Thursday, March 21, 2019

March Meeting





Modern Disappearing Act: Lincoln MQG’s Charity Quilt in Nashville! 

This year’s charity quilt challenge was to use tiny pieces and an exciting color palette!




 Our quilt called “Modern Disappearing Act” was displayed during the QuiltCon 2019 meeting in Nashville. 

Be sure to attend this months meeting to see the finished quilt, back from QuiltCon, up close.




During the hot summer months in Nebraska, we began our planning meetings to decide which colors to use and what type of tiny piecing.  Creativity was in the air as we explored the endless options of tiny piecing!  Side note:  since it was blazing hot, we met and had locally made ice cream at the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s Dairy Store.  A stop to make if you are ever in town.




 We wanted to keep it clean and make the small pieces the show of the finished design.  To be able to involve multiple quilters we settled on the disappearing nine patch.  It was fun to get together on the sew days and see the process come together as the nine patch colors were randomly placed.  To give more impact, the tiny pieces were then set on a diagonal. 



 
 As fall came around, the quilting was done member’s long arm and those helping got some experience with long arm quilting.  The binding was completed by several members during one sitting, again bringing our members together doing what we love. 




 It was an early start to the winter in Nebraska and the time we spent together made us a closer community of quilters.  The act of coming together and donating your time, knowledge, equipment and notions binds us not only to each other but to the community that we support with our work.   

 he finished quilt was displayed on an art sculpture outside of Lincoln’s very own International Quilt Study Center and Museum.  Another stop to add to your list of great things to do in Nebraska.





Charities that will be supported through this work include:  Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln, Asian Cultural and Community Center, The Lighthouse and Fresh Start.






Kristine Morrow, Sheila Green, Sara Kenny and Mary Sedlak stand in front of our charity quilt at QuiltCon.


QuiltCon Update:  Sheila Green will tell us what's new and trending in the modern quilt world.

Art Elements in Modern Quilting: Line with Chris Taylor


Lines and curves are marks that span a distance between two points (or the path of a moving point). As an element of visual art, line is the use of various marks, outlines, and implied lines during artwork and design.



TOM - Technique of the Month

Learn a new modern technique each month. Make a block in the Pantone color of the year, Living Coral with a cream and turn in to be put into a charity quilt at the end of the year. Use only solids or tone on tones in the 2 colors only. No multiple color prints please. You may go towards orange or pink on the color wheel, but stay true to the hue as much as you can.


Show and Tell

Flood Relief and what you can do: There are many organizations taking monetary and other donations right now. Many areas are still assessing loss and damage. If you feel the need to do something to help please look at our FB page  where we linked to local news 1011 for a resource list of ways you can help.  



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Upcoming Events: 


Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival - June 13 - 15, 2019. Road trip to Overland Park Kansas to attend the show, take classes, shop and attend seminars. Please contact Sheila Green for more information on the festival and room reservations. Check at the Quilt Festival website for class and seminar reservations and other festival information. You must be an LMQG member in good standing to participate so get those dues in.

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For information on current challenges see our Challenge Page.

For more information on local quilt projects see our Community page.

Visit our Resource Page

Monday, March 18, 2019

National Quilting Day - Recap





This year honored the Quilts of Valor. Here you can see just a few of these special quilts beautifully displayed on the museums curved staircase.






The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.






One of the interactive booths featured Prayer Flags.

Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to gods, which is a common misconception; rather, the Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space. Therefore, prayer flags are thought to bring benefit to all.









GO! Fabric Cutters



At Aurifil they believe that education is key… that sharing extensive knowledge on the construction and behavior of Aurifil threads will help customers make informed choices when purchasing thread.








Brooke James was working at the children's bracelet making booth.




Cosmic Cow was present with many new and interesting ideas








Lincoln Quilt Guild displayed a lovely raffle quilt named Nebraska Prairie Wedding.




Here we have a print making demonstration showing how wood cuts are used to print designs on fabric.



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Upcoming Events: 


Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival - June 13 - 15, 2019. Road trip to Overland Park Kansas to attend the show, take classes, shop and attend seminars. Please contact Sheila Green for more information on the festival and room reservations. Check at the Quilt Festival website for class and seminar reservations and other festival information. You must be an LMQG member in good standing to participate so get those dues in.

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For information on current challenges see our Challenge Page.

For more information on local quilt projects see our Community page.

Visit our Resource Page


Monday, March 11, 2019

National Quilt Day




The 10th annual National Quilting Day event at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This FREE community event includes free museum admission and demonstrations, special lectures and displays, as well as access to the current exhibitions.  Free parking is available in all University parking lots north of Quilt House, at 33rd & Holdrege, and across 33rd at Hardin Hall (including restricted lots). 

We will offer our always popular Lectures.  Join us for the identical morning or afternoon session:
10 am & 1 pm "Collecting and Recollecting: Contemporary Quilts in Western India" - Marin Hanson
10:30 am & 1:30 pm “Quilts of Valor” - Sara Kenny
 11:00 am & 2 pm “Crafting Culture” - Claire Nicholas & Surin Kim
 11:30 am & 2:30 pm “I Like it All” trunk show - Peg Pennell
Sit down, relax and enjoy this year’s informative programs!  Lunch will be available for those who want to spend the entire day at the Quilt House.

This year’s family-friendly event features: block printing prayer flags and making fabric bracelets, inspired by the quilts from India and Africa.  There will be handwork demonstrations featuring techniques seen in the quilts on display.  Quilts of Valor will be our community outreach program, including a large display of patriotic quilts and a workshop.  Have your picture taken with our "Photo Frame"!  Collection Care in Action will be featured in our Conservation Workroom where guests can learn from volunteers and staff how the museum cares for textiles.

What's new in the quilting industry?  AccuQuilt, Aurifil & Handi Quilter, as well as local shops: Bernina Sewing Center, Cosmic Cow, and Sew Creative, will have all the latest machines and products for you to see.
Guests can tour the quilt exhibitions in the galleries: Collecting and Recollecting: Contemporary Quilts in Western India, From Kente to Kuba: Stitched Textiles from West and Central Africa, Stitching the Transatlantic: Liberian Quilts from the John Singer Collection, Los Desconocidos: Migrant Quilts and Valerie Goodwin: Mapping.
We hope that you will make plans to attend National Quilting Day 2019!

Updates & additional details on our websites and Face book pages:
International Quilt Study Center & Museum: www.quiltstudy.org
Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild: lincolnmqg.blogspot.com
Lincoln Quilters Guild: www.lincolnquiltersguild.org
Nebraska State Quilt Guild: www.nsqg.org

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Innovation Tour






Join us on Saturday, March 9th at 9:15 AM, for a tour of the Innovation Studios campus. 

Our own Tom Meyer will show how to cut fabric with a laser.

Nebraska Innovation Studio is about more than a building full of tools
— it's about building a culture of innovation.
Contact us at 402.472.5510 for more information.
Follow us on Facebook: NebraskaInnovationStudio
or Contact an LMQG board member for more information.

Directions can be found on the site HERE

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

February Meeting - RECAP




Scrap Blitz - Tonight we talked about scraps. What do you consider a scrap? Smaller than a breadbox or tiny slivers trimmed and tossed? Do you cut them into managable sizes like squares or strips, or do you toss them in a bin, as is, weird shape and all. 

Is a scrappy quilt and a scrap quilt the same? While scrappy is sometimes defined as a certain number of different fabrics, scrap is taken to mean leftovers from previous projects, the bits and bobs you might toss.

Kristi showed several ways to use these pieces we all seem to have in great numbers in a multitude of shapes and sizes.


tiny triangles leftover from trimming half square triangles



Selvages from the edges of fabric




strips, both pieced and whole make a great string quilt




small pieces sewn to an interfacing make a piece of fabric you can cut into any shape like this skyline or larger pieces make actual yardage as seen here.





Larger pieces were used to make this stunning arch quilt featured in a new publication called Curated Quilts. Go Kristi!



Tiny leftover wedges make a nice piece to make into a pillow, add to a backing as a random piece or a small table topper. Tinier pieces can be made into refrigerator magnets.






Several members brought projects made from scraps. Are these scrappy or scrap quilts? We will leave that for you to decide. Suffice to say many gorgeous works can be made from what some would call leftovers and toss away.




















Now..some fun. Members were asked to bring a one gallon plastic bag filled with scraps from their own collections. One member, Michelle, has just begun quilting and while she was able to fill a gallon bag, neatly as I have ever seen, these were her only scraps.



Two groups of 6 tables each were set up and all the scraps were pulled into the centers. Numbers were secured to the edges ranging from 1-20 at each table. 




Taking their one gallon empty bag, they were instructed to hold that bag in one hand at all times. They could not put it down leaving just one hand free to grab scraps.

As music played, members rotated around the tables eyeing the piles of fabric as they went. 




When the music stopped, they were given a prompt such as, take only 1 scrap, take a scrap from the person on your left or free for all, grab all you can.



 By the end of the evening there were many 
stuffed bags and happy faces.

But..this is not the end of the story! Time for a Challenge!



Oh Scrap!

This challenge will be due at the May meeting.

The Rules

Must be an item started after Feb 26th
Must be a finished piece, 3 layers, quilted and bound
Modern elements included.
Any size larger than 16 inches
Must be 75-100% scraps, not including backing and binding.

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TOM - Technique of the Month

Learn a new modern technique each month. Make a block in the Pantone color of the year, Living Coral with a cream and turn in to be put into a charity quilt at the end of the year. Use only solids or tone on tones in the 2 colors only. No multiple color prints please. You may go towards orange or pink on the color wheel, but stay true to the hue as much as you can. 

This months blocks are:

Half Log Cabin





Wonky Cross

                                                                                                                                                                                   




If you like the technique, try making more blocks in a fun palette of your choosing and play with different layouts, like a row by row or alternate grid of some kind. HERE are some suggestions for creating an alternate grid.



Show and Tell


A couple of mini's from the MQG Mini Swap were shown by Vicky and Sheila



















Raffle Winners:



Megan

Kristi


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Upcoming Events: 

A tour of the Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Dr, Lincoln NE by our own Tom Meyer will be available on March 9th starting at 9:15 AM. Tom will also show us laser cutting fabric. Contact any board member for questions.

National Quilting Day - March 16, 2019. If you haven't already volunteered, please contact Sheila Green to do so and to find out more information

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival - June 13 - 15, 2019. Road trip to Overland Park Kansas to attend the show, take classes, shop and attend seminars. Please contact Sheila Green for more information on the festival and room reservations. Check at the Quilt Festival website for class and seminar reservations and other festival information. You must be an LMQG member in good standing to participate so get those dues in.


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For information on current challenges see our Challenge Page.

For more information on local quilt projects see our Community page.

Visit our Resource Page