KPQG Saturday Open-Sew: April, 17, 2021

KPQG Saturday Open-SEW: please note the change in the Saturday date for April

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

Date & Time: April 17, 2021, at 10:00 – 3:00 | Please wear a mask. | Attendance is limited to 25.

Cost: $5.00 (for use of room)

Open-Sew:  Bring your sewing machine and supplies to enjoy a day of quilting, sewing, fun and fellowship. Iron, ironing board, and cutting table provided for your convenience.

Featured Project: KPQG Name Tags

Have you made your name tag, yet, or want to make a new one using different fabrics? A pattern for the Friendship Four Patch name tag is here. If you would like someone to help, just bring your supplies.

KPQG: Membership Meeting, Tuesday, March 23 | Saturday Open-Sew, March 27 | Member Workshop, March 27, 2021

KPQG MARCH MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Location: Celebrations Banquet & Conference Facility, 3437 West Sycamore, Kokomo, 46901

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm | Please bring and wear a mask and plan to social distance. Bring your own hand sanitizer.

Program: “Quilts: Uncovering Women’s Stories – Eiteljorg Museum” presented by Pam Sommers, KPQG president.

An exhibit that features approximately 30 fascinating quilts by women artists from the early 1800s to the present day in the Western states and reveals captivating experiences and stories of women in the West and Native America. The quilts document people, places and events, and serve as visual records that help us study and understand Western art, history and cultures.

Other Activity: “Show ‘n’ Tell”

MARCH KPQG Saturday Open-Sew & Optional Workshop

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

Date & Time: March 27, 2021, at 10:00 – 3:00 | Please bring and wear a mask. | Attendance is limited to 25.

Cost: $5.00 (for use of room)

Open-Sew: for Members & Non-Members

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

OPTIONAL WORKSHOP: for KPQG MEMBERS | “Introduction to Collage

KPQG Members Registration for Workshop: You may register and pick up a supply list at the March 23 KPQG Membership Meeting, OR, if you cannot attend the membership meeting, please email juliearmstrong2060@gmail.com to register and to request a supply list, OR, download the supply list here.

We welcome you to join the Kokomo Piecemakers Quilt Guild

Membership Dues:  $30.00 for annual year beginning January 1 and ending December 31, 2021.

You may pay dues at a KPQG Membership Meetings or contact Ann, KPQG Membership Chair, through kokomopiecemakers@gmail.com.

Please Note: in April the KPQG Saturday Open-Sew is the 3rd Saturday, April 17, 2021.

KPQG Membership Meeting: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | More News

KPQG FEBRUARY MEMBERSHIP MEETING

New!Location: Celebrations Banquet & Conference Facility, 3437 West Sycamore, Kokomo, 46901

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm | Please bring and wear a mask and plan to social distance. Bring your own hand sanitizer.

Program: Connie Lancaster of Quilts Plus

Connie will give a PowerPoint presentation of ideas on creating quilt backs with interest. She will start with the correct way to calculate yardage, how to piece and press a simple fabric backing, prep a backing for long arm quilting, then, progress to pieced backing ideas. If time allows, she will discuss designing quilt backs, too.

You may come prepared to shop. Connie will have some kits and other items to sell at the meeting. Credit cards will be accepted. Her shop is at 212 West Main Street, Lebanon, IN 46052 and website is at www.quiltsplus.com.

Other Activity: “Show ‘n’ Tell” and let’s bring quilts with interesting backs to show, as well.

KPQG Saturday Open-Sew & Optional Workshop: March 27, 2021

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

Date & Time: March 27, 2021, at 10:00 – 3:00 | Please bring and wear a mask. | Attendance is limited to 25.

Cost: $5.00 (for use of room)

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

Optional Workshop: “A Collage Quilt” taught by KPQG member Judy Good

Registration for Optional Workshop

You may register and pick up a supply list at the February 23 KPQG Membership Meeting, OR, if you cannot attend the membership meeting, please email juliearmstrong2060@gmail.com to register and to request a supply list.

KPQG Membership Meeting: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | KPQG Saturday Open-Sew: January 30, 2021 | More News

KPQG January Membership Meeting

CANCELLED DUE TO BAD ROAD CONDITIONS

PROGRAM is RESCHEDULED for FEBRUARY 23rd MEMBERSHIP MEETING

New! Location: Celebrations Banquet & Conference Facility, 3437 West Sycamore, Kokomo, 46901

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm | Please bring and wear a mask and plan to social distance. Bring your own hand sanitizer.

Program: Connie Lancaster of Quilts Plus

Connie will give a PowerPoint presentation of ideas on creating quilt backs with interest. She will start with the correct way to calculate yardage, how to piece and press a simple fabric backing, prep a backing for long arm quilting, then, progress to pieced backing ideas. If time allows, she will discuss designing quilt backs, too.

You may come prepared to shop. Connie will have some kits and other items to sell at the meeting. Credit cards will be accepted. Her shop is at 212 West Main Street, Lebanon, IN 46052 and website is at www.quiltsplus.com.

Other Activity: “Show ‘n’ Tell” and let’s bring quilts with interesting backs to show, as well.

KPQG Saturday OPEN-SEW for members & Non-members, January 30, 2021

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

Date & Time: January 30, 2021, at 10:00 – 3:00 | Please bring and wear a mask. | Attendance is limited to 25.

Cost: $5.00 (for use of room)

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

Please call Julie at 765.319.7869, if you have questions.

Upcoming KPQG Saturday Open-Sew & Optional Workshop: February 20, 2021

CANCELLED DUE TO SCHEDULING CONFLICT

NEXT Saturday Open-Sew & Optional Workshop is scheduled for March 27, 2021

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

Date & Time: March 27, 2021, at 10:00 – 3:00 | Please bring and wear a mask. | Attendance is limited to 25.

Cost: $5.00 (for use of room)

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

Optional Workshop: “A Collage Quilt” taught by KPQG member Judy Good

Registration for Optional Workshop: You may register at the February 23 KPQG Membership Meeting and pick up a supply list, OR, if you cannot attend the membership meeting, please email juliearmstrong2060@gmail.com to register and to request a supply list

UPDATE! KPQG 8th Biennial Quilt Show “Quilts Along the Wildcat” | NEW DATE: APRIL 2022

“Quilts Along the Wildcat”, the Kokomo Piecemakers Quilt Guild biennial quilt show, is postponed until April 2022, as a result of concerns about the continuing public health situation. Hopefully by April 2022, we will all be able to attend the quilt show safely and enjoy all the activities we missed during the last year.

Sleep-In-Your-Own-Bed Quilt Retreat, Winter 2021 | Reservations open to all quilters

Kokomo Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) invites you to a two-day quilting retreat and you will be able to stay the night in your own bed. The retreat is a fund raiser for the IWU Adult Scholarship Fund and is sponsored by the IWU Kokomo Education Center.

Dates & Time: Friday, January 22, & Saturday, January 23 | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location & Phone: Indiana Wesleyan University, 1916 East Markland Avenue, Kokomo, IN 46901 | 765.868.7305

RESERVATIONS: To reserve your spot, please e-mail Julie at julie.armstrong@indwes.edu.

Cost: $40.00 per guest | Limited seating of 25 guests. | Pay at time of arrival.

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    • a door prize for each guest
    • bottled water, canned soda, and packaged snacks provided
    • lunch is on your own: you may bring your lunch and keep it in the refrigerator or leave for lunch
    • cutting mats, irons, and ironing boards provided
    • pin quilt tops on tables in another room
    • please bring and wear your face masks | IWU provides hand sanitizer

Questions? You may call Julie at 765.868.7305.

Julie is in need of denim for a denim/flannel rag quilt. If you have any old jeans that you are going to throw away, she would appreciate receiving them. Thank you.

Merry Christmas 2020 from KPQG | KPQG News

Invitation to: “Sleep in Your Own Bed Winter 2021 Quilt Retreat”, a Fundraiser for IWU Adult Scholarship Fund

The “Sleep in your Own Bed 2021 Quilt Retreat” is sponsored by Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), Kokomo Education Center.

Dates & Time: Friday, January 22 & Saturday, January 23, 2021 | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, both days

Location & Phone: Indiana Wesleyan University, 1916 East Markland Avenue, Kokomo, Indiana 46901 | 765.868.7305

COST:  $40.00 per guest  |  Pay at the time of arrival.

      • Limited seating of 25 guests.
      • 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 leave 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.

Questions?  You may call Julie at 765.868.7305.

KPQG Annual Community Service Projects: presentations of the charity projects at the November 2020 Membership Meeting
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Thank you KPQG members for your generous gifts of time, skills, and all 147 quilts, 3 throws, and 14 pillow cases. These items were received by representatives of the recipient organizations, Healthy Families, Kokomo Police Department, and Jackson Street Commons Veterans Home.

We welcome you to join the Kokomo Piecemakers Quilt Guild 2021

Membership Dues:  $30.00 annual year beginning January 1, 2021.

You may contact Ann, KPQG Membership Chair, through kokomopiecemakers@gmail.com.

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.