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.

KPQG Workshop: “4-Patch Posey” taught by Sharon Morkal on September 26, 2020 – Registration is open

KPQG member Sharon Morkal is teaching her famous “4-Patch Posey” quilt class during the KPQG Saturday Open-Sew on September 26, 2020. You must register to participate in the 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).

Registration Required: 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

Fee: $5.00 fee to help with the cost of the rent for the room.

“Four-Patch Posey” Class Supplies:

    • The pattern is provided.
    • Bring fabrics as follows:  4 repeats plus 2 yards | 1 1/4 yards for one sashing | 1 1/4 yards for a second sashing | 5/8 yard for binding, and get the backing later
    • A rotary cutter with a new blade.
    • A cutting mat, a 24″ ruler and a 6 1/2″ square ruler.
    • Flat head pins, scissors, seam ripper.
    • Sewing machine and basic sewing supplies.
    • Cutting tables, irons and ironing boards are provided.

Here are 4 examples of Sharon’s quilts with her layout variations of the “4-Patch Posey” Pattern

KPQG Saturday Open-Sew, August 29, 2020 |Invitation: IWU Mask-Sewing Day Service Project, Friday, August 28, 2020

KPQG SATURDAY OPEN-SEW for AUGUST

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

Date & Time:  Saturday, August 29, at 10:00 am – 3:00 pm | Please bring and wear a mask (required).

Members & Non-members Welcome: There is a $5.00 fee for the day to assist with room rental.

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

UPCOMING: KPQG SATURDAY OPEN-SEW for SEPTEMBER

and A “Four-Patch Posey” Workshop – Registration Required for Workshop

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

Date & Time for Open-Sew & Workshop:  Saturday, September 26, at 10:00 am – 3:00 pm | Please bring and wear a mask (required).

Members & Non-members Welcome:  There is a $5.00 fee for the day to assist with room rental.

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

“Four-Patch Posey” Workshop:  Teacher Sharon Morkal:

    • Registration Required:  You may sign up at the KPQG Membership Meeting or call Julie at 765.243.1680.
    • Maximum number of students:  20

Registrants for “Four-Patch Posey” class:  The pattern is provided. Please bring fabrics as follows4 repeats plus 2 yards, 1 1/4 yards for sashing, 1 1/4 yards for sashing, 5/8 yard for binding, and get the backing later. Also, bring a rotary cutter with a new blade, a cutting mat, a 24″ ruler and a 6 1/2″ square ruler, flat head pins, scissors, seam ripper, sewing machine and basic sewing supplies.

Cutting tables, irons and ironing boards are provided for the open-sew and for the workshop.

IWU MASK-SEWING DAY SERVICE PROJECT INVITATION

Indiana Wesleyan University invites you to another Mask-Sewing Day to make 60 masks yet to be completed. This is an IWU service project to help provide masks for the Bon Aire Middle School, Kokomo.

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

Date & Time:  Friday, August 28, at 10:00 am – 3:00 pm | We will be social distancing and please bring and wear a face mask (required).

For the service project:

    • The pattern for the mask will be provided.
    • Bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies.
    • Some fabric and elastic is available, but it would be great if you can bring more fabric and elastic to use or donate.

NOTE:  If you are participating in the KPQG Saturday Open-Sew the next day, you may leave your machine and other sewing items in the room overnight.

Questions?  Please call Julie Huval at 765.868.7305 (IWU Office).

 

KPQG Membership Meeting, Tuesday, August 25, 2020

KPQG AUGUST MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Location:  Rodgers Pavilion in Highland Park, 902 West Defenbaugh, Kokomo, IN 46902. Here is a MAP for your convenience.

Date & Time:  Tuesday, August 25, at 7:00 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:  “Art and Symbolism of the Aboriginal People and Fabric from M&S Textiles” presented by Mary Beth Simms, owner of The Yellow Door Quilt Store, Nashville, IN

Mary Beth has authentic Aboriginal fabric from Australia for you to see and to purchase. She will have examples and patterns to help you find wonderful projects for ways to use these fabrics.

Mary Beth Simms is a native of Columbus, Indiana, and currently lives in Brown County, Indiana during the spring and through the fall and winters in Florida. Mary graduated high school and her brilliant mother sent her to St. Mary-of-the-Woods College where Mary earned a Studio Art degree with a concentration in Fiber Arts. She is fluent in the languages of quilting, knitting, embroidery, weaving, needlepoint, and garment sewing! Her love of fabric and fiber started as a child. Since 1998, Mary has quilted with her two best friends, her mother and aunt.

Originally, Mary traveled the country vending at quilt shows and eventually  landed in Nashville, Indiana, where she started Quiltmakers Workshop in 2013. In 2018, she changed the name to The Yellow Door Quilt Store. The store is small but it is a unique shop where she tries to specialize in only the most unique and unusual fabrics. Mary still has a vending business at quilt shows and has a website you can access at www.yellowdoorquiltstore.com.

Other Activities:  Show ‘n’ Tell