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.


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


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.


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.

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!