KPQG cancellations for March to comply with government guidelines regarding the coronavirus

The following events are cancelled for the month of March for the safety of our members and to comply with government guidelines regarding the coronavirus:

    1. KPQG March Membership Meeting:  Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    2. KPQG March Workshop with Heather Givans from Crimson Tate:  Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    3. KPQG March Saturday Open-sew & the Workshop with Maggie Fellow:  Saturday, March 28, 2020

With more time at home, we can catch up on UFOs, start a new quilt project, or catch up on the never ending housework, laundry, ironing. . . Which will you choose to do?

KPQG Saturday Open Sew: February 29, 2020 | plus Demo: How to turn a TV tray into a small ironing board | for Members & Non-members

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

Date:  Saturday, February 29, 2020  |  Time:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

Open Sew & an Optional Demonstration: Come and enjoy a day of quilting/sewing, learning, food, fun, and fellowship.

  • Optional Demonstration:  KPQG member Julie Huval will demonstrate how to turn a TV tray into a small ironing board.
  • Bring your project in progress or start a new one
  • Bring a snack to share, if desired
  • Meet with friends and make new friends
  • Ask for help with quilting techniques; etc.

Bring your own sewing machine; none are available. Some tools, such as a cutting mat, and ruler, are provided.

Next month the Open Sew is Saturday, March 28. Also, an optional quilt class will be taught by KPQG member Maggie Fellow. To sign-up, please email Maggie at maggiefellow@gmail.com. Please put Woven Checkerboard in the Subject line.

KPQG presents Succulent Gardens Workshop taught by Heather Givans of Crimson Tate Modern Quilter, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, for members & non-members

KPQG presents Heather Givans of Crimson Tate Modern Quilter, Indianapolis, IN, to teach a full-day, 6-hour workshop at Indiana Wesleyan University, 1916 East Markland Avenue, Kokomo 46901.

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KPQG Meeting: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | Program: Barbara Triscari | 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 calendar year for adults and $5.00 for juniors ages 9 – 16.

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

Program:  “Art Quilter’s Journey with Background and Quilt Evolution” presented by Barbara Triscari, Fiber Artist incorporating Photography

Barbara incorporates photography in most of her art, either in print or in creating the designs of the pieces. She has been working mostly on small scale quilts over the last few years because she has been focusing on challenges from many different directions. She is also refocusing more on creating medium and larger sized pieces.

The enjoyment she receives from small quilts is because: it is easy to expand her arsenal of techniques and to work within the constraints of challenges stretches her to do things she would not have thought about in her normal course of work. She is also working with rust and new techniques with it to achieve what she wants. Working with leather is another avenue she is pursuing.

B. Triscari Pics Cropped

Barbara’s inspiration for her art comes from her travels. She moved 13 times and resided in 9 states including Alaska and Italy, and traveled to several foreign countries. Throughout her travels she took hundreds of thousands of photographs and experienced many different cultures. Barbara incorporates photography in most of her art: either in print or in creating the designs of the pieces.

You may read more about and see some of Barbara Triscari’s creations at triscartsi.com/quilts/.

KPQG Saturday Open Sew: February 1, 2020 | for Members & Nonmembers

Location:  Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), 1916 East Markland Avenue, Kokomo, IN 46901, Room 114

Date:  Saturday, February 1, 2020  |  Time:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Open Sew for Members & Non-members:   Come and enjoy a day of quilting/sewing, food, fun, and fellowship. Bring your project in progress or start a new one; bring a snack to share, if desired; meet with friends and make new friends; ask for help with quilting techniques; etc.

Bring your own sewing machine; none are available. Some tools, such as a cutting mat, and ruler, are provided.

There is a $5.00 fee for the day to assist with room rental.

KPQG Meeting: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | Program: 5 In-House Demonstrations | 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:  In-House Demonstrations by KPQG members

Learn firsthand how-to’s from the following five demonstrations given by experienced guild members:

    • Embellishing Quilts:  Lana Kirtley
    • Half-Square Triangles:  Dee Bartley
    • Flying Geese:  Barb Murphy
    • 9-Patch Variations:  Cindy Hicok
    • Flanged Binding:  Ann Abel

Other Activity:  a short business meeting and Show ‘n’ Tell

A look-ahead to the February 25th meeting program:  Barbara Triscari, a fiber artist incorporating photography.

 

KPQG Meeting: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | Program: Christmas Party | Activity: food, game, & 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. We are accepting membership dues for the year of 2020: $30.00 per year for adults and $5.00 for juniors ages 9 – 16.

Date:  Tuesday, December 10, 2019 [please note: December’s KPQG meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of the month]

Time:  6:00 pm, doors open at  5:30 pm

    • We will begin eating at 6:00 and then play Quilto and have Show ‘n’ Tell.
    • Please bring a dish to share and your own drink.
    • Bring 2 (two) fat quarters, if you want to play Quilto, a quilting bingo game.

KPQG Community Service Project 2019: Quilts for Healthy Families, Kokomo Police Department, & Veterans Home

During the year as a KPQG community service project, our members may make quilts to donate to the Kokomo Police Department; Healthy Families, a program of the Howard County Family Service Association; and Jackson Street Commons Veterans Home in Kokomo.

The quilts are presented at the November KPQG membership meeting to a representative of Healthy Families and of the KPD. We deliver the quilts to the Jackson Street Commons Veterans Home. You may learn more here.

This year we collected 157 donated quilts and presented 59 to the KPD, 85 to Healthy Families, and 13 to the Veterans Home! Thank you to the many KPQG members for their generous gift of service and many hours of sewing/quilting. Here is a sampling of the quilts:

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KPQG Nov 2019 donation quilts - b

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