February 2020 Meeting

  • Program: Basics, Tips, and Hints
  • Speaker: Margaret Mans
  • 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 guest appearance of the online web store Fat Quarter Shop’s original Bloom-Topia quilt was brought by Sondra Davison. The quilt is on tour to each blogger participating in the charity quilt along. More information is available here.

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.

April is a packed month. KLQ’s speaker/instructor is Tia Curtis – more about her and her class is available on the Next Meeting page.

In April, KLQ is also hitting the road again with an overnight bus tour shop hop. More about that on this page.

December 2019 Meeting

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.

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 lmarceau1123@gmail.com 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).