April 2020 Meeting

  • Program: Tia’s Journey
  • Class: Welsh Quilting Styles and Techniques for Today’s Quilts
  • Speaker: Tia Curtis, Tia Curtis Quilts

Our April speaker and instructor is Tia Curtis of Tia Curtis Quilts, a quilter who has lived all over the world and who’s quilting style has been influenced by many different cultures.

Tia is blogger, longarm quilter and teaches on the web site Bluprint (formerly know as Craftsy).

Tia has been featured in numerous quilting magazines, including Classic Modern Quilts, Fons&Porter’s Love of Quilting, Modern Patchwork, and Quilt Mania, just to name a few.

Morning Presentation

The morning presentation includes her process for creating one-of-a-kind quilts that range from traditional to whole-cloth to ultra modern pieces. Expect at minimum of 20 custom quilts to be featured during the presentation. 

Afternoon Workshop

Tia will conduct a workshop from 1:00-4:00 p.m., Welsh Quilting Styles and Techniques for Today’s Quilts, covering:

  • history of Welsh quilting
  • acrylic templates for design
  • simple marking techniques

Students will leave class with marked and quilted samples and a handout filled with mix and match designs to try out on their next quilt.

The cost of the workshop is $45.00. If you haven’t registered and are interested contact brozikanita@gmail.com.


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).