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June 2023 Meeting: Firsts and Favorites

June 2023 Meeting: Firsts and Favorites

June’s meeting is all about our quilting community. We’re calling this one “Firsts and Favorites”. Please bring your first quilt (or an early in your quilt journey quilt) and your current favorite quilt. We’ll break out into smaller groups and enjoy chatting about our...

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May 2023 Meeting: Lyric Kinard – Elements of Art

May 2023 Meeting: Lyric Kinard – Elements of Art

Kick-start your creativity and learn about the basic elements of good design through a series of short, hands-on exercises. Learn why some colors fizz while others explode, why some quilts calm and some excite. A few simple tools from the artists kit will help you...

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May 2023 Workshop: Lyric Kinard’s Playful Portraiture

May 2023 Workshop: Lyric Kinard’s Playful Portraiture

Learn the secrets of making quilted portraits, from whimsical and cartoon-like silly selfie postcards to accurately proportioned quilted portraits. You will discover that it isn’t nearly as hard as you imagined. Learn to choose your photo, draft a pattern, and create...

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May 2023 Workshop: Lyric Kinard’s Abstract-a-licious

May 2023 Workshop: Lyric Kinard’s Abstract-a-licious

If you’ve looked with secret longing to the world of art quilts but don’t know where to start,this is the class for you. Lyric will gently guide you through concrete exercises designed tohelp you create ideas for original abstract quilts. Doodles will be...

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Crushin’ It Block Lotto!

Crushin’ It Block Lotto!

Friends, our next Swaps & Challenges activity will hopefully be a popular one. Everyone likes a block lotto, right? So please allow me to introduce to you the Crushin' It Block Lotto! The Guidelines There aren't many because we'll be doing 10" square improv blocks...

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2023 Color Challenge

2023 Color Challenge

At the January Guild meeting, we announced a new challenge. We want to share it here and in the newsletter so folks not at the meeting can participate. The name of the game is Cell Phone Shoot Out! When you have a moment, whip out your cell phone or get ready to take...

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QuiltNon 2023 Sew Day

QuiltNon 2023 Sew Day

Ready to have some sewing and quilting fun? QuiltNon 2023 is right around the corner. While some of our KCMQG friends are participating in QuiltCon, the annual show for The Modern Quilt Guild in Atlanta, Georgia, we will host a QuiltNon sew day. Save the date for Saturday, February 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pack a project or two and join in on the fun day of creating and socializing with other KCMQG members. The 2023 QuiltNon will be held at KC Maker Studio, 5327 Johnson Drive, Mission, Kansas.

Registration will be available in the January Newsletter. Cost is $25.00.  Additional information will be shared in the January and February newsletters, social media, and at upcoming meetings.

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Thoughts on the 2023 Cell Phone Shoot Out Challenge

Thoughts on the 2023 Cell Phone Shoot Out Challenge

Greetings, friends! I had some requests for additional resources on some of the keywords in the challenge. I'll elaborate some of my thoughts below. Please bear in mind that these are only my thoughts... feel free to use Google or any other resources too. I'd like to...

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