Sleep-In-Your-Own-Bed Winter Quilt Retreat, but leave all of your supplies at the center! All quilters are invited.

“Quilt Retreat Fundraiser for IWU Adult Scholarship Fund”

WHERE:  Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) Kokomo Education Center, 1916 East Markland Avenue, Kokomo, IN 46901

WHEN:  Friday, January 17 & Saturday, January 18, 2020  |  10:00 am – 6:00 pm  |  Registration:  9:00 am

WHO:  All quilters are invited, KPQG members & non-members!

COST:  $40.00 per guest includes both days. You may pay with cash or check during registration time on the event day.

REGISTRATION:  Please sign up at the KPQG December 10, 2019 meeting or call Julie Huval at 765.868.7305 (IWU Office)

ACTIVITIES:

    • FRIDAY:  5″ square fabric exchange (Example: bring 3 to trade and take 3 home. You may bring as many as you would like to trade). You are not required to participate.
    • SATURDAY:  White elephant notion exchange (Bring a wrapped notion to exchange, old, new, antique, odd, make us guess what it is. We will pick one at a time and you can keep or steal from anyone who has already picked a gift!) Lots of fun, but you are not required to participate.
    • EACH DAY a potluck carry-in. You are welcome to participate or bring your own lunch or leave for lunch. Friday is soup day and Saturday is casserole/side dish day. IWU will furnish coffee, bottled water and tableware. There will be a potluck carry-in sign-up sheet at the Tuesday, December 10, 2019,  KPQG meeting.
    • DOOR PRIZE for each guest.

QUESTIONS? Please call Julie Huval at 765.868.7305 (IWU Office)

KPQG Meeting, Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | Program: Mary Beth Simms | Activity: Show ‘n’ Tell

Location:  Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), 1916 East Markland Avenue, Kokomo, IN  46901. Guests are welcome; you may attend two meetings as a guest before becoming a member. Membership is $30.00 per year for adults and $5.00 for juniors ages 9 – 16.

Date:  Tuesday, November 12, 2019 [please note: November’s KPQG meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of the month]

Time:  7:00 – 9:00 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm

Program:  Art and Symbolism of the Aboriginal fabric from M&S Textiles presented by Mary Beth Simms, owner of The Yellow Door Quilt Store in Nashville, IN

Vending:  Mary Beth will have fabric for purchase.

Mary Beth Simms is a native of Columbus, IN, and currently lives in Brown county, IN, during the spring through the fall and she winters in Hollywood, FL. They say she is living the dream, but the dream is all about quilts and fabric.

She graduated high school and her brilliant mother sent her to St. Mary-of-the-Woods College where she earned a degree in Studio Art with her concentration in fibers. Her love of fabric and fiber started as a child. Mary Beth has quilted with her two best friends, her mother and aunt, since 1998. She is the owner of The Yellow Door Quilt Store, Nashville, IN. You may visit her website at http://www.yellowdoorquiltstore.com.

Yellow Door copy

 

EXTRA! EXTRA! KPQG Open Sew, Saturday, November 2, 2019 | Featured Workshop: Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

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

Date:  Saturday, November 2, 2019  |  Time:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Note:  There is no fee to assist with the room rental for this day.

Open Sew for Members & Non-members and a featured Christmas Tree Wall Hanging Workshop: This is a time for you to work on whatever you desire to quilt/sew. OR, you may take advantage of the Christmas Tree Wall Hanging workshop taught by Keith Woods, a KPQG member.

Christmas Tree Wall Hanging Workshop Details

KPQG Saturday Open Sew Workshop, October 26, 2019| Focus Activity: Donation Quilts

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

Date:  Saturday, October 26, 2019  |  Time:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Open Sew for Members & Non-members: This is a time for you to work on the focus activity and/or bring whatever you desire to quilt/sew. There is a $5.00 fee for the day to assist with room rental.

Focus activity:  Do you need some dedicated time to sew your donation quilts for Kokomo Piecemakers community service projects for Healthy Families and for the Kokomo Police Department? This is a great chance to do so as well as enjoying fellowship, making new friends, and having fun.

The donation quilts will be presented to the recipient organizations at the KPQG membership meeting on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at Indiana Wesleyan University at 7:00 pm.

Healthy Families, a program of the Howard County Family Service Association:  Quilts for children up to 3 (three) years old.

Kokomo Police Department:  Quilts of any size. The police department works together with the Child Protective Services and the Kinsey Youth Center. They remove as many as 100 children, babies through teenagers, from their homes a year.

“Metamorphosis” reimagined clothing as art quilts on display at Kokomo-Howard County Public Library downtown through October 2019

Art quilts created by local fiber artist Lana Kirtley are on display in the main gallery of the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library downtown through October. The quilts in the collection “Metamorphosis” are made with clothing she reimagined into art quilts. Here are two examples from the collection:

BLUE SPINNERLana’s other reimagined art quilts on display for you to enjoy and to inspire you are:

  • Blueberries and Lime:  a man’s plaid shirt
  • Bricks:  a soft, cotton knit ladies top
  • Southwest Diamonds:  a light and airy fabric gathered skirt
  • Purple Pinwheels:  a purple patterned ladies blouse with large black speckles and some white
  • Waterlilies:  a nurse’s floral designed scrub shirt
  • Neutral Geometry:  a three-tiered gathered ladies skirt with two different patterned fabrics
  • Made in Macao:  a man’s shirt with large block design and puffy sleeves
  • Hawaiian Floral:  a ladies soft, rayon fabric, long summer dress
  • Dots and Dashes:  a ladies soft and silky fabric blouse

Lana Kirtley is a member of the Kokomo Piecemakers Quilt Guild.

 

KPQG Meeting: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | Program: Cindy Claycamp | Activity: Show ‘n’ Tell

Location:  Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), 1916 East Markland Avenue, Kokomo, IN  46901. Guests are welcome; you may attend two meetings as a guest before becoming a member. Membership is $30.00 per year for adults and $5.00 for juniors ages 9 – 16.

Time:  7:00 – 9:00 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm

Program:  Cindy Claycamp

Cindy Claycamp is from Seymour, IN. She has been quilting for over 40 years and is an AQS Quilt Appraiser since 2003. Cindy is the owner of Quilting Memories. She buys and sells antique quilts, vintage fabrics, linens and other sewing ephemera.

Besides attending both local and national quilt shows, Cindy lectures, teaches quilting to adults and children, and judges quilts at guilds and at both Indiana and Kentucky State Fairs. She has published quilt books “Quilts Reflecting the Poetry of James Whitcomb Riley” and “Quilting Down the Drunkard’s Path”.

Cindy is a member and past president of the Indiana State Quilt Guild, Small Town Quilt Guild, Columbus Star Quilters, American Quilter’s Society, Quilter’s Hall of Fame of which she is a board member also, The American Quilt Study Group, and The Midwest Fabric Study Group.

She and her husband Paul have been married for 53 years. They raised five children and have fourteen grandchildren. Cindy and Paul still operate the family farm in Jackson County and attend Zion Lutheran Church.

KPQG Saturday Open-sew Workshop, September 28, 2019 | Learning Experience: Origami Fabric Wreath | Members & Non-members Welcome

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

Date:  Saturday, September 28, 2019  |  Time:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Open Sew for Members & Non-members: You may take advantage of the learning experiences offered and/or bring whatever you desire to quilt/sew. There is a $5.00 fee for the day to assist with room rental.

Learning Experience:  Origami Fabric Wreath KPQG member Jan Adler is teaching a Christmas-themed origami fabric wreath. The supplies needed are:

Origami Fabric Wreath

  • 1/4 yard each of two coordinating Christmas or holiday fabric, or 1/4 yard each of four coordinating holiday fabrics to make a double wreath
  • 60 degree plastic triangle ruler, at least 6 ” high
  • rotary cutter and mat
  • coordinating thread
  • star sequins and beads (silver, gold, red or green), optional
  • 6″ – 8″ of coordinating colored ribbon for hanger
  • sewing machine
  • needle and thread

 

KPQG Meeting, Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Program: Trunk Show & More | Activity: Show ‘n’ Tell

Location:  Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), 1916 East Markland Avenue, Kokomo, IN  46901. Guests are welcome; you may attend two meetings as a guest before becoming a member. Membership is $30.00 per year for adults and $5.00 for juniors ages 9 – 16.

Time:  7:00 – 9:00 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm

Program:  “Trunk Show & More” presented by Jerilyn Manning with Lowery Sewing & Vacuum in Warsaw, Indiana.

  • The Trunk Show is of Jerilyn’s many different quilts she made. See a sampling of her quilts below.
  • The & More is that Jerilyn is a fabric buyer for the shop and she will share about the process of purchasing fabric.

ACTIVITY:  “Show ‘n’ Tell” following the program.

Here is a sample of Jerilyn’s many different quilts:

Lowery Sewing & Vacuum has a website at lowerysewing.com.

KPQG Meeting, Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | Program: Specialty Rulers |Activity: Show ‘n’ Tell

Location:  Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), 1916 East Markland Avenue, Kokomo, IN  46901. Guests are welcome; you may attend two meetings as a guest before becoming a member. Membership is $30.00 per year for adults and $5.00 for juniors ages 9 – 16.

Time:  7:00 – 9:00 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm

Program:  “Specialty Rulers” presented by Vickie Smith with Quilt Expressions

Vickie Smith has lived in Indiana most of her life. She grew up in Indiana where she learned to sew as a young girl making Barbie doll clothes. She moved around the country with her husband and learned to quilt in 1992 after their son was born. Vickie quickly became obsessed with quilting, taking classes and watching television shows like Quilt in a Day and the Alex Anderson series. Her early quilts were traditional, but she soon began to branch out with the new, as modern fabrics hit the market. Today most of her quilts are modern and scrappy. The more fabrics, the more exciting!

Vickie loves to learn new techniques and work with all of the specialty rulers. Her favorites are Jaybird rulers, the Quick Curve ruler, and the Stripology rulers.

After retiring in 2015, she started working at Quilt Expressions. She teaches a variety of classes that emphasize techniques and the versatility of the rulers. Also, Vickie has a longarm quilting business which has kept her busy for the past nine years.

Vickie loves to spend time with her husband, Bob; adult children, Sarah and Ryan; and their dog, Cato. If she is not at the quilt shop or with family, she loves to be in her basement studio quilting for others and herself!

KPQG Saturday Open-sew Workshop, August 24, 2019 |Theme: Charity Sewing |Members & non-members welcome

NOTE:  The open-sew is August 24, the Saturday before the August KPQG Membership Meeting, rather than the usual Saturday following the membership meeting.

CHANGE IN LOCATION:  Kokomo Howard County Public Library South Branch at 1755 East Center Road, Kokomo 46902. Since we are meeting at the library where there is no room rental cost, there is no $5.00 fee/person for participation in the open-sew.

The focus is charity sewing. The plan is as follows:

  • 10:00 – 12:00 in the Tulip room to sort and cut donated fabric into block kits
  • 12:00 – 3:00 in the big room to sew small, cuddle/lap charity quilts or any other quilting/sewing project you want to do

You may bring your own sewing machine or use a Bernette sewing machine that is available at the library.

If you have any questions, please call Evie Fell at 765.860.9249.

Looking ahead:  The September 2019 KPQG Saturday Workshop will be September 28 at Indiana Wesleyan University from 10:00 – 3:00. The featured learning experience will be presented by long-time member Jan Adler.