Friday, November 14, 2014

Missouri Star Quilt Company Challenge WINNER

Congratulations to KCMQG member Lisa Hirsch for her winning quilt design for the KCMQG Missouri Star Quilt Company Challenge!

Missouri Star Quilt Company challenged KCMQG members to design a quilt using one of their exiting YouTube tutorials, but with a modern spin, and using at least one pre cut. Fourteen members submitted a design and Lisa's was chosen at the beginning of October.

Lisa received a cash prize for winning and her design will be featured in a special modern edition of Missouri Star's BLOCK magazine, which will be available in January 2015.

The KCMQG would like to say "Thank you!" to everyone who entered a design in the contest and to Missouri Star Quilt Company for the opportunity.

Stay tuned for more details about the magazine and Lisa's winning design!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

November and December 2014 Upcoming Events

Here's what our members have going on around Kansas City in November and December!

Shea Henderson is having an event for her book School of Sewing on Sunday, November 16th from 2 - 4 pm at the Woodneath Library Center.


Tia Curtis is teaching a Quilted Zipper Pouch class at Meadows Quilt Shop in Leavenworth, KS, on Thursday, November 13th from 10 am to 2:30 pm. More information about the class can be found on her blog Tia Curtis Quilts


If you are not able to make the book signing event at the KCMQG December meeting and would like to support a local shop while buying a book, Alex Ledgerwood  of Teaginny Designs is having a book signing at Modern Makers on Saturday, December 6th, beginning at 11 am.

Purchase a copy of the new release, Improvising Tradition, and have it signed by the author. Alex will have projects from the book on hand, as well as step outs to explain some of the exciting improvisational techniques featured in it.


Are you a guy that wants to learn how to sew? Or are you already a seasoned sewist and want to hang out with other men who sew? If so, Man-Made Sewing is perfect for you! Bring a project to work on or there's a series of beginner projects taught by Lesley Latham.

Date: Third Wednesday of each Month (November 19th, 2014; December 17th, 2014)

Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Location: Modern Makers, 1400 W 12th St, Kansas City, MO, second floor (West Bottoms)

November 2014 Meeting Reminder

Our November meeting is Thursday, November 13th at the Roeland Park Community Center from 7-9 pm.

Our sponsor will be Mountain Lake Quilting.

We will have four, 10-minute tips at our meeting. Paula will teach "six minute circles," Katie will show how to do a facing finish binding, Krista will teach about glue basting, and Kristin will show how to do table-top basting.

We will also be voting on the budget. If you haven't already, please look over it before the meeting.

See you then!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

October Day Retreat Openings

The KCMQG is hosting a day retreat this month and we'd love to quilt with you and get to know you! If you like to join us, details and a sign up link are below.

Date: October 25th
Time: 9 am - 8 pm
Location: Atonement Lutheran Church, 9948 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS
Price: $15 without Panera dinner, $25 with Panera dinner for members; $25 without Panera dinner, $35 with Panera dinner for non-members

Sign Up:

If you have any questions, email

We hope we get to sew with you!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October 2014 Meeting Reminder

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

Katie Pedersen will be our speaker. She will also be teaching two workshops – there are still openings! More info and links to sign up HERE.

Double Trouble
October 10th, 10 am-5 pm at RPCC
$40 members, $50 non-members
More info and links to sign up HERE.

Going Crazy/Modern Crazy Piecing
October 11th, 10 am-5 pm at RPCC
$40, $50 non-members
More info and links to sign up HERE.

If you would like to participate in the Swap, bring a fat quarter of fabric you would like included in either an ornament or mug rug. Place the FQ in a brown paper bag, and write your name on the bottom of the bag. Deneen Slack will collect and hand out swap bags during break at our meeting.

Openings are still available!

October Bus Trip to International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska
October 18th, from 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Non-members are now invited to participate in the bus trip!
$75 or $85 (with Jimmy Johns) for members, $85 or $95 (with Jimmy Johns) for non-members
*Sign up HERE

October Day Retreat
October 25th, 9 am - 8 pm
Atonement Lutheran Church
9948 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS.
$15 without Panera dinner, $25 with Panera dinner 
*Sign up HERE

You can read more details about this year’s charity challenge on the MQG blog (thechallengecoloralternative grid work).  Our guild is looking for a group(s) to work together to create a charity quilt. Monica Vega will be coordinating the charity quilts for our guild. An email with more details was sent out a few weeks ago. Quilts need to be finished by the December meeting. Members will choose one quilt to be sent to Austin to participate in the challenge. Any other quilts will be donated to a local shelter.

We hope to see you on Thursday!