FREE Simple Sewing Repairs for Veterans

One way to say “Thank you for your service” to our veterans is to offer free, simple sewing repairs service for them.

Veterans can bring their clothing to the Kokomo Howard County Public Library (KHCPL) Main, 220 North Union Street, Downtown Kokomo, on the library’s lower level for simple sewing repairs. Clothes MUST be clean.

Sewing machines and basic sewing tools/supplies will be provided. Volunteers will be available to do the repairs or, if desired, the veterans can do their own repair work using the tools and materials provided.

Dates & Times:    Tuesday, November 13  |  2:00 – 5:00;    Wednesday, November 14  |  10:00 – Noon;    Friday, November 16  |  10:00 – Noon

Volunteers are invited to come and help with repairs:  If you would like to help with  simple sewing repairs, please come during the hours posted.

Evie Fell, a KPQG member, along with the KHCPL, organized this public service for the veterans.

KPQG Meeting: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 |Program & Vendor |Donation Quilts Presentation

Location:  Indiana University Kokomo, Hunt Hall, Room 116. Click here for the campus map.  Be sure to place your IUK Parking Pass on the vehicle’s dashboard. If you do not have a parking pass, please pick one up at the membership table when you sign in.

Time:  7:00 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm

PROGRAM & VENDING

Speaker & Vendor — Amanda Castor with Material Girl Quilts | Amanda’s lecture topic is Modern Traditionalism in Quilting and she will have patterns to sell. Her internet site is www.MaterialGirlQuilts.com.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Present donation quilts to the Kokomo Police Department and to Healthy Families. During the year, the KPQG members have the opportunity to make quilts as a community service for the Kokomo Police Department and for the Healthy Families program. The quilts are presented at the November membership meeting to the representative of each organization.

Members’ Show ‘n’ Tell and a short business meeting.

KPQG 25th Anniversary Celebration Challenge Quilt Viewer’s Choice Award – KPQG Quilt Show 2018

The KPQG 25th Anniversary Celebration Challenge Quilt for the guild’s Quilts Along the Wildcat Quilt Show 2018 was for the members to create a quilt that shows their pride in this wonderfully diverse group of quilters.

The parameters were:  (1) use any fabric and colors, (2) quilt construction is own choice and (3) distance around the quilt is not to exceed 84″.

The viewer’s choice was awarded to KPQG member Debbie Piercy. Congratulations!

Viewers Choice Challenge Quilt - KPQG QS 2018

Do you know: you can Suggest a Purchase to the Kokomo Howard County Public Library via online

Is there a quilting book you would like for the library to have available for you to check-out? Well, you can Suggest a Purchase! Log-in at www.KHCPL.org, select Suggest a Purchase and fill out the required information. The library also requires the book publication date to be no more than 1 (one) year old.

KPQG Saturday Workshop: October 27, 2018 | 10:00 – 3:00 | Open to members & nonmembers/bring a friend

It is time for the Saturday, KPQG workshop that usually follows the KPQG membership meeting. You are welcome to come to the open-sew and enjoy quilting/sewing, have fun with others, and snack on goodies. Please note: there are no KPQG Saturday Workshops in November, December, or January.

Location:  KHCPL, South Branch, 1755 East Center Road, Kokomo, 46902

Time:  Come at anytime between 10:00 – 3:00.

Refreshments/Snacks:  Bring goodies to share.

Supplies available for your convenience, if desired:

  • Bernina Bernette model sewing machines
  • irons/ironing boards
  • cutting mats/rotary cutters

 

 

KPQG Meeting: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Location:  Indiana University Kokomo, Hunt Hall, Room 116. Click here for the campus map.  Be sure to place your IUK Parking Pass on the vehicle’s dashboard. If you do not have a parking pass, please pick one up at the membership table when you sign in.

Time:  7:00 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm

PROGRAM & VENDING:

Speaker & Vendor — Connie Lancaster with Quilts Plus* will speak on the subject of  Better Borders – how to measure and attach borders, how to design borders appropriate to the quilt, and a visual display.  |  Shopping opportunity is available after the meeting.

*The Quilts Plus brick and mortar shop closes the end of October 2018. The business will continue through internet presence at the current website www.quiltsplus.com. The contact phone number is 317.844.2446.

OTHER ACTIVITY:  a short business meeting and the members’ Show ‘n’ Tell is always a treat.