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The Wichita MQG has been established to help promote the modern quilting movement in the Wichita area.  Our guild is focused on developing the modern aesthetic of quilting within our members and our community.

We welcome all quilters to come to our meetings...whether you are experienced in modern quilt design, working to expand your quilting horizons, or just want to learn a little more what we're all about, please come join us.  It is our hope that you will leave inspired, informed, and embracing this movement. Let's make our community beautiful, one modern quilt at a time.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Opportunity Quilt Congratulations

Congratulations to Teresa Lang! She has won our Wichita Modern Quilt Guild opportunity quilt.  A big thank you to all participants and to those who purchased tickets!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Quilt blocks for Alberta

The Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild asked for quilt blocks to be donated for victims of the recent Alberta fires.  Our members made blocks and Donna Loehr coordinated the project. The block was a Maple Leaf and the colors of the Alberta flag were used.

 Pictured, from left to right: Linda Beachy-Hughes, Becca Keimig, Donna Loehr, Annette Quiring, Julie Gier

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Opportunity Quilt Completed

Our opportunity quilt is complete! Jo Oliver accomplished the gorgeous quilting and Becca Taylor Keimig added the sleeve and binding.  Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Common Threads Regional Quilt Show on June 16 through 18, 2016. The quilt will also be on display at the Material Girls quilt shop. 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Second Annual Quilt Bomb

The Wichita Modern Quilt Guild is planning its second annual “quilt bomb” to celebrate National Quilting Day.  On Saturday, March 19, the guild members will decorate the statues of downtown Wichita.  The statues, located on Douglas Avenue between Main and Topeka streets, will be adorned with colorful quilts of all sizes that have been created by the guild members.  

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Raffle Quilt Progress

Our opportunity quilt is growing and we are excited to share our progress! We have completed the third border of Elizabeth Hartman’s “Aviatrix Medallion” pattern. The finished quilt will be on display, and raffle tickets can be purchased, at the Common Threads Regional Quilt Show June 16 – 18, 2016.  

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Raffle Quilt Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek at the raffle quilt our members have been working on.   We are following the beautiful “Aviatrix Medallion” pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.  This picture shows the center medallion and first row of colorful blocks. The finished quilt will be on display, and raffle tickets can be purchased, at the Common Threads Regional Quilt Show here in Wichita on June 16 – 18, 2016. Watch this space for more information about the raffle drawing and to see the quilt as it progresses!

Friday, January 9, 2015

WMQG Charity Quilt Challenge

WMQG I recieved email confirmation that our charity challenge quilt is in Austin!
 Thanks to everyone who participated in this challenge! It was fun and interesting.
 When we were tossing ideas about, Becca had the great idea of using the Sedgwick county map as our guide for our quilt. The map was a grid, but by color-identifying each town in the county, it gave our quilt an "alternative grid"- which is what we were challenged to do!  By looking at the quilt, you do not realize it is a map of our county, unless you know what you are looking at. Using the colors designated by MQG, we were able to put some "pop" into our quilt. 
 Leah and Julie turned the county map into block patterns. Julie cut all the fabrics for the blocks into kits, and Becca distributed the kits to our members who were willing to sew the blocks. We met after the December meeting with several people to sew the blocks into a quilt. Jo did her quilting magic on the layers, and Becca put the binding and hanging sleeve on. With the label added, the quilt was packaged and on it's way to Austin! See below for a few pictures of the layout process, the finished quilt, and the quilting. I can't wait to see it at QUILTCON!

I will work on the photos.....