Friday, May 29, 2015

Angela Pingel/Cut to Pieces Workshop Openings

Angela Pingel of Cut to Pieces will be our guest speaker at our June meeting. She is also teaching two workshops and there are available spots in each workshops, which we are opening to the public. If you're interesting in taking a workshop from Angela, information about each workshop is below along with a sign up link. If you have any questions, please feel free to email

Workshop 1: Nine Patch Curves Quilt Workshop

Description: Come learn one of Angela's favorite quilts from her book, A Quilter's Mixology.  This playful design incorporates elements of traditional and modern aesthetics.  It is perfect for both the beginner and more advanced quilt maker with one size curve and lots of squares.  The real fun here is the layout of colors and the opportunity to fussy cut your favorite fabrics.  Start the day with plans for the small size of the quilt, but don't be surprised if you end up making it larger!

Date: Friday, June 12th

Time: 10 am-4 pm

Location: Roeland Park Community Center, Room 6

Cost: Member $115; Non-Member $125

Details: A copy of Angela's book, A Quilter's Mixology, is required for this workshop. Drunkard's Path Templates will be provided as part of the workshop fee.

Supplies: 4 fat quarters of assorted color 1, 4 fat quarters of assorted color 2, 4 fat quarters of assorted color 3, 4 fat quarters of assorted color 4, 3/8 yd focal fabric for nine patch block centers, 12 assorted 1/4 yds low volume prints, 4 fat quarters assorted low volume prints, A Quilter's Mixology book, Drunkard's Path Templates (included in class fee), general sewing supplies such as a sewing machine, rotary cutter, mat, iron, seam ripper, quarter inch foot, etc.

Workshop 2: The Orla Quilt Workshop

Description: Inspired by the iconic designs of Orla Kiely, Angela created this quilt of alternating petals.  Explore Angela's technique with disappearing seams and curved piecing that she discusses at length in her book, A Quilter’s Mixology. With a focus on the highly graphic aspect of the pieced design, this quilt comes together quickly yet very effectively.   An added plus of being Accuquilt friendly allows for quick and painless cutting of each curve piece.

Date: Saturday, June 13th

Time: 9 am - 12 pm

Location: Roeland Park Community Center, Room 6

Cost: Member $60; Non-Member $70

Details: A copy of Angela's book is NOT required for this workshop. The Orla Quilt is a free pattern from Robert Kaufman and can be downloaded at At least one Accuquilt cutter along with the 7" Drunkard's Path Die will be available to use as part of the workshop. Angela used Kona Dusty Blue, Medium Grey, Salmon, Buttercup, Limelight, and Snow in her quilt.

Supplies: 5 different 1/2 yd cuts of solid fabrics, 3 1/2 yds of background fabric, Accuquilt 7" Drunkard's Path Die (will be available for use in the workshop), Orla Quilt Pattern (free from Robert Kaufman), general sewing supplies such as a sewing machine, rotary cutter, mat, iron, seam ripper, quarter inch foot, etc.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Mid-Century Inspiration

I love mid-century colors (and designs!). How fun would it be to create a quilt inspired by these designs? The top image is from artist Jenn Ski and the others are from El Gato Gomez.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Decorating with Quilts

 Just a few great ideas for decorating with quilts. Has anyone recovered a chair with a quilt top? I love that idea!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

May KCMQG Meeting Reminder!

Hello KCMQG members!

Our next meeting is Thursday, May 14th from 7-9pm at the Roeland Park Community Center.

This month Karrie Kaneda of Happy Habitat will be our speaker.  

Don't forget to bring your finished Fractal Radiance challenge piece.  These projects will be collected after the reveal to be displayed in our booth at the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival in June.  Be sure you put a label on your project, so it can make it's way back to you.  

Melody Baker is still collecting photographs for the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival.  The photos of our members will be hung in the booth at the KCRQF.  Please email them with "KCMQG Photo" in the subject line to by May 15th.  

The Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival is approaching quickly!  The festival will be held June 19th - 21st at the Overland Park Convention Center.  The KCMQG will be participating in the festival as a vendor.  We'll have a booth set up and will be promoting our guild.  There are classes and vendors lined up throughout this event.  Visit the KCRQF website for more information.

Jessica Toye will be holding a pictorial applique workshop at the Roeland Park Community Center for guild members on Saturday, May 30th (9:00 - 4:00).  If you missed the sign-up email that went out a few weeks ago, here's the link to register.  

In June, Angela Pingel of Cut to Pieces will be joining us.  You should have received an email to sign up for her workshops, but in case you missed it visit these links to sign up: 
  • Nine Patch Curves Quilt Workshop,  Friday, June 12th (10:00 - 4:00).  Go here for more information and to register.
  • The Orla Quilt Workshop, Saturday, June 13th (9:00 - 12:00).  Go here for more information and to register.
Sign-ups for the next Modern Quilt Guild challenge are happening on Saturday, May 9th.  Participants will receive six fat-eighths of Michael Miller's Glitz collection.  Finished quilts will be entered into the "Fabric Challenge" category at QuiltCon in 2016 and the top prize in this category is $1000!  You can find more information about this challenge by visiting here.  The deadline for this challenge is November 30, 2015.  Be sure to watch your inbox at 9:00 (central time) on Saturday morning to sign up.  The fabric given away is first-come, first-serve and these challenges fill up fast!  

Sunday, May 3, 2015