Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Advertise in Our Newsletter

Don't forget that members can buy inexpensive advertising in our monthly newsletter. In print and digital form it reaches our 200 or so members.
Advertise for $20 a year for 12 issues.
  • Services such as quilting
  • Items for sale such as extra machines
  • Bazaars and craft sales
  • Shows & other events
Business card size 2” X 3” or if space is permitted you can run one 5” X 7” AD @ $20.

Send copy ready, saved as JPEG or PDF to by the 20th of each month.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Final Friday in Lawrence

Big Lettuce
Georgann Eglinski

Gerogann is showing some of her small quilts at the November 30th Final Friday art walk. The art space is the Art Party in the Hobbs-Taylor Loft space in the 700 block of New Hampshire from 5-9.

At Last a Lotus
Georgann Eglinski
from a pattern by Miriam Nathan Roberts
African Market II
Georgann Eglinski

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Festival of Trees: Quilted Donations

The annual Festival of Trees is scheduled for Monday to Thursday, November 26 to the 29th at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. It's a fundraiser for The Shelter.
The Sunflower Ladies Quilt Bee of KVQG is donating the quilt above with its tree and snowman. Members: Angela Barton, Florence Gilliland, Ginny Short, Mary Kay Chandler, Beverly Kipp, Barbara Lynch. Our Prez Lori Kukuk donated her quilting skills toward the project.
And Linda Frost is donating this quilt London Holly.
You have all week to admire the quilts (and the trees) and you can buy one or two at the auction on Tuesday night November 27.
For more about the schedule click here:
Information about The Shelter, Inc. can be found at:

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Ruth Wins at Houston

Prairie Fire by Ruth Powers
If you go to the site that shows the winners of the quilt shows at the Houston Quilt Festival you will find one of Ruth's quilts. Click here to see the winners and click on the quilt to go into the webpage.

In the contest Winners in Quilts: A World of Beauty, Ruth won The Fairfield Master Award for Contemporary Artistry (A $5,000 award!)
Sponsored by Fairfield Processing Corporation.

Pretty nice work!

See more at Ruth's blog:

Sunday, September 30, 2012

This Year's Opportunity Quilt

2013 KVQG Opportunity Quilt

One of our small groups the Sewhatevers who meet on Thursday mornings donated the fundraising quilt for 2012-2013.

The box of batiks seems to be used up.
It's all made out of batiks from their collections, quite a diverse scrapbag of color, color and color.

First they made a lot of square in a square blocks

Then they tried different settings.

And different sashings.

And did a remarkable job of joint decision making.
It was all pieced on paper foundations.

And then the paper had to come out.
Lori volunteered to machine quilt it
They bound it just in time to present it to the guild at the September retreat.
Some lucky quilt lover will go home with it after the September 2013 retreat.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

New Postcard Groups

We are organizing new fabric postcard groups.

Once you sign up you send fabric postcards to about 9 people in your group. You will get the same number in return.

What's a fabric postcard you ask?

Click here:

The two groups that still have room are on the themes of
  • Flowers
  • and
  • Holidays

Do email our esteemed President Lori if you'd like to join. The deadline is Saturday September 29th.

It's a lot of fun!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Kris Has a Show at Harper's Fabrics

Machine quilter Kris Barlow's quilts are on view this month at Harper's in Overland Park.

Here's what she says in their newsletter:

Since I was very young I have been making and remaking things to decorate myself and my environment. I have had minimal formal art training but am naturally drawn to color, texture, line and form. I have spent my life learning and exploring traditional crafts and fine art. I combine these skills to create art, both wearable and decorative that is whimsical, colorful and original. I have designed in many mediums from metals to fiber, though my latest love is quilting. Currently, I divide my time between working as an AutoCad drafter for Westar Energy and my business as a longarm quilter, quilting for others as well as myself.

     I approach each quilt on an individual basis. I am not known to be a practical longarm quilter, nor am I an efficient quilter. My goal is not to get through each quilt without picking up my needle, but to give each quilt its due. I like to live with a quilt top for a few days… looking, pondering and waiting until inspiration hits. It usually comes at a time that I am least expecting it, then I can start the actual quilting.

Here's a link

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Ilyse's Book is Done

Paradise in Kansas
by Ilyse Moore
You may recall Ilyse's Paradise in Kansas quilt that won Viewer's Choice at the 2011 Quilt Show.
She's been working with Kansas City Star books to do a pattern book.

She had help from a few other KVQG members.
Deb R. edited the book---and wrestled it onto the photographer's wall at the Star.

Deb reading the proofs
 Barbara B. wrote the historic copy and edited Ilyse's  patterns and how-to's.
The Garden Quilt: Interpreting a Masterpiece by Barbara Brackman & Ilyse Moore is 24 pages with a pull-out pattern sheet. With Ilyse's instructions you can make one too.
Click here to find information from Star Books.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Carol Has a New Book

Carol Jones has a new book with Bobbi Finley called Fresh Perspectives: Reinventing 18 Classic Quilts from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum

She showed several quilts from Fresh Perspectives at the April quilt show.

The book features contemporary interpretations of antique quilts from the Museum.
 Other KVQG members who have quilts in the book include Kathe D.
Deb R.
And Georgann

See a few of the quilts on C&T's Flickr page:

Here's the official copy:
Visualize the future as you connect with the past

You'll love these contemporary interpretations of antique quilts from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. Bobbi and Carol pored through the museum's collection to find just the right quilts to inspire their latest project designs. Each of their adaptations uniquely mirrors the essential qualities of each quilt. Fall in love all over again with our rich quilt heritage by making these projects, plus learn how to approach designing an artistic spin on one of your own antique treasures.

• Creative new adaptations of a diverse selection of antique quilts that range from simply functional to delightfully pictorial
• Projects show off a remarkable array of styles, settings, and colorways
• Use a variety of techniques, such as needle-turned appliqué and improvisational piecing, with traditional blocks

Friday, August 17, 2012

Small Groups

If you are looking for a small quilting group email Denise, who has volunteered to be in charge of the matchmaking.

She's also looking for groups who'd like to invite a new member or two.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lori's Summer Challenge

Think Winter!!!

Make a 24" or less size mini quilt before the next meeting.  Do not quilt it. Lori will do that for you for free.  Also, no need for batting or backing.

  Just bring it to the meeting.  The theme must be anything that reminds you of fall or winter ( or just COOLER weather!).

I will have them all quilted and ready for binding and bring them to the retreat in September.

 You must do the binding.

Consider using this mini quilt as your donation for the mini quilt auction at next year's quilt show!!  We'd love to get a jump start on collecting our beautiful artwork!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Spencer Museum Show

The Ray of Hope: Aaron Douglas Inspired Quilts and Murals   
Spencer Museum of Art in the Lobby Gallery 

through September 16, 2012 

In the spring term of 2012 Marla Jackson, a Lawrence, Kansas, quilt artist, worked with Liberty Memorial Central Middle School 8th graders, in Michel Loomis' English class, and Topeka area 4th graders to produce a number of painted and quilted works inspired by artist Aaron Douglas and the Harlem Renaissance. This exhibition features two large paintings, made by the 8th-graders, and 18 individual quilts made by the 4th-graders in Topeka on similar themes. The 4th-grade students are all from the Williams Science and Fine Art Magnet School in Topeka.  

The project is sponsored by the National Park Service, the Brown v. Board of Education National Park Service Site, Topeka, Accessible Arts, and the Spencer Museum of Art.  

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Textile Art at the Arts Center

Monica Vidal of Houston, Texas has a show of two large patchwork pieces
at the Lawrence Arts Center

The show is up until August 18th.

The galleries are open 9 am to 9 pm
during the week

So you can drop by before or after the guild meetings in Lawrence this week.

Here's her website