August 2024 Meeting


  • Date: Aug. 17, 2024
  • Program: “Binding Perfection”
  • Speaker: Sue Heinz, Kismet Quilting, Lino Lakes, MN

In August, we’re excited to welcome Sue Heinz of Kismet Quilting, as she teaches her popular Binding Perfection techniques.

Sue’s passion is teaching and she brings to each of her classes a Fine Arts and Education background, 25+ years of quilting experience, a sense of humor, design expertise and a commitment to help each of her students reach new levels of quilting excellence.

She has authored five books, each brimming with fresh design ideas for free-motion quilting and has also invented several innovative marking tools and rulers – all to delight, intrigue and inspire.


Morning Presentation

PROGRAM

Let Sue Heinz improve your binding skills by showing you a technique that is pin-free, math-free and guarantees show-quality results.

Once that technique is firmly in your mind, she will then take you on a journey from Bland to Grand – as she demonstrates innovative ideas for incorporating into your bindings: lace, beads, zippers, split bindings and more.

BUSINESS

Regular monthly business presented by KLQ board members.

• Destash Bashdestashverb. 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 2024 Meeting


  • Date: June, 15, 2024
  • Program: : “Mosaic/Collage Piecing for T-Shirt, Shadow Box, and Legacy Quilts”
  • Speaker: Trish Maxwell, Journey Quilt Company, Oklahoma City, OK

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Our June speaker and instructor is Trish Maxwell of Journey Quilt Company located in Oklahoma City, OK.

Trish will talk about her love of quilting and her belief that the transformation of t-shirts and traditional clothing into cohesive, personalized quilts is the foundation of her business, Journey Quilt Company. 

She uses her own personal ‘Mosaic’ style of piecing, which solves a lot of problems encountered with traditional t-shirt quilting methods.  Her method has been revised and refined to artistic precision and will be shared in her presentation.

Trish’s presentation will include a trunk show of T-shirt, Shadow Box, and Legacy quilts using her Mosaic/Collage techniques.


Morning Presentation

PROGRAM

“Mosaic/Collage Piecing for T-Shirt, Shadow Box, and Legacy Quilts” by Trish Maxwell

BUSINESS

Regular monthly business presented by KLQ board members.

• Destash Bashdestashverb. 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!  

April 2024 Meeting


  • Date: April 20, 2024
  • Program: “Hand-Dyeing: The Relationship Between Chemistry and Color Theory”
  • Speaker: Sara Kovacic; SaraKovacic.com; @sarakovacic

Our April speaker is Designer and Textile Artist Sara Kovacic of SaraKovacic.com, who is also the Operations Manager of The Sewing Center in Wichita, KS. In her morning presentation, she will show several of her hand-dyed pieces and discuss what worked, what didn’t, and what she learned along the way.

Sara is a screen-printer and hand-dyer living in her own world of shapes and colors. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textiles with emphases in industrial design and art history from the University of Kansas. 

Her corporate design career began in New York as a pattern designer for Martha Stewart followed by several years traveling and freelancing. She returned home to Wichita and began her position at The Sewing Center in June 2023.

Sara is partnering with YBG Studios and Ponder This for a fashion show at the Wichita Art Museum, June 21, 2024. Her custom-dyed fabric and prints will be used in the clothing line, as well as having some of her own finished work displayed in the Museum. 

Her personal, freelance work is centered on pattern design, screen printing, and the chemistry and color theory of hand-dyed textiles.

Morning Presentation

PROGRAM

“Hand-Dyeing: The Relationship Between Chemistry and Color Theory”

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!  

February 2024 Meeting


  • Date: Feb. 17, 2024
  • Program: : “Crosshatching Your Quilt”
  • Speaker: Dixie Kuehn, Wichita, KS

Our February speaker is KLQ member Dixie Kuehn of Wichita, KS, who started quilting at age 8 when her grandmother gave her a box of squares that she sewed together. Something about the process gave her such satisfaction that she fell in love with quilting.

In 2008, faced with the challenge of finding someone to quilt her projects according to the vision in her mind, Dixie decided to take matters into her own hands and purchased a longarm.

Having spent her professional years as an aeronautical engineer until her retirement in 2015, quilting became both a personal pleasure and a way to create meaningful pieces for others, pushing herself with each project.


Morning Presentation

PROGRAM

“Crosshatching Your Quilt” by Dixie Kuehn

In addition to a trunk show of her quilts and a lesson in crosshatch longarm quilting, Dixie will be sharing how properly to square a quilt and things that should be done before the actual quilting process takes place, either by a longarm professional or customer.

BUSINESS

Regular monthly business presented by KLQ board members.

• Destash Bashdestashverb. 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!  

December 2023 Meeting


  • Date: December 16, 2023
  • Program: 2023 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 August and October meetings. 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! 

October 2023 Meeting



🧵🌟 Calling all quilting enthusiasts! Are you looking for creative ways to showcase your beautiful quilts? Join us for a presentation at our October meeting, where Sondra Davison will be sharing some ideas for unique, fun, and practical ways to display your quilts.

Sondra is the webmaster for Kansas Longarm Quilters, as well as owner of Out of the Blue Quilts.

She grew up surrounded by quilts and creativity, having a grandmother who was an avid quilter and a mother who loved sewing. Sondra share their passion but took a long break from all of it when she went to college and started her career(s) in journalism and education.

A decade passed before she returned to her Wichita-area roots, where she ventured into a quilt store one day with a friend. They were both bitten by the quilting bug! They attended every class and sale they could find time for and eventually even made a few quilts.

Over the years, Sondra developed her own quilt patterns and started blogging and working with several quilt shops, locally and online. Between her own quilt models and store models, the quilt stack started to grow and coming up with creative (and easy) ways to display became a must.

One of the signature features of Sondra’s work is her innovative approach to quilt display. “How’s It Hangin’?” is a program showcasing creative ways to display your quilts. This isn’t just about hanging a piece of work on a wall but about incorporating it into your living space, allowing it to tell its own story and reflect your personal style. Whether you’re an experienced quilter or a beginner, this program will inspire you to look at quilts in a whole new light.

Morning Presentation

Program

The morning presentation is “How’s It Hangin’?”

Business

This month’s business portion of the meeting includes:

• 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!