Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival

Several quilt guilds in the KC area are planning for a collaborative quilt festival in June, 2015. Kaw Valley is one of the sponsoring guilds.

Dates and location have been chosen:

June 19-21 2015
Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas

The group has a website on which they describe the event, the sponsors and the guilds involved:

"The Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival will allow you to see showcased quilts from area guilds, shop with a variety of vendors and learn from some of the area’s top quilters. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity – make your plans now to attend the 2015 Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival."

The planners are thinking of something on the scale of the Road to California exhibit or the AQS show in Des Moines with many national and local vendors, workshops and demonstrations and a regional exhibit to show our quilts to a wider audience.

Isn't that last years opportunity quilt
in their publicity photo?

See our guild page at their website:

The organization's officers include Nancy Wakefield, president; Lynn Droege and Janette Sheldon, vice presidents and co-chairs; Cheryl Williams, treasurer; and Sarah Rathgen, secretary.

It's still 18 months away so the website is in its first stages. But check it often. Notice the KCRQF logo over on the right. You can click on that for the next year and a half and see what's new in the planning.

It's not too early to think about renting a vendor's booth, however:

You get a discount if you rent by January 1, 2014.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Original Sewing and Quilt Expo November 21-23

Priscilla Kibbee
If Leaves Were Blue
From the SAQA exhibit

The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo is scheduled for Overland Park

November 21, 22 & 23, 2013
Overland Park Convention Center 
6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66211

Check their webpage:

Priscilla Kibbee
If Leaves Could Choose

One of the exhibits will be SAQA's  (Studio Art Quilters Association) traveling show:

Deux-US: Two Ideas, Two Inspirations, Two Complementary Quilts 

Juror: Katie Pasquini Masopust;

"Artists create their works to help them answer questions. Deux, is a visual conversation that expresses the questions and ideas important to each artist.  Two works show side by side, inviting the viewer to find the connections between them, and see how the artists handle the challenges of composition and technique."

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Your Do List

Jerrye reminds us that we need to add these items to our Do-Lists for Early November.

  • Renew 2014 KVQG Membership  
  • Attend the Country Store Nov.18 & 19
  • Bring three 10" x 10" pieces of fall color fabrics to the Nov. meeting.
  • Tell your families you would like to receive a gift certificate for a 2014 KVQG Workshop.
  • Join in the FUN and offer your help when you are asked.
  • Bring friends to the Nov. meeting.

Friday, November 8, 2013

2014 Opportunity Quilt

Half-Square Triangles

Sammie has finished her donation
for our 2014 fund raiser.
It's 95 x 107".

Thanks to Sammie for a dramatic contribution to the guild.

Tickets for sale at meetings.