Wednesday, May 6, 2015

April Meeting Recap

Be sure to check our Facebook page for some pictures from the meeting!

Thanks to our VP, Jennifer for giving us a great recap of QuiltCon at the April meeting!  We saw so many beautiful quilts.  For more pictures of quilts from QuiltCon, check out #QuiltCon on Instagram!

And Congratulations to our President, Melissa on the birth of her son, Cole! 


2015 Dues
Dues are $40.00 for the 2015 calendar year.  If you haven't paid your dues, please fill out this Membership Application and pay your dues via PayPal or by check (details are on the application).  It's not too late to join! 

Smoky Mountain Quilter's Quilt Show 2015 - May 22-24, 2015 - Maryville College
Are you ready for the Smoky Mountain Quilter's Quilt Show?!  We're so excited that our local guild's quilt show has a modern category, so be sure to stop by and take a look at the quilts and say hi to all the vendors!

Stars for Stephanie
We have had an amazing response to our Wonky Star block drive in memory of our member, Stephanie Hicks.  Thank you to everyone for your generous donations!  A special shout out to the Cincinnati MQG, the Music City MQG and the Central Jersey MQG who sent along blocks.  And of course our own KMQG members!  We have enough blocks to make at quite a few quilts for chemo rooms in the area.  Members have already begun sewing blocks together, so we will soon be updating you on our progress on the quilts.

Anvil Charity Quilt Block (This block drive has been postponed to July) 
We are collecting more of 'The Anvil' quilt blocks for our charity block drive. Please use ONLY solid fabrics.  The background should be yellow or white and anvil designs can be in any rainbow color.  Here is the tutorial.  Please note this is a 12.5" unfinished block.  Feel free to make as many as you like and bring them to the July meeting. 

KMQG Summer Mini Quilt Swap!
Partners have been assigned for this swap.  Remember to keep this secret, as this is a secret swap!  You only know who you are making for, but no one knows who is making FOR them!  Feel free to share details of your project on social media over the next few months, if you'd like, but be careful not to give too much away that might let your partner guess who they are!  

Quilts are due at the July 18 meeting.  Please make sure that you'll be there to exchange, or, if something comes up and you can't come, please make arrangements to give your quilt to someone else to bring.  We want to make sure everyone who signs up receives a quilt at the meeting!

You aren't required to give any other goodies along with your mini quilt, but feel free to add some in if you'd like.  Ideas include another small handmade item (mug rug, pincushion), maybe some candy, or a few cute sewing supplies.

Most importantly, have fun and be creative!  We can't wait to see what you make!

If anything comes up between now and July 19 that will make you unable to finish the swap, please contact Jennifer or Melissa as soon as possible.

Fall Retreat!  October 15-18, 2015 at Whistlestop Quilt Retreat in Sweetwater, TN
SIGN UP HERE for our Fall Retreat!
Cost is $65 for Thursday night and $85 each for Friday and Saturday nights.  Total for three night reservation is $235.00 and two night total is $170.  Upon making a reservation, half of the reservation total is due asap.  The final half will be due August 22 at the meeting .  You need to pay deposit as soon as possible.You will be e-mailed with payment instructions.
We will be taking just 10 reservations with a minimum of 6.  Each person will get their own twin bed, but you will more than likely be sharing a room with 1-2 others. 
Priority registration for KMQG members will end on June 6, 2015.  So if you want to come, reserve your spot now!
We will have two potluck meals, but you will be on your own for the rest of the meals.

Modern Hexi Tutorial - May 16!

Jennifer will be teaching a tutorial at the May meeting.  We will be making a Modern Hexi Mini Quilt or Mug Rug!  If you would like to participate, here are the things you need to bring:

-10 hexies for mug rug size -OR- approx 70 for full mini quilt. *Can bring completed hexies, or supplies and I can do a quick tutorial on how to make them.  In that case you'll need enough 2.5" fabric squares for how many hexies they want/need, plus hexagon paper pieces (enough for whole project). I'll bring extras for those who don't have them. 

-9"x9" square background fabric (for mug rug)-OR- FQ background fabric for mini quilt size

-Fabric glue (such as Roxanne's Glue Baste It, or Elmer's School Glue) (I'll bring mine to share)

-Sewline Glue pen or needle and thread to prepare hexies

These are supplies needed for preparing the TOP, which is what we'll do at the meeting.  In order to complete your project at home after, you will also need batting and backing fabric large enough for the top, plus binding fabric.

Upcoming Events

May 16 - 10:15 AM - 12PM - Westminster Presbyterian Church - Monthly Meeting (Modern Hexi Tutorial)

May 22-24 - Smoky Mountain Quilter's Quilt Show 2015  - Maryville College

June 20 - 10:15 AM - 12PM - Westminster Presbyterian Church - Monthly Meeting

July 18 - 10:15 AM - 12PM - Westminster Presbyterian Church - Monthly Meeting

August 15 - 10:15 AM - 12PM - Westminster Presbyterian Church - Monthly Meeting 

September 16-19  - AQS QuiltWeek in Chattanooga, TN

September 19 - 10:15 AM - 12PM - Westminster Presbyterian Church - Monthly Meeting 

October 15-18 - KMQG Fall Retreat!  - Spots still open! (No meeting)

November 21 - 10:15 AM - 12PM - Westminster Presbyterian Church - Monthly Meeting 

December 19 - 10:15 AM - 12PM - Westminster Presbyterian Church - Monthly Meeting 

February 18-21, 2016 - QuiltCon WEST in Pasadena, CA

February 23-26, 2017 - QuiltCon EAST in Savannah, GA!

Hope to see many of you in May!  Please e-mail us at with any questions you might have.