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 at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), 1916 East Markland Avenue, Kokomo, IN at 7:00 pm.
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 once a month on Saturday.
The KPQG sponsored its 7th biennial quilt show, Quilts Along the Wildcat on October 5 & 6, 2018 at the Kokomo Event & Conference Center, Kokomo, IN. KPQG celebrated its 25th Anniversary of the founding of the guild by featuring quilts made by charter members. Susan Cleveland was the national guest teacher for both days.
President: Linda Wright
Vice President: Monica Everett
Secretary: Wanda Taylor
Treasurer: Teresa Mooney
COMMITTEE CHAIRS 2019
Membership/Communications: Ann Abel
Newsletter: Lana Kirtley
Saturday Workshops: Evie Fell & Liz Dunham
Community Outreach & Service Projects: Linda Oteham
Photographer: Sandy Tinsley
Website/Blog: Margo Martin
Immediate Past President & Nominations Committee Chair: Julie Boldry