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.
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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