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!  

April 2022 Meeting



Our April speaker and instructor is Julia Quiltoff of Liberty, MO. She runs her own business, teaches in person as well as through her YouTube channel and is also an Innova Longarm Machines sub-dealer.

Julia says her passion for creating with fabrics has spanned more than 10 years, but buying her first longarm in 2014 transformed her life into a magical journey.

She loves working with different textures, colors, and having the freedom to design and discover different styles and techniques in longarm quilting. She considers herself to be always learning, a curious and inquiring quilter who is always hungry for new ideas, designs and visions.

Morning Presentation

The morning presentation is “Just Talk to Your Quilt” and will feature a trunk show.

Afternoon Workshop

After the morning presentation and a break for a catered lunch, Julia’s conducting a workshop from 1:00-5:00 p.m., combining two of her classes into one workshop!

  • Doodle Quilting: a fun way to create a beautiful texture for background or allover quilting. Learn new shapes and ideas and how to balance different elements, scales, and densities
  • Background Fillers: different quilting fillers, from classic to modern (geometric, curl-based, pebble-based, feather-based, and more)

The enrollment cost of the workshop is $50.00 and includes lunch. KLQ welcomes non-members to enroll at no additional charge if space is available. You may pay the day of the meeting or mail a check, but all attendees need to contact metzholm@att.net ahead of time to confirm enrollment. If mailing a check, an address will be provided when you confirm enrollment by email.


February 2022 Meeting


  • Date: February 19, 2022
  • Speaker: KLQ Membership
  • Program: It’s All About You, Babe!

Welcome to our first meeting of 2022!  February is busy, busy, busy! $25 membership dues will be collected, as well as signups and partial or all payments for the April 15 afternoon class and the April 22 quilt shop hop. More information on those at our meeting.

Our program for February is all of YOU!  Everyone please bring a (new) longarm quilt idea or an idea related to quilting or sewing.  We all have so much knowledge to share!! Help us get to know you better through a spool of thread. . . . color, weight, size, etc. 

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!” destash: verb. To remove (thread, fabric, equipment, etc.) from one’s collection. Each meeting, 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.