KPQG Membership Meeting: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | More news

KPQG MAY MEMBERSHIP MEETING

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

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 25, 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: “Autopsy Party, a rebirth of old and damaged FrankenBlankie quilts

Speaker Lois Levihn performs autopsies to learn what it will take to make the quilt to come back to life! The quilt crime investigations begin with ten questions to ask yourself first.

So, please bring any quilt(s) that you would like advice about how to restore, finish, repair, etc. Lois will incorporate your ‘autopsies’ into her program.

Lois writes on the website at BornAgainQuilts.com: Every quilt is unique. It silently relates the story of its maker and the time period of its creation. Many families cherish and pass them to the next generation. Others are relegated to the auction, the garage sale, or simply thrown away. I used to collect quilts in pristine condition, but I felt sorry for those looked upon with disfavor because they weren’t in ‘perfect’ condition. I have the patience and the talent to take them back to their former glory-thus ‘Born Again’.

Orphaned quilt tops are a different story. They never really had a life. Perhaps grandma didn’t have the space for a quilt frame, or arthritis took its toll, or simply she just loved to piece and didn’t care to quilt. Whatever the reason many of these tops are in great condition – they never saw the light of day – just tucked away in a bureau drawer or cedar chest to be discovered after grandma passed away. The beauty of the quilt tops is you can take what grandma started and add your own creativity to the project. A time span quilt can either honor grandma’s original plan or be dramatically changed to fit your decor and preferences.

Lois is with the shop Born Again Quilts at 4005 South Wayne Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN 46807, 2.5 miles from downtown. The hours are By Appointment. Please call 260.515.9446.

The shop has an Etsy presence at bornagainquilts.etsy.com where vintage items, such as quilts, fabric, patterns, sewing accessories, and more are available for purchase. The shop also has a Facebook presence at facebook.com/bornagainquilts.

Activities: Show ‘n’ Tell

OTHER NEWS/UPCOMING KPQG EVENTS

KPQG June Membership Meeting: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Program: A Trunk Sale, a way you can sell quilting/sewing items you no longer want or need. Kokomo quilt guild member Pamela Hanshew is the host. The meeting/event is at Revival’s Fiber Arts & Gatherings, 328 North Meridian Street, Greentown, IN. Bring your own chairs. The meeting will be held under overhead awnings with plenty of light. The parking lot will be held for those selling their items. For all others, there will be street parking available.

Please call Pam at 443.699.0417 to reserve a parking spot to sell your items from your trunk. If you need more space than in your trunk, there are six tables available. You may bring your own table if you want to be assured you have one. There is no charge for the parking space in the parking lot nor for the tables.

KPQG Saturday Open-Sews

KPQG Saturday Open-Sews None for May. The next one is June 26, 2021, at IWU: 10:00 – 3:00; cost: $5.00. Bring your sewing machine and supplies to enjoy a day of quilting, sewing, fun and fellowship. You also may participate in the featured lesson: a demonstration of hand quilting and the ‘big stitch’ taught by KPQG member Cindy Hicok. More details forthcoming.

For the KPQG Saturday Open-Sew, August 28, 2021, the featured project is Tumbler Donation Quilts headed up by KPQG member Julie Armstrong. She plans to prepare kits to have ready for members to sew the quilts at the August Open-Sew day. Julie requests donations of fabric for 6.5″ x 6.5″ blocks, the binding and the backing. There is also a need for donated batting. You may bring your donations to the guild meeting on Tuesday, May 25. Otherwise, please contact Julie to make arrangements to give her your donation. You may call her at 765.319.7869 or email her at julie.armstrong@indwes.edu.

KPQG Membership Meeting, Tuesday, April 27, 2021

KPQG APRIL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

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

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 27, 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: “Prairie Quilts” presented by Cathy Grafton, quilter and needlework artist

Cathy’s slide lecture features Illinois farmland, woodlands, and bits of remaining prairie near her home. She draws inspiration for her quilts from all of the beauty she sees around her. Cathy will take us on a tour of the land and the progression of styles she used to create her prairie quilts for the past 30+ years. She will bring 8 – 10 quilts to show. Cathy has a website at prairiequiltsandmore.com.

My mother and grandmother taught me to do embroidery when I was six years old. Ever since then I have loved playing with color, and silk ribbon embroidery has given me endless ways to explore the possibilities. Just before the Bicentennial I began to participate in 18th century festivals as a traditional quilter. Most of the festivals I attend are set in the Revolutionary time period where I portray a lady doing fancywork to make my way in the world. I have been teaching and lecturing since that time and when I discovered silk ribbon embroidery my work took on a whole new dimension. I began making small pieces based on the folk art designs from the 18th and early 19th centuries. Using simple designs, many Shaker influences, I have been creating small wall art pieces, housewifes, needlecases and ladies pockets using silk thread and silk ribbon embroidery. In 1996 I wrote a book on silk ribbon embroidery for the American Quilter’s Society. In addition I have an avid interest in flax and linen and the preparation of the flax fibers for spinning into linen. I have antique tools and very old pieces of linen and have spent time both growing and working the flax fibers to learn about our oldest known fiber. —Cathy Grafton

Other Activity: “Show ‘n’ Tell”

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.

  • More information…
    • 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.