KPQG Meeting, Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Program: Trunk Show & More | Activity: 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:  “Trunk Show & More” presented by Jerilyn Manning with Lowery Sewing & Vacuum in Warsaw, Indiana.

  • The Trunk Show is of Jerilyn’s many different quilts she made. See a sampling of her quilts below.
  • The & More is that Jerilyn is a fabric buyer for the shop and she will share about the process of purchasing fabric.

ACTIVITY:  “Show ‘n’ Tell” following the program.

Here is a sample of Jerilyn’s many different quilts:

Lowery Sewing & Vacuum has a website at lowerysewing.com.

KPQG Meeting, Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | Program: Specialty Rulers |Activity: 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:  “Specialty Rulers” presented by Vickie Smith with Quilt Expressions

Vickie Smith has lived in Indiana most of her life. She grew up in Indiana where she learned to sew as a young girl making Barbie doll clothes. She moved around the country with her husband and learned to quilt in 1992 after their son was born. Vickie quickly became obsessed with quilting, taking classes and watching television shows like Quilt in a Day and the Alex Anderson series. Her early quilts were traditional, but she soon began to branch out with the new, as modern fabrics hit the market. Today most of her quilts are modern and scrappy. The more fabrics, the more exciting!

Vickie loves to learn new techniques and work with all of the specialty rulers. Her favorites are Jaybird rulers, the Quick Curve ruler, and the Stripology rulers.

After retiring in 2015, she started working at Quilt Expressions. She teaches a variety of classes that emphasize techniques and the versatility of the rulers. Also, Vickie has a longarm quilting business which has kept her busy for the past nine years.

Vickie loves to spend time with her husband, Bob; adult children, Sarah and Ryan; and their dog, Cato. If she is not at the quilt shop or with family, she loves to be in her basement studio quilting for others and herself!

KPQG Saturday Open-sew Workshop, August 24, 2019 |Theme: Charity Sewing |Members & non-members welcome

NOTE:  The open-sew is August 24, the Saturday before the August KPQG Membership Meeting, rather than the usual Saturday following the membership meeting.

CHANGE IN LOCATION:  Kokomo Howard County Public Library South Branch at 1755 East Center Road, Kokomo 46902. Since we are meeting at the library where there is no room rental cost, there is no $5.00 fee/person for participation in the open-sew.

The focus is charity sewing. The plan is as follows:

  • 10:00 – 12:00 in the Tulip room to sort and cut donated fabric into block kits
  • 12:00 – 3:00 in the big room to sew small, cuddle/lap charity quilts or any other quilting/sewing project you want to do

You may bring your own sewing machine or use a Bernette sewing machine that is available at the library.

If you have any questions, please call Evie Fell at 765.860.9249.

Looking ahead:  The September 2019 KPQG Saturday Workshop will be September 28 at Indiana Wesleyan University from 10:00 – 3:00. The featured learning experience will be presented by long-time member Jan Adler.

KPQG Saturday Open-sew Workshop, July 27, 2019 | Two Learning Experiences Offered

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

Date:  Saturday, July 27, 2019  |  Time:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Open Sew for Members & Non-members: Join us anytime to sew and share and take advantage of the learning experiences offered. Bring whatever you desire to quilt and/or sew. There is a $5.00 fee for workshop participation to assist with room rental.

Two learning experiences for July are:

(1)  Independent Nines — KPQG member Cindy Hicok with 35 years of teaching expertise will demonstrate how the basic nine block can grow, regroup, expand, shrink, be more than any one pattern ever gives you! Cindy will provide guidance for producing your own unique quilting kit and recipe.

(2) Machine Embroidery Demonstration — Presenter:  Terri Pearce. We are thrilled Terri will demonstrate machine embroidery this  month. Due to unforeseen circumstances, she was not able to do the presentation as scheduled in June. So, you have another chance to learn about machine embroidery!

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

NEXT KPQG Saturday Open-Sew Workshop | August 24,  2019

NOTE Change in Date & Location:

Location:  Kokomo-Howard County Public Library South, 1765 East Center Road, Kokomo, IN 46902, not the IWU location. The $5.00 workshop participation fee is not required at the library location.

Date:  Saturday, August 24, the Saturday before the KPQG membership meeting, not the usual Saturday following the membership meeting.

The focus is “Charity Month”.

Time:  10:00 – Noon in the Tulip Room — Sort and cut donated fabric and assemble block kits. | 12:00 – 3:00 in the large room — sew small, cuddle/lap quilts for charity.

 

 

KPQG Workshop & Meeting: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | Workshop Teacher & Meeting Program Speaker & Vendor: Sarah Burton from Sarah’s Machine Quilting, Sales & Service | Members’ Show ‘n’ Tell

Both KPQG Workshop & Meeting Location:  Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), 1916 East Markland Avenue, Kokomo, IN  46901.

Sarah Burton - Pin Cushion

WORKSHOP:  Nellie’s Pin Cushion; Sarah Burton teaches English Paper Piecing (EPP)

  • Workshop Schedule: 1:30 – 4:30
  • Cost (Kit is included): Members: $25.00 each; Non-members: $30.00 each. Please bring your own thimble.
  • To register and if you have questions, you may call or email KPQG President Linda Wright at:  765.271.1500 or gslinda6@aol.com

MEETING | PROGRAM & VENDOR

  • Meeting Hours: 7:00 – 9:00 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm
  • Program:  BJ Designs Trunk Show (see examples below) presented by Sarah Burton who will also sell merchandise.
  • KPQG Members’ Show ‘n’ Tell

Sarah Burton - Cardinal Wall Hanging

Sarah Burton - Elephant Wall Hanging

More about Sarah Burton. She writes…

My mother and I made simple quilts for my older sister’s child, about 1960’s. I made many of my own clothes and majored in Home Economics in High school. Fast forward to 1980: I had a Porcelain Doll shop in Middletown, IN. That combined sewing and porcelain/ceramics.

I loved quilts but did not see a way to pay for my habit until I saw a billboard for a longarm quilting machine. I closed the doll shop and bought my first longarm in 1998.

Some of my customers bought an inexpensive frame for machine quilting with their home machines. My husband and I knew there were better frames and systems available and we became dealers for Hinterberg Design. At this time, my shop was in a mobile home next to our home and was getting crowded. In 2007 we built the pole barn on our property and became dealers for Nolting Manufacturing. Both of these companies were proud of being “Made in the USA”, that pleased us.

My husband Tom is a very important part of this business. He retired from General Motors as a Millwright about the same time I bought my first longarm machine. He services the machines we sell and helps me load customers’ quilts. He is quick to explain he is the CEI and CEO – he Carries Everything In and Carries Everything Out!

We started taking our machines and accessories to quilt shows in Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio to get our name known, originally we thought maybe for five years. It was 12 years later when we learned we thought wrong.

We looked for unique items that would interest quilters. We now stock about 50 bolts of wide back fabrics and six rolls of batting. I am hooked on English Paper Piecing and carry supplies for that form of piecing.

We have three children, eight grandchildren, and nearly three great grandsons ( one is due in August). We are doing less shows now and hope to have more time to enjoy our place in the country.

Sarah schedules eight quilts a month to quilt for customers and usually finishes them that month. Their “Sarah’s Machine Quilting, Sales & Service” shop is open weekdays in the morning, 10:00 – 12:00 and in the afternoon, 1:00 – 5:00, except when there are doctor appointments, quilt shows or service calls for the machines they sell. It is recommended you call first. The shop is located near Anderson in Mechanicsburg, IN, and has a Middletown address of 5308 N. Mechanicsburg Road, 47356. You may call Sarah at 765.779.4400, a landline; no texts, please.

 

KPQG Meeting: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Program: Award Winner Laura Welklin presents “Miniatures” | Activity: 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:  “Miniatures” presented by Laura Welklin

Laura learned to sew at a young age with the help of two excellent seamstresses, her mother and grandmother. She has made many clothes, doll clothes, pillows, curtains and recently even reupholstered a loveseat.

Laura joined the Quilters Guild of Indianapolis, in 2007. She entered her first guild show that year and was awarded a first place in the applique bed quilt category. She was hooked! She won some ribbons at a few regional shows, but the more notable awards came over the past few years when she started making miniature quilts. (a) Laura’s miniatures have won first place awards at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas and (b) at the AQS Paducah Quilt Shows, all of Laura’s entries from 2014 to 2018 received awards from honorable mention to first place.

1st Photo:  “Daisy Chain”  16″ x 16″ — Best Miniature Award at 2016 Spring Paducah Quilt Show  It is now a part of the “Oh Wow” miniature collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. Quilts receiving this privilege remain in the museum forever. 2nd Photo:  “Dancing Dahlia”  14″ x 14″ — 1st Place Miniature Award at the IQA Houston Quilt Show and at the Spring Paducah Quilt Show in 2015.L Welklin, Daisy ChainWelklin_Dancing Dahlia_Full

KPQG Saturday Workshop Open Sew, June 1, 2019| Theme: Yard Sales & Learning Experience: Fiber Identification

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

Date:  Saturday, June 1, 2019  |  Time:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Open Sew for Members & Non-members: Join us anytime to sew and share. Do you have an unfinished project to do or need help with a problem? Are you making a donation quilt and need some dedicated time to work on it? Bring whatever you desire to quilt and/or sew.

Theme is Yard Sales: You have the opportunity to bring ‘yard sale’ items to sell at your work station where you are set up to quilt/sew. All members and non-members are invited to shop the yard sales. There is no fee to take a stroll through the yard sales.

Learning Experience: Fiber Identification The results are not lab certified. Bring samples of whatever your mystery fabric is to test to learn its fiber content.

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

Remember:  A $5.00 fee is required to be paid by those who are quilting or sewing on the day of attendance to assist with room rental.

NEXT KPQG Saturday Workshop | June 29, 2019

Workshop Theme/Learning Experience:  Three Embroidery Methods

(1)  Brazilian embroidery taught by KPQG member Janet Speicher – limit of 12.

(2)  Machine embroidery trunk show and demonstration by KPQG member Susan Burns

(3)  Hand embroidery