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2016



2015

November 15, 2015
Ruby's 2016 Calendar Contest

2016 Calendars Available!

September
15, 2015
Ruby's 2016 Calendar Contest

Announce Winners ; )

July 16-19, 2015
The 66th Annual United Federation of Doll Clubs Convention
By the mid-1930s McKim Studios gradually transitioned into Kimport Dolls, a business that continued for the rest of Grammy and Granddaddy's lives. It was carried on by my Father, Kim, who was born in 1933, after their trip to the Paris Exposition in 1932.

There will be a special Kimport exhibit and luncheon at the UFDC Convention this year, and the McKim family very excited.  Some McKim Studios ephemera will be on display as well.

KC Marriott Downtown - Kansas City, MO
Go!UFDC Convention

June 19-21, 2015
Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2015
Kansas City is nicknamed the “City of Fountains,” but in June of 2015 it will become the “City of Quilts.” Fuel your creative spirit by attending the inaugural Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival which is set to be the largest quilt expo of its kind in the area.
Overland Park Convention Center - Overland Park, KS
Go!Kansas City Quilt Festival

June 15 — August 15, 2015
Ruby's 2016 Calendar Contest

Accepting Entries
Go!Enter the 2016 Calendar Contest

April 18, 2015
Ruby Short McKim–My Personal Treasure
Merrily McKim Tuohey
This presentation features a brief introduction to Ruby Short McKim, the story of destiny's hand in a granddaughter's journey, a glimpse into "Grammy's" personal and professional history, followed by a viewing of treasures in the McKim Family Collection.
MOKA Quilt Study Group (Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas)
University Plaza & Museum on the Square - Joplin, MO

March
, 2015
Ruby’s Flower Basket Quilt • A Block-of-the-Month Program

McKim Studios will begin mailing the BOM Programs to participating Quilt Shops.


February 15, 2015
Ruby’s Flower Basket Quilt • A Block-of-the-Month Program

Last day to sign up for the program at the introductory price!

(Please note the Program will continue to be available after today at the regular price.)

Go!Sign up for Ruby’s Flower Basket Quilt BOM Program

January 16, 2015
Ruby's Centennial Celebration • 2016 Calendar Contest

This online contest was inspired by McKim Studios’ upcoming 2016 National Celebration, “Ruby Short McKim A Century of Designs Worth Doing”.  Quilters are invited to enter their Ruby Short McKim reproduction quilts in McKim Studios’ first official competition to celebrate Ruby’s contribution to quilt history.  This competition gives quilters an excellent opportunity to share their work with people across the country.
Go!2016 Calendar Contest Details


2014

December, 2014
Ruby’s Flower Basket Quilt • A Block-of-the-Month Program (Introductory Offer)

McKim Studios has teamed up with Kansas City Star Quilts to bring you this very special Block-of-the-Month-Program. Donna di Natale, quilt book author and editor at Kansas City Star Quilts, is working directly on the project. This program is the first of many new offerings and events in the works to celebrate Ruby Short McKim’s “A Century of Designs Worth Doing” in 2016. Her first pattern, Quaddy Quiltie, was published in 1916 by The Kansas City Star.
Go!Sign up for Ruby’s Flower Basket Quilt BOM Program

October 17, 2014
Ruby Short McKim–The Quilt Designing Gem
Janette Dwyer
This program is about one particular innovative individual that paved the way with quilting patterns as well as quilting styles we still enjoy today.
Dekalb County Quilter's Guild - Sycamore, IL

September 1-13, 2014
The Big Adventure 'Down Under'
Merrily McKim Tuohey & Janette Dwyer
Off to judge a quilt contest in Adelaide, Australia at their 175th Royal Adelaide Show. The contest was for Grammy's Farm Life Quilt, which was published there in 1932. Grammy & Granddaddy connected with the 'Adelaide Chronicles' newspaper when they went to the Paris Exposition in 1932. Rhymeland and The Three Little Pigs quilt pattern series were also published in there.

The Royal Adelaide Show
- Adelaide, Australia
Go!Lean more about 'The Show'

August 2, 2014
Ruby Short McKim–The Quilt Designing Gem
Janette Dwyer
This program is about one particular innovative individual that paved the way with quilting patterns as well as quilting styles we still enjoy today.

Iowa Illinois Quilt Study Group

Kalona Quilt and Textile Museum - Kalona, IA

June
, 2014
Ruby Short McKim • A Century of Designs Worth Doing

2016 Marks the 100th aniversary of Ruby Short McKim's 1st published Quilt Pattern, Quaddy Quiltie, in 1916. Many of you are familiar with Ruby Short McKim’s quilt and needlework designs. She is widely recognized for her body of work, as well as for her book One Hundred and One Patchwork Patterns published in 1931. Her quilt pattern series were syndicated in newspapers all over the country–weekly or monthly.

Quaddy Quiltie, also known as the “Bedtime Quilt”, was published in The Kansas City Star in 1916. This was her first, and probably most famous quilt series.

Go!Read more about the 2016 Celebration

May 13, 2014
Ruby Short McKim–My Personal Treasure
Merrily McKim Tuohey
This presentation features a brief introduction to Ruby Short McKim, the story of destiny's hand in a granddaughter's journey, a glimpse into "Grammy's" personal and professional history, followed by a viewing of treasures in the McKim Family Collection.
Twilight Stitchers Guild - Blue Springs, MO

May 13, 2014
Ruby Short McKim–The Quilt Designing Gem
Janette Dwyer
This program is about one particular innovative individual that paved the way with quilting patterns as well as quilting styles we still enjoy today.
Cumberland Valley Quilt Guild - Nashville, TN

May 5, 2014
My Journey with Ruby Short McKim
Barbara Wells
An informal program for our local quilt group…“I learned to piece from patterns in the Dover edition of 101 Patchwork Patterns which was about all that was out there when I was starting. There was no one to teach me how, my one grandmother that did quilt was gone long before I was born. Ruby's book was my bible for quilting for years, until the mid 70's when the centennial celebration in 1976 renewed interest in quilting.

At an antique store I found Flower Garden Quilt blocks and turned them into a quilt. At that time I didn't know they were Ruby Short McKim designs. Later I found the picture in the book I had been using for years for patterns. I read all I could find on Ruby and bought whatever pattern of hers I could find. Then I found McKim Studios Revival, which is all about Ruby's legacy. I gave the group a little 'trunk show' with the quilts that I had created from the new McKim Studios patterns: Quaddie, Roly Poly Circus, Jolly Circus, Farm Animal quilts from Farm Life, and the Mother Goose Panel.

They were excited to hear about Merrily's trip to Australia to judge the Farm Life Quilt Contest over there. I shared the news about the Kansas City Star book and the 100th Anniversary planned for 2016. And, of course, I showed them my copy of the new Farm Life Quilt Pattern Book.”
Country Samples Quilt Group - Reardan, WA

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