Monday, October 24, 2016

October Meeting Recap and Upcoming Events
Melissa Averinos- the face quilt that started them all

We had a wonderful meeting with Melissa Averinos for our October meeting with he trunk show and beautiful art. She shared her story and personal struggle with depression and anxiety and how art, including quilting, has helped her. She showed pictures of her process, art, and quilts. If you didn't get a chance to follow her, do it now by visiting her website and Instagram! #weirdcatsforever
Check out some of the progress from her two day workshop for our members!
Tia Curtis was our sponsor for the meeting and had many lovelies for sale.
Our next meeting is Thursday, November 10th, at the Kaufman Foundation Center.
Mary Fons will be our guest speaker with two programs:

1:30-3:30 pm (room opens at 1 pm for social time) Trunk Show at Kaufman Foundation Center, Kansas City Room.
7 pm (room opens at 6:30 pm for social time): Lecture at the November Guild Meeting at Kaufman Foundation Center, Town Square Room, and we will vote to pass the proposed 2017 budget.

Our budget for 2017 was proposed at the October meeting. The budget proposal and outline of changes from 2016 are attached!

Please reply with any questions you may have and we will be happy to answer them. Due to the time constraints of the November meeting with Mary Fons, we would appreciate questions be asked before the meeting so we do not delay our guest speaker.

If you'd like to request a book or two that you think would make an excellent addition to the guild library, please look to your member email for the link to the request form.
We will continue to keep this form active for future requests as well!

This year we are going to make holiday stockings, fill them and donate them to the Wyandotte County Juvenile Intake Assessment Center for the teenagers who are often overlooked during the holiday season.
 · Stocking pattern and directions are from American Patchwork & Quilting – December 2014  issue.
·  We want the stocking pattern to be used so that all the stockings are the same size, but that is the only requirement.
· Stocking pattern pieces and instructions will be available at the October and November KCMQG meetings. The stocking pattern and instructions are also attached!
· Stockings will be shown and collected at the December 8th KCMQG meeting.

Here’s a list of requested items to fill the stockings:
Lip balm
Small lotion
Candy (no nuts)
Travel size toothpaste/toothbrush
Travel size shampoo
Mechanical pencils
Playing cards (or some type of travel game)
Hand warmers
Small pack of tissues
Feel free to bring stocking stuffers even if you don’t get a stocking made. 
From Mary at JIAC, “We can’t thank you enough for “adopting” some of our kids that come thru our office during the Holiday season!!!”
Any questions? Refer to your member email for Deneen's contact information.

We announced our next Pattern Challenge, which will be a fundraising opportunity for our guild. November meeting is our last day to accept submissions.

Guideline details and a submission form are attached to your member email.

2016 was our pilot year with this addition to our budget and we awarded two $500 scholarships to KCAI students for summer enrichment. The recipients will be visiting us at a meeting and sharing what they learned.
For 2017, we are modifying the funds to include grants for guild members to continue arts and quilting education beyond what the guild is able to provide. The committee will propose how to divide the funds (with scholarship/grants to textile students and guild members) and oversee the processes of applying, awarding, and sharing back with the guild.
We plan to have the proposal ready of how the funds will be used before the 2017 Budget Vote at our November meeting.

The MQG Book submissions are open. Learn more here. (Sign-ups close on October 31st.)

11/30 Deadline for QuiltCon Quilt Submissions

11/5, 9 am - 6 pm: Sew Day at Sarah's. Sign up in your member email. There are plenty of spots left! We will open any additional spots to non-members on October 24th.

11/10, 1:30-3:30 pm (room opens at 1pm for social time): Mary Fons Trunk Show at Kaufman Foundation Center, Kansas City Room

11/10, 7 pm (room opens at 6:30 pm for social time): November Guild Meeting at Kaufman Foundation Center, Town Square Room, with guest Mary Fons. For more information on Mary, visit her website and Instagram. We will also vote to pass the proposed 2017 budget.

Please note: Show and Tell time will likely be shortened. Please allow items that will be gifts and not available to show at December be given the priority to be shown first.
12/8, 7 pm (room opens at 6:30 pm for socialization): December Holiday Party at Kaufman Foundation Center, Town Square Room, with one of our scholarship winners presenting how they used their scholarship to influence their current and future work.

1/12: 7 pm (room opens at 6:30 pm for socialization): January Guild Meeting at RPCC with guest Rob Appell. For more information on Rob, visit his website and Instagram.

Please note: Show and Tell will be happening after the business update and will need to end at 7:35 pm followed by a short break and Rob taking the stage at 7:45 pm. Please allow items that will be gifts and not available to show in February  be given the priority to be shown first.

1/14: Reverse Applique Workshop with Rob Appell at RPCC, Multi Purpose Room 10 am - 4 pm. Cost will be $52.

2/9: Guild Meeting at Kaufman Foundation Center, Town Square Room, KC Arts Challenge Show and Tell - bring your KC Arts Challenge projects from summer 2016 (and those that have since been completed!) and let's spend more time talking about the inspiration, design influences, and execution.
2/25: QuiltNon at Sarah's, 9 am - 6 pm. Cost will be $30 (no meals) and sign ups will come later in the year.
Check out the online calendar of events for more upcoming activities.
If you have any questions regarding any aspects of the guild, please do not hesitate to reply to this email and a board member will be happy to assist!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

KCMQG Welcomes Melissa Averinos to our October Meeting

Melissa Averinos- My Brother's Jeans
We are very excited to welcome Melissa Averinos to Kansas City and our October meeting this coming Thursday! Tia Curtis will be our meeting sponsor so please be sure to include some time to browse.

When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 7pm - Room Opens at 6:30 for some social time
Where: Roeland Park Community Center - 4850 Rosewood Drive, Roeland Park KS, 66205

Melissa Averinos- face #1

Our speaker Melissa is an all around creative lady with books published including DIY with wine corks and a coloring book. She has won awards in the quilting community for her fresh designs at Quiltcon. She lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Melissa Averinos- face #1 process image

"I'm a quilter. I make imperfect quilts and that's the way I like it. I've won a couple of  awards for my quilts in the past two years: face #1 received a Judge's Choice Award at QuiltCon 2015 and I still can't believe it but My Brother's Jeans won Best In Show at QuiltCon 2016"- Melissa Averinos

Melissa Averinos- two day workshop offered in KC 

You can find out more about Melissa, her design, and her process by visiting her website and Instagram.

-propose the 2017 budget
-next swap
-bring snacks to share if you would like

A few of us will be going out for some social time after the meeting
Location: The Bar |  6101 Johnson Drive | Mission, KS 66202