More details about the show can be found on Jessica's blog.



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If there’s a man in your life who wants to learn how to sew or is a seasoned sewist and wants to hang out with other sewing-minded men, Man-Made Sewing is perfect for him! Bring a project to work on or there is a series of beginner projects taught by Lesley Latham. You can join at any time! For additional information and to reserve a space, email Lesley at llatham0306@gmail.com.
Date: Third Wednesday of each Month (October 15th)
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Location: Modern Makers


Monday, September 29, 2014

Katie Pedersen Workshop Openings

Katie Pedersen of SEW KATIE DID will be our guest speaker at our October meeting. Katie is also offering two workshops, one on Friday and one on Saturday following the meeting. There are a few spots left in each workshop and we are opening those spots up to the public. If you're interested in taking a workshop from Katie, information about each one along with a sign up link is below. If you have any questions, please fee free to email kcmodernquiltguild@gmail.com.

Double-Trouble Workshop
Date: Friday, October 10th
Time: 10 am-5 pm
Location: Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, KS
Cost: $50 (non-members), $40 (members)
Description: Ready to create a simple modern quilt? Double-Trouble is a fun quilt block and design workshop that merges a traditional half-square triangle block with an improvisational stitch and flip triangle technique. The Double-Trouble block has unlimited design possibilities that will be explored to create unique quilt designs. Katie will bring examples to show for inspiration.




Going Crazy/Modern Crazy-Piecing Workshop
Date: Saturday, October 11th
Time: 10 am-5 pm
Location: Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, KS
Cost: $50 (non-members), $40 (members)
Description: Modern Crazy-Piecing is a free-flowing improvisational technique that is almost like creating your own fabric. Once you've mastered the technique, you'll focus on finding a place for those crazy pieced sections in your quilt or project. Katie will share multiple projects to spark your creativity and set you on the path to your own crazy-pieced design.




To sign up for either workshop (or both), click on the link below and fill out the form. You will receive a confirmation shortly after signing up and a PayPal invoice will be sent within a couple of days.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oHuBEmbh-cbGhfJxeDndSyOpF3NggpH-hyrx5HJa5hE/viewform

If a workshop fills up, you will be notified and added to a wait list.

Workshop fees are non-refundable. However, if you are unable to attend a workshop, email kcmodernquiltguild@gmail.com and we will provide you with a wait list (if available) so you can try to find somebody to fill your spot and reimburse you for the workshop fees.

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

August 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

August 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.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

KCMQG Showcase at The Star


On Friday, April 4th, 2014, and Saturday, April 5th, 2014, the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild is hosting The KCMQG Showcase at The Star. The exhibition will feature of 80 quilts made by KCMQG members! The free event is being held at The Kansas City Star Press Pavilion.

Date: Friday, April 4th, and Saturday, April 5th
Time: 5-9 pm on Friday and 9:30 am-3 pm on Saturday
Location: The Kansas City Star Press Pavilion, 16th and McGee, Kansas City, MO

See you there!