KPQG Saturday Workshop – September 29, 2018 | open for members and nonmembers | note changes in location & other

It is time for the Saturday,  KPQG workshop that follows the KPQG membership meeting. You are welcome to come and enjoy sewing, have fun with others, and snack on goodies. Open to both members and nonmembers. Come at anytime between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.

For this Saturday workshop, the location is at  the Kokomo Howard County Public Library (KHCPL), Main, Downtown, 220 North Union Street, 46901.

Also, we are sorry that at the main library location, there will be no sewing machines, pressing stations or cutting mats available for you to use.  Please bring your own sewing machine, iron and pressing mat, and cutting mat and tools, if you need to use them.

KPQG Meeting: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 — KPQG 25th Birthday Celebration!

Change in location and building for September meeting:

Indiana University Kokomo, Virgil & Elizabeth Hunt Hall, Room 116.  Click here for the campus map.

Please remember to put your IUK parking permit on your vehicle’s dashboard. If you do not have one, check into the meeting at the sign-in table to pick up a permit and put it on your vehicle’s dashboard.

PROGRAM:  This is a time to honor our previous presidents whose leadership helped keep the guild strong and vital for 25 years. We will hear their stories about their year in office. Some may share their president’s quilt made with the blocks the guild members gave them to show their appreciation for the outgoing president’s commitment and dedication to serving as president.

We will, also, celebrate our 25 years with cupcakes and punch from Rozzi’s Catering.

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

Fiber Arts Dyeing — FREE Interactive Demonstrations, Saturday, September 15, 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018, KPQG members Evie Fell and Susan Burns present Fiber Arts Dyeing — Interactive Demonstrations outside at the KHCPL South Branch, 1755 East Center Road, Kokomo, 46902.

Drop in at any time between the hours of 11:00 – 3:00. No need to register.

Dress for a mess and learn how to do four dyeing techniques: 1) air brushing, 2) marbling, 3) direct painting, and 4) embellishments, such as stamping, resist dyeing, etc. A sample of PFD fabric, generously donated by Pam Dance, will be provided for your learning experience.

For questions about this event, please call 765.453.6677.

Quilt and Traditional Rug Hooking Exhibit

The Frankfort Quilt Guild presents their Quilt and Traditional Rug Hooking Exhibit on Friday & Saturday, September 14 & 15, 2018, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

The exhibit is in the Anna & Harlan Hubbard Gallery at the Frankfort Community Public Library on the 2nd floor; an elevator is available. The library is located at 208 W. Clinton Street, Frankfort 46041.

Demonstrations are throughout both days; there are door prizes and a Dresden Plate raffle quilt.

KPQG Saturday Workshop – September 1, 2018 | open to members & nonmembers

It is time for another KPQG workshop on the Saturday that follows the KPQG membership meeting to enjoy sewing, have fun with others, and, yes, snack on goodies. 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

This is a good time to work on donation quilts, the KPQG BOM, your own project in progress, ask for help with a quilting/sewing problem, etc. You are welcome to stop by and check us out, too. Remember, there are Bernina Bernette model sewing machines available for you to use if you do not want to bring your machine.

See you very soon.  🙂

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.