Monday, December 21, 2015

Inspiration of the Week!


More retro holiday inspiration straight from the 1960s. I love these vintage illustrations!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Inspiration of the Week!


More retro Christmas designs to inspire your quilting. I wonder how this could be recreated as a table runner or a small quilt?

Monday, December 7, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

December Meeting Reminder

Hello KCMQG members!

Our meeting this month is just a week away!  We will be meeting next Thursday, December 10th at 7pm at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center. Please note this is not the Kauffman Performing Arts Center.  The meeting is at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center which is located at 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110.

This month's meeting will feature our holiday party, a swap-a-rama, and the 1-hour basket gift exchange if you chose to participate.  The proposed changes to the bylaws will be presented as well.  



CHARITY PROJECTS
KCK Police Department Donations:
This year we'll be creating stuffed animals to donate to the KCK Police Department.  These stuffed animals we will be donating will be taken by police officers and given to children who are in scary situations.  This could be domestic violence, car accidents, or any other situation where receiving something special could help a child cope with something that could be very frightening.  Kristin Marciniak has started two pinterest boards where you can find patterns or tutorials for projects that would be appropriate for this charity program.  KCMQG Plushie Patterns (FREE) and KCMQG Plushie Patterns (Paid).  If you are working on a project and need some stuffing, contact Kristin Marciniak.  Also, please do not use buttons for eyes.  Use safety eyes, embroider them, or leave them off completely.  The collection for this project is at the December meeting.  

In addition to the stuffed animals projects, the community service committee has decided to also make and donate some quilts to the KCK police department.  These will go to the victim's advocate service, which will pair people who have been through trauma with a quilt.  Quilts should be throw-sized: big enough to wrap around yourself when you are cold/scared, but not big enough to cover a bed.  These will be going to people of all ages.  If you have a quilt all ready to go, please contact Jacquie Gering.  

Community Service Sew Day
The Community Service Committee is holding a sewing day on Sunday, December 13th from 11-5 in Room 6 at the Roeland Park Community Center.  All guild members are invited to work on stuffed animals and quilts for the KCK police department, as well as drawstring bags and little pads for Africa.  

OFFICER TEAM & COMMITTEE CHAIRS
There will be opportunities to become a committee chair or a member of the board in 2016.  If you are interested in becoming a leader within the guild, please let us know!  Please reach out to us at the guild email account (kcmodernquiltguild@gmail.com) for more information.


KANSAS CITY REGIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL
The results of the survey were posted to the MQG Community site recently.  If you'd like to see them, visit this link.

If we participate as a guild, we need someone to represent the guild at KCRQF meetings.  If you're interested in being this person, please send an email to the guild account (kcmodernquiltguild@gmail.com)


CHALLENGES
One Hour-Basket Holiday Swap
  • Participants will be asked to make a One Hour Basket using a given fat quarter as the lining.
  • They can make the outside and handles out of coordinating fabric(s).  It may be pieced, appliquéd, embellished, or left plain.
  • Pattern for the "1 Hour Basket" can be found here: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/sewing/home-decor/1-hour-basket-tutorial/136408
  • If you missed swapping fat quarters at the October meeting, bring your fat quarter in a brown paper bag and we'll swap again this month.  
  • December meeting: Bring back finished basket filled with a small gift ($10.00ish).  Wrap the whole thing up and include a tag wihich includes To: and From: information.
Swap-a-Rama
Have fabric that you'd like to trade?  Bring it to the December guild meeting for Swap-a-rama!  Bring your scraps in a Ziploc bag (quart to gallon size) & check them in before the meeting.  You'll be given a ticket that will correspond to one of the tables set up within the room.  When it's time to swap, go to the table your ticket corresponds with & the moderator will announce that the swap is open.  You'll be broken into groups alphabetically by last name and given 3 minutes to find the Ziploc bag you'd like to take.

RETREATS
Winter Retreat
January 22-24 at Sew Sweet Quilt Shop in Brunswick, MO.  
Arrive: January 22, 2016 @ 10 am
Depart: January 24, 2016 @ 12  pm
Price: $105 without dinners or $135 with dinners (for 1/22 and 1/23).  Breakfasts on 1/23 and 1/24 are included for either option.  Lunches are on your own.  

Details and sign ups went out on November 16th.  The retreat is full, but if you'd like to sign up for the waiting list you can do sohere.  

Spring Retreat
April 8-10, 2016 at Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, Missouri.  Details and sign-ups to come in January.


UPCOMING
12/10: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm.  This will be our holiday party and swap-a-rama.  Proposed bylaw changes to be presented.
Location: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

12/13: Community Service Sew day from 11-5 in room 6 at the Roeland Park Community Center.

1/14: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm.  Changes to the bylaws will be voted on at this meeting.
Location: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

1/22-1/24: Winter retreat at Sew Sweet Quilt Shop in Brunswick, MO.

2/11: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm.  Elections will be held this night.
Location: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

2/20: Quilt Non.  Details to come soon.

3/10: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm

4/8-4/10: Spring retreat at Missouri Star Quilt Co.  

4/14: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm.  


Check out the online calendar of events for more upcoming activities.

Hope to see you all next week at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center! 

Monday, November 30, 2015

November Meeting Recap

 
 
Hello KCMQG members!

Our latest guild meeting was held on November 12, 2015 at the Roeland Park Community Center.  


OFFICER TEAM & COMMITTEE CHAIRS
There will be opportunities to become a committee chair or a member of the board in 2016.  If you are interested in becoming a leader within the guild, please let us know!  Please reach out to us at the guild email account (kcmodernquiltguild@gmail.com) for more information.


KANSAS CITY REGIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL
The results of the survey will be posted to the MQG Community site soon.  

If we participate as a guild, we need someone to represent the guild at KCRQF meetings.  If you're interested in being this person, please send an email to the guild account (kcmodernquiltguild@gmail.com)


CHARITY PROJECTS
Stuffed Animals Project:
This year we'll be creating stuffed animals to donate to the KCK Police Department.  These stuffed animals we will be donating will be taken by police officers and given to children who are in scary situations.  This could be domestic violence, car accidents, or any other situation where receiving something special could help a child cope with something that could be very frightening.  Kristin Marciniak has started two pinterest boards where you can find patterns or tutorials for projects that would be appropriate for this charity program.  KCMQG Plushie Patterns (FREE) and KCMQG Plushie Patterns (Paid).  The first collection for this project will take place at the December meeting.  

The community service comittee will also be collecting throw size quilts for the KCK police department.  These will go to the victim's advocate service, which will pair people who have been through trauma with a quilt.  These quilts should be big enough to wrap around yourself when you are cold/scared, but not big enough to cover a bed.  These will will be going to people of all ages.  If you have a quilt ready to go, please contact Jacquie Gering.  


CHALLENGES & SWAPS
Clue Challenge
The reveal for the Clue challenge happened at the last meeting.  The winners were chosen by the contestants who had the most matching elements to the cards drawn.  The three winners of the challenge were Stephanie Dodson, Kristin Marciniak, and Angela Garrison.  

One Hour-Basket Holiday Swap
  • Participants will be asked to make a One Hour Basket using a given fat quarter as the lining.
  • They can make the outside and handles out of coordinating fabric(s).  It may be pieced, appliquéd,  embellished, or left plain.
  • Pattern for the "1 Hour Basket" can be found here.
  • December meeting: Bring back finished basket filled with a small gift ($10.00ish).  Wrap the whole thing up and include a tag wihich includes To: and From: information.
Swap-a-Rama
Have fabric that you'd like to trade?  Bring it to the December guild meeting for Swap-a-rama!  Bring your scraps in a Ziploc bag (quart to gallon size) & check them in before the meeting.  You'll be given a ticket that will correspond to one of the tables set up within the room.  When it's time to swap, go to the table your ticket corresponds with & the moderator will announce that the swap is open.  You'll be broken into groups alphabetically by last name and given 3 minutes to find the Ziploc bag you'd like to take.  


BUDGET
Maggie Aisenbrey motioned to approve the proposed 2016 budget.  Jan Durham seconded that motion.  The guild unanimously approved the proposed budget.


GO! CUTTER
The guild recently acquired a GO! Cutter and an assortment of dies to use with it.  This will be available for our members to use at retreats and sew days.  If you'd like to see which dies the guild owns, how big to precut fabric, and other useful information about the GO! cutter, you can find a spreadsheet with this information on the guild's Facebook page.


RETREATS
Winter Retreat
January 22-23, 2016 at Sew Sweet Quilt Shop in Brunswick, MO.  
Price is $105 without dinners (breakfasts included) or $135 with dinners (and breakfast also included).  Lunches are not provided.  Retreat runs from 10am on January 22nd until noon on January 24th.  Sign-ups went out on Monday.  If you didn't receive that email, this is the link to sign up.  

Spring Retreat
April 8-10, 2016 at Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, Missouri.  Details and sign-ups to come in January.


THE MODERN QUILT GUILD - NATIONAL NEWS
Submissions for QuiltCon in Pasadena are due on November 30th!  

November 30th is also the registration deadline for the member rate to attend QuiltCon.  

The board of directors for the national Modern Quilt Guild is looking for a new treasurer.  If you're interested in filling that role, talk to Jacquie Gering as soon as possible.  


UPCOMING
12/10: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm.  This will be our holiday party and swap-a-rama.  Proposed bylaw changes to be presented.
Location: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

1/14: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm.  Changes to the bylaws will be voted on at this meeting.
Location: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

1/22-1/23: Winter retreat at Sew Sweet Quilt Shop.

2/11: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm.  Elections will be held this night.
Location: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

2/20: Quilt Non.  Details to come soon.

3/10: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm

4/8-4/10: Spring retreat at Missouri Star Quilt Co.  

4/14: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm.  


Check out the online calendar of events for more upcoming activities.

See you all at the Kauffman Foundation for our December meeting!

-Jessica Toye
KCMQG Secretary

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Heads Up! Only two weeks left to submit for Quiltcon

Time's flying! Only two weeks to submit a quilt...
QuiltCon quilt entries for Pasadena close on November 30, 2015 — only two weeks out! Ready to submit? Get to it! But ask yourself a few questions first. 
  • Have you read all the rules and guidelines at quiltconentry.com?
  • Have you read through the QuiltCon entry preview form
  • Are your photos rock solid? Do you have a great overall shot and detail shot?
  • Have you decided on a category for your work?
  • Do you have your label information and (optional) sale price ready? 
Yes? Good to go? Regardless, it's a good idea to listen to the judging and jurying webinar panel with Jacquie Gering, Stevii Graves, Shannon Page and Heather Grant. The crew talks about submitting entries, preparing quilts, and so much more. Catch it on Community. Find the submission form here.

    

Monday, November 9, 2015

November Meeting Reminder!



Hello KCMQG members!

Our meeting this month is just a few days away!  We will be meeting this Thursday, November 12th at 7pm at the Roeland Park Community Center.

This month's meeting will include a little guild business, some national MQG news, a budget vote, the Clue Challenge reveal, a little about the guild's GO! Cutter, some committee group work, show and tell, and some giveaways.  


We will not be discussing or answering questions regarding budgets at the meeting.  If you have questions, please email them to Lesley at the guild email (kcmodernquiltguild@gmail.com) before the meeting.  If you haven't had a chance to look over the proposed budget, you can find it attached to this email.  



We are currently considering if our guild will participate in the 2017 KCRQF and to what extent. We would love your opinions and are looking for some interested leaders, should we choose to participate. If you are that person we need to know. Please take this quick survey before November 15. The board will be reviewing the results at our next board meeting. Thank you for your consideration.


CHARITY PROJECTS
Stuffed Animals Project:
This year we'll be creating stuffed animals to donate to the KCK Police Department.  These stuffed animals we will be donating will be taken by police officers and given to children who are in scary situations.  This could be domestic violence, car accidents, or any other situation where receiving something special could help a child cope with something that could be very frightening.  Kristin Marciniak has started two pinterest boards where you can find patterns or tutorials for projects that would be appropriate for this charity program.  KCMQG Plushie Patterns (FREE) and KCMQG Plushie Patterns (Paid).  We are planning to collect the stuffed animals twice a year, with the first collection happening sometime in the late fall.  


CHALLENGES
Clue Challenge
  • Make a quilt no larger than 42"x42" inspired by three Clue Cards - a suspect, a weapon and a room.
  • There are no sign-ups, so feel free to choose your three Clue Cards on your own.  If you missed picking a card in person, you can find all of the characters, weapons, and rooms and pick your favorites by visiting this link.
  • Reveal will be at the November meeting.
One Hour-Basket Holiday Swap
  • Participants will be asked to make a One Hour Basket using a given fat quarter as the lining.
  • They can make the outside and handles out of coordinating fabric(s).  It may be pieced, appliquéd, embellished, or left plain.
  • Pattern for the "1 Hour Basket" can be found here: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/sewing/home-decor/1-hour-basket-tutorial/136408
  • If you missed swapping fat quarters at the October meeting, bring your fat quarter in a brown paper bag and we'll swap again this month.  
  • December meeting: Bring back finished basket filled with a small gift ($10.00ish).  Wrap the whole thing up and include a tag wihich includes To: and From: information.

RETREATS
Winter Retreat
January 22-23.  Details to follow very soon.

Spring Retreat
April 8-10, 2016 at Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, Missouri.  Details and sign-ups to come in January.


UPCOMING
11/12: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm.  Clue Challenge quilts will be revealed.
Location: Roeland Park Community Center.

12/10: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm.  This will be our holiday party.
Location: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

1/22-1/23: Winter retreat.  Details coming very soon.

4/8-4/10: Spring retreat at Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, MO.


Check out the online calendar of events for more upcoming activities.

Hope to see you all later this week in Roeland Park! 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Inspiration of the Week! Color Story






Just a color story to share. It's bright, but soothing.

Inspiration of the Week! Architectural






We should do an architecture challenge. I think this image is full of quilt-y inspiration. What about it inspires you?

Monday, October 19, 2015

Inspiration of the Week! Rainbow Room



YES! I want to live in here so badly. It kind of reminds me of a Sherri Lynn Wood quilt come to life!

Friday, October 2, 2015

October Meeting Reminder

Hello KCMQG members,
 
Our meeting this month is just under a week away!  We will be meeting next Thursday, October 8th at 7pm.  Don't forget, we are back to meeting at Roeland Park Community Center this month.
 
We are looking for a member to act as our meeting photographer in the coming months.  If you are interested in volunteering as the guild photographer, please contact Maggie Aisenbrey at mpaisenbrey@gmail.com. 
 
We are currently considering if our guild will participate in the 2017 KCRQF and to what extent. We would love your opinions and are looking for some interested leaders, should we choose to participate. If you are that person we need to know. Please take this quick survey before November 15. The board will be reviewing the results at our next board meeting. Thank you for your consideration.



CHARITY PROJECTS
Quilt Con Charity Quilt:
The theme of this year's charity quilt project for QuiltCon 2016 is "Improv with Intent."  If you're interested in contributing to this project, make a strata to turn in at the October guild meeting.  The rules are:
  1. Pick one color as your focus.  Color choices are: white, off-white, sunflower, tomato red, light teal, grey, and black.  
  2. Create an improv strata with solids and prints.
  3. Make sure prints and accent colors only include colors in our palette.
  4. Strata should be at least 12"x12", but can be bigger.
Please note the deadline for the Quilt Con Charity quilt is this month's meeting.  Kristin Marciniak put together a handy sheet of guidelines for this project.  You can find a copy of it attached to the reminder email which was sent to you.

  

Stuffed Animals Project:
This year we'll be creating stuffed animals to donate to the KCK Police Department.  These stuffed animals we will be donating will be taken by police officers and given to children who are in scary situations.  This could be domestic violence, car accidents, or any other situation where receiving something special could help a child cope with something that could be very frightening.  Kristin Marciniak has started two pinterest boards where you can find patterns or tutorials for projects that would be appropriate for this charity program.  KCMQG Plushie Patterns (FREE) and KCMQG Plushie Patterns (Paid).  We are planning to collect the stuffed animals twice a year, with the first collection happening sometime in the late fall.  


CHALLENGES
Clue Challenge
  • Make a quilt no larger than 42"x42" inspired by three Clue Cards - a suspect, a weapon and a room.
  • There are no sign-ups, so feel free to choose your three Clue Cards on your own.  If you missed picking a card in person, you can find all of the characters, weapons, and rooms and pick your favorites by visiting this link.
  • Reveal will be at the November meeting.
One Hour-Basket Holiday Swap
  • Participants will be asked to make a One Hour Basket using a given fat quarter as the lining.
  • They can make the outside and handles out of coordinating fabric(s).  It may be pieced, appliquéd, embellished, or left plain.
  • Pattern for the "1 Hour Basket" can be found here: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/sewing/home-decor/1-hour-basket-tutorial/136408
  • September meeting: Brown paper bags will be available.
  • October meeting: Bring a fat quarter in a paper bag with your name on the bottom and whether you want a holiday or non-holiday basket made for you.  Bags will be turned in at the meeting and swapped.
  • December meeting: Bring back finished basket filled with a small gift ($10.00ish).  Wrap the whole thing up and include a tag wihich includes To: and From: information.

RETREATS
Winter Retreat
January 22-23.  Details to follow.

Spring Retreat
April 8-10, 2016 at Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, Missouri.  Details and sign-ups to come in January.


UPCOMING

10/8: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm.  Angela Walters will be the guest speaker.
Location: Roeland Park Community Center.

10/18: Sewing Day 11am - 5pm.  
Location: Show-Me Quilting, 6221 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Raytown, Missouri

11/12: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm.  Clue Challenge quilts will be revealed.
Location: Roeland Park Community Center.

12/10: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm.  This will be our holiday party.
Location: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110


Check out the new online calendar of events for more upcoming activities.

Hope to see you all next week in Roeland Park!