Friday, August 18, 2017

Sew Days at the Fair Highlights

The Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild held our August Sew Days at the Lancaster County Super Fair this year. What a fun time! It was wonderful to see all the quilts (40!) entered by our members. Thank you to the many members who volunteered their time to help hang/take down the quilts, white glove, demonstrate modern quilting techniques and sell raffle tickets. Special thanks to Kristie Jarchow for organizing the volunteers!

Top L-R: Improv Stripe Quilt Along with Kristie Jarchow, Curved Piecing and Easy Circles with Brenda Wiseman. Middle: Foundation Freezer Paper Piecing with Peg Pennell. Bottom L-R: Spiral and Free Motion Quilting with Liz Thanel, Easy Fusible Transfer with Jen Van Dyke.

We hope you were able to make it out to the fair! Check out our Facebook page for more photos.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August Sew Days at the Fair!!!

Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild
Sew Day(s)
at the Fair

This year the Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild board decided to combine our regular sew day with the happenings at the Lancaster County Super Fair. Over the last few years we have encouraged our members to enter the county fair. This will be the 3rd year we have sponsored a "Best Modern" ribbon and prize.

Our regular sew day falls on August 12 but this year we opened that up to Thurs, Friday AND Saturday Aug 9-12th. The Quilts will be  up and open for display at the Fair:
Wed August 9 - 5pm to 9pm
Thursday August 10 - 10 to 9pm
Friday August 11 - 10 to 9pm
Saturday August 12 - 10 to 8:30pm
**note the fair has already opened but the Quilts do not go on display until the above dates. 

August 3 is the last day to enter your Quilts in the county fair!!!!
* please make sure you have your name on your quilts and a flap of fabric to cover up name for the judging!!!
Thank you to all the members who signed up to sew, give demos to members and the public and manage the raffle quilt by selling tickets. We are a community based group so pitching in and helping where we are needed is a wonderful way to show the community what we are all about and have fun while we are doing it. 

Our member, Cynthia Levis is quilt superintendent at the county fair this year. She has been asking for help with white gloving the quilts and quilt hanging and take down. If you have not already signed up please contact her For all those that signed up to Sew or help out she will be contacting you to let you know where to pick up parking stickers so you can get into the West top parking area during the fair. This is the entry off of 84th street by the train caboose and recycle center (Gate 1, Lot K). Quilts are housed in the Lincoln room which is the West most building.  
****There are golf cart pick-ups periodically. Make sure you can carry your supplies if one is not available. You can park temporarily near the building and unload but will have to park up on Lot K.  There are restrooms very near and food by the entrance most times and the room has A/C. 

Demo times!!
Right now our tentative demo times will be 1, 3 and 6  most of Thur, Fri, Sat. 
They include:  

"Made fabric" with Mary Dittenber
Thursday 3:00pm

"Freezer Paper Foundation Piecing" with Peg Pennell
Friday 1:00pm

"Spiral and Graffiti Quilting" with Liz Thanel
Saturday 1:00 and 6:00

"Perfect set-in Circles and Curve Piecing" with Brenda Wiseman
Thursday 6:00pm 
Friday 3:00pm

"Simple Slash and Sew Crosses" with Kristie Jarchow 
Thursday 1:00
(block is called Kona Crossing by Jacey Kraft for Robert Kaufman)

"Fast and Simple fusible transfer marking" with Jennifer VanDyke
Saturday 3:00 pm

Possible play with making  "Improv Stripes" featuring online tutorial 
and quilt along 
(quilt called Thinly Sliced by Debbie Jeske)
Friday 6:00pm
**If you are interested in this check out the link above and bring supplies to try making string set stripes. As a group we can figure out how to make these blocks. 

Members can bring whatever you want to sew on, UFO's or maybe start something new?  If you would like to try some of the demo projects please bring some scraps so you can try them. Please bring all you need to sew same as our regular sew days: sewing machines and supplies, ironing and cutting surfaces. Electrical extension cords that are heavy and multiple people can use would be great. 

Raffle tickets will be sold while sewing at the fair for our "Ne 150 Habitat Quilt"

Thank you all so much for all your help and making this such a fun guild to belong to!

**Member Linda Gale is wanting to give away a couple of quilt frames. (I actually have 2 frames that I don't use. The first is a wooden frame for hand quilting that has only been used once. It is selling for $149. The other is a Gracie Queen 4 rail system for use with a domestic frame. It is selling for  $999 at Wal-Mart online. I will give these away to anyone that will pick them up.) contact her

Friday, July 28, 2017

July Meeting Highlights

From the July 25th Meeting: Kristina Morrow Trunk Show, "Confused Ramblings of a Disorganized Quilter." 

Kristina is a delightful storyteller who entertained us with humorous anecdotes of her quilting journey. Kristina says there is a lesson to be learned in every quilt. She shared so many wonderful quilts with us and we enjoyed the tales behind each one! Thank you, Kristina! 
Kristina's business is called ToMorrow's Quilts 2 Love

Survey Results 
Thank you for taking our survey to help us plan future programming. 

Which guild activities do/would you enjoy participating in?
24 Show & Tell
20 Programs/Lectures
17 Workshops
13 Challenges
10 Sew Days
8 Road trips
8 Trunk show
7 Christmas Party
7 Retreats
6 Mini Raffles
5 Day trips
3 Charity projects
3 Other swaps
3 EQ7
2 Block Exchanges
2 Mini Quilt swaps

What Would You Like to Learn More  About
26 Quilt Design
22 Improv Piecing
21 Machine Quilting on Home Machine
13 Paper Piecing
9 Longarm
6 Hand Quilting
5 Piecing
5 Applique
4 Embroidery
3 Other- Dyeing, More on Curves, Methods

Click on the MEETING MINUTES Tab above for important meeting information!

Show & Tell 

Phyllis, Vicky, Mary Jane, Liz
Sarah, Jen, Sheila, Cheryl, Maggie

Upcoming Events 

August 9-12  Lancaster County SuperFair The LMQG is planning on Sew Days during the fair where we will sew, white glove, show demos and sell raffle tickets for our Celebrate Nebraska 150 quilt.

August 29  LMQG Meeting: Domestic Machine Quilting

September 9  Sew Day at the IQSCM

September 29  LMQG Meeting: Nancy Goff Curves Ahead Challenge Piece

October 4 & 5  Road Trip to AQS Show in Des Moines

October 31  MODern Blocks, create modern quilt designs from traditional blocks

November 11  Sew Day 

December 3  Holiday party

From the IQSCM 

"When Quilts Speak" with World of Quilts Travel 

Thursday, August 10-Saturday, August 12, 2017 

Barn Quilt Painting Workshop with Suzi Parron 

Sunday, August 13, 2017 

12-4 p.m.

From the Modern Guild 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

July Meeting Reminder

Get out of the heat and check out our July meeting at the IQSCM! We're looking forward to Kristina Morrow's Trunk Show, "Confused Ramblings of a Disorganized Quilter."

Have you been wanting to jazz up your jacket or LMQG nametag with some quilty bling? Our new LMQG pins will be available for purchase at the meeting for $3!

We will begin accepting white and off white fabric donations for our next QuiltCon Charity Quilt, 5" squares up to half yard pieces.

The Lancaster County Superfair is quickly approaching! Check your calendars and stop by the sign up table to help at the fair, August 9th-12th.

Bring your Modern quilts for Show and Tell! See you Tuesday!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

June Meeting Highlights

From the June Meeting: "Taming Color: A Personal Approach" with Leah Sorensen-Hayes  

Leah Sorensen-Hayes presented her personal approach for choosing color and shared how that process translates in her original designs. Her "No Rainbows" approach was very interesting! We were treated to an up close display of her wonderful bias tape quilts at the end of the meeting. 
Thank you Leah for a fun and inspiring talk about how you use color and for sharing your wonderful quilts with us! Leah's blog is called Middle of the Blue, click to see her list of resources. 

Quiltcon Charity Quilt 

The QuiltCon Charity Quilt Committee has chosen a Friendship Star and Pinwheel design by Julie Karjala for next year's quilt. Project managers are Sheila Green and Mary Dittenber. They are asking for donations of White and Off White fabrics (no fabrics with black text or designs) for the background. They will take any size from 5" squares up to half yard pieces. Donations will be collected in July and August and the quilt will be assembled at the September Sew Day. 

Lancaster County Superfair
August 9-12
Enter your quilts in the fair HERE! The LMQG is planning on Sew Days during the fair where we will sew, white glove, show demos and sell raffle tickets for our Celebrate Nebraska 150 quilt. Sign ups for volunteers were started at the meeting but more volunteers are needed. Check the Sign Up List for available times. Kristie Jarchow is the contact for volunteers, she can be reached at

Road Trip to AQS Show in Des Moines October 4-7

The hotel name has changed from Quality Inn and Suites to Comfort Inn and Suites.

Click on the Meeting Minutes tab above for more meeting info.

Show & Tell 

Kristina, Pat, Maggie, Rhonda, Phyllis, Judy

Jo, Susan, Nancy, Linda

Upcoming Events

July 10  Timna Tarr at Lincoln Quilters Guild- 7 pm, College View 7th Day Adventist Church, $5 admission for non-members.

July 21  Get Creative Mini Expo - Kim Kight of Cotton + Steel Meet and Greet, $15, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Marriott Regency, Omaha. Reservations contact Bernina Sewing Center, Omaha. 

July 25  LMQG Meeting - Trunk Show featuring Kristina Morrow 

August 9-12 Sew Days at the Lancaster County SuperFair 

From the IQSCM

"When Quilts Speak" with World of Quilts Travel 

Thursday, August 10-Saturday, August 12, 2017 

Barn Quilt Painting Workshop with Suzi Parron 

Sunday, August 13, 2017 

12-4 p.m.

From the Modern Guild 

Registration for QuiltCon 2018 is open!

Quilt of the Month: Halfervecent

Block of the Month: Diamond in the Rough

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June Meeting Reminder

Join us for an evening with Leah Sorensen-Hayes!

With an almost infinite range of color choices available, how do you choose? Leah will share how she refines her color palette to stay true to her concept and aesthetic.

Leah received her BFA in ceramics and drawing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1993. Soon after, she traded clay for cotton and learned how to quilt. When Michael James joined the faculty of UNL’s textile department, she decided to go back to school and received her MA in textile design in 2001. She currently divided her time between UNL’s Est Campus working as Michael James’s studio assistant and her home studio where she quilts, designs digital repeat patterns, and dyes fabrics.

We hope you will join us Tuesday, June 27th at 5:30. There will be a $5 guest fee for non-members. Bring your Modern Show and Tell to share with the group!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Road Trip to the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival

Thirty members from our Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild traveled to the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival on June 14th and 15th. There were some fun stops on the way, one being IKEA on Wednesday.

Thursday was the quilt show where we enjoyed viewing lots of quilts and shopping the vendors. We came home with lots of goodies. Congratulations to Colette who won the huge prize basket!

A big thank you to Sheila Green for organizing such a fun trip! Check our Facebook page for more photos.