Shop Bus Tour October 2019



The Kansas Longarm Quilters hit the road again in 2019! They left Wichita early in the morning to travel north across Kansas, with stops including:

  • Stitches Quilt Shop in McPherson
  • Manhattan, KS, for lunch and more shopping
  • Quilter’s Yard in Junction City
  • Hidden Treasures in Mankato, KS
  • Sew Country in Belleville, KS

October 2019 Meeting

  • Program: Longarm Raw-Edge Applique
  • Speaker: Debbie Breer of Cotton Rhapsody Quilting

Our October speaker Debbie Breer owns Cotton Rhapsody Quilting in Assaria, Kansas. 

Debbie has enjoyed designing and piecing quilts since her 4-H days.  She enjoys quilting for others and will bring a few quilts (including a mystery quilt) for a short trunk show.  The rest of her presentation will be an explanation of her technique of raw-edge applique using a longarm machine.  Debbie will be showing samples of how to do her technique.  It’s fun and easy! 

August 2019 Meeting

  • Program & Class: Scrap Quilts and More
  • Speaker: Diane Harris; Stash Bandit Quilting Shenanigans

Our August speaker and instructor is Diane Harris of Stash Bandit Quilting Shenanigans, a quilter who loves everything about the process and enjoys sharing it with others. She’s been sewing for almost 50 years and quilting for three decades.

For 11 years, Diane was an editor for Quiltmaker magazine where she wrote patterns, product reviews and how-to articles. Her quilt designs can still be seen regularly in the pages of Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts magazines.

Morning Presentation

The morning presentation will feature a trunk show of more than 50 scrap quilts.  Diane will offer insight on why you want to create a scrap quilt and how to make a successful scrap quilt.  You’ll learn how to:

  • pull your scraps together,
  • strategies for using your stash
  • learning what doesn’t work
KLQ August Meeting Quilts With Stash Bandit
Diane gave a packed hour-plus presentation and trunk show!
KLQ August Meeting Quilts With Stash Bandit

Afternoon Workshop

After her presentation during our regular 10am meeting time, she’s conducting a workshop from 1:00-3:00 p.m. which will include:

  • easy quilt labels
  • binding by machine
  • plexi-previews
  • improvisational quilting techniques

The cost of the workshop is $40.00 and includes lunch.  You may pay the day of the meeting, but attendees need to contact ahead of time.

June 2019 Meeting

  • Program: Tips of the Trade, Longarm Style
  • Speaker: Annette Haga
Annette, center, pictured with the owners of Sew Kind of Wonderful at Kansas City Quilt Market – Photo Credit: Bluebird Machine Quilting.

Our June speaker is Annette Haga, owner of Bluebird Machine Quilting, located in Wichita, KS. 

Photo Credit: Bluebird Machine Quilting

Annette will show some of her quilts and talk about her quilting business and tips she’s learned along the way, as well as answer questions and share insights to her success.  Don’t miss it!

Photo Credit: Bluebird Machine Quilting

You can see more of Annette’s gorgeous quilting and contact her at Bluebird Machine Quilting.

April 2019 Meeting

  • Program: Threads, Needles and Tension
  • Speaker: Jolene Guderjahn

Jolene is the owner of Quiltin4Fun located in Wichita, KS,  an internet only business that grew out of her love for longarm quilting. A past KLQ board member, this is her second trip speaking to our guild about Threads and Tension. A self-professed “just for me” quilter on a KenQuilt Royal (no longer taking on longarm quilting orders for customers), Jolene loves longarm quilting and sharing her knowledge with others. 

Visit the Quiltin4Fun web site for the best quilting threads, pantographs, and other quilting necessities at great prices with old fashioned customer service. As a KenQuilt owner, Quiltin4Fun carries some of the parts for the KenQuilt machines and will work to get parts not kept in stock.

There were so many quilts for Show & Share this month, so be sure to check out all the photos on the gallery page (link above).

February 2019 Meeting

  • Program: Budget Savvy Tips and Tricks
  • Speaker: Shirley Prouse, Board Member at Large
  • Speaker: Sondra Davison, Board Member – Webmaster, owner of Out of the Blue Quilt Patterns
  • Description:  Join us as Sondra and Shirley share time and cost saving ideas and products for your sewing space. Not able to join us? Click the button below for a downloadable list with clickable links or locations where to find the tools we talk about.

A few members also brought some Show & Share!

Jeanne McLemore showing a work in progress.
Tricia Lehman showing a quilt completed for Victory in the Valley.
Donna Barrager shared her Sun Bonnet Sue quilt and explained how she used AccuQuilt to cut her pieces.