KPQG Saturday Workshop | Open Sew & Learn a Technique Instruction for Members & Non-members, March 2, 2019

Please Note:  February’s KPQG Saturday Workshop is March 2, 2019. It falls on the first Saturday after the KPQG Membership Meeting that is on Tuesday, February 26.

Location:  Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), 1916 East Markland Avenue, Kokomo, IN 46901

Time:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm

February’s KPQG Saturday learning-technique experience theme is “Patterns”. You are not required to participate in the learning experience. You may bring your own work in progress, an UFO, a quilting problem, etc.

  • KPQG member Dee Bartley teaches “A Pattern Used Many Times & Mastered”.
  • KPQG member Cindy Hicok teaches “A Master Pattern Recreated Many Times & Never The Same”.

If you wish to participate in the learning experience, bring your sewing machine and a couple of fat quarters and it is suggest you bring a rotary cutter and small cutting mat. There are irons on site. Also, bring your basic sewing supplies and a notepad for taking notes.

To assist with room rental, a $5.00 fee is required to be paid on the day of attendance.

Please Contact Us if you have any questions.

KPQG Meeting: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | Program & Show ‘n’ Tell

Location:  Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), 1916 East Markland Avenue, Kokomo, IN  46901. Guests are welcome; you may attend two meetings as a guest before becoming a member. Membership is $30.00 per year for adults and $5.00 for juniors ages 9 – 16.

Time:  7:00 – 9:00 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm

PROGRAM: “Why stay home to quilt when you can quilt at a retreat: thoughts about my quilting adventures past, present and future.” Away-from-home quilting experiences, planning for retreats and members sharing their experiences.

Program presenter:  Ann Abel, accomplished quilter and KPQG member. In addition to the guild, Ann is a member of the Indiana State Quilt Guild (ISQG) and American Quilter’s Society (AQS). She enjoys taking classes, attending retreats and quilt shows, and visiting quilt shops wherever she and her husband travel.

Ann said, “I took my first quilt class at Hazzitall on the east side of Kokomo in 1978 while I was on maternity leave. I finished that quilt in about 1 1/2 years but did not do much more with quilting until my daughter graduated from high school. I joined the guild in 1996 and have been quilting actively ever since.”

Ann participated in the Cherrywood Lion King challenge in 2016. She created a quilt that was 20″ x 20″ and made it from the challenge fabrics plus a few other Cherrywood colors. She titled the quilt “…working on my Roar!” The quilt was chosen to travel. Ann sent it to Cherrywood in July 2016 and received it back in February 2018.

working on my ROAR! Ann Abel Kokomo IN 2016 copy


BUS TRIP to Chicago Quilt Festival, Rosemont, IL – Saturday, March 30, 2019

The Old Tippecanoe Quilt Guild located in Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN organized a bus trip to the Chicago Quilt Festival in Rosemont, IL for Saturday, March 30, 2019.

You may board the bus in (1) Meijer’s parking lot on the east side of Lafayette; the bus leaves at 7:30 am  Or, (2)the Szechuan Garden parking lot in West Lafayette; the bus leaves at 7:45 am.

The bus leaves Chicago at 4:00 pm Chicago time and returns to West Lafayette around 7:45 pm and Lafayette around 8:00 pm.

The cost is $50.00 for non-members and includes your admission to the show and the round trip on the bus. Please (1) make your check payable to Old Tippecanoe Quilt Guild, (2) include your phone/cell number and e-mail address, (3) indicate which location you will use to board the bus, and (4) mail all to Brenda Weiner (see below). She will acknowledge receiving your registration.

The  bus will not stop on the way or on the return. There is a restroom on the bus.

You may bring a cooler and food and leave them on the bus for the way home. But, you will not have access to the bus during the day.

Registration contact information is. . .

Name & Address:  Brenda Weiner, 902 Rose Lane, West Lafayette, IN  47906

Phone:  765.743.9049


You may visit the Old Tippecanoe Quilt Guild at their website:

Space-Themed Quilts at Kokomo Library South Branch’s “Discover Space Exhibit” through Friday, March 29, 2019

The Discover Space, A Cosmic Journey Exhibit* is on display at the Kokomo Howard County Public Library (KHCPL), South Branch, 1755 East Center Road, 46902 through Friday, March 29, 2019. A fun, learning exhibit for you to take your children and grandchildren to have hands-on and interaction with it. AND, there are two space-themed quilts included that are provided by Kokomo Piecemakers Quilt Guild (KPQG) members.

KPQG member Nancy Jeter and grandson Josh Chesshir loaned their space-themed quilt for display during the space exhibit. Josh is 11 and in the 6th grade. This is his second quilt. He mostly did the cutting and piecing of a kit purchased at the 2017 KPQG quilt show. Josh studied space last year when they made the quilt. The longarm quilting was done by The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co., Twelve Mile, Indiana.

Grandma Nancy shares, “Josh has sat and sewn with me since he was a toddler. First, he just watched. Then, I let him try to guide the fabric and he worked his way up to guiding the fabric by himself as grandma passed the correct pieces to him to sew together.”

KPQG member Marilyn Parkin’s loaned her bigger-than-life spaceman quilt for the space-themed exhibit. The longarm quilting was done by KPQG member Janet Bailey.

*KHCPL is one of only nine libraries selected to host the second national tour of the interactive Discover Space: A Cosmic Journey traveling exhibition. The hands-on, interactive exhibit is divided by four sections: SPACE – The Final Frontier; Electric Space; Exploring Our Solar System; and Cosmic Journey. Some of Discover Space features include a game to allow you to build a solar system; a touchable meteorite collection; and a Space Weather Kiosk with a Solar Monitoring Station that shows near-real-time changes in the sun’s atmosphere and photosphere.

KPQG Saturday Workshop/Open Sew for Members & Nonmembers – January 26, 2019

NEW! Saturday Workshop location beginning January 2019:  Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), 1916 East Markland Avenue, Kokomo, IN 46901

Time:  10:00 am — 3:00 pm

Refreshments/Snacks:  You may bring snacks to share. Food is a part of the fun and fellowship!

NEW!  We are including in the day’s workshop/open sew a 1 – 2 hour learning experience program*. For January, the learning experience is More Fusible Stabilizer Techniques including application of stabilizer and sewing 1/4″ seams presented by KPQG member Liz Dunham. If you wish to learn how to do the techniques, you need to bring:

  • about 1 yard of a light/medium weight iron-on stabilizer
  • cut 50 or more 2.5″ x 2.5″ pieces
  • coordinated thread
  • tools:  rotary cutter, ruler, marking tool, and basic sewing supplies
  • sewing machine
  • tools available on site to share:  iron and ironing board and cutting mat — you may bring your own, if desired

*You are not required to participate in the learning experience. You may bring your own work in progress, ask for help with a quilting problem, etc.

NEW! To assist with room rental, a $5.00 fee is required to be paid on the day of attendance.

Please Contact Us if you have any questions.



KPQG Workshop & KPQG Meeting: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | Gloria Stahlhut – Workshop Teacher, Meeting Program Speaker & Vendor

LOCATION for both the workshop and the meeting:

Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), 1916 East Markland Avenue, Kokomo, IN 46901


Gloria Stahlhut is a third generation quilter and belongs to three quilt guilds. It was difficult for her to find quilt shops that carried wide backings and the fabric design choices were limited. This is where the idea of creating Quilted Glo originated. Quilted Glo began in 2007 and is an e-commerce company. She also vends at quilt shows. Gloria carries a large variety of quilt shop quality wide backings. She later expanded her merchandise to  include panels, pre-cuts, tools, kits, and specialty items.


“Fast and Easy Appliqué” This is a good workshop for those who love appliqué and for those who are cautious about appliqué due to using other techniques.

2:00 – 4:30 pm  |  $25.00 covers the class and all materials  |  Workshop Registration:  Contact Linda Wright at 574.699.7433 or

Gloria Stahlhut will share samples and techniques for a new appliqué method. This method prevents fabric from raveling, so there is no need to stitch the appliqué. However, if you still like the appliqué look, it can be stitched after the application.

In the workshop, you will create 2 different samples, one using appliqué applying fabric to paper and the other applying fabric to fabric. You may choose from a Valentine’s Day design or other offered designs or create your own.

Materials are included and you will receive your own adhesive so that you can leave the class with creative ideas when you get home.

Supplies to bring:  scissors

Supplies provided:  irons and ironing boards or, if you want, you may bring your own


Guests are welcome. You may attend two meetings as a guest before becoming a member. Membership is $30 per year for adults and $5 for juniors age 9 – 16.

7:00 – 9:00 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm

Program & Vendor:  “Wide Backing and Over 100 Different Panels” is Gloria Stahlhut’s topic and trunk show. Merchandise will be available to purchase.

Other activities:  Show ‘n’ Tell and a short business meeting