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

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Inspired by Sara C's Quilt

The City Sewers small group made this silk wall quilt to donate to the Douglas County AIDS Project.

The inspiration was a family quilt that Sara C. brought to show and tell a few months ago.
Sarah's been finishing the original for a nephew.

The DCAP annual art auction will be Saturday, November 5th at Maceli's. Click here for more information.
Send pictures of charity quilts you or your small group are making. We'd love to see them. Isn't the Festival of Trees just around the Christmas corner?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sarah's January Challenge

Sarah's winter challenge is yardage from Barbara B's line for Moda called Old Fashioned Calicoes.
You may recall the 1960-1990 era when this was the fabric available for patchwork.

Well---it's b-a-a-a-ck

The challenge: Pick up some fabric at Sarah's.
The kits are free because you are going to make a mini-quilt for the spring auction out of the fabric.

What's the theme?

Let the fabric speak to you.

Think 1978

The miniquilts are due at the January meeting.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Starlight Guild Show

October 8-9. Starlight Quilt Guild Show at Bishop Miege High School, 5041 Reinhardt Dr., Roeland Park.