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.                                                                                                                                                                      August 2014 Newsletter      Previous Newsletters   Heartland Quilt Network Newsletter

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METRO TRAIL OF QUILTS      2014 Quilters Guild Of Greater Kansas City Quilt Show                          August 30 – September 1, 2014
Labor Day Santa Cali-Gon Days festival
Roger T. Sermon Community Center 
201 N. Dodgion  Independence, MO
quiltguildgkc@gmail.com

Quilt Show Link  Here’s a link to the Quilt Show that will be held August 30 – September 1, 2014: http://quiltshownews.com/quilt-shows-by-state/missouri/

Interested in other quilt shows in other areas? Check this link http://quiltshownews.com/quilt-shows-by-state

  

  QGGKC 2014 OPPORTUNITY QUILT

  Click on it to see a larger view. Awesome! Get your tickets at the  guild meeting...

1 Dollar Festival Shuttles run every 15 minutes

* Handicapped accessible shuttles available Saturday thru Monday.
* $1 Shuttle runs from free parking area at William Chrisman High School, 24 Hwy. & Noland Road, to the Main Stage. (This shuttle does not run Friday)
* $1 Shuttle runs from free parking area behind the Community of Christ Auditorium, 1000 W. Walnut, to Market Vendor tents at Osage & Lexington. 
* Parking close to the festival grounds is typically between $10-$15, depending on lot

 

    View the QUILT SHOW FLIER

 

   2014  QUILT  SHOW  ENTRY  FORM

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The guild celebrated its 38th anniversary.  Cake and punch were enjoyed during the meeting.

QGGKC 2013 QUILT SHOW

 TOMORROW'S HEIRLOOM QUILTS 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!

2012 OPPORTUNITY QUILT 

  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!

Click on the quilt to see larger version

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2011 OPPORTUNITY QUILT

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