Sunday, May 29, 2011

Bee's Knees Many Mini's Challenge

Sarah at Sarah's Fabrics has a challenge for KVQG members. She will give you a free fat quarter of this yardage from Terrie Mangat's Free-Spirit line The Bee's Knees if you will agree to make a mini quilt for the 2012 Mini Auction at the quilt show.
Here's the rules
  • KVQG Members go by Sarah's in Lawrence to get your free fat quarter
  • Do whatever you want with it and make a mini quilt about 18" to 24".
  • Have the top finished by the July meeting and bring it.

There will be another Many Mini Challenge in July.

Here's more about the fabric at the

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Chris Wolf Edmonds Exhibit

Chris Wolf Edmonds
Detail of
Wild Flowers & Pollination

Chris Wolf Edmonds, one of the founders of the KVQG,
has a show opening next week in Kansas City.

Opening reception: Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

An exhibition by Chris Wolf Edmonds titled “Studio Quilts drawn from Nature” will be on display at the Corridor Art Space (located within the Westport office of Gould Evans) beginning Thursday, May 26 and closing Tuesday, July 19, 2011.

The works in this show were constructed with hand painted and printed cotton fabric. Photo images by the artist were collected with a digital camera and downloaded to a computer where size, color and form were manipulated and then reproduced on cotton fabric and photo paper using a pigment based ink jet printer. The surfaces were pieced, layered with batting and backing fabric, machine quilted, mounted on hand painted boards and fronted with plexiglas.
Artist Statement: Kansas is a land bounded by horizons. The sweep of its terrain provides a stage for the spectacle of earth and sky, for the pageant of seasonal color shifts, for the parade of creatures across grasslands, water and flyways, for the grandeur of towering thunderheads and the grace of billowing grasses, for the rosy luster of dawn and the glow of sundown suffusing the air. All are part of a kaleidoscopic palette that makes my heart sing and provides a stimulus for my art.… for it is the nature of artists to manipulate the art of nature.
See Chris's beautiful website by clicking here:

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Best of Show Full Size Quilt

Ilyse Moore won best of show at our recent exhibit in the viewer's choice awards (full-size quilt) with her applique Paradise in Kansas quilt, machine quilted by Frieda Smith.

Here's a more accurate view of the color when it was a top

She adapted a center from
Rose Kretsinger's Paradise Garden

And the border from another Kretsinger design
called a Kansas Quilt, with a border of parrots

She thanked everyone in the guild who'd supported her in the year it took to make the quilt, as she'd brought it in various stages and was grateful for advice and encouragement.

The label

Barbara Brackman made the first draft of the patterns copied from the vintage quilts and Ilyse modified the drawings.

See Rose Kretsinger's Paradise Garden by clicking here and scrolling to the bottom of the page,+Rose+Frances+Good