KPQG Meeting: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at Indiana Wesleyan University

Please note the change in location for the August meeting: Indiana Wesleyan University, 1916 East Markland Avenue, Kokomo, Indiana 46901.

Time:  7:00 pm; early arrival is 6:30 pm


After the business meeting and Show ‘n’ Tell, we can all participate in the Round Robin.

Round Robin of Demonstrations

  • Hanging Sleeves for Quilts — Cindy Hicock
  • Faux Piped Binding — Ann Abel
  • Binding — Dee Bartley
  • Debbie Anderson — Hand Embroidery
  • Collage Quilting — Julie Boldry
  • John Smith, Guarantee Vacuum & Sewing Center — John Smith will join us to show us which Janome sewing machine he will provide for each student in Susan Cleveland’s two workshops at the Quilts Along the Wildcat quilt show. He will explain the deal that he will offer after the show on the machines used in the workshops.




Why have a quilt appraised?

Why have a quilt appraised

  • To establish a replacement value for insurance purposes.
  • To meet your insurance company’s requirements for a Fine Arts Rider.
  • To proved a written record for your family.
  • To provide a written valuation when giving a gift for a wedding, baby quilt, etc.
  • To determine fair market value for sale of a quilt.
  • To determine value for donation, gift, or estate purposes.

Insurance/replacement value

Is what the appraiser found in the marketplace that would satisfy the loss of your quilt. It does not reflect what you could get for that particular quilt if you sold it, but rather what you would pay to obtain a replacement in like and kind.

Fair Market Value

Is the price at which a quilt would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller with neither being under any pressure to buy or sell and both having reasonable knowledge of the item. The price you can reasonably expect to agree on in the present market.

DonnaKooistra, Heirloom Appraisals, is an AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles.

Donna will be at the KPQG Quilt Show, Quilts Along the Wildcat, to offer written appraisals and verbal consultations on site. Written appraisals:  $60.00; Verbal Consultation:  $30.00.

Pre-show signups for quilt appraisals will occur at the August and September KPQG meetings.

  • KPQG Members:  If the quilt you want appraised is displayed/hanging in the show, you must prepay for the appraisal at the time you sign up to have it appraised. You must also complete Donna’s form and either turn it in at the meeting or bring it with the quilt when you drop it off on Thursday, the day before the show begins. Make checks payable to KPQG QS.
  • Walk-ins:  If the quilt you want appraised is not hanging in the show, you may sign up for a time on Friday or Saturday, take your quilt to Donna’s booth at the quilt show, fill out her form, and pay Donna directly for the appraisal.


Art Quilts on Display at KHCPL-Main during month of August

The Kokomo Public Library presents during the month of August an Art Quilt display on the lower level of the library’s main branch at 220 North Union Street, Kokomo, 46901.  Some of the quilts are made by our KPQG members. Here is only a sampling of what you will see. Visit the library to see in person all of the art quilts.

Owls - Art Gallery-KHCPL-Main

Selvedge Edges - Art Gallery - KHCPL-Main

Winter-Bird - Art Gallery - KHCPL-Main

Flamingo - Art Gallery-KHCPL-Main

KPQG Saturday Workshop – July 28, 2018

Another fourth Saturday of the month is soon here to have fun with others, quilt, sew, and snack. Open to both members and nonmembers!

Location:  Kokomo Howard County Public Library (KHCPL),  South at 1755 East Center Road, Kokomo, IN 46902

Time:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The featured activity is to make items for the KPQG Sale Table at the Quilts Along the Wildcat quilt show on October 5 & 6, 2018. Other activity is to bring your own project in progress, sew the KPQG BOM, ask for help with a quilting/sewing problem, etc. or stop by and check us out. Remember, there are Bernina Bernette model sewing machines available for you to use if you do not want to bring your machine.

See you soon.  🙂

KPQG Meeting: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

PROGRAM:  Terri Degenkolb A Whimsical Journey

Terri Degenkolb of Whimsicals is a popular quilt designer and author who offers “a mix of primitive and folk art, with a healthy dose of tradition thrown in.” Terri shares personal observations of what inspired her imaginative quilts and projects. Her variety of styles, rich textures and unique touch add a welcoming feel to your home. Learn more about Terri at her website

Other Activities:  Show ‘n Tell

Time:  7:00 pm, early arrival is 6:30 pm

Location:  Indiana University Kokomo, IUK Library Building, Kresge Auditorium, Room KA 105. Click here for the campus map. Please remember to bring your IUK parking permit. If you do not have one, check in at the sign-in table to pick up one and place it on your vehicle’s dashboard.


Susan K. Cleveland is the featured teacher at the KPQG 2018 Quilt Show, October 5 & 6

Susan K. Cleveland is a quilter, quilt designer, author, teacher, and inventor. She will teach two half-day workshops, a one-hour program, and one half-day lecture/demo at our quilt show on Friday, October 5 & Saturday, October 6.

The 3 hour lecture/demo Susan is teaching is Simple Quilting with Style: Alternatives to Free-motion Quilting. With lively projected demos you will learn to prepare a quilt top for a successful finish; discover secrets of ditch quilting; learn when and how to mark or not mark a quilt; study stitching with heavy threads; get excited about big stitch hand quilting, bobbin quilting and couched quilting. These skills empower those whose free-motion skills are less than stellar but may be combined with free-motion quilting as well. Quilt your quilts with style and techniques you enjoy the most!

What is a lecture/demo?

  • A lecture/demo includes up to four day’s worth of hands-on class material in only a few hours.
  • Handouts are provided and students need to only bring paper and pen for taking notes.
  • Breaks occur every hour to examine quilts and visit.
  • The latest technology is used to incorporate a video camera and projector with lively demos so everyone sees each task in great detail.

Loads of info and lots of quilts! You will love it! Registration is open at You may register for Susan’s lecture/demo that is scheduled on Saturday, October 6, from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm as well as any of her other events for Friday and Saturday.