February 2023 Meeting


  • Date: February 18, 2023
  • Speaker: KLQ Membership
  • Program: KLQ Members Meetup

Welcome to our first meeting of 2023!  February is one of our favorite meetings of the year (next to the Christmas party), when our program is all of YOU!  Everyone please bring your latest, greatest quilting, sewing and organizational tips and ideas to share with each other. 

We’ll be collecting $25 membership dues, as well as signups and payments for the April 15 afternoon class with visiting instructor Patricia Beaver. More information will be available at the meeting about April’s meeting and class, as well as the entire schedule for 2023.

The board will also be sharing lots of new information and ideas about the upcoming year of KLQ events.

Bring your quilts for Show and Share.

• Raffle tickets:  Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for only $5. Bring a visitor and you both get one free ticket!  

• Destash Bash: (swap sale) of fabric, patterns, &/or tools of our trade.  So bring your goods and your “moola!”

December 2022 Meeting


  • Date: December 17, 2022
  • Program: 2022 Christmas Party and (optional) Gift Exchange
  • Location: A-1 Singer Sewing Center, Wichita, KS

Program

There will be no program or Destash Bash; instead, we’re making merry with a carry-in brunch, raffle, games, a gift exchange and show & share!! 

We will meet at our regular meeting place,  A-1 Singer at 1012 Oliver, Wichita, KS.  A-1 opens at 9 AM for your perusing pleasures with our gathering beginning around 10 AM.  Remember, members get a store discount on meeting days.

• Brunch:  “Tis the season to be eating…..” This is a carry-in affair, so don’t forget to bring what you signed up for on the food list at our October meeting. If you’re not sure what you wrote down, contact Robin Newton, and she can remind you.         

• Gift Exchange:  This year, the members are encouraged to bring a homemade item, but it that doesn’t work out, a store-bought $10-$15 gift is just as fun! Please bring your item wrapped.            

• Show and Share: Bring your finished quilts and/or works in progress.

• Raffle tickets:  Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for only $5. Bring a visitor and you both get one free ticket! 

KLQ Shop Hop Bus Trip

The Kansas Longarm Quilters are doing it again! Join us October 27, as we head south into Oklahoma to visit several quilt shops, enjoy good, quilty company along the way, stop to eat and whatever else happens. Afterall, what happens on the bus, stays on the bus (wink)!

Download this brief outline, but check your member’s email for more complete information.

October 2022 Meeting


  • Date: October 15, 2022
  • Program: Quilt Judging and Appraising
  • Speaker: Jackie Clark; Jackie Clark Designs

Our October speaker is Jackie Clark of Wichita, KS. She runs her own business, designing and selling quilt, clothing and accessory patterns.

She has been stitching and sewing from the age of 10, coming from a long line of quilters, including her mother, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers. 

According to Jackie, “I have actually stitched or participated in the stitching of all things textile, by hand and machine.”

Jackie also is a non-certified quilt appraiser and judge. She says dating fabrics and quilts led her to becoming an appraiser.

Among the reasons to have your quilt appraised is to be sure that your quilt has adequate insurance coverage while at a quilt show or on exhibit at a show. It is also good to know a replacement value for insurance purposes before a loss such as fire, flood, damage or disappearance occurs.

Insurance companies will not accept you doing your own appraisal to determine the fair market value of a quilt before you donate, sell, or gift for estate purposes (may be required by the IRS).   

Jackie plans to bring some small quilts and as a group we can do a mock judging. Everyone can be a judge.

Morning Presentation

Program

The morning presentation is “Quilt Judging and Appraising.”

Business

This month’s business portion of the meeting includes:

• Destash Bash: destashverb. To remove (thread, fabric, equipment, etc.) from one’s collection. Clean those sewing rooms, closets, boxes, totes, and anywhere else you stash your stuff (or stuff your stash). We’re setting up a trade/donate/sell table. Mark each item with your name and price, and have fun with your fellow guild members.

• Show and Share: Bring your finished quilts and/or works in progress.

• Raffle tickets:  Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for only $5. Bring a visitor and you both get one free ticket!  


August 2022 Meeting


  • Date: August 20, 2022
  • Program: No Need to Re-Invent the Color Wheel
  • Speaker: Bethany Janssen; The Sewing Center

Our August speaker is Bethany Janssen, owner of The Sewing Center in Wichita, KS. She is a lifelong artist and former high school art teacher.

Bethany has developed arts programming for Wichita’s public school system, worked in costume design for theater, and also managed community art projects. 

In her presentation, Bethany will teach quilters a better understanding of how to unify the three sets of color: primary, secondary and tertiary. Whether you are a self-proclaimed “power clasher” or more neutral in color taste, the color wheel will help better determine what is a complimentary choice.

There will be hands-on activities for those in attendance.

Morning Presentation

Program

The morning presentation is “No Need to Re-Invent the Color Wheel.”

Business

This month’s business portion of the meeting includes:

• Destash Bash: destashverb. To remove (thread, fabric, equipment, etc.) from one’s collection. Clean those sewing rooms, closets, boxes, totes, and anywhere else you stash your stuff (or stuff your stash). We’re setting up a trade/donate/sell table. Mark each item with your name and price, and have fun with your fellow guild members.

• Show and Share: Bring your finished quilts and/or works in progress.

• Raffle tickets:  Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for only $5. Bring a visitor and you both get one free ticket!  


June 2022 Meeting


  • Date: June 18, 2022
  • Speaker: Terri Blaylock, Blaylock Designs, Rosehill, KS
  • Program: Behind the Scenes: From Fabric Manufacturer to the Store Shelf
  • Location: A-1 Singer Sewing Center, Wichita, KS

The June program features Terri Blaylock of Blaylock Designs, Rosehill, KS. The program will highlight Terri’s past experience as a fabric sales representative.  She will take us behind the scenes of fabric manufacturing, printing, dying and shipping.  What are the needs and wants of quilt shop owners to satisfy their customers?  And will it sell?  Are designer or fabric brands important? How may you, the customer, be an influence on what the shop owner purchases? Terri will share a few fabric cards used to represent fabric lines.

Terri is one of KLQ’s longarm quilters for hire. A complete list of those quilters can be featured on this page.

Morning Presentation

Program

The morning presentation is “Behind the Scenes: From Fabric Manufacturer to the Store Shelf.”

Business

The business portion of the meeting includes:

• Destash Bash: destashverb. To remove (thread, fabric, equipment, etc.) from one’s collection. Clean those sewing rooms, closets, boxes, totes, and anywhere else you stash your stuff (or stuff your stash). We’re setting up a trade/donate/sell table. Mark each item with your name and price, and have fun with your fellow guild members.

• Show and Share: Bring your finished quilts and/or works in progress.

• Raffle tickets:  Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for only $5. Bring a visitor and you both get one free ticket!