Sunday, December 18, 2011

November Show & Tell

A place to keep souvenir pins from Sheryl

The Block of the Month from Barb L.

Who also finished a pink and purple quilt

Karen tried hand applique

And a quilt for the Mennonite Relief Sale in April

It's from Better Homes & Gardens quilt magazine

For a 12-inch block the strips would finish to 2" wide and the center square 4".
The long strips would finish to 6" and the short ones to 4". 

Lori has put Cody's t-shirts into a quilt

And I think Ann donated this for the Warm Kids project

Monday, December 12, 2011

Thanks to Brenda

Brenda's been our other co-president in 2011.

In addition to her smiling face we have seen her arms and hands during show-and-tell.
We who sit and watch appreciate her work.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Thanks to Patti

Patti's been our co-president this year. And in the midst of it all she took a job in Albuquerque. So thanks to her for presiding and we will miss her.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Artist's Collaboration

Sammie Messick's altered by Leslie Tucker Jenison
(c) Kansas Art Quilters

It's always fun to see the way various quilters collaborate. The Kansas Art Quilters have an online exhibit that features work by several of our members. For Altered Quilts: An Artists' Collaboration one woman  made a piece and another altered it.

Nan Renbarger's altered by Janet Perkins
(c) Kansas Art Quilters

Kris Barlow's altered by Linda Thompson
(c) Kansas Art Quilters

See more here:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Missing Quadruplet

Georgann is looking for one more of these blocks.

Several years ago Terry Thompson designed this quilt called
Victoria's Crown or Mrs. Brown's Quilt as the guild Block of the Month.
Georgann bought three unfinished blocks at the sale last year.
She thinks if we had four we could make next year's opportunity quilt from them.

Here's Kathy S.'s version of the finished quilt.
So if you have one of these blocks stashed away. Let Georgann know.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Country Store 2011

Mary Kay had antiques and bags for sale.

Andrea had hand-dyed fabrics.

Carol S had Japanese antiques.

Linda  had monsters

Recycled objects for a third-world water project

Hand-made baskets

Deb's moving to a smaller house.
A lot of stuff changed hands. Always fun.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Reeze's Block of the Month

Reeze offers a pieced BOM on her website. This year's is called  Jewels in the Crown. Check it out on the blog

By Becky

By Bettina M.

and in the Flickr group of finished blocks.  

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

2012 Programs

Sheryl and the Program Committee have sent the schedule for the first half of 2012--- a good excuse to buy yourself a new quilt calendar and mark the third Tuesdays and Monday nights.


Marge Banks: My Journey with Seminole Patchwork
Our member will talk about her tiny pieces.


Donna Lynn Thomas: Flip Your Way to Fabulous Quilts

See her website here:


Jan Hutchison: From Turtles to Whole Cloth

See machine quilter Jan's blog here:


Sue Cleveland: My Eclectic Quilt Pageant
Read more about Sue and her new book here:

Deanna Hodson: Everything Old is New Again
See her patterns for incorporating hankies and doilies by clicking here:


Mary Elmusa: A Creative Art Quilting Journey

Monday, October 31, 2011

KC Public Library Quilt Lecture

Sheryl S sends a card announcing a lecture:

Quilts That Changed the World: Women, Movements, Healing and Art by Dr. Nancy Dawson which will be at the Plaza Branch Library at 4801 Main in Kansas City Missouri on November 7th, Monday evening. The lecture is at 6:30 preceeded by a recepiton at 6:00. Dr. Dawson makes quilts and is a professor of Africana Studies. Read more about her at Kyra Hick's Black Threads blog:

Dr. Nancy Dawson

She will discuss the intersection of quilting, activism, and community-building using examples from the work of local textile artist NedRa Bonds (who we see at KVQG meetings often.)

NedRa Bonds

Co-Sponsored by the UMKC Women's & Gender Studies Program, UMKC Black Studies Program, the Bernardin-Haskell Fund, and the Kansas City Public Library.

Click here for more:

Friday, October 28, 2011

Soft Art: Uncommon Threads

Monster by Linda

For Lawrence's Final Friday tonight October 28th Georgann has organized a small show of textiles, mostly by members of the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild.

Crocheted purse of newspaper plastic bags with thread by Linda.
Many of the items are from recycled materials

 It's in the back of the Social Service League building at 905 Rhode Island (come in the alley entrance next to the Percolator). One evening only 6-9 pm.

Skirt from dyed, embellished, recycled t-shirts by Mary Lynn.

Rugs from recycled clothing by Deb

Dog shrine from recycled purse and clothing by Barbara

Crocheted balls by Linda