Miami County Quilters' Guild
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Miami County Quilters' Guild Services
At Miami County Quilters' Guild, we promise to stimulate an interest in quilts, to promote and advance the art of quilt making and to conduct educational programs and services in the design and techniques of quilt making.

We provide a variety of services including:
Membership:  
Our Membership year extends from January to December. Annual dues are $30 with $10 of the dues going towards 12 opportunity quilt tickets for that year. Dues will be paid in September and no later than February.  Anyone who has not paid their dues by the March meeting will be dropped from the roster and will no longer receive the monthly newsletter.
Block of the Month:
Each Newsletter contains a Block of the Month pattern for the following meeting.  If you would like to participate in the block drawing,  simply make one or more blocks from the given patterns, bring it to the meeting and add your name to the block drawing box.  One lucky winner from each of the morning and evening meetings will win all of the blocks brought to that meeting.  This is a fun way to try new designs, be challenged and maybe even get a good start on a quilt top!  If you can make extra blocks please do so.   The extra blocks are used to make the charity quilts that we donate.
Newsletter:
The Guild sends out a monthly newsletter.   The letter will give details about the upcoming meeting, including any supplies needed for the lesson or workshop.  There are usually other items of interest to quilters, such as a calendar of events and quilt shows, notices of Guild projects, helpful hints, etc.                      
Community Service:
The Guild maintains a strong county-wide presence with many community service projects.

Past Projects include:
     Doll clothes and doll quilts for Operation Holiday
     Lap quilts and walker bags for nursing homes
     Baby quilts for Children's Mercy Hospitals
     Place mats for Meals on Wheels
     Shorts for injured military personnel
     Caps and scarves for chemotherapy patients
     Neck pillows for local hospitals
     Tote bags for school children in Mexico
​     Christmas Stockings made and donated to Lake Mary children

Ongoing projects include:
     Beginning quilt classes offered free of charge
     Children's quilting classes
     Annual donations of quilting books to the Paola, Louisburg and Osawatomie libraries
     Monthly donations to the local food pantries in Paola, Osawatomie and Louisburg
     Bed-size quilts created by our Block of the Month program for county families who have  
     lost their homes due to fire or other natural disasters
     Project Uplift monthly donations to homeless in Kansas City Metro Area
     Cancer Quilts and Hats donated to the Miami County Cancer Foundation

Ongoing projects - links and additional information


Here are the links to the Chemo Hat patterns Cee Kueser made. Both are PDF files and several pages long. Cee suggested that on the Nancy's Notions hat directions the sides are too long and instead of making them 18 inches, she would cut them down to 15 or 16 inches. 
http://www.brimmingwithlove.com/patterns/Milly_Tie_Hat_Pattern_BWL.pdf

http://www.nancysnotions.com/text/pdf/EasyHats_Pattern.pdf


Our donations of cancer quilts and hats to the Miami County Cancer Foundation is ongoing.

The Block of the Month helps us to have quilts to donate to local families affected by fire or natural disasters.

Nada Thoden Memorial Scholarship:  
The Miami County Quilters Guild will award a $500 scholarship annually for a Miami County Kansas resident pursuing a Family & Consumer Science related major and career. If no applicant pursuing a FACS related major and career apply, the scholarship funds will be held for the next year awards. The scholarship award will be made directly to the college for the selected student after receipt of enrollment is received. 

Follow this link to the application for the Nada Thoden Memorial Scholarship
Follow this link to a list of majors eligible for the Thoden Scholarship Eligible Majors