April 2024 Meeting


  • Date: April 20, 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 April 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!  

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!  


August 2023 Meeting


  • Date: August 19, 2023
  • Program: Creativity
  • Speaker: Bethany Janssen; The Sewing Center

In August, we’re welcoming back 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 explores with the students how to take fiber art to the next level.  Use creativity to think outside the “kit.”  

Beth will take you through several exercises to spice up your ideation and take you from a maker to a creator. There will be hands-on activities for those in attendance.

Morning Presentation

Program

The morning presentation is “Creativity.”

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 2023 Meeting


  • Date: June 17, 2023
  • Program: Quilt 2 End ALZ (Alzheimer’s)
  • Speaker: Ashli Montgomery; Quilt 2 End ALZ, Inc.

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Our June speaker is Ashli Montgomery of Quilt 2 End ALZ, Inc, a non-profit organization connecting quilters with the fight to end Alzheimer’s. She runs her own business, teaches in person and can also be found on her YouTube channel, just to name a few places!

According to Ashli, the mission at Quilt 2 End ALZ is to connect quilters with the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease. “The more quilters we reach, the more education, support, and awareness we create. We are quilting to mend the mind, and we’d love for you to join us!”



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Quilt 2 End ALZ, Inc. offers many opportunities to be involved with fellow quilters.

There is a free Block of the Month program. The pattern is called “Sugar & Spice” and is a fun, modern take on a classic sampler quilt. Sign up by email to participate.

On the web site, you’ll also have the chance to join the monthly membership, The Q2EA Clubhouse, a program that gives members access to an exclusive library of video tutorials, free pattern and project downloads, and a community of fellow quilters committed to the fight to #ENDALZ.






Morning Presentation

Ashli’s talk is a unique combination of lecture and trunk show, lasting 30-45 minutes with time for Q&A, and focus on three key topics:

  • What is Alzheimer’s disease, and what can we do about it?
  • How is Q2EA using quilting as a platform to encourage, educate, and support our quilting community as advocates to end ALZ?
  • Who can get involved, and how do we help?

The trunk show highlights projects that our Q2EA family has created over the years as well as current fundraising projects.