Monday, December 20, 2010

Thanks to Janet

For editing and publishing the newsletter.

Here's a note from her in the December issue:

Many, many “thank yous” go out to all KVQG members! With everyone’s support and hard work, ours is one of the best guilds in the whole country. If prizes could be given, everyone would receive a special prize for their support. Special thanks to all of our our board members and to those who hold chair positions for all of the extra work and time that it takes to make our guild special. All it takes is attending a single meeting to see how talented our members are and to give us a sense of pride. Be sure to take a workshop in 2011, learn new skills, and get to know your fellow guild members.

Everyone has a different story to tell and skills to share. Bring a friend to a meeting and let them in on our secrets! See you all in January when we will welcome Linda Frost as our first speaker of the new year! Cheers to a wonderful holiday and new year!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

2011 Opportunity Quilt

Here's a snapshot of the Opportunity Quilt for next year

Susannah and Joyce C designed and made it with help from their friends

Lori Kukuk quilted it.
Ask Roseanne about tickets

It could be yours next September.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

VNA loves the ricebags

Thanks to all who contributed to the ricebags for VNA. A few of us met at Sammie Messick's house last week and filled them and stitched them closed.

Sarah Rooney liked them so much she wrote this poem:


Oh the rice
The grains you poured!

Oh the fabric
You ironed and sewed!

How quickly all
you worked your shift
a comfort pillow
your quilter’s gift

200 pillows
Done in an hour
Rice enough in
To take a shower

Quick hand
Simple deed
Kind gift
Thoughtful need

Thank you KAW Quilters for your gift of comfort!!!

Sarah Rooney
VNA Hospice
Volunteer Coordinator

Saturday, December 4, 2010

More From the November Meeting: Shopping

Ruth and Mary Ann
There were many shopping opportunities at the Country Store.

Terry's booth

Linda F made friendly monsters

Ann sold her marbled fabric

Joyce sold her unfinished projects quite cheaply

And found a taker in Betsy.
Both seller and buyer were happy.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Festival of Trees

At the November meeting
Mary B showed a quilt she and her group of
Beverly, Barb L and others made for the Festival of Trees
 charity auction this week at Liberty Hall in Lawrence.

Trees and quilts and other seasonal items will be on view:

November 29, 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

November 30, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

December 1, 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

December 2, 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Public Viewing Donations: $3.00 for adults. Children's admissions free.
The auction is Tuesday November 30th
6:00 p.m. Patron Preview Party

7:00 p.m. Wine and Hors d'oevres
7:30 p.m. Auctioning of Trees begins

See more by clicking here:

Monday, November 22, 2010

November Show And Tell

We didn't get everyone's name

Detail of Sheryl S.'s quilt with her machine quilting

The back

What she wears to quilt



Christina, made from a Prairie Point kit

Ruth P for a new nurse in the family.


Mary Margaret with her Bonnie Hunter workshop project



Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Toothbrush Rugs

I promised I'd post a few notes from the toothbrush rug demos. The rug here is one I made last fall.
Toothbrush rugs are a great way to use up all kinds of fabrics. You can use nice quilt leftovers but old shirts and pants with spots and tears go well in these too, as do old sheet, stained tablecloths - you get the picture? They all look great in a rug.

If you want to learn more about these rugs, just google toothbrush rugs. You'll find instructions, videos and products that help make these rugs. Bring your rugs to upcoming quilt meetings so we can all admire them!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Quilt Market in Houston

Quilt Market was in Houston Texas last week.
This trade show for quilt shop owners features booths
 by fabric companies, publishers, notions vendors, etc.

The Merchant's House by Ruth Powers

They also have quilt exhibits on a variety of themes.
Ruth Powers had a quilt in a show called Tactile Architecture

And Linda Everhard had a booth for her pattern company, which is called "Among Friends."
She's all set up here on the morning of the first day.

The women from the Eudora quilt shop
demonstrate twilling for their "Of One Mind" pattern company.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Above, two from the Miniquilt auction at the quilt show last spring.

The Sewhatevers minigroup has made a Christmas quilt to donate for the Festival of Trees that benefits the Shelter. The auction is in November.
Have any other groups made quilts to donate to this event at Liberty Hall in Lawrence?
The major focus is decorated trees but Christmas-themed quilts sell well too.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Scrabble Quilt, a wedding gift

Jen Dixon Perkins is relatively new to quilting.
This may be one of her first quilts.

Foster's quilt

Painted Fish

She has a blog. Don't You Think It Should Be My Blog

Here's a blurry picture of her from the September retreat.
She's teaching herself embroidery with this necktie quilt.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Rosemary Cromer

Furrowed Fields above and below