In 1993 a group of quilters, who wanted to share their love of quilting, formed the Kokomo Piecemakers Quilt Guild (KPQG). The guild’s purpose is to promote education, preservation, shows and exhibits in the field of quilt making.
KPQG meets the fourth Tuesday of each month except it is the second Tuesday of the November and December months usually at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), 1916 East Markland Avenue, Kokomo, IN at 7:00 pm. Please check the meeting location before attending a meeting.
Everyone who enjoys quilts and quilting is welcome. Interested quilters may attend two meetings as a guest before becoming a member. Membership is $30 per year for adults and $5 for juniors ages 9 – 16.
Programs are presented by owners of area quilt shops, by members who share their expertise, and by outside speakers who are authorities on a variety of quilt related topics. Recent speakers include Elizabeth Burns, Mary Buvia, Cathy Franks, Mary Huey, Sue Nickels, and Kathleen Tracy.
KPQG offers an annual community service project. Currently, members of the guild make quilts to donate to the Kokomo Police Department, Healthy Families, and the Jackson Street Commons Veterans Home.
Other quilting opportunities the guild offers to members are participation in challenges, block-of-the-months, fabric exchanges and workshops. Open sews are offered usually once a month on Saturday.
The KPQG sponsored 8th biennial quilt show, Quilts Along the Wildcat, at the Kokomo Event & Conference Center, Kokomo, IN 46901, Friday & Saturday, October 1 & 2, 2021. This is the year, 2021 – in the fall – finally! – we will be happy to see your ‘smiley faces’ there.
President: Pam Sommers
Vice President: Julie Armstrong
Secretary: Pam Hanshew
Treasurer: Teresa Mooney
COMMITTEE CHAIRS 2021
Membership/Communications: Ann Abel
Newsletter: Lana Kirtley
Saturday Workshops: Julie Armstrong
Community Outreach & Service Projects: Linda Oteham
Photographer: Sandy Tinsley
Website/Blog: Margo Martin
Immediate Past President & Nominations Committee Chair: Monica Everett
Quilt Show 2021 Committee Co-chairs:
Ann Abel & Barbara Murphy