Monday, August 11, 2014

Meeting Reminder

Our August meeting is this Thursday, the 14th at the Roeland Park Community Center from 7-9pm. Thursday’s meeting will be the Michael Miller Challenge reveal. We can’t wait to see what wonderful things have been created!
Marmalade Fabrics will be the meeting sponsor this month. You can begin shopping at 6:30pm until the meeting starts, and then again during the break.
If you would like to check out a book from the KCMQG Library, please do so before Thursday so that the book can be brought to the meeting.
We will also have several fun announcements to share at the meeting, so we hope you can make it!
Visitors are welcome, first time is free and you can join at any time by clicking the membership tab at the top of the page.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Upcoming Events

A few things our members have in the works:

If there’s a man in your life who wants to learn how to sew, sign him up for the Man-Made Sewing Series at Modern Makers, taught by Lesley Latham. This series of classes is for all of the men out there who want to MAKE! Projects will vary and you can join in at any time.

August 6th, 6:30-9:30pm – Modern Pillow
August 20th, 6:30-9:30pm – Bow Tie

Lesley will also be teaching the super popular Staple Dress by April Rhodes on August 24th from 12-5pm. This is a simple dress with lots of ease through the bust and hips for women and teens sizes xl-xxl. You can find more info on these classes by visiting the Modern Makers website.

Nikki McDonald is the Regional Coordinator for the Quilts of Valor organization and would like to invite anyone interested to come help make heirloom quality quilts for members of the US Military. She has a private Facebook page for the Quilts of Valor Kansas City Area group and they meet on the last Saturday of the month for a QOV sewing day.

Saturday, August 23rd, 9-4pm at Tallgrass Creek Retirement Village

Please email Nikki at for information on joining the group or to RSVP for this event.

This is the first of hopefully many more “upcoming events” blog posts! The events listed are submitted by individual KCMQG members on a monthly basis.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

KCMQG Showcase at The Star

On Friday, April 4th, 2014, and Saturday, April 5th, 2014, the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild is hosting The KCMQG Showcase at The Star. The exhibition will feature of 80 quilts made by KCMQG members! The free event is being held at The Kansas City Star Press Pavilion.

Date: Friday, April 4th, and Saturday, April 5th
Time: 5-9 pm on Friday and 9:30 am-3 pm on Saturday
Location: The Kansas City Star Press Pavilion, 16th and McGee, Kansas City, MO

See you there!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Inspiration of the Week - Chicopee kaleidescope

The last Inspiration Post of the year is a great one! Kati of from the blue chair made a gorgeous kaleidescope quilt using Denyse Schmidt's fabric line: Chicopee. She uses linen to really help the prints stand out. It's a wonderful negative space fabric choice.

Copyright from the blue chair. Photo used with permission.

Kati's inspiration was another kaleidoscope quilt she saw by Angela of Fussy Cut. We can see why it inspired Kati to make her own! Kati's quilting is also inspiration! It's superbly done and adds immensely to the quilt.

Copyright from the blue chair. Photo used with permission.

Copyright from the blue chair. Photo used with permission.

The back is pieces of leftover fabrics from the same line.

Copyright from the blue chair. Photo used with permission.

It's a warm-feeling kind of quilt and we just love it. See here for more about Kati's quilt. Thanks for sharing, Kati!


KCMQGers - have a wonderful holiday! We'll see you when the new year rolls around!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Inspiration of the Week - Wonky Cross Quilt

This week is another entry in the Madrona Road Challenge from earlier this year. Rachel, of Let's Begin Sewing, was inspired by a cross quilt that she saw on Pinterest. She decided to make a wonky cross version for her challenge quilt.

Copyright Let's Begin Sewing. Used with permission.

The white background really sets off her wonky crosses well, and that line of gently curved pieces is a great complement in the negative space. It's beautifully set.

Copyright Let's Begin Sewing. Used with permission.

Rachel tried circular quilting for the first time, and offset her start point to make even more of a statement.

Copyright Let's Begin Sewing. Used with permission.

More about Rachel's quilt can be found here. Thanks for sharing, Rachel!