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!


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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.

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

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



Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Inspiration of the Week - Single Boy

This week we bring you a boyish take on the Single Girl Quilt pattern. Made by Judith of Needles and Lemons, this is her Single Boy Quilt!

Copyright Needles and Lemons. Photo used with permission.

We love everything about this quilt! The bright colors are so great and the background complements them perfectly. The quilting fits the design well (though it must have taken forever to do) and the overall effect looks fabulous.

Copyright Needles and Lemons. Photo used with permission.


Judith also made a larger size Single Girl Quilt for herself, which inspired this little boy version. You can read about that quilt here.

Copyright Needles and Lemons. Photo used with permission.


Thanks for sharing, Judith!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Inspiration of the Week - Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

This week, we'd like to feature one of our own members: Carla of Lollyquiltz who did a fabulous modern take on the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt.

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Carla began work on this quilt in June of 2011. She and her friend Cindy participated in the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along with the goal of doing 2 blocks a week, 111 blocks total. Carla blogged as she went along, and even went into detail with the letters and back story that was part of the Farmer's Wife book.

These are the first two blocks Carla made:

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And this is the very last block she made to complete her sampler:

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Carla set her blocks in white.

Copyright Lollyquiltz. Photo used with permission.

She backed it in white sateen, and had a long-arm quilter named Lynne Harbour quilt it.

Copyright Lollyquiltz. Photo used with permission.

Carla's work on this quilt is simply astounding. She took a phenomenal quilt pattern and made it modern with her choice of fabrics and colors. Her journey begins here, if you'd like to read up on it. And her final post is here.

Thanks for sharing, Carla!