Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Viewers Choice from the Quilt Show

1st Place Large Denise Mariano

2nd Place Large Kelly Ashton

3rd Place Large Jean Ayres

1st Place wall Ruth Powers
2nd Place Wall Ruth Powers
3rd Place wall Sue Thompson

Friday, April 25, 2014

Quilt Show Pix

Coneflowers by Karen Hansen

Midtown by Kelly Ashton

Rosh Hashanah by Linda Frost

XOXO (detail)  by Liz Campbell

Old Never Dies by Lori Quinlan

Red Birds and More by Lori Quinlan

Merry Go Round by Marge Banks

Monday, April 21, 2014

KVQG Members at the AQS show in Paducah

The SewWhatever small group is proud
to have had their Good Dogs quilt
accepted at the AQS Paducah exhibit
April 23-26,

We took photos of our dogs, turned them into line drawings,
and appliqued them in fanciful colors.

Some people did other people's dogs.

One of Janet's Boston bulls

Roseanne set it, machine quilted it and entered it in Paducah...

Roseanne's collie


Not only did we get accepted we WON second prize in the Group Quilts.

GROUP QUILTS: sponsored by Innova
1ST      #3-1011 LEARN AND GROW, Sugar Cube Quilters, Floral City, Florida
2ND     #3-1010 GOOD DOGS, Sew Whatevers, Lawrence, Kansas
3RD     #3-1009 A PIECE OF PUZZLE, Yukie Sato & 11 Friends, Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
HM       #3-1006 BLUE SKY IN ALSACE, Shigeko Kobori & 7 Friends, Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan

As Janet says: WOWZA!
It's champagne tomorrow at the Sewhatevers!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Did you see Bonnie in the KCStar?

Bonnie was a featured cook in the 
"Come Into My Kitchen"
section of the Star before Passover.

See her macaroon recipe here:

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tuesday Afternoon Program with Jean Mitchell

Bill and Jean
from a LJW photo by Thad Allender

Do plan to stay for the afternoon program Tuesday after the regular guild meeting at the Spencer Museum of Art at the KU campus.

At 1:30 on  April 15, Jean Mitchell will discuss her quilts in the gallery, talking about the themes and symbols in the pieces.

Gallery Talk Virginia Jean Cox Mitchell
1:30 – 2:30 PM / Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 316

See more here:

A photo of Jean by Jim Richardson from the National Geographic archives.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Darke County Sampler Block 4

Block 4
The Eagle
The pattern for this simple eagle is in your April newsletter.
It finishes to 18" square.

Eagles are almost a necessity in the Ohio samplers.
The banner on ours is hard to see here. We made
it white on ivory. May change it and make it darker.

The Sunnyside Album from the international
Quilt Study Center and Museum

Most of them have similar layered wings and tails;
many feature a banner in the beak.
Some have both arrows and olive branch but
many are quite warlike with arrows only, as above.

They often have stars floating behind them.
This is one of the oldest versions of this eagle I've seen.

"Remember the Giver."
1898, The Peter Shank quilt

The stars are most often free-hand cut, 6-pointed stars
with circles atop.
Four pointed stars....

Here's a version with layered circles and an empty banner.

A 20th-century eagle
Many of the shields have reverse appliqued
stripes. Some tails have two layers of
feathers, some three.

Eleanor Burns sells a Go Cutter set to cut
a similar eagle.

And if you need more block ideas
see if you can find Jan Patek's
Miami Valley Album Quilt pattern from 2010.

Monday, April 7, 2014

April Meeting: Lynne Hagmeier from Kansas Troubles


April 14th & 15th
Kansas Troubles:
Layered Patchwork Technique”
Lynne Hagmeier

Lynne is from Bennington, Kansas. She is a well-known author, pattern designer and one of Moda's premier fabric designers.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

More Minis

Amber by Beverly Kipp

Bidding is over this afternoon on the charity miniquilts.

Wheat and Sky by Carol Gilham Jones

They are going fast!

May Basket by Joyce Colton and Linda Frost

Quarter Time By Betty Wright & Ronna Robertson

Shadow Boxes by Sammie Messick

Linear by Deb Rowden and Kathe Dougherty

Let's Explore Some New Techniques
by Ronna Robertson