Hello!   Our August meeting was a full of information! Heidi Parkes visited us and discussed her background from going to a high school art teacher to a full-time artist/quilter and how she sources her inspiration from flight, books, movies, and art. Her hand quilting and yoga workshops were wonderful, it was truly a treat to have her visit us.   NEXT MEETING Thursday, September 8th at Roeland Park Community Center. The room opens at 6:30pm for socialization, and the guild meeting begins at 7pm. Rachel Hayes will be our guest speaker.

We will announce the winner of the Sewing Machine Raffle, and take some time to discuss our latest Pattern Challenge. We will also be showing our seven Pulse Quilts, and have those who contributed sign the labels. Treats are welcomed at RPCC, if you’d like to bring something to share!   Join us after the meeting for drinks and more socialization at The Bar, 6101 Johnson Drive, Mission, KS 66202  

SEWING MACHINE RAFFLE Myron Schwery of Bernina/Windmill Sewing Center generously donated a Brother Sewing Machine (valued at close to $900) to our guild! His expressed purpose was for us to use it as a fundraiser to benefit the guild.   We will be conducting a raffle with the proceeds of ticket sales being used for a guild quilt show. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased here. We hope Myron will be present to draw the winning ticket at the September meeting.    The more virtual tickets you purchase, the more opportunities you have to win. You do not have to be present to win.  

PULSE QUILTS We have two completed quilts and five quilts with long armers. Thank you to everyone who contributed blocks, fabric, time, and those who attended the Sew Day to make these amazing quilts.   At our September meeting we will show them, have those who contributed to sign the labels, and we will be mailing them to the Orlando guild the next day. All Pulse Quilts donated will be distributed by the Orlando MQG during Pride Week in October.

Completed I-70 swap projects were shown at the meeting.   Please check your email to receive your swap member’s name and social media account, so that you can thank your maker!   PATTERN CHALLENGE

We announced our next Pattern Challenge, which will be a fundraising opportunity for our guild. There’s a lot of elements to this project, and we have included those as attachments to the member email.

Guideline details and a submission form attached!BOARD MEETING The Board had a meeting on Sunday, August 14th. You can read the Board Meeting Minutes here. (You will need to be logged into the MQG site to view the link.)   As a reminder, we do have an open Secretary position. If you are interested in learning more about the guild and taking on a leadership role, please reply and let us know you’re interested. We are happy to forward you the role description and answer any questions you may have.

NEWS FROM MQG We passed out fabric for those who signed up for the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge for QuiltCon 2017!   8/21: Virtual Sew Day, tag images #mqgsewday   9/29, 8pm CT: Webinar, No Tails Binding: Mitered Corners by Machine with Linda Hungerford   10/20, 8pm CT: Webinar, Color Theory with Kim Eichler-Messmer

11/30 Deadline for Quilt Con Quilt Submissions   UPCOMING   9/8, 7pm (room opens at 6:30pm for socialization): September Guild Meeting at RPCC with special guest Rachel Hayes. For more information on Rachel, please visit her website and Instagram.

We will also have the drawing for the Brother sewing machine, go into more detail with our next Pattern Challenge, and show our Pulse Quilts before they are mailed to the Orlando MQG   Meet us after for drinks at “The Bar” at 6101 Johnson Drive, Mission, KS 66202   9/30 – 10/2 Fall Retreat at Sew Sweet. Cost will be $130 per person, which includes breakfasts and one dinner. The Retreat is currently full, but we are accepting members on the wait list. Sign up link in your member email.   10/13, 7pm (room opens at 6:30pm for socialization): October Guild Meeting at RPCC with special guest Melissa Averinos sponsored by Tia Curtis. For more information on Melissa, please visit her website and Instagram.   10/14 and 10/15 at RPCC, Melissa Averinos “Making Faces Two-Day Intensive Workshop.” Cost will be $135 per person. The Workshop is currently full, but we are accepting members on the wait list. Sign up available through your member email   10/23: Board Meeting at 10am; join us at Modern Markers for hand-sewing time after from 1:30-4pm
11/5, 9am – 6pm: Sew Day at Sarah’s. Look for the sign-up email sent on Saturday, August 20th.
11/10, 1:30-3:30 (room opens at 1pm for socialization): Mary Fons Trunk Show at Kaufman Foundation Center, Kansas City Room
11/10, 7pm (room opens at 6:30 for socialization): November Guild Meeting at Kaufman Foundation Center, Town Square Room, with special guest Mary Fons. For more information on Mary, visit her website and Instagram.

12/8, 7pm (room opens at 6:30 for socialization): December Holiday Party at Kaufman Foundation Center, Town Square Room, with our scholarship winners presenting how they used their scholarships to influence their current and future work.   Check out the online calendar of events for more upcoming activities.   If you have any questions regarding any aspects of the guild, please email kcmodernquiltguild @ gmail.com board member will be happy assist!