KPQG Membership Meeting: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Location: Rodgers Pavilion in Highland Park, 902 West Defenbaugh, Kokomo, IN 46902. Here is a MAP for your convenience.

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 10, at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm | Please note: it is the 2nd Tuesday of November and the last meeting for the year 2020.

    • Park at the back of the building.
    • Chairs are available or you may bring your own chair.
    • Please bring and wear your masks.
    • If you want hand sanitizer, please bring your own.

DONATION QUILTS PRESENTATION:  Tonight is the meeting to bring your donation quilts for presenting to the representatives of the following  organizations: the Kokomo Police Department, Healthy Families, and Veteran’s Home.

PROGRAM:  “Buying & Selling on Etsy” is presented by KPQG member Ann Abel, who has a store on Etsy.

SHOW ‘n’ TELL:  Remember to bring your “show ‘n’ tell” to share. This is your last opportunity until the next meeting in January 2021!

IWU invites you to a Quilting Retreat | Friday, November 13, & Saturday, November 14, 2020

Indiana Wesleyan University is sponsoring a Quilting Retreat as a fundraiser to build their scholarship fund. The scholarships are awarded to their adult students, both online and onsite.

Where:  Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), 1916 East Markland Avenue, Kokomo, IN 46901. Masks are recommended. There will be social distancing.

When:  Friday, November 13, & Saturday, November 14  |  9:00 am – 6:00 pm each day

Activity:  Bring your own project. Here is a special time to work on your UFO or a WIP or to begin a new project and to share fellowship with other quilters. For your convenience, cutting mats, irons, and ironing boards will be provided.

Lunch:  Lunch is on your own. For your refreshment, bottled water, canned soda, and packaged snacks will be provided.

Cost:  $40.00 per guest for both days, whether you attend one or two days. The cost is payable on Friday, November 13, with cash or a check.

Each Guest Receives a Door Prize

Questions:  You may call Julie Huval at 765.868.7305.

KPQG Membership Meeting: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | KPQG Saturday Open-Sew and “Shine” Quilt Workshop: October 31, 2020

KPQG MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Location: Rodgers Pavilion in Highland Park, 902 West Defenbaugh, Kokomo, IN 46902. Here is a MAP for your convenience.

Date & Time:  Tuesday, October 27, at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm | Please note: the next membership meeting is the 2nd Tuesday, November 10, and the last one for the year 2020.

    • Park at the back of the building
    • Chairs are available or you may bring your own chair.
    • Please bring and wear your masks – required.
    • If you want hand sanitizer, please bring your own.

Program:  “Not Your Average Quilter Trunk Show” presented by Michael Stephens. Michael was in the 7th grade when he learned to quilt from his grandmother. His first business was a graphic design company “Art Ovation” where he created company logos with appliques on fabric and branched into creating costumes and flags for high school flag corps and color guard groups. Here he found he gravitated toward fusible applique and it remains his true passion. People seek him out to make applique wall-hangings from photos.

Michael also experiments with re-creating complex printed fabrics or panels using traditional piecing. He designs his own quilts for his block-of-the-month projects and teaches classes of up to five persons. He is well-known for his custom quilting; so much so that long-armers come to him for their own custom quilting.

In 2019, Michael set up his quilt shop “Not Your Average Quilter/Art Ovation” in the same building where his mother had a bakery at 7615 SR-267, Brownsburg, IN. His shop continues to expand. He shares his projects, classes and fabric lines on his Facebook page, Not Your Average Quilter. There you can message Michael about anything you would like to order.

Other activity:  Show ‘n’ Tell

KPQG Saturday Open-sew & Optional Workshop “Shine”

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

Date & Time:  Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 10:00 – 3:00 | Please bring and wear a mask (required).  |  Please note:  this is the last open-sew for the year 2020.

Fee:  $5.00

Open-Sew:  Bring your sewing machine and supplies to enjoy a day of quilting, sewing, fun and fellowship.

“SHINE” Workshop (optional): taught by KPQG member Maggie Fellow. “Shine” quilt pattern is by Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting for The Moda Bake Shop. An image of the pattern and the details for the workshop supplies and cutting directions are here.

Open-Sew & Optional Workshop for members & nonmembers. If you have questions, please call Julie at 765.319.7869.

Please note:  IWU will also be open for early voting in Howard County, so there may be a few more cars in the parking area.

KPQG Membership Meeting: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | KPQG Saturday Open-Sew & 4-Patch Posey Workshop: September 26, 2020

KPQG SEPTEMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Location: Rodgers Pavilion in Highland Park, 902 West Defenbaugh, Kokomo, IN 46902. Here is a MAP for your convenience.

Date & Time:  Tuesday, September 22, at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm

    • Park at the back of the building.
    • Chairs are available or you may bring your own chair.
    • Please bring and wear your masks – required.
    • If you want hand sanitizer, please bring your own.

Program: Julie Boldry presents a trunk show and vends products at the KPQG meeting. Julie is with The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co. located at 1974 E 1000 S, Twelve Mile, IN 46988, located in the farm country near Twelve Mile. Her shop is filled with fabrics, books, notions, patterns, etc. Longarm services are available and classes and BOMs are offered. Julie’s website is at www.scarletthreadquiltco.com and phone number is 574.721.5899.

Other Activity: Show ‘n’ Tell

KPQG Saturday Open-Sew & KPQG Workshop

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

Date & Time: Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 10:00 – 3:00 | Please bring and wear a mask (required).

Fee: $5.00 fee to help with the cost of the rent for the room

Open-Sew: Bring your sewing machine and supplies to enjoy a day of quilting, sewing, fun and fellowship.

4-PATCH POSEY WORKSHOP taught by KPQG Member Sharon Morkal

Registration Required – A few remaining seats are available.

You may sign up at the KPQG Membership Meeting on Tuesday, September 22 (at 7:00 pm at Rodgers Pavilion), or call Julie at 765.243.1680. Maximum Number of Students: 20

For the 4-Patch Posey Workshop details, please visit here.

KPQG Workshop: “4-Patch Posey” taught by Sharon Morkal on September 26, 2020 – Registration is open

KPQG member Sharon Morkal is teaching her famous “4-Patch Posey” quilt class during the KPQG Saturday Open-Sew on September 26, 2020. You must register to participate in the workshop.

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

Date & Time: Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 10:00 – 3:00 | Please bring and wear a mask (required).

Registration Required: You may sign up at the KPQG Membership Meeting on Tuesday, September 22 (at 7:00 pm at Rodgers Pavilion), or call Julie at 765.243.1680. Maximum Number of Students: 20

Fee: $5.00 fee to help with the cost of the rent for the room.

“Four-Patch Posey” Class Supplies:

    • The pattern is provided.
    • Bring fabrics as follows:  4 repeats plus 2 yards | 1 1/4 yards for one sashing | 1 1/4 yards for a second sashing | 5/8 yard for binding, and get the backing later
    • A rotary cutter with a new blade.
    • A cutting mat, a 24″ ruler and a 6 1/2″ square ruler.
    • Flat head pins, scissors, seam ripper.
    • Sewing machine and basic sewing supplies.
    • Cutting tables, irons and ironing boards are provided.

Here are 4 examples of Sharon’s quilts with her layout variations of the “4-Patch Posey” Pattern

KPQG Saturday Open-Sew, August 29, 2020 |Invitation: IWU Mask-Sewing Day Service Project, Friday, August 28, 2020

KPQG SATURDAY OPEN-SEW for AUGUST

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

Date & Time:  Saturday, August 29, at 10:00 am – 3:00 pm | Please bring and wear a mask (required).

Members & Non-members Welcome: There is a $5.00 fee for the day to assist with room rental.

Open-Sew: Bring your sewing machine and supplies to enjoy a day of quilting/sewing, fun and fellowship.

UPCOMING: KPQG SATURDAY OPEN-SEW for SEPTEMBER

and A “Four-Patch Posey” Workshop – Registration Required for Workshop

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

Date & Time for Open-Sew & Workshop:  Saturday, September 26, at 10:00 am – 3:00 pm | Please bring and wear a mask (required).

Members & Non-members Welcome:  There is a $5.00 fee for the day to assist with room rental.

Open-Sew:  Bring your sewing machine and supplies to enjoy a day of quilting/sewing, fun and fellowship.

“Four-Patch Posey” Workshop:  Teacher Sharon Morkal:

    • Registration Required:  You may sign up at the KPQG Membership Meeting or call Julie at 765.243.1680.
    • Maximum number of students:  20

Registrants for “Four-Patch Posey” class:  The pattern is provided. Please bring fabrics as follows4 repeats plus 2 yards, 1 1/4 yards for sashing, 1 1/4 yards for sashing, 5/8 yard for binding, and get the backing later. Also, bring a rotary cutter with a new blade, a cutting mat, a 24″ ruler and a 6 1/2″ square ruler, flat head pins, scissors, seam ripper, sewing machine and basic sewing supplies.

Cutting tables, irons and ironing boards are provided for the open-sew and for the workshop.

IWU MASK-SEWING DAY SERVICE PROJECT INVITATION

Indiana Wesleyan University invites you to another Mask-Sewing Day to make 60 masks yet to be completed. This is an IWU service project to help provide masks for the Bon Aire Middle School, Kokomo.

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

Date & Time:  Friday, August 28, at 10:00 am – 3:00 pm | We will be social distancing and please bring and wear a face mask (required).

For the service project:

    • The pattern for the mask will be provided.
    • Bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies.
    • Some fabric and elastic is available, but it would be great if you can bring more fabric and elastic to use or donate.

NOTE:  If you are participating in the KPQG Saturday Open-Sew the next day, you may leave your machine and other sewing items in the room overnight.

Questions?  Please call Julie Huval at 765.868.7305 (IWU Office).

 

KPQG Membership Meeting, Tuesday, August 25, 2020

KPQG AUGUST MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Location:  Rodgers Pavilion in Highland Park, 902 West Defenbaugh, Kokomo, IN 46902. Here is a MAP for your convenience.

Date & Time:  Tuesday, August 25, at 7:00 pm

    • Park at the back of the building.
    • Chairs are available or you may bring your own chair.
    • Please bring and wear your masks – required.
    • If you want hand sanitizer, please bring your own.

PROGRAM:  “Art and Symbolism of the Aboriginal People and Fabric from M&S Textiles” presented by Mary Beth Simms, owner of The Yellow Door Quilt Store, Nashville, IN

Mary Beth has authentic Aboriginal fabric from Australia for you to see and to purchase. She will have examples and patterns to help you find wonderful projects for ways to use these fabrics.

Mary Beth Simms is a native of Columbus, Indiana, and currently lives in Brown County, Indiana during the spring and through the fall and winters in Florida. Mary graduated high school and her brilliant mother sent her to St. Mary-of-the-Woods College where Mary earned a Studio Art degree with a concentration in Fiber Arts. She is fluent in the languages of quilting, knitting, embroidery, weaving, needlepoint, and garment sewing! Her love of fabric and fiber started as a child. Since 1998, Mary has quilted with her two best friends, her mother and aunt.

Originally, Mary traveled the country vending at quilt shows and eventually  landed in Nashville, Indiana, where she started Quiltmakers Workshop in 2013. In 2018, she changed the name to The Yellow Door Quilt Store. The store is small but it is a unique shop where she tries to specialize in only the most unique and unusual fabrics. Mary still has a vending business at quilt shows and has a website you can access at www.yellowdoorquiltstore.com.

Other Activities:  Show ‘n’ Tell

KPQG July 2020 Membership Meeting & KPQG Saturday Open-Sew & IWU Mask-Sewing Day Service Project

KPQG JULY MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Location:  Rodgers Pavilion in Highland Park, 902 West Defenbaugh, Kokomo, IN 46902. Here is a MAP for your convenience.

Date & Time: Tuesday, July 28, at 7:00 pm

    • Park at the back of the building.
    • Chairs are available or you may bring your own chair.
    • Please bring and wear your masks – required.
    • If you want hand sanitizer, please bring your own.

PROGRAM:  “Special” Quilts Story Time

Program Presenters:  KPQG Members. Each may bring ONE quilt to show and share its story, such as a first quilt, a favorite quilt, a best work quilt, a worst work quilt, a quilt with special meaning, one you do not like, a UFO you are struggling with, etc.

Other Activities:  Quilt Pictionary Game & Show ‘n’ Tell

KPQG SATURDAY OPEN-SEW & OPTIONAL QUILT WORKSHOP

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

Date & Time:  Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 10:00 am – 3:00 pm | Please bring and wear a mask.

Members & Non-members Invited: There is a $5.00 fee for the day to assist with room rental.

Open-Sew: Bring your sewing machine and supplies to enjoy a day of quilting/sewing, fun and fellowship.

Quilt Workshop (optional activity):  Teacher KPQG member Maggie Fellow will teach her pattern design “Woven Checkerboard”. A picture and a supply list are here.

 IWU MASK-SEWING DAY SERVICE PROJECT INVITATION

Indiana Wesleyan University invites you to their Mask-Sewing Day, a service project to help provide masks for the Bon Aire Middle School, Kokomo.

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

Date & Time:  Friday, July 31, at 10:00 am – 7:00 pm | We will be social distancing and please bring and wear a face mask.

For the service project:

    • The pattern for the mask will be provided.
    • Bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies.
    • Some fabric and elastic is available, but it would be great if you can bring more fabric and elastic to use or donate.

NOTE:  If you are participating in the KPQG Saturday Open-Sew the next day, you may leave your machines and other sewing items in the room overnight.

Questions?  Please call Julie Huval at 765.868.7305 (IWU Office).

 

 

KPQG Saturday Open-Sew & a Sleep-In-Your-Own-Bed Quilt Retreat

KPQG SATURDAY OPEN-SEW

Good News! Indiana Wesleyan University has approved a KPQG Open-sew to be held on the premises following these guidelines due to the Covid-19 issue:

    • We will need to be spaced apart.
    • We cannot share snacks or food.
    • Please wear masks; you will need to bring your own.

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

Date:  Saturday, June 27, 2020  |  Time:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Members & Non-members Invited: There is a $5.00 fee for the day to assist with room rental.

Open-Sew: Take your sewing machine and supplies to enjoy a day of quilting/sewing, fun and fellowship.

Future KPQG Saturday Open-Sew on August 1, 2020: KPQG member Maggie Fellow will be the teacher for an optional activity at the open-sew. She will teach how to make the quilt “Woven Checkerboard”. A picture and a supply list are here.

Sleep-In-Your-Own-Bed Quilt Retreat

WHAT: Fundraiser for IWU Adult Scholarship Fund sponsored by IWU Kokomo Education Center

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

WHEN: Friday, July 10 & Saturday, July 11, 2020  |  9:00 am – 6:00 pm

WHO: All quilters are invited. Seating limited to 25 guests to be spaced apart.

COST: $40.00 per guest. Each guest must be registered and fee paid ahead to secure a spot.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  You may register at the KPQG meeting on Tuesday, June 23, or at the KPQG Saturday Open-Sew on Saturday, June 27, or call Julie Huval at 765.868.7305 (IWU Office).

OTHER INFORMATION:

    • A door prize for each guest.
    • Bottled water, canned soda, and packaged snacks will be provided.
    • Lunch is on your own. You may bring your lunch and keep it in the refrigerator or go out for lunch.
    • Cutting mats, irons, and ironing boards will be provided. There will be tables located in another room to pin quilt tops.
    • You are encouraged to bring and wear masks.
    • IWU will provide hand sanitizer.

KPQG Meeting: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 |Program: Sharing your quilting-related stories and Show ‘n’ Tell | Note change in location for June’s meeting.

Since Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) still has restrictions on how many people can meet at one time, we will meet at:

Rodgers Pavilion in Highland Park, 902 West Defenbaugh, Kokomo, IN 46902, at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 23. Here is a MAP for your convenience.

  • Rodgers Pavilion is air conditioned. We do have to set up and take down tables and chairs.  If you want to sit on something other than a folding chair, you may bring your own chair.
  • We will be able to social-distance, since the building accommodates 120 people.
  • Please wear a mask – Bring Your Own Mask.
  • If you want hand sanitizer, please Bring Your Own Hand Sanitizer

Program: YOU are the Speakers! & Show ‘n’ Tell

We want to hear about your quilt-related stories that took place during your 3 -4 months of coronavirus isolation/quarantine time such as: How many PPE items did you sew, what online quilting activities did you do, where/how did you shop, etc.?

Membership Dues for 2020: Please pay your membership dues if you have not yet done so for this year.