Very early in the Guild's history, 1978, it was decided to make a quilt to raise money for KAEMSA, our late, ambulance service. The quilt was designed by Merijane Vladyka. The blocks were of differing sizes and showed many aspects of life in Kingwood at the time. It also represented much of the wildlife that shares this wooded area with us. Kingwood lake was featured as was the ambulance service, tennis, golf, boating, cycling and our chruch
es. Members took blocks and finished them in record time with little quilting experience. This was the first guild wide quilt made and it was a beautiful quilt. The last known residence of the quilt was the King Ranch
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Kingwood Area Quilt Guild, a contest was held in the spring of 2007 to select a new banner. The members chose a design by Janet Turini that incorporated many of the elements from the previous banner designed by Judy Curtis. Batik fabric was used to give the banner a bright updated look while maintaining the Ohio Star block, the guild initials. Appliquéd trees in a field of green with blue sky, in the center represent the Kingwood Area. Borders of red flying geese against a light blue background complete the banner. The piece was machine pieced, machine appliquéd and machine quilted by Janet Turini.