Tuesday, October 8, 2019

October is here!


It’s Hometown Trunk Show month at the KCMQG. Join us as we welcome two members to share in our Annual Hometown Trunkshow!

Marilyn Butler:
Marilyn remembers always having a desire to "make something" and the enjoyment it brings. Her grandmothers were makers of clothing and quilts for themselves and others, and their hands were often busy with embroidery, knitting or crocheting. Marilyn's love of fabric, color and texture, undoubtedly, must have come to her naturally.
This love would lead to learning different skills whenever there was an opportunity, and so it was with quilting. In 1981, she took quilting classes with a group of co-workers and made a handpieced, hand quilted sampler quilt. However, her next quilt wouldn't come for another twenty years or so. That was when Marilyn started noticing new quilting tools, faster and easier piecing using the sewing machine, and above all, colorful new fabrics that she became excited about quilting again.
When The Modern Quilt Guild was beginning in Los Angeles, Marilyn really wished for something like it in Kansas City. Within a few months, the KC Modern Quilt Guild was forming and she couldn't wait to attend its very first meeting. New friends, new experiences, and opportunities for learning new skills--she had found her community.
Marilyn also loves spending time with her family, especially her adult children and grandchildren. She loves to travel and finds inspiration in discovering new and different places.

Judy Chaffee:
Judy learned to sew from her mother and began making garments at a young age. While pursuing her Bachelor's degree at Southern Illinois University, she taught men’s tailoring, the construction of leather goods, draping, and flat pattern making. But it was her Master’s degree in Textiles that really sparked her interest in fabric itself. In 1971, she completed a groundbreaking thesis on the effects of environmental pollutants on fiber degradation. So it is not surprising that Judy's quilting so often explores the qualities and possibilities of fabric as a medium. She is known for the manipulation of fabrics, screen-printing, fabric painting, and thread painting. Additionally, Judy's quilts are invariably marked by her interest in the way fabric can be a carrier for emotional meaning and familial memory.

Visitors are always welcome.  Your first visit is free!

Be sure to bring your finished quilts and projects to share at Show & Tell!

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild, you can learn more right here:
https://www.kcmodernquiltguild.com/p/membership.html

Meeting Location: 
Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center 
8788 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, Kansas 66212

Sunday, August 25, 2019

September!

September is just around the corner and our meeting will be one you don’t want to miss!
 Carl Hentsch's love of creative pursuits began at an early age when he learned sewing, knitting and patternmaking. He became passionate about quilting in 2006 after dabbling in it for years, and today he's a quilting author and designer. Along with teaching on Craftsy, Carl shares his knowledge at quilt shops and guilds across the country.
You can visit his website at http://www.3dogdesignco.com/

Join us as we enjoy Carl's lecture titled, "Color 101".  Bring a friend!  Visitors are always welcome.  Your first visit is free!  

Be sure to bring your finished quilts and projects to share at Show & Tell!  

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild, you can learn more right here:


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

August Guild Meeting...

Please join us on Thursday, August 8 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm for our monthly guild meeting. 
Our speaker is our very own Tia Curtis. Tia Curtis is an award winning, professional long arm quilter and quilt designer. She has taught the quilt-making process on both hemispheres of the planet. Her quilts, patterns and designs have been featured in numerous books and magazines.

Tia lives in Kansas with her husband and teenaged children. 

Tia studied quilt making with Gwen Marston and combines many different quilt- making techniques to create her free form pieces. Classes with Tia are uplifting and inspiring

Tia blogs at tiacurtisquilts.blogspot.com and campfollowerbags.blogspot.com. Her website is www.Tiacurtisquilts.com. She also has a Youtube channel where she shares fun sewing projects and improv techniques for creating quilt blocks and she demonstrates her beautiful quilting style with her Gammill Long Arm. 

Be sure to bring your finished quilts and projects to share at Show & Tell!  

Bring a friend!  Visitors are always welcome.  Your first visit is free!  

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

June’s Guild Meeting!

Please join us as we welcome Maria Shell to the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild!

Quilt Artist Maria Shell will share her work from her first stitches to her most recent pieces along with some fun stories about trying to quilt while raising three boys in the wild lands of Alaska. Maria’s work is grounded in the tradition of American patchwork while also connecting to both the modern and art quilt moments. 
It is journey filled with laughter, dark Alaskan nights, and lots of stitching.

Members can always attend monthly Guild Meetings for F R E E!
There will be a $10 charge for non-members at the door

If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit: http://www.kcmodernquiltguild.com/p/membership.html

Meeting Location: Abdallah Shriners 5300 Metcalf Ave. Overland Park KS 66202
Doors open at 6:10pm and the program starts at 6:30pm

Sunday, May 5, 2019

May’s Guild Meeting...

Come to the May meeting to hear all about bindings, edge finishes and accents for your quilts.  Jane Bromberg will be giving her presentation, Finishing Up!, a trunk show that includes over 40 quilts that showcase many different ways to finish the edges of your quilts.  From simple to complicated and from classic to quirky there will be something that you will love to use on your quilts.

Be sure to bring your finished quilts and projects to share at Show & Tell!  

Bring a friend!  Visitors are always welcome.  Your first visit is free!  

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild, you can learn more right here:

https://www.kcmodernquiltguild.com/p/membership.html