Friday, October 27, 2017

October Meeting Highlights

From the October 24th Meeting: Make It Modern with Sheila Green. 

Sheila gave a very informative program on how to turn a traditional quilt block into a modern masterpiece! The process to make these quilts was a simple one. Sew an oversized traditional block, cut it up and rearrange. Sheila had 12 wonderful quilt examples, two of which were sewn by her daughter. After the presentation, we were all able to participate in the design exercise, which was a lot of fun! If you missed the meeting and would like to learn more, Sheila will share again at our November 11th sew day. Thank you for a fun and inspiring presentation, Sheila! 

The slate of officers for 2018 was presented and accepted. 

President- Sheila Green
Vice President- Peg Pennell
Secretary-Nancy Goff
Treasurer- Liz Thanel
Social Media- Julie Karjala

We are now accepting $35 dues for 2018.
Click on the meeting minutes tab above for more meeting information. 

That's Modern Challenge Reveal 

We had a great turn out for the challenge! 37 quilts were shown at the meeting. If you are still finishing your piece, you can still participate (Ahem we're talking to you PIXELIZATION!) Send a photo of yourself with your piece to Jen Van Dyke by October 31st. Stay tuned for a separate blog post. Check the Facebook page for photos from the meeting! 

Show & Tell 

Our finished QuiltCon Charity Quilt top!

Kristie, Nancy, Jane, Julie, Rhonda

Upcoming Events  

From the Kansas City MQG: 
We have two upcoming events that your members might be interested in attending.

1) On Thursday, November 9th, Jacquie Gehring will be presenting, "Focus on Design" at our guild meeting. 7-9pm at Kauffman Foundation, 4801 Rockhill Road, KCMO. As Jacquie is a national speaker, we will be charging $5 for non-KCMQG members.

Additionally, there are a few spots still available for her discussion, "How do I Quilt this Quilt?" on Friday evening (11/10) and a few spots available at her "Walk" workshop on Saturday (11/11). 

2) Kansas City: An Inspiration to Modern Quilters - KCMQG Quilt Show will be running from November 2nd - November 27th at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Community Christian Church at 4601 Main Street, Kansas City, MO. Admission is Free and the church is open during regular business hours: Monday-Friday 9am - 4:30pm, closed Saturdays, Sunday, 8am - 1pm.

If you have any upcoming events that our members might be interested in, we'd be glad to post them to our private, but very active KCMQG Facebook page. And if you would rather not receive emails from us, please respond back and we'll remove you from our list.

Happy Modern Quilting!
Deneen Slack
KCMQG President

 November 11 Sew Day: Habitat Raffle Quilt winner will be chosen! We will be sharing holiday gift ideas and Sheila will have a Make it MODern workshop for members who want to continue working on this technique.

December 3 Holiday party 3-6 pm "Horrible Happenings at the Winery"

From the IQSCM 

Saturday October 28th
November 17  

From the MQG 

Our QuiltCon Charity Quilt spotlight on the MQG blog HERE

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October Meeting Reminder

Join us Tuesday evening for Make it MODern with Sheila Green. Sheila will show us how to create a modern quilt from a traditional quilt block. Just stitch, slice and rearrange!

We are so excited to see what you created for the "That's Modern Challenge!" Bring your finished challenge pieces to the meeting for the big reveal. Be prepared to tell us your element and a little bit about your process. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please send your piece with another member to the meeting and/or take a photo of yourself with your challenge piece and email it to Jen at by October 31st. 

Liz will begin to accept dues before and after the meeting. Dues for 2018 are $35. 

Bring your modern quilts for Show & Tell.  

In the past, the November Sew Day has been all about our holiday gift ideas. Last year's bag sew along was so much fun, we want to continue the tradition! Bring your ideas for items we can sew together, along with a supply list or pattern information, so they can be included in the Sew Day reminder. 

Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday!