Friday, June 5, 2015

May Meeting Recap

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

Thanks to our VP, Jennifer for teaching up how to easily applique English Paper Pieced Hexies to make Mug Rugs and Mini Quilts!  Have you finished your Hexi project yet?!


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! 

Stars for Stephanie
Here are our first few quilts that have been completed 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 least 5-6 quilts for chemo rooms in the area.  Members are still hard at work constructing the quilts - we'll keep you updated on the progress.

Congrats to the Smoky Mountain Quilters Quilt Show Participants and Winners!
It can be an intimidating thing to submit a quilt to be "judged" for a show and then hung up for everyone to see and analyze.  So we are so grateful to our members who entered their modern quilts in the local Smoky Mtn Quilters show this year!  Thank you so much for sharing your work with our community and representing our guild and modern quilting!  By sharing your work, you have allowed people to see quilts in a new light and have hopefully inspired some quilters to try a new style - or even inspired someone new to begin quilting!

Due to photo reproduction restrictions, we cannot share photos of the quilts from the show without permission from their creators.  As such, we will only be sharing KMQG members' quilts.

Michelle B.- "Maxifiori" - entered in the "Modern Quilt" Category (below)

 KMQG Members - "Mod Petals" - entered in the "Group Quilt" Category (below)
Winner of an Honorable Mention!

Jennifer G. - "Totem" - entered in the "Modern Quilt" Category (below)

Elizabeth R.  - "Drunkard's Path Menagerie entered in the "Wall Hanging" Category (below)

Emily D. - "Made in GDR 26" - entered in the "Modern Quilt" Category (below)
2nd Place Winner!

Melissa E. - "Outfoxed Forest" - entered in the "Modern Quilt" Category (below)
Winner of an Honorable Mention!

Melissa E. - "Scrappy Jewels" - entered in the "Children's Quilts" Category (below)
2nd Place Winner!

Thanks again to those that entered quilts! It was inspiring to see such great participation from the KMQG membership!

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.

The Meadow Quilt Workshop with Lizzy House  September 5, 2015

The class will take place at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Northshore Dr., Knoxville, TN; beginning at 11:00 AM and concluding around 6:00 PM with a lunch break. You will learn the piecing of Lizzy's famous Meadow Quilt during the class. The cost of the class will be $125 for Modern Quilt Guild members and $150 for all others. We will need a 50% deposit due upon completion of this form. The balance will be due in mid-July. There are 18 spots available.

Upcoming Events

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 5  - 11:00 AM - 6 PM - Westminster Presbyterian Church - The Meadow Quilt workshop with Lizzy House - SIGN UPs OPEN!

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.