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.