Description: Join us as Margaret shares information she has learned on her journey as a longarm quilter, from how to square backings and deal with wavy borders to favorite tools and pantos.
Basics, Tips and Hints
KLQ’s February meetings was a smash hit as long-time member Margaret Mans shared loads of information to a packed room of onlookers.
Margaret covered everything from thread types to squaring extra-wide backing fabrics, specialty tools and pantographs…the information was abundant, as was all the number of quilts she shared with the membership.
In addition to the Margaret’s presentation, February’s meeting included it’s regular show and share of projects made by the group.
Debbie Damitio shares her new addiction love of machine embroidery in quilting.
A new, fun feature of this month’s meeting was “bring a thread that best represents you.” Selected members brought a thread and shared a bit about themselves and why they chose their particular spool of thread. Earl Barrager brought his spool of “Las Vegas Gold.”
For a complete recap of the meeting, read the meeting minutes and check out lots more pictures on the gallery page.
December’s meeting was bursting with festive fun, as the membership enjoyed snacks, show and share and a Christmas gift exchange!
For more pictures or information about this meeting, click on the Show & Share or General Meeting buttons below. You can also see more of all past meetings by choosing the Share & Share tab from the menu at the top of the page or the General Meetings Minutes under the Members tab.
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!
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time.
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.