Thursday, January 8, 2015

KCMQG QuiltCon 2015 Charity Quilt

The KCMQG participated in the QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge. Here's what we had to adhere to for the challenge.

Color: The colors we had to stick to were described as white, light gray, chartreuse, burnt orange, sky blue, cerise, and deep turquoise. Not all of the colors had to be used nor did they have to be solids.

Design: The design had to be a form of Alternative Gridwork. The simplest way to explain this is that the layout of the quilt blocks shouldn't follow the traditional layout of a quilt.

Size: Finally, the quilt had to be no smaller than 68" x 88" and no larger than 72" x 92."

The KCMQG opened this challenge up to its members allowing them to participate in whichever way they wanted. Groups could be formed or an individual could make a quilt themselves.

This must have been quite a challenge, because only one group was willing to take it on! Monica Vega, Marsha Rhoads, and Elizabeth Rogers completed this beautiful quilt and it has been sent off to be displayed at QuiltCon. Thanks, ladies!

If you're going to QuiltCon, make sure you stop by the display of all of the charity quilts and take a look at this quilt in person!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January 2015 Meeting Reminder

Our January meeting is this Thursday, the 8th at the Roeland Park Community Center from 7-9 pm.

Caitlin McIntyre of I Don’t Do Dishes will be our sponsor this month. You can shop and make purchases before the meeting and during break.

Our January speaker is Shannon Brinkley of Bottle Tree!Shannon just recently released a book called "Scrappy Bits Applique" and she will be teaching two workshops about the method of applique she uses in her book. There are 10 spots still available for Friday’s workshop, the Saturday workshop is full! Note: You do not need to purchase her book to participate in the Friday workshop.

Workshop 1: Menagerie

Date: Friday, January 9th
Time: 6:15 - 9:15 pm
Location: Roeland Park Community Center
Price: $40 members, $50 non-members
Description: Applique can be tedious. It can be daunting. Or it can be fast, easy, and awesome! In this class, Shannon Brinkley teaches the modern and unique raw-edge applique techniques from her new book, Scrappy Bits Applique. Shannon takes you step-by-step through her fun and creative process. Choose your favorite animal! Students can choose from several different animal templates. Shannon will bring printed templates the day of the class. Alternatively, templates can be downloaded and printed prior to class. Visit Shannon's pattern shop to view template options. At the end of the class, you will have created a beautiful applique and have a tool belt full of all you need to design and create your own "Scrappy Bits" quilts!


JANUARY SEWING DAY - For members only.
Sunday, January 18th from 11-6 at Modern Makers. Box lunches will be available from YUM for $10 (including drink), but please let Elizabeth Nelson know by January 11th if you’re interested in ordering a lunch.

We hope to see you on Thursday!

Friday, January 2, 2015

January 2015 Upcoming Events

Here's what our members have going on around Kansas City in January!

The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library is having a "Celebrate Quilting" event throughout January and the beginning of February. Activities/events include quilting workshops and classes, quilt exhibits, a showing of The Quiltmakers of Gee's Bend film, and book clubs for quilting related books. See the below flyer for event dates and times or visit the library's website.