Monday, February 22, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

Inspiration of the Week!


Textiles aren't just for quilts - they should be on the floors, walls and everything!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

February Meeting Reminder!

Hello KCMQG members!

Our meeting this month is just a week away!  We will be meeting next Thursday, February 11th at 7pm back at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center.  Trisch Price will be our guest speaker and we'll be holding elections.

We hope our members attending QuiltCon-West in Pasadena February 18-21 have a great time!

OFFICER TEAM & COMMITTEE CHAIRS
There is still time to nominate yourself or someone else (with their permission) to be an officer or a committee chair.  If you haven't done so already, you can enter your nominations into our online form.  If you have questions about any of the positions, don't hesitate to reach out to the current board at the guild account (kcmodernquiltguild@gmail.com) for more information.  As of right now, there is no one running for the technology coordinator.  

2016-2017 board members will serve from March 2016-March 2017.  

We will hold elections at the February meeting.  You must be present to vote.  We will still take nominations for board candidates at the February meeting before voting.  In the event that more than one person runs for a single position, we will have paper and pens on hand to vote by fill-in ballot.

WORKSHOPS
Trisch Price will be doing a workshop with us for her Show and Tell Bag.  It will be held at the Roeland Park Community Center in Room 6 on next Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 10am until 5pm.  The cost is $40.  If you'd like to sign up, visit this link.

CHALLENGES
The Kansas City Arts Challenge was announced at Thursday's meeting.  The details of this challenge are:
  • Create a quilt inspired by one of the following KC arts venues (there is a PDF with photographs of each venue attached to the meeting reminder email): 
    • 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"
  • Deadline for the challenge is the April guild meeting.  
  • If you have questions or would like to sign up for the KC Arts Challenge, you can email Karen Hansen at hansenkm@kcrr.com or Mary Kay Fosnacht at mfosnacht@mac.com.  

RETREATS
Quilt Non
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9am - 5:30pm at Sarah's Fabrics in Lawrence, KS.  
This retreat is currently full.  To get on the wait list, fill out the form here.

Spring Retreat
April 8-10, 2016 at Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, Missouri.  
Cost is $180 for a twin bed or $225 for a queen bed.  Queen beds will not be shared this year.  
Breakfast and Friday night dinner are included.  Lunches and Saturday night dinner are on your own.  
This retreat is currently full.  To get on the wait list, fill out the form here.

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

2/13: Show & Tell Tote Workshop with Trisch Price. 10am-5pm at Roeland Park Community Center, Room 6.
 
2/20: Quilt Non at Sarah's in Lawrence.  9am - 5:30pm.

3/10: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm.
Location: Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Roseland Drive, Roeland Park, KS 66205

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

4/14: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm.  Heather Jones will be our guest speaker.  
Location: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

5/12: Monthly KCMQG meeting at 7pm
Location: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

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, February 1, 2016

Inspiration of the Week!

I don't know if this is an art print, a rug, a wallpaper or what. All I want to know is, how can I make a quilt to look just like it?