Monday, February 2, 2015

Wonky Star Block Drive in memory of Stephanie Hicks

It is with great sadness we announce that one of our founding members and dear friend, Stephanie Hicks lost her hard fought battle with cancer this morning. Stephanie was involved with the KMQG from the very beginning, attending our very first meeting and almost every meeting up until the very end. We loved seeing her bright quilts that she enjoyed making for her loved ones and those in need. She helped organize our very first guild retreat and was always excited to attend the next retreat! She served the guild in many ways over the years, volunteering as photographer, secretary and vice-president and coordinating construction and delivery of many quilts that were donated to those in need. She always shared her love of quilting with others and introduced many to our guild! She loved the beach, bright colors, Wonky Stars! and more than anything, her son. Please pray for her family and friends during this time. She will be greatly missed.

In honor of her memory, we will be running a Wonky Star charity block drive.
The stars should be 12.5" unfinished and should be made in Stephanie's favorite, bright colors - solids only, please.
We are so grateful to all those interested in donating blocks.  If you would like to mail your blocks, please contact us at for our address.

You can find a tutorial for a Wonky Star block, here (by The Silly BooDilly). 

For your blocks, please use the color swatch below for reference.  Any aqua, green, yellow, orange, and magenta - with cream for a neutral.  The background can be any of these colors as well as the stars.

We will be accepting blocks through April 18, 2015

Here's a button to use on social media:


  1. The Music City guild offers condolences and would like to send some blocks in Stephanie's memory. Is there a background color, or should the entire block be in the brights?

    1. Jenny, thank you so much. Any background color is fine. After you brought it to my attention, I think our swatch needed a good neutral, so I added cream! That could be a star or background color too.

  2. South Sound Modern Quilt Guild would also like to offer our condolences. I never got to meet Stephanie in person, but I truly cared deeply for her. Such an amazing spirit.
    President, South Sound MQG

  3. sending condolences from Boston - Stephanie sounds like she a great lady, and I will pass on information to our group about your project. Best wishes, Rebecca (president, Boston MQG)