October 2021 Meeting


  • Date: October 16, 2021
  • Speaker: Kalisa Brewer-Crombie, Derby, KS
  • Program: Journey of a Quilter
  • Location: A-1 Singer Sewing Center, Wichita, KS

From Anita Brozik, VP/Programs

Hello fellow quilters,

Fall is upon us, mostly. . . . . (if the 90 degree weather will leave us)! Our October meeting will be at our regular meeting place, A-1 Singer at 1012 Oliver, Wichita, KS. A-1 opens at 9 AM for your perusing pleasures.

Program

The program this month is Karlisa Brewer-Crombie from Derby, Kansas. She is a retired educator (USD 259) & a novice quilter. Karlisa shared that quilting is her therapy and something she has admired and desired to do for as long as she can remember, however, she did not begin her journey as a quilter until 2010.

This love for quilting comes from her deep appreciation of her family heritage of quilting. Karlisa’s paternal grandmother was a very accomplished and avid quilter. She is delighted to share her journey and love for this artful expression, through her quilts, her processes & the stories behind them.

Business

This month’s business portion of the meeting includes:

• Tips & Tricks: From our members

• What Thread are You: Be adventurous & help us get to know you better through a spool of thread. . . . color, weight, size, etc.

• Destash Bash: destashverb. To remove (thread, fabric, equipment, etc.) from one’s collection. Clean those sewing rooms, closets, boxes, totes, and anywhere else you stash your stuff (or stuff your stash). We’re setting up a trade/donate/sell table. Mark each item with your name and price, and have fun with your fellow guild members.

• Show and Share: Bring your finished quilts and/or works in progress.

• Raffle tickets:  Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for only $5. Bring a visitor and you both get one free ticket!  

August 2021 Meeting

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From Anita Brozik, VP/Programs

Hello fellow quilters. . . .

It’s that time again! This month we are traveling to Hutchinson for the program. Karna Lackey, the owner of Sew In 2 Quilts, located at 126 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS, is sharing how she does scalloped and shaped borders on the longarm as well as a trunk show of her national quilt winners.

The quilt store will open at 9:30 AM for us to explore, browse, and check out all the wonderful treasures at Sew In 2 Quilts. The program starts at 10 AM. Everyone attending from KLQ (members & visitors) will receive an in store coupon.  Questions, please contact me.

Karna shared that she has sewn since she was a small child. As she became more skilled, she mostly sewed garments but changed to quilting when she started teaching classes at the local Bernina dealership. There she taught machine guide classes and free motion quilting as well as other quilting classes. Karna opened Sew In 2 Quilts shop in 2019 while still working full time. Also in 2019, Karna purchased the historic Whiteside building where the quilt shop presently resides. She retired in July 2021 after 38 years at Data Center, Inc. Now at the quilt shop full time, Karna is remodeling the second floor of the building for a classroom and hopefully a day retreat venue.

As the climate of the pandemic is changing, our bus trip is tabled for now. The business portion of our meeting for this month is also canceled, as there are several places to shop in and around Hutchinson. This may become our “shop hop” event for the year!

We all have special places that we shop in the Hutchinson area, but listed below are a few of my (Anita’s) favorite haunts (you can tell my favorites – fabrics, food, & faith, fun, lol). This listing also includes hometown main street eateries. (might have a mask in your auto).

Shopping

ET Cetera Shop, 22 N. Main (about a block south of Sew In 2 Quilts): Thrift store in 2 buildings, over 1/2 of 1 building is fabric. Rumor has it that when the 2020 Mennonite sale at the fairgrounds was canceled all their goods were donated to Etc. Might be worth a look! Newton, Yoder & Hillsboro also have an Et Cetera Shop but mostly a thrift shop.

Prairie Point Fabric, 7 E. Sherman (block east of Main): Short hours at 12- 1pm, M-F 2-6pm

Smith’s Market, 211 S. Main: Mon-Sat 7 AM – 6 PM; Family owned since 1933, a step into the past in this specialtyfood, produce, bulk candy, store.

Note: general fabric store on Main, east side of the street, south of Karna’s shop that sold all types of fabric. Barrangers mentioned it at our Feb/April meeting and I stopped there 1-2 years ago but neither of us can remember the name.

Country Fabrics, Pleasantview, KS (5 miles SW of Hutch on Hwy 50), M-Sat, 9:30 to 5 PM: Half the store is quilt fabric, other half clothing fabric. 108” wide quilt backing= $10.98 a yd.

Glen’s Bulk Food & Book Store, Pleasantview, KS: M-F 9-6 PM, Sat 9-5 PM; Same strip mall as Country Fabrics. Just to browse is an adventure! Deli, bakery, gifts, knives, other unique & uncommon items for cooking bulk foods to cook or snack.

R & E Country Store, 12304 Obee Road, Haven, KS (Yoder area); If you have ever visited Anna’s Variety Store east of Yoder you will love this shop. Short hours on Sat with our meeting at 10: Sat 8:30AM – 12Noon. Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri. 8:30 to 4 PM. Closed Tues & Sun. Fabric, batting, sewing supplies, gifts, Bibles, toys, kitchen supplies, garments, etc. 620-465-2733.

Hutchinson Dining Suggestions

  • Hickory Stick-BBQ
  • Pizaacos-salad bar+,
  • Anchor Inn-Mexican Buffet+

June 2021 Meeting


  • Date: June 19, 2021
  • Speaker: Kim Hull, Under the Covers Longarm Quilting
  • Program: Exploring Custom Quilting, Trunk Show
  • Location: A-1 Singer Sewing Center, Parklane Shopping Center, 1012 S. Oliver, Wichita, KS

From Anita Brozik, VP/Programs

Hello fellow quilters. . . .

It’s that time again! The June 19 meeting will be at our regular meeting place, A-1 Singer Sewing Center, from 10 AM to 12 Noon. Their address is 1012 Oliver, Wichita and they open at 9 AM.

Kim Hull, our speaker this month and a member of KLQ, has been quilting for 20+ years. She will share with you her experiences from her “Under the Covers” custom quilting business, as well as a trunk show of her work. Kim is a great source of information, so bring your longarm questions with you!

Bring your quilts for Show and Share.

• Raffle tickets:  Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for only $5. Bring a visitor and you both get one free ticket!  

• Destash Bash: destash: verb. To remove (thread, fabric, equipment, etc.) from one’s collection. Each meeting, we’re setting up a trade/donate/sell table. Mark each item with your name and price, and have fun with your fellow guild members.

April 2021 Meeting


  • Date: April 17, 2021
  • Program: Members’ Destash Bash with a side of Facebook
  • Location: Countryside Christian Church*, 1919 S. Rock Rd.  Wichita; located on the west side of Rock Road, a couple blocks south of Harry Street – more details at bottom of this post

• Destash Bash:

destash: verb. To remove (thread, fabric, equipment, etc.) from one’s collection.

Start spring cleaning those sewing rooms, closets, boxes, totes, and everywhere else we stash our stuff ( or stuff our stash). We’re setting up a trade/donate/sell table. Mark each item with your name and price, and have fun with your fellow guild members.

Bring your quilts for Show and Share.

• KLQ Facebook:  Sondra Davison is going to present our new public and group Facebook pages and help members learn to get social.

• Raffle tickets:  Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for only $5. Bring a visitor and you both get one free ticket!  

Board Member Openings: Now’s your chance to get involved and have a bigger say on upcoming events. We have two Member at Large positions available on our Board. 

* We will meet in the church coffee shop, and there are plenty of tables that are set far apart for comfortable social distancing. Coffee, tea, and water will be provided.  Wearing a mask is a personal choice at the church. Upon arrival at the church, enter through the second set of doors on the south side of the building. If you are unsure as to where to park/enter, call Anita Brozik or Linda Argo (phone numbers are in your KLQ newsletter from Anita).

February 2021 Meeting

Well, folks, we are finally getting together!  It’s been a long time and don’t feel like you have to come if you have reservations about meeting, but here’s the plan. (DISCLAIMER:  This is all subject to change.  You will be notified if there are any changes.)


  • Date: February 20, 2021
  • Program: Valentine’s and Welcome Back Meeting
  • Location: Countryside Christian Church, 1919 S. Rock Rd.  Wichita, 67207 (located on the west side of Rock a couple blocks south of Harry Street) details below
  • Activity: Valentine-themed Fat Quarter Exchange

We will not be meeting at our usual location. Instead, Anita Brozik  has secured Countryside Christian Church (location above) with seating and tables spaced at least 6 feet apart for our safety.  MASKS ARE REQUIRED! Upon arrival at the church, enter through the third door from the east on the south side of the building

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• Bring a fat quarter (FQ) with a Valentine’s Day theme.  We will have an exchange for all who want to participate by bringing a FQ.  Fabric will be placed in plastic sandwich bags and placed in a large gift bag we will provide.

• Two Gift Certificates will be raffled.  Tickets are $1 each or $5 for 6 tickets.  Bring a visitor and you both get one free ticket!  

Bring your quilts for Show and Share.


• Dues
:  The Board has decided not to charge 2021 dues to existing members.  We all paid for 2020 and know how that turned out. 

Board Member Openings: We are looking to fill two Member at Large positions on our Board.  Please think about helping us out.  We need new ideas!

January 2021 – A Fresh Start

Here’s crossing our fingers that 2021 will be a year of positive inspiration for all of us. Last year, the pandemic kept us apart most of the time, but hopefully that gave folks a chance to catch up on some quilting backlog!!

KLQ did hold two in-person meetings in 2020. The first was in February, before the Covid-19 pandemic started hitting hard, and the second was in August at Sedgwick County Park.

This month the board members will be meeting to discuss the 2021 schedule, and we will post updates here and on our Facebook pages.