The Kenya Quilt Guild Blog

August 2020 Monthly Meeting

Members were welcomed. Holding an August meeting is unusual, but so are these times. Our guest from Nakuru was welcomed. The workshop on ‘No Waste Flying Geese’ was attended by 18 members.  The instructions are in this month’s Snippets.  Members are asked to suggest subjects for other workshops. Sheryl went over the process of entering quilts into […]

July 2020 Monthly Meeting

First meeting for KQG’s newly elected Board Members. Congratulations and best wishes for a successful year.  Two new challenges were introduced. Mystery quilt by Sheryl Fowler and Mini Quilt inspired by your birth month by Rachel Peterson. Rohini Desai presented a very informative workshop about “Thread tension on domestic machines”. It was explained how to go […]

July 2020 Workshop – Zoom is our superhero

Covid has changed our lives but it has made us stronger also. Kenya Quilt Guild defying all odds planned a workshop for its members last week successfully over Zoom.  Rohini Desai, managing 3 different devices, held a class, live stitch along, to teach “Inset seams/ Y seams”.  Our members were online with their machine set […]

June 2020 – Locked down but we Rock (and sew)

Stay Home Stay Safe.  Kenya Quilt Guild held their monthly meeting after months over Zoom. Zoom had been a great platform since we are still months away from meeting in person. It was very pleasant to see everyone and the beautiful quilts that have been busy with. Our members were very happy to see each others […]

The Festival of Stitches 2020

The Festival of Stitches 2020:  Last Chapter BY Sheryl Fowler Didn’t we all just pull this one off in style! The exhibition was a tribute to our members and the Guild; an inspiration to all, whether a quilter or a visitor.  The feedback from our members and the guests who attended was positive and we received countless […]

January 2020 – Festival of Stitches 2020

“THE FESTIVAL OF STITCHES” It’s finally time to showcase the best skills of the Quilters and Embroiderers of Kenya.  We are thrilled to have Margaret Fabrizio sharing with us her adventure of discovering Kawandi Quilts.  There will be Live demonstrations of different quilting techniques by our experienced teachers, beautiful quilts to win as raffle prizes, […]

Merry Christmas

Kenya Quilt Guild wishes all Quilting friends a Merry Christmas surrounded by your precious family, beautiful fabrics, long lasting bobbins, perfect half square triangles and many blessings for the new year.  May peace, love, more fabric stash, some more patterns and UFOs follow you.

Math for Quilters

By Dena Dale Crain FINALLY! I published the ebook, Math for Quilters! Now available from Smashwords; coming soon (within the next few days) to Amazon, Apple, Barnes&Noble, Kobo and more. “Control design and improve the results of patchwork quilting as you master the mathematics of basic algebra, fractions, decimals, geometry, and scale. Learn to design, […]

November 2019 Meeting

Following the wonderful Show and Tell was a very informative talk about Domestic Sewing Machine Needles by Rohini Desai. The members thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and had tons of questions to ask. I would say our expert teacher with her immense knowledge dealt with all of them with confidence. So some of us have been […]

October 2019 Meeting

October 2019 Meeting.  Show and Tell and to prepare for our upcoming exhibition there was a presentation about binding, labels and sleeves by Rohini Desai. In order to put together a perfect Quilt Show, Teaching Incharge Rohini Desai did a recap preparing the quilts with perfect binding, borders and sleeves.

September 2019 Meeting

September meeting saw a massive display of Chinese Whispers Challenge quilts. Every participant member had cute stories to tell about their inspiration and the techniques used.  Followed by a marvelous Show and tell. Photo credits: Manjushree. Thanks a lot

July 2019 Meeting

July meeting was full of colorful quilts, a well researched presentation about “Kurak” – Nomad Quilts from Central Asia by Elmira Aleynikova