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


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.

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