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.

April 2020 Meeting

  • 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)
  • Might Want to Bring: Welsh Quilting Styles and Techniques for Today’s Quilts

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)

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 though the third door from the east on the south side of the building

Activity:    Please 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.

More announcements coming!


Dues
:  The Board has decided not to charge dues for 2021.  We all paid for 2020 and know how that turned out.  We do encourage you to support any speakers or Zoom meetings for the year that may cost money.  We feel our speakers and workshops should be self-supporting and the more participation we have, the better.

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

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.