Quilters Guild

of Greater Kansas City

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Guild Meetings are held on the 2nd. Tuesday of each month at the First Lutheran Church, 6400 State Line Road, Mission Hills, KS 66208. GUESTS ARE MOST WELCOME!!! We begin at 9:00 a.m. with our social hour and the program and meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at noon.                                                                                                                                                                      February 2015 Newsletter    Previous Newsletters   Heartland Quilt Network Newsletter

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  Click on it to see a larger view. Awesome!

                                                           2015 Opportunity Quilt

With the help of 20 quilt guild members, the quilt has been sent out for quilting. The quilter has promised to have it back in January and Grace has volunteered to put on the binding.

Many thanks again for all of you who helped put the quilt together - you are all superstars. Special thanks to Betty Jane Krueger who reviewed all the directions, etc., in addition to helping Paula Neuer & me put the blocks & top together. I would be remiss if I did not thank Carol Crouse for helping select the fabrics during several road trips.

Karen Tanyi



 was a great success!!!


2013 OPPORTUNITY QUILT  Clara Diaz and her quilting bee did a wonderful job creating and sewing the quilt. The colors and the patterns are amazing. The custom designed machine quilting by Debbie Smith makes the quilt exquisite.  (CLICK ON THE QUILT TO GET A LARGER VIEW)




Quilts To Benefit Ozanam Troubled Teenagers


Seven twin-size charity quilts were delivered to Ozanam for their teenage residents on Tuesday December 11, 2012 by Charity Quilt Committee Grace Lighthizer and Connie Zwego. Five of these were begun in the Mystery Quilt workshop earlier this year with Theresa Ward and Sharon Lorfing using donated charity quilt fabrics. With Sharon’s guidance, we enlarged their original planned throw size to twin size for this purpose. One more Mystery/charity has been promised for future giving.

Since it first opened its doors in 1948, Ozanam has helped more than 6,000 children get their lives back on track. Located on a 96- acre campus in south Kansas City, Ozanam provides a wide array of therapeutic options and a dedicated staff of more than 150 professionals. Together, we can help children and their families begin to put their lives back together.” From http://www.ozanam.org/ Currently there are about 20 girls and 57 boys between the ages of 12 and 18 living long-term at Ozanam. When they are able to leave, they are allowed to take their quilt with them. Please consider making a twin size quilt for a troubled teen (especially suitable for boys) next year …. Cut & dedicate a few pieces of fabric to start one for this purpose soon .... and begin your 2013 UFO list with it!


  In and Out

Size: 97x100 - Created and pieced by the Midtown Bee. It is their adaptation of Outside The Box by Bill Kerr. It was machine quilted by Mary Hibbs.

Jan Jarchow, QGGKC guild member won the quilt! Congratulations!

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The winner of the 2011 Opportunity Quilt is QGGKC member Carol Marcks! Congratulations!

The 2010 Opportunity Quilt

was won by Kathi LaFrance from Colorado.  Here is what Kathi had to say: " I am so honored to be the person that won a one of a kind quilt design for your guilds 35Th anniversary.

Your guilds beautiful quilt arrived a few minutes ago! 

OH MY! What a beautiful quilt! You can feel/see the love that went into making this beautiful quilt!   The applique is stunning  and  the stars.. Oh My gosh!  They are perfect!  The long arm quilting shows off the quilt!   All the time and effort that went into making this quilt shows! One very beautiful quilt! 

My husband's first comment when he saw the quilt was..."That is my quilt...so, you won it.. I claim it!"  

I know that quilts are made to be used and loved, but this quilt will hang in my sewing/quilting room! It will be an inspiration for me...something to push me to make a quilt this exquisite. I have only been quilting for 3 years...so, i have a ways to go to get to this level...your quilt will encourage me!

I was sorry to hear that you will not have a quilt show this year! I had planned to drive my daughter to Lawrence to see her grandma...and make a side trip to see your show!  I will add my name to your newsletter mailing list and I will watch and see if you find another venue for your shows!

Thank you again,"

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                                          Pat Jerez