Monday, March 31, 2014

Quilt Shows on Final Four Weekend

Star Quilt by Roseanne Smith

This week promises to be a quilter's delight in the Greater Kansas City Area.
First: Our Kaw Valley Quilt Guild Annual Show:
The theme:

Over the Rainbow

Bring your quilts in on Friday afternoon April 4th.

The show will be open: 
Saturday, April 5 - 10 to 5
 Sunday, April 6 – Noon to 5 

       The Place:
Crown Toyota, 3430 Iowa, Lawrence, Kansas
$5 admission


Our Featured Quilter is Roseanne Smith who specializes in
star quilts. She'll  also be doing a trunk show of her quilts, talking
about the efficient techniques she uses and what can go wrong.
Talks are at 2:00 on Saturday and Sunday.

Oooh, Nooo!

Click here for more information:

Three other quilt shows will be up in the area.
In Kansas City (40 miles east of Lawrence):
The Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild is hosting

 The KCMQG Showcase at The Star

An exhibit of 80 quilts made by KCMQG members will be up for the first part of the weekend. The free event is being held at The Kansas City Star Press Pavilion at 16th & Magee Streets in Kansas City, Missouri.

Friday 5-9
Saturday 9:30-3

And it's also Shop Hop Weekend in the area.
Click here to read more:

Two Continuing Museum shows are worth the trip. One is in Lawrence.

Quilt by Yoshiko Jinzenji

Personal Geometry: 

Quilts by Yoshiko Jinzenji and Virginia Jean Cox Mitchell

Spencer Museum of Art
Lawrence, Kansas
 On the University of Kansas Campus
 (Next to the football stadium on Mississippi Street)

Museum Hours:
10 AM - 4 PM Tuesday, Friday & Saturday
10 AM - 8 PM Wednesday - Thursday
Noon - 4 PM Sunday 

And in Topeka (25 miles from Lawrence on I-70)

The Garden by Josephine Craig

Speaking of Quilts:

Voices from the Collection and the Community

Kansas Museum of History
Topeka, Kansas
Museum Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 9-5
Sunday 1-5

Click here for more information:

You'd better plan on seeing EVERYTHING!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Vintage Log Cabins in Fort Scott

Hortense Beck, Reproduction of
 Lucinda Honstain’s Reconciliation Quilt
 1995, IQSC 

Kansas, Fort Scott
The Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas will have a short quilt exhibit in the Grand Hall. Voices From the Quilts travels from the International Quilt Study Center and Museum In Lincoln, Nebraska. The show includes six vintage Log Cabins and the reproduction of their Reconciliation Quilt shown above, made in 1995 by Hortense Beck.

Limited hours:
11 am to 3 pm, March 28 - 30, April 4 - 6 and upon request during the week. Call 620-223-0310.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Block o' the Month: 2

Monday, March 10, 2014

Darke County Sampler Block 3

Block # 3 Love Apple
This month in your newsletter you get
the pattern for the Love Apple.

Many of the Ohio samplers include
this pattern, some with straight stems...

From Sue Cummings's book

Some with curved stems.

From Shelley Zegart's collection

This one from the Cummings book has two
versions of the Love Apple.

Detail of the Sunnyside Album
"Presented by your Scholars
Sunnyside "

The quilt above, made for a teacher at the Sunnyside school, belongs to the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Nebraska. See the whole quilt here:

We're doing a 6-month quilt but you may be on a roll and need more patterns. We aren't the only ones to be inspired by these Ohio albums. Dawn Heese has a pattern she calls the Sunnyside Sampler

See her post on it here:

Common Threads Quilt Shop in Waxhatchie, Texas
is currently kitting it as a block of the month. They may have patterns to sell.

Victoria's Friendship Quilt by Lori Smith

Lori's small quilt (I think it's 48 x 58") features the eagle and the different-sized blocks typical of the Ohio samplers.

I'll show you another new quilt inspired by
the Ohio samplers next month.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

March Speaker: Elsie Campbell

Star Flower by Elsie Campbell

March 17 and 18, 2014
Elsie Campbell

At both meetings Elsie will tell us her secrets for

Winning Stitches 

"Hand quilting for contemporary quilts? You bet!  Learn how Elsie Campbell makes small, even hand quilting stitches. Then view a selection of award- winning quilts from her collection. Included in the trunk show are projects from Winning Stitches."

Winning Stitches
Elsie's book: "Master the secrets of beautiful hand quilting.  Learn  tricks for marking, basting, quilting and finishing quilts from miniatures to bed-sized projects.  Included are 50 original quilting designs and 2 project patterns."