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Calendar If your local quilt shop or guild is interested in a Ruby Short McKim Presentation or Book Signing, email us at info@mckimstudios.com

And if you let us know when your quilt guild or show is highlighting Ruby Short McKim, we'll add it to our Calendar!




July 15, 2013 • 7pm
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.
Country Crossroads Quilt Guild
7246 Freeport Road - Forreston, IL

July 11, 2013
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.
Nitetime Needlers Quilt Guild
Gashland United Methodist Church - Kansas City, MO

April 20-21, 2013 • Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4
Quilted Treasures XV – Quilts from the Heart
The Amador Valley Quilters
• Special exhibit – “Quilts of Valor”
• 400+ Quilts, Vendors, Door prizes, Raffle Baskets, Demonstrations
• Guild’s featured artist: Alex Anderson
• Opportunity Quilt Drawing “Ruby’s Fruit Baskets Redux”
What an honor to have this beautiful Fruit Basket Quilt chosen as this quild's opportunity quilt! McKim Studios and the Amador Valley Quilters collaborated to produce a long awaited pattern book as well as an exquisite quilt for their fundraiser.
Alameda County Fairgrounds - Pleasanton, CA
For more info…www.amadorvalleyquilters.org/quilt-show

March 21-22-23, 2013
Ruby Short McKim Presentation
Morgan Ashley Yeats
Four Seasons Quilts • JoAnn Atkins, Owner
9708 63rd Avenue North - Maple Grove, MN
For more info…fourseasonsquiltsmn.com




OCTOBER, 2012
Quaddy Quiltie Pattern Book
Here's another pattern series that has rolled up & over into our new "Ruby Short McKim Collaborative" Special Edition Series! Eventually all the books will be offered in this new venue and all include beautiful full color photographs of the featured quilts, detailed instructions to make yours just like them, a special McKim family story, and the option to purchase the patterns on CD along with the book. The Quaddy Quiltie featured in this pattern book was made by my dear friend Janette Dwyer of Atkinson, IL.

SEPTEMBER 21-22, 2012
30th Annual Northland Needlers Quilt Show
The theme of the 2012 Show is "Today's Stitches…Tomorrow's Heirlooms". Quilters will be displaying quilts of all sizes, shapes, and descriptions. McKim Studios is proud to be a sponsor.

In 1982, the Kansas City Northland fountain was in the planning stage. Area civic leaders were having fund-raising drives for this project and a group of Northland women decided they could contribute to this fund by holding a quilt show. After the show was over, it was evident there were many local women who shared a love of quilting and two quilt guilds were formed. The daytime guild is called the Northland Quilt Guild and the evening guild is called the Nitetime Needlers Quilt Guild. Over the past 29 years, the Northland Needlers Quilt Show has held a silent auction of miniature and baby quilts each year to help support many local organizations and charities.
Salvation Army Community and Worship Center
5306 North Oak Trafficway - Kansas City, MO
For more info…www.nnqs.webs.com

JULY 19-21, 2012
The Quilter's Hall of Fame Celebration 2012
The Quilters Hall of Fame is pleased to announce Eleanor Burns, author of over 107 quilt instruction books, and host of her own television show for over 22 years, as the 2012 Quilters Hall of Fame inductee.

Ruby Short McKim
Janette Dwyer & Cindy Claycamp
JULY 21st, Saturday
"Ruby's Girls" have stepped in to give this presentation…between them they have all kinds of goodies and background information about Grammy to share. FYI, both Janette and Cindy are on the "Ruby Short McKim Collaborative" Advisory Board, and Janette has been declared an official "Honory Granddaughter" (because my mother said so).

Marion, IN
For more info…www.quiltershalloffame.net

July 17, 2012
Midwest Fabric Study Group
July Program
Last fall I discovered about 14 boxes in my basement that were labeled KIMPORT, but turned out to be ephemera from the original McKIM STUDIOS. This wonderful group volunteered to go through 11 or so boxes and catalog every single piece of paper in a database for our records.

Everyone paired up in teams and they worked tirelessly! There's not enough thank-you's in the world to give these dedicated researchers and historians…Xenia Cord & Margaret Long; Dale Drake, my mother Barbara Frohoff & Janette Dwyer; Suzanne Brodnax & Jean Odom; Cindy Claycamp & Sister Sue, and Sharon Pinka.

Much to my delight, Rosalind Webster Perry stopped by to see us and took pictures. I not only had the opportunity to meet her, but we actually had a chance to hang out and get to know each other a bit - LOVELY!

Comfort Inn - Marion, IN

July 16, 2012
The Grand Ladies of Quilting…and One Gent
Janette Dwyer
This program is about those innovative individuals that paved the way with quilting patterns as well as quilting styles we still enjoy today.
Keepsake Quilters
Bethlehem Lutheran Church - Cedar Falls, IA

APRIL 25-28, 2012
28th Annual AQS Quilt Show & Contest
Paducah, KY
The April AQS Quilt Show & Contest experience is legendary. The quilts are among the best in the world; the merchants have the latest books and supplies; and the teachers are the finest. Treat yourself to an extraordinary experience!
Paducah Expo Center
415 Park Avenue - Paducah, KY 42001
For more info…www.americanquilter.com/shows

APRIL 14, 2012 – Saturday
Ruby Short McKim–A Glimpse Beyond
Merrily McKim Tuohey
This special presentation will give the audience a peek behind the story that most people know about Ruby Short McKim. I'll share bits and pieces of "Grammy's" childhood, education at the NY School of Fine Arts and more. I'll also share a wide variety of ephemera that is just beginning to be revealed to Quilt Historians and Researchers.
Iowa-Illinois Quilt Study Group - Kalona, IA

APRIL 12, 2012 – Thursday – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Ruby Short McKim–Trunk Show / Book Signing / Interviews
Merrily McKim Tuohey
This trunk show is all about quilts designed by Ruby Short McKim! I'll also provide a brief history of Grammy's personal and professional life. Come in and see us, and I'll be available to sign your Ruby Short McKim pattern books, if you desire. We'll also be video-taping short interviews featuring you and your favorite Ruby Short McKim quilt, with your permission of course!
Expressions in Thread • Pam Huges, Owner
Comfort Inn Conference Room - Le Claire, IA
For more info…(563) 289-1447

APRIL 11, 2012 – Wednesday – 12noon to 4:00 pm
Ruby Short McKim–Trunk Show / Book Signing / Interviews
Merrily McKim Tuohey
This trunk show is all about quilts designed by Ruby Short McKim! I'll also provide a brief history of Grammy's personal and professional life. Come in and see us, and I'll be available to sign your Ruby Short McKim pattern books, if you desire. We'll also be video-taping short interviews featuring you and your favorite Ruby Short McKim quilt, with your permission of course!
Susan's Calico Creations • Susan May, Owner
1108 4th Street - Fulton, IL
For more info…(815) 589-2221

APRIL 10, 2012 – Tuesday
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.
River City Quilter's Guild - Morrison, IL
For more info…Marjorie Gibson (815) 772-3399

APRIL 9, 2012 – Monday
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.
Geneseo Park District Quilter's Guild
Geneseo Community Center - Geneseo, IL

March 10, 2012
The Quilt Designer's Gem-Ruby Short McKim
Janette Dwyer
A trunk show of more than 20 Ruby Short McKim quilts and quilt tops, both new and vintage offerings, as well as background information about Ruby Short McKim.
Wisconsin/Illinois Quilt Study Group
Wisconsin Historical Museum - Madison WI

FEBRUARY, 2012
The Three Little Pigs Quilt Pattern Book
This pattern series has rolled up & over into our new "Ruby Short McKim Collaborative" Special Edition Series! This pattern book includes all the new RSMC goodies...beautiful full color photographs of the featured quilt, detailed instructions to make yours just like it, a special McKim family story, and the option to purchase the patterns on CD along with the book. This unique little quilt was made by LaNae Reyburn of Geneseo, IL.

JANUARY, 2012
Child Life Quilt Pattern Book
"Ruby Short McKim Collaborative" Special Edition Series Debut! This pattern book includes beautiful full color photographs of the featured quilt made by Janette Dwyer of Atkinson, IL, as well as detailed instructions to make one just like it, a special McKim family story, and the option to purchase the patterns on CD along with the book.




NOVEMBER, 2011 – Thursday
Introducing...Ruby Short McKim
Merrily McKim Tuohey
An introduction of Grammy to those who either aren't familiar with her work, or simply want to know more about her. This presentation features a brief history of her life, fond family memories, and a showing of quilts in the McKim family's collection.
Bushwhacker Quilt Guild - Nevada, MO

OCTOBER 13, 14 & 15, 2011
Original Sewing and Quilting Expo
Booth #621
Thursday & Friday: 10:00am–6:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am–5:30pm
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo is delighted to announce Explorations in Quilting, the latest chapter in our ever-growing response to quilters' requests for MORE! We've bumped up the quilting education program with more hours of workshops, a broader curriculum with exciting projects and technique classes, launched a new quilt competition and brought together more enthusiastic retail vendors to provide the most innovative tools, patterns, books, gadgets and fabrics for quilters ever! We've made it our mission to bring quilters and would-be quilters a high-level, more satisfying experience in the classroom, while they're shopping and in our carefully chosen display collections.
KCI-Expo Center
11730 N. Ambassador Dr. - Kansas City, MO 64153
For more info…816-891-7694 • www.kciexpo.com •
www.sewingexpo.com/KansasCityMO

SEPTEMBER 28th thru OCTOBER 1, 2011
AQS Quilt Show & Contest
Des Moines, IA Booth #532
We'll be vending our first show! A great line up of Workshops, Lectures, and Special Events!
For more info…www.americanquilter.com

SEPTEMBER, 2011
5th Anniversary of McKim Studios Ruby Short McKim Revival

AUGUST, 2011
Buggy Barn's™ 15th Annual Quilt Show & Folk Art Festival
The Buggy Barn is well known for their Annual Outdoor Quilt Show. Classes are from August 24-28, Quilt Show is August 27-28, 10am to 4pm.
The Buggy Barn
28848 Tramm Road N. - Reardan, WA
For more info…
www.buggybarnquilts.com

JULY 14-16, 2011
The Quilter's Hall of Fame Celebration 2011
Marion, IN
Ardis and Robert James of Chappaqua, New York were chosen to be the 2011 Honorees. In addition, there will be the Merchant Mall with many exciting events planned, Lectures, Workshops, Quilt Exhibits, Appraisals, Show & Tell and Auctions.
For more info…www.quiltershalloffame.net

JUNE 14, 2011 – Tuesday – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Book Signing / Show & Tell / Interviews
Merrily McKim Tuohey
Come in and see us! Shop Owner Gloria Hankins and BFF Janette Dwyer are providing light refreshments, and I'll be available to sign your Ruby Short McKim pattern books if you desire. We'll also be video-taping short interviews featuring your favorite Ruby Short McKim quilts, with your permission of course!
Quilts-N-Blooms
127 South State Street - Geneseo, IL - (309) 944-0111

JUNE 13, 2011 – Monday
An Overview of 20th Century Quilt Kits
Rose Marie Werner
A discussion of the phenomenon of quilt kits, their designers, and their role in 20th Century quilting - including lots of show and tell.
Geneseo Park District Quilters Guild
Geneseo Community Center - Geneseo, IL

JUNE 13, 2011 – Monday
Ruby Short McKim Collaborative 1st Annual Meeting
Victorian Manor - Geneseo, IL

MAY 14, 2011
Ruby Short McKim–A Glimpse Beyond
Merrily McKim Tuohey
A deeper look beyond the story we all know about Ruby Short McKim
Midwest Fabric Study Group
Quilt Quarters Quilt Shop - 9840 Michigan Road - Indianapolis, IND

APRIL/MAY, 2011
Roly Poly Circus Quilt Pattern Book
Special Edition Debut from the new "Ruby Short McKim Collaborative" series

APRIL 27-30, 2011
27th Annual AQS Quilt Show & Contest
Paducah, KY
We'll be there to visit and take classes - Hope to meet you there!!!
For more info…www.americanquilter.com/shows

MARCH, 2011
Bird Life/Audubon Quilt Pattern Book
Special Edition Debut from the new "Ruby Short McKim Collaborative" series

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