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


The morning presentation is “Creativity.”


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.

April 2023 Meeting

  • Date: April 15, 2023
  • Program: : “A Funny Thing Happened to Me When I Moved to Utah”
  • Class: Crayon Quilts
  • Speaker: Patricia Beaver, Leavenworth, KS

Our April speaker and instructor is Patricia Beaver of Leavenworth, KS.

Hear Patricia’s quilting journey! She spent her teenage years in Utah, where she began sewing and quilting, An avid quilter, Patricia enjoys all styles of quilts and tries to learn most new techniques.

She works on original pieces in order to inspire her students to create their own unique quilts. She is a quilt guild past president, has completed a course on judging quilts and wearable art and is currently active in the judging arena.

Morning Presentation

The morning presentation is “A Funny Thing Happened to Me When I Moved to Utah” and will feature a trunk show.

Afternoon Workshop

After the morning presentation and a break for lunch, Patricia’s conducting a workshop from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

  • Crayon Quilting: This workshop is designed for beginners to advanced quilters. It will begin with a demonstration by Patricia, followed by a hands-on session for students who will each receive a practice kit. No sewing machines are required, but a supply list will be available at enrollment. Students will also receive a booklet to take home.

The enrollment cost of the workshop is $25.  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 ahead of time to confirm enrollment. If mailing a check, an address will be provided when you confirm enrollment by email.

Click here to download a supply list for class. One will also be available with pre-enrollment.

February 2023 Meeting

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

Welcome to our first meeting of 2023, an  February’s get together is jam packed! We’ll start the morning with the board sharing lots of new information and ideas about the upcoming year of KLQ events.

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.

For the presentation, three guild members will be demonstrating some tools and techniques with the groupl

  • Donna Barrager will be demonstrate two timesaving, block-making techniques and the tools she uses in the process.
  • Robin Newton presents “Fantastic Finishes for Quilts”, which includes a powerpoint demo and finished projects of the techniques.
  • Karen Hammond also has a powerpoint, step-by-step, visual demonstration of her “One Tool I Use Every Day That I Quilt,” presentation and includes live instruction.

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


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.