Sunday, August 27, 2023

July 2023 Meeting

KMQG met on Saturday July 15 at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

We had a mid-year review of any sewing resolutions we made and how we were (or were not!) doing on those.  We will check in again at the end of the year.

We gathered in blocks for our latest charity quilt, remaining blocks will be collected at the August meeting when a new block will be announced.

Show & Tell

Show and Tell this month featured many examples of the table runners made using the blocks that Jo taught at the Angle Play session after the June meeting.  It was great to see so many examples and to see how different color choices looked.

Kelly's example of the Angle Play table runner



Jane M.

Pat's 2022 BOM QAL

Jo with her quilt which earned an honorable mention in the modern category at the Smokey Mountain Quilters Show

Two more inspiring quilt from Jo


Laura with another example of last year's BOM QAL which she cleverly signed 





Monday, July 3, 2023

June Meeting Recap

We met on Saturday, June 17 2023 and were back in our usual venue, Westminster Presbyterian Church.


4 quilts connected to KMQG that won prizes at A Mountain Quiltfest.

Kelly Schlang took 3rd and 4th places in the Modern Category - congratulations, Kelly.
Kelly's prize-winning quilts

Elizabeth won 5th place in the Small Pieced category.
Elizabeth's winner

Our Radiata guild entry from this year's MQG Quiltcon won 5th place in the Modern Category

Restoration House Charity Quilts

Another finished quilt ready to go to the Restoration House Project - this one assembled from blocks we made last year.

The first blocks for our next quilt were gathered in.  A reminder - we're making picket fence blocks.  You can find the block instructions here:  Refer to May or June meeting recap emails for details of the color palette.  Remaining blocks are due at our July meeting.

2023 Quilt-along: Magnolia Mystery

For those working on this year's quilt-along, the next step is making flower units.  

Angle-Play workshop

A number of people stayed after the meeting to attend Jo's Angle-Play workshop.
Angle-Play workshop

Show & Tell






Elizabeth's take on last year's two-color BOM QAL





Jenny moved from quilt's to tops for a child

Next month's meeting

Saturday July 15, 2023
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Northshore Dr., Knoxville.
Meeting starts at 10:30am

Monday, May 29, 2023

May Meeting Recap

We met on Saturday, May 20 -- thank you to all members who joined us at a new, temporary location when our usual meeting place was unavailable.

Upcoming Quilting Events

A Mountain Quiltfest, Pigeon Forge, June 5 – 8
See for details
Smoky Mountain Quilters Show, Knoxville Expo Center, June 23 – 24
See for details

2023 Quilt-along: Magnolia Mystery

The next assignment in our quilt-along is creating half geese units. You can find instructions here:

Restoration House Charity Quilt Block

We're making the Picket Fence block for our next charity quilt. You can find instructions here: Members should consult the recap email for color palettes.

Community Outreach Challenge for QuiltCon 2024 (Raleigh)

The MQG released the challenge info for the next Community Outreach quilt that will be displayed at QuiltCon in Raleigh. Challenge details and the color palette are available here:

A Quilty Solid app

This free app is a great resource for identifying solid fabrics, threads, and more from various manufacturers. You can find out more at

MQG Make-A-Difference Challenge

The MQG has issued this year's Make-A-Difference challenge with the theme BIODIVERSITY and proceeds benefiting Wild Earth Allies. This is an individual challenge, and submissions are due July 17-30. You can find details at

Show and Tell









Sunday, April 23, 2023

April Meeting Recap

We met on Saturday April 15th.

Quilt Events

A reminder of some upcoming quilting events:

  • A Mountain Quiltfest : Pigeon Forge, June 5 - 8
  • Smokey Mountain Quilters Quilt Show : Knoxville Expo Center, June 23 - 24, entries due April 22

  • Charity Quilts

    We will be sending one of last year's charity quilts to Poland for Ukrainian refugees as part of the Wrap Ukraine with Quilts project (see

    Another of last year's quilts was bound by Christy

    Polka dot star blocks were collected in for the first of this year's charity quilts.  Watch this space for how those look when assembled into a quilt.

    Show and Tell

    We saw a great variety of quilts in our Show&Tell - variety in styles and construction methods.

    Sherry again - showing just how much quilt styles can change



    Elaine's beautiful inherited quilt - hand pieced by her great grandmother

    Jenny with one of her 'Quilt As You Go' table runners




    Elizabeth - this one completely hand-pieced using English Paper Piecing




    Jane - last year's Block of the Month Quilt-along

    Next meeting - Saturday May 20th.