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

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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. 


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.


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