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


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


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!  

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 ahead of time to confirm enrollment. If mailing a check, an address will be provided when you confirm enrollment by email.

January 2021 – A Fresh Start

Here’s crossing our fingers that 2021 will be a year of positive inspiration for all of us. Last year, the pandemic kept us apart most of the time, but hopefully that gave folks a chance to catch up on some quilting backlog!!

KLQ did hold two in-person meetings in 2020. The first was in February, before the Covid-19 pandemic started hitting hard, and the second was in August at Sedgwick County Park.

This month the board members will be meeting to discuss the 2021 schedule, and we will post updates here and on our Facebook pages.

April 2020 Meeting

  • Date: February 20, 2021
  • Program: Valentine’s and Welcome Back Meeting
  • Location: Countryside Christian Church, 1919 S. Rock Rd.  Wichita, 67207 (located on the west side of Rock a couple blocks south of Harry Street)
  • Might Want to Bring: Welsh Quilting Styles and Techniques for Today’s Quilts

Well, folks, we are finally getting together!  It’s been a long time and don’t feel like you have to come if you have reservations about meeting, but here’s the plan. (DISCLAIMER:  This is all subject to change.  You will be notified if there are any changes)

We will not be meeting at our usual location. Instead, Anita Brozik  has secured Countryside Christian Church (location above) with seating and tables spaced at least 6 feet apart for our safety.  MASKS ARE REQUIRED! Upon arrival at the church, enter though the third door from the east on the south side of the building

Activity:    Please bring a fat quarter (FQ) with a Valentine’s Day theme.  We will have an exchange for all who want to participate by bringing a FQ.  Fabric will be placed in plastic sandwich bags and placed in a large gift bag we will provide.

Two Gift Certificates will be raffled.  Tickets are $1 each or $5 for 6 tickets.  Bring a visitor and you both get one free ticket!  

Bring your quilts for Show and Share.

More announcements coming!

:  The Board has decided not to charge dues for 2021.  We all paid for 2020 and know how that turned out.  We do encourage you to support any speakers or Zoom meetings for the year that may cost money.  We feel our speakers and workshops should be self-supporting and the more participation we have, the better.

We are looking to fill two Member at Large positions on our Board.  Please think about helping us out.  We need new ideas!

Tia has been featured in numerous quilting magazines, including Classic Modern Quilts, Fons&Porter’s Love of Quilting, Modern Patchwork, and Quilt Mania, just to name a few.

Morning Presentation

The morning presentation includes her process for creating one-of-a-kind quilts that range from traditional to whole-cloth to ultra modern pieces. Expect at minimum of 20 custom quilts to be featured during the presentation. 

Afternoon Workshop

Tia will conduct a workshop from 1:00-4:00 p.m., Welsh Quilting Styles and Techniques for Today’s Quilts, covering:

  • history of Welsh quilting
  • acrylic templates for design
  • simple marking techniques

Students will leave class with marked and quilted samples and a handout filled with mix and match designs to try out on their next quilt.

The cost of the workshop is $45.00. If you haven’t registered and are interested contact

December 2019 Meeting

December’s meeting was bursting with festive fun, as the membership enjoyed snacks, show and share and a Christmas gift exchange!

For more pictures or information about this meeting, click on the Show & Share or General Meeting buttons below. You can also see more of all past meetings by choosing the Share & Share tab from the menu at the top of the page or the General Meetings Minutes under the Members tab.

October 2019 Meeting

  • Program: Longarm Raw-Edge Applique
  • Speaker: Debbie Breer of Cotton Rhapsody Quilting

Our October speaker Debbie Breer owns Cotton Rhapsody Quilting in Assaria, Kansas. 

Debbie has enjoyed designing and piecing quilts since her 4-H days.  She enjoys quilting for others and will bring a few quilts (including a mystery quilt) for a short trunk show.  The rest of her presentation will be an explanation of her technique of raw-edge applique using a longarm machine.  Debbie will be showing samples of how to do her technique.  It’s fun and easy!