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Thread: HELP! M.I.A. Block: Kansas City Troubles Sampler quilt

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    Super Member Wunder-Mar's Avatar
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    HELP! M.I.A. Block: Kansas City Troubles Sampler quilt

    I bought an incomplete sampler quilt kit (each block was a separate kit with precut fabrics and instructions for each block) at a guild fundraiser sale. I AM MISSING BLOCK/"Chapter 11" and wonder if anyone has this block from the set of patterns.

    Here's the info I have: It's copyrighted 1998 - Kansas City Quilters. Each of the chapters has a block "description" that's written as though it's straight out of a diary from the mid-1860's. It was probably a block-of-the-month series purchased by the month.

    These are the blocks:
    Chapter 1: Kentucky Lily and setting fabrics/pattern
    Chapter 2: Freedom Flag
    Chapter 3: Wagon Tracks
    Chapter 4: Road to Illinois
    Chapter 5: Turkey Tracks
    Chapter 6: Mississippi Waves
    Chapter 7: Crosses and Losses
    Chapter 8: Flying Geese
    Chapter 9: Kansas Troubles
    Chapter 10: Kansas Dugout
    CHAPTER 11 : MISSING - DO YOU HAVE IT?
    Chapter 12: Finishing & Beginning

    I would deeply appreciate any help any of you has - fabrics to blend well with the others will not be a problem to find, but I'd sure like the information of Block/Chapter 11.

    MANY THANKS for any help you can lend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wunder-Mar View Post

    Chapter 1: Kentucky Lily and setting fabrics/pattern

    Chapter 12: Finishing & Beginning
    Is there a picture of BLOCK 11 (or the whole quilt) included with the Chapter 1 or Chapter 12 info?
    Usually the first (and/or last) BOM installment has a general guide for the whole quilt.

    The instructions can be easily recreated if you had the picture and block size
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    Maybe this is the same group: http://www.ktquilts.com/about-us.htm

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    there are several HUNDRED quilt patterns produced by the KC Star - the most recent is July 17, 2012.

    There is a KC Star BOM available through the Fat Quarter Shop (might not be the same BOM)
    http://www.fatquartershop.com/Vintag...-The-Month.asp
    a collection of quilt patterns from the Kansas City Star, in book form: http://www.abebooks.com/OGlory-Ameri.../8167666334/bd
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS View Post
    Is there a picture of BLOCK 11 (or the whole quilt) included with the Chapter 1 or Chapter 12 info?
    Usually the first (and/or last) BOM installment has a general guide for the whole quilt.

    The instructions can be easily recreated if you had the picture and block size
    Looked through the Chapter 12 bag and didn't find much help at all - there is no photo or illustration of the layout or completed project, only a partial illustration of of the quilting of the quilt, lower half. There is a fair amount of hand embroidery and some applique (no problem), whose templates are provided. It's puzzling, to be sure. Lots of information lacking, but this shows the difference between instructions writing of the late 1990s and now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS View Post
    Maybe this is the same group: http://www.ktquilts.com/about-us.htm
    I emailed them through their website asking for the block name and the chapter/diary entry. Fingers crosses they'll be able to help ... Thanks for the lead!

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    I hope you find it...that would be so frustrating. Let us know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wunder-Mar View Post
    I emailed them through their website asking for the block name and the chapter/diary entry. Fingers crosses they'll be able to help ... Thanks for the lead!
    SUCCESS!!!! Just received an email from the shop - they'll be sending me Chapter 11 "Piecing the Trail to Kansas" block information and "journal entry" description in the mail - free of charge! WOW - that's customer service!!!!

    Thanks to everyone who got me on the right path!

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    Glad it worked out!!
    Looks like the quilt composition/compilation info was in the missing chapter.

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