Walnut Valley Quilters Guild

October Meeting: October 11, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 2448 Edgemont Dr., Arkansas City

October Program

Our October Quilt Guild speaker will be Karen Malnar from Golden, Mo. Originally she

was a Kansas girl from Neodesha, KS. She graduated from the St. Francis School of

Nursing in Wichita in 1968. During her varied nursing career, she worked for: the team

who did the first open heart surgery in Wichita, the Mid American All Indian Center.

Was the liaison with the City to develop the first medical clinic and wrote the grant that

expanded the Indian clinic. Though there were other places – she spent her final 16

years at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Tulsa, establishing the first

breast cancer data base in the State and developing research interest in patient care


Karen retired from the College of Medicine holding appointments in both the Department

of Surgery and the Department of Family Medicine as an Assistant Professor and co-Director

of their Research Sections.

Karen is married to Tom and has two spectacular children. Sewing and quilting were never

a part of her life until her husband retired to Table Rock Lake and Karen thought she best go

with him. The rest is history, as they say. She is in three quilt guilds in Missouri and credits

the members of those guilds teaching her everything she knows. She has had three quilts

juried into Paducah and one juried into The Road to California show, which won Viewer’s

Choice in spite of a glaring mistake

Karen will be speaking on her favorite applique method, English Paper Piecing, and

sharing her tips and expertise on making her prize quilts. We will be meeting at the First

United Methodist Church, 2448 Edgemont Dr Arkansas City, October 11. We invite everyone

to come early that day at 1:30 p.m. for a workshop with Karen, with the meeting at our usual

time 5:30.


The purpose of the guild is to stimulate an interest in quilts, to promote and advance the art of quiltmaking, and to conduct educational programs and services in the design and techniques of quiltmaking.

The Bylaws and Standing Rules that govern the guild can be downloaded at bottom of page.


WVQG meets the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are scheduled alternately between Winfield, KS and Arkansas City, KS since our members come from a wide area.

Quilting Bees

Sew What - Fourth Monday, Cowley County Room, 311 E 9th, Winfield. Open for all to Join.

Bee: Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday from 6-9 pm at the Ark City Senior Citizen Center, 320 S. A Street. Come Join!!

Sew Much Fun- meets second Thursday and Fourth Monday of the month; 9 - 4 pm Field to Fabric Quilt Co in Winfield. Anyone is welcome to join.

Contact Us

Email address is: wvqguild@gmail.com

Postal address is: PO Box 990, Winfield, KS 67156