Friday, March 6, 2020

January Meeting Recap

It was Quilting Resolution time at our January meeting. If you were unable to attend, think about resolutions or goals you would like to accomplish in 2020.

KMQG dues ($45) for 2020 are due by our March meeting at the latest. If you have questions about payment options please email 

We had several charity blocks turned in, with the remainder being due at our February meeting.

The Barn Quilt Workshop is coming up March 14th. If you've signed up we look forward to seeing you there.

Upcoming quilt shows include A Mountain Quiltfest at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, March 4-7. There are still a few spots in modern quilter Carol Lyles Shaw classes if you'd like to sign up. Also, the 40th Annual Smoky Mountain Quilt Show and Competition is July 31 and August 1st at the Knoxville Expo Center.

And now for Show and Tell....

Melissa for Pat

Melissa (Sorry it's blurry)







Friday, February 28, 2020

February Meeting Recap

We had a fun-filled morning at our February meeting. In addition to the usual business, we incorporated a round of quilting-related icebreaker questions into show & tell. It was a fun way to learn a bit more about our members. Expect to see more of this at future meetings. We also welcomed three new members to our group who we're looking forward to getting to know better!

Now, for Show & Tell...












Next meeting: March 21, 2020, 10:15 AM at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Knoxville
Hope to see you there!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Barn Quilt Workshop with Suzi Parron

The KMQG is hosting a barn quilt painting workshop on March 14, 2020, with Suzi Parron, and there are still some open spots available. Suzi has written two books about barn quilts and travels all over the country leading these workshops. We will be painting 2-x-2-foot wooden boards with large quilt block designs. You can see some examples and get more information about Suzi here:

  • The workshop is Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • It will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919.
  • Light snacks and drinks will be available, but attendees should bring their own lunch, etc. if desired.
  • The cost of the workshop is $50 for KMQG members (or other Modern Quilt Guild members) and $65 for non-members. This amount is due upon registration, and payment options are listed on the form linked below.
  • The workshop fee is nonrefundable, but you may find someone to take your spot and reimburse you if you're unable to attend after registering.
  • In addition, Suzi will collect a $35 kit fee (cash preferred) from attendees at the start of the workshop.
Registration will close on Saturday, February 15, and all workshop fees must be received by that time.

Please use this form to submit your registration (, and then follow up as soon as possible with payment to ensure your spot. The workshop organizers will communicate plans with attendees after the registration period ends.

Please direct any questions to

Sunday, December 22, 2019

December Meeting Recap

We had a great holiday party at the December meeting! The food was delicious and it was fun to see what everyone made for their swap partners.

In addition to celebrating the season, we took care of some guild business, mainly the  KMQG 2020 Board election. The officers for the coming year are:

Chair: Elizabeth Rea
Secretary: Misty Benson
Treasurer: Christy Cooper
Education Coordinator: Sarah Elliott

Founding Directors: Mary Beth Meadows, Emily Doane, Jennifer Grace

Of course, it wouldn't be a KMQG meeting without Show & Tell. Here is a look at what everyone has been working on and this year's swap gifts.


Michelle B




Aimee made this cute pillow for Margo

Ana made this adorable bag for Emily

Christy made this lovely pillow for Sarah

The beautiful mini Elizabeth made for Sandy

Emily made this fun pillow for Ginger

The cute bag Erin made for Aimee

Check out this charming Wonderland themed mini Ginger made for Michelle

Halle made this pretty folded organizer for Ana

Jo made this funky quilt top for Phyllis

Look at this beautiful bag Liz made for Rosalind

Margo made these sweet mats for Halle

Look at the cool pouch Michelle made for Sherri

Misty made this awesome bag for Erin

Phyllis made this stunning pillow for Elizabeth

Look at the delightful bag Rosalind made for Christy

Check out this very adorable pouch Sandy made for MIsty

The fantastic set Sherri made for Liz

Next meeting: Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 10:15 AM.
We'll be having a sew-in so bring your machines! This will be a great opportunity to make some charity blocks or get help with one of your current WIPs.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

November Meeting Recap

Our November meeting was a lot of fun!

We wrapped up the Finish It! Challenge and awarded prizes. Participating members received one entry for each item they were able to check off their list. Congratulations to our winners!

For our Featured Freebie, Melissa E. shared the Let's Face it, it's a Binding: Facing a Quilt Tutorial from the Sew Much Like Mom blog. Here is an example of one of Melissa's faced quilts:

We also had Show & Tell (of course!) Here's a look at what KMQG members have been working on:






Elizabeth & Sandy

KMQG Charity quilt; blocks pieced by membership, quilted by Pat


Pat (She's been busy!)







Rosalind (She's been very busy!)


Our next meeting will be December 14 at 10:30 AM at Westminster Presbyterian Church.