Happy March Birthdays!

March 6th: Happy Birthday to one of the coolest kids we know! Ciaran is a junior member of the Akoma Ntoso MQG and at just 13 years of age he has his first quilt showing in an exhibit! As part of the Women’s History Month Exhibit known as “Strength, Courage, and Dignity: Stories of Everyday Women” his quilt titled “Thoroughly …

Happy February Birthday!

February 28th: Born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, Mrs. Yvette Ellis is a retired educator with 20 years of experience. She has been quilting on and off for about 1 year. She became a member of Akoma Ntoso in November 2018 jumping right in to guild activities. Her favorite thing about quilting is that she loves learning something new. She …

What a Great Beginning!

Wow! It’s already 2019! We are already NINETEEN YEARS into a new millennium! My how time flies! In 2018, a group of family members and a few friends decided that they indeed wanted to start a new quilting guild in Central Indiana and the Akoma Ntoso Modern Quilt Guild of Central Indiana was born! April 7, 2018 is our anniversary …

2019 BOM Program

Caroline Moore, a Craftsy quilting blogger, states that keeping programming at a quilt guild interesting and entertaining can be a daunting task for guild leadership. A quilt guild challenge, or series of quilt guild challenges—such as a Block of the Month—can be a fun way to vary the programming. While having a speaker and learning a new technique are a standard part …

Happy November Birthdays!

November 4th:  Tina Draper Tina Draper is a native of Kentucky and is a wife, mother and grandmother living in Indianapolis, IN. Tina is a founding member of Akoma Ntoso and has completed every challenge presented to her with gusto! She has actually developed a passion for paper piecing and is a “go to” when we meet each month at …

Happy August Birth Days!

Kita Blount Duncan, August 4th Born and raised in Brooksville, Fl, Kita is a wife and mother of three growing children! Ranging in ages from 6th grade to 12th grade, Kita tries diligently to balance life as a full time nursing student and mom! She wants to bring the joy of sewing to her daughter Mira and to others in …

Group Project #1: Wonky Stars!

It’s Time to Give Back! Or: Our First Group Quilt Project!   Akoma Ntoso Members: Our first project continues to be our mini quilts for monetary contribution to the Ransburg YMCA this fall. However, while that is an individual project, we will now begin our first group project. This project will help us check off a several things on our …

Happy July Birth Days!

July 1st: Born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, Tony Jean Dickerson is the 7th child of 8 children raised by Linda and Jeffie Lee—and her Uncle Frank Edwards! Graduating from John Marshall High School at 17, Tony took off for Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO. She spent 35 years in the Show Me State; 32 years as an educator …

Member Info: Making Your Nametag!

One of our first projects is going to be for each member to make their own personal name badge to wear for each meeting. You should have received a small baggy with some material and a free lanyard for this purpose. You can make it by hand or machine. Several members wore theirs to our first guild meeting on June …