Tuesday, August 20, 2019

August Meeting




Retreat final payments must be in by the August meeting. 
See Mary Dittenber at the meeting.

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TOM - Improv Strip Piecing and Wonky Star. The last meeting to turn in any blocks will be the September meeting.

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Color Theory - with Phyllis H and Mary D
Bring 6-10 (5) five inch blocks, prints or solids, for a fun workshop on color.

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Anyone interested in serving on the 2020 board, please speak to any current board member.

Kris Jarchow
Phyllis Higgley
Mary Dittenber
Rhonda Eddy
Nancy Goff
Sheree Brown
Juliette Karjala

Thank you.

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Show & Tell

Raffles

Bernina Center Gift Certificate

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Upcoming Events: 

LMQG October Retreat: Oct. 4,5,6, 2019.

Get your bags packed and your supplies ready for a relaxing weekend at Camp Joy Holling in Ashland, NE. 

Sew Day September 14 - IQSCM - 10:15 am - 3:30 pm

Sew Day November 9 - IQSCM - 10:15 am - 3:30 pm - Bring ideas for easy quilty holiday gifts

December Holiday Party - Saturday December 7, 2019

Art Quilt Challenge: 


Due January 28, 2020 meeting. 
Post your progress at #lmqgmodernartquilt or #lmqgmoderartquiltchallenge

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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, August 12, 2019

Fast and Furious Curves

Nancy Goff taught a pop-up class on inset circles and precision curves on Aug 10. It was a wonderful class. Nancy is a great and patient teacher making sure we all understood each step before moving on. Here are just a few pictures of what we learned.  Keep your eyes open and watch for the next LMQG Pop-Up class!













Thursday, August 1, 2019

July Meeting Recap



Art Element Line with Debbie Ebke:

Wonderful talk about the Art element of line. It is apparent in almost any quilt design, be it in the piecing or the quilting, helping tell the story of that piece.




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Vicky Beezly Bidell on Art Quilts.

Vicky has been participating in the Cherrywood Fabric Challenge for several years. Her pieces, to date, have all made the cut each year. With thought and innovation and in her case, dreams, she has come up with unique entries each time.

Wicked made by Sherry Taylor of Lincoln




Lion King  - Vicky



Van Gough - Vicky



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LMQG Art Quilt Challenge



Vicky, and the board, now challenge you to discover your inner art quilter in the Art Quilt Challenge!

Choose a piece of art that inspires you. It can be from the fine art world, a comic book, or even your next door neighbor.

Take and/or print a picture of the object that inspired your piece so we can see what you started with, and how your inspiration turned it into your own work of art.
( Please do not COPY the inspiration piece. )

In creating your work, include elements of Modern quilting and Art Elements such as asymmetry, negative space, line, shape and color.

The piece must be at least 24" x 24" and no larger than a throw ( 50" x 50" )

You may embellish your piece with anything you feel fits your inspiration such as beading, cording, yarns, glitter etc..

You will have until January 28, 2020 to produce a finished art quilt to share with us all.


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Show and Tell

Jill Straight - Quilt from a class with Weeks Ringle of Modern Quilt Studio




Jennifer - Inspired by a favorite fabric line



Deanna Faimon




Also by Deanna is this wonderful "quilted" cardinal. Deanna volunteered to decorate a cardinal for the Blue River Arts Council. His name is Patches and will be on display at the Wilbur Czech Festival until it comes up for auction on Sept 21. You can bid on patches and have him in your yard! For more information contact the Blue River Arts Council on Facebook or on their website blueriverartscouncil.org





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TOM Blocks - You all continue to surprise and delight with the variety and beauty of your Technique of the Month blocks. We will be having a pop-up sew day to start putting together at least one top. Watch for it  on our Facebook page.



August block tutorials, Wonky House and Improv Free Form can be found on the TOM page by clicking the TOM tab above.

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Raffle #1 - Modern Quilting book and fat quarters

Rosalin






Raffle #2 - Art Quilting magazine and 1 yd of printed fabric from Spoonflower

Mary






Bernina Gift Certificate: Jennifer McKitrick

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Announcements:

Fast & Fearless Curves Pop-Up workshop with Nancy Goff. 
Saturday August 10, 2019
Sew Creative - 5143 S 48th St at Hwy 2
10 am - 2 pm. 
$20 for members ($25 for non-members )
see this event on Facebook for more information and materials list.

Sheila Green is still looking for largish quilts to show at the October meeting of the American Quilt Society. Please contact her if you have any. She will be collecting them at the September meeting.

Watch our Facebook page for a pop-up sew day to put together some the wonderful TOM blocks you have all made!

If anyone is interested in serving on the 2020 Board, or has any questions about the offices available, please contact any current board member by the September meeting. Thank you.

Art Market is around the corner. Please consider donating items. You can bring them to our Aug, Sept or Oct meeting or drop them off at the desk at the IQSCM. Contact Sheila Green for more information.

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Upcoming Events: 


LMQG October Retreat: Oct. 4,5,6, 2019.

Get your bags packed and your supplies ready for a relaxing weekend at Camp Joy Holling in Ashland, NE. 

Sew Days:

September 14 - at the IQSCM 10:15 - 3:15

November - at the IQSCM 10:15 - 3:15. Bring ideas on quick holiday gifts to share.


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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, July 22, 2019

July Meeting




If you plan on, and I hope you are, entering a quilt in the Lancaster Fair, please hustle! Go to the fair's site, HERE , and register then head on over and bring those quilts in. 

All Open Class Photography and Quilt exhibitors:
  • Check-in Tuesday, July 30 from 1-6 pm in Lancaster Room.
This is also our Regular Meeting night so make a note to go early to turn in if you can.

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Art Elements: Line - Debbie Ebke

An element of art defined by a point moving in space. Line may be two-or three-dimensional, descriptive, implied, or abstract.

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Program: Art Quilts with Vicky Beezly Bidell

Vicky will share with us her journey in Art Quilts and her experiences with the Cherrywood Challenges. Are you ready for a challenge?!

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TOM - Wonky House and Improv Free Form

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Show & Tell

Raffles

Bernina Center Gift Certificate

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Check out the Modern Quilt Guild  home site for fun challenges, free patterns and lots of resources and information.

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Upcoming Events: 

Lancaster County Super Fair: August 1-10. Information HERE

LMQG October Retreat: Oct. 4,5,6, 2019.

Get your bags packed and your supplies ready for a relaxing weekend at Camp Joy Holling in Ashland, NE. Final payments are still being taken so hurry and get those in. 

Sew Days:

September 14 - at the IQSCM 10:15 - 3:15

November - at the IQSCM 10:15 - 3:15. Bring ideas on quick holiday gifts to share.
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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

Sunday, July 14, 2019

July Sew Day Recap



Lovely, if not a little warm, day for some beautiful sewing!

But first, If you plan on, and I hope you are, entering a quilt in the Lancaster Fair, please hustle! Go to the fair's site, HERE , and register then head on over and bring those quilts in. 

All Open Class Photography and Quilt exhibitors:
  • Check-in Tuesday, July 30 from 1-6 pm in Lancaster Room.
This is also our Regular Meeting night so make a note to go early to turn in if you can.


Now on to our sew day:

Ladies, ladies, ladies, and gents...you have all done outstanding work on the TOM (Technique of the Month ) blocks. We played around a bit with layout and we have received so many gorgeous blocks that with the blocks we have and those to come in the next few months, we will be able to make at least one bed size and most likely a throw size quilt. So, keep them coming!


These are not all of the blocks done so far, just what we could fit on the design wall. 


What folks were working on:

Several were getting their EPP on:

Nancy Goff



Sarah Masseth



Mary Dittenber



Others were continuing/finishing projects started at the KCRQF

Elisa Salas



Linda Gale



Some are working on very long term projects. A 365 Day quilt by Brooke James



Sew/Show and Tell

Phyllis Higgley shows off City Lights


and is now swimming with the fishes..wonder what this will be?




Jennifer Van Dyke is aaaalllmost done hand quilting her beauty



A cute llama bag by Colleen James


Nancy works on circular beauties both finished and in process






Kris shows the result from her Pop-Up class on curves




Keep your eye on this spot for another Pop-Up class coming soon!!

Upcoming Events: 

Lancaster County Super Fair: August 1-10. Information HERE 

LMQG October Retreat: Oct. 4,5,6, 2019.

Get your bags packed and your supplies ready for a relaxing weekend at Camp Joy Holling in Ashland, NE. 

Sew Days:

September 14 - at the IQSCM 10:15 - 3:15

November - at the IQSCM 10:15 - 3:15. Bring ideas on quick holiday gifts to share.

Monday, July 8, 2019

July Sew Day



New Member Meet and Greet at 1:00 PM. Get to know your fellow guildies, make a name tag, or just visit. You are welcome to come the entire day, bring your machine, projects and tools and join in on the fun. If you have any questions about the guild, such as where to find information, links etc, a board member will be available to answer them.

Work on your TOM blocks. There will be plenty of help if you have any questions.

Bring your machine, supplies, power cords, iron and cutting setup.

An ironing and cutting station will be available but we always need more extension cords and power strips.

Show and Tell! We love to see what you've done, what your working on now and even what you're thinking of doing in the future.

Take advantage of the pool of knowledge that is available on sew days!

Bring a lunch ( refrigeration is available ) or partake at a local establishment.



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Upcoming Events: 

Lancaster County Super Fair: August 1-10. Information HERE

LMQG October Retreat: Oct. 4,5,6, 2019.

Get your bags packed and your supplies ready for a relaxing weekend at Camp Joy Holling in Ashland, NE. 

Sew Days:

September 14 - at the IQSCM 10:15 - 3:15
November - at the IQSCM 10:15 - 3:15. Bring ideas on quick holiday gifts to share.


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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

Thursday, June 27, 2019

June Recap






Who knew that you could easily and quickly design anything you wanted and have it printed on fabric. Laura brought some samples of various prints she has done on several different types of fabric and it was amazing how wonderful the fabrics felt. 



I had ordered something from Spoonflower about 5 yrs ago and it was a little stiff and felt as though the ink was sitting on the fabric. With today's technology so advanced that even on a chiffon, the feel of this soft light fabric was not lost.






You can find links to the various resources on the Resource Page above.


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So many beautiful TOM blocks are being turned in. Keep up the good work! For July our blocks are:


Slice and Insert



and Lattice


The tutorials are posted on the TOM Tab.

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The trip to the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival was wonderful. Many of our members attended to take classes and shop and to see the stunning quilts. There were quilts of all types from boldly modern to beautifully traditional and a mix of both. These are just a few pictures I took of some of the more than 500 quilts displayed. 

A special thank you to Sheila Green for organizing hotel reservations, suggested eating places and local fabric shops to visit. It takes a lot of work organizing the rooms and rides for 10 people.



Linda and Rob Appel



Denise Schmydt






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Scrap Quilts at the Burkholder exhibition will be coming down at the end of the month. You can pick up your quilt from Kristie on July 13th sew day at the museum between 10:30 and 3 or she will hold them and bring them to the July meeting. Thank you to all that participated and Thank you to Laura S. Dains for her studio space at the Burkholder!

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Inspired by Big Blue

Well the day was finally here. The Inspired by Big Blue reveal! So many variations on a single block. You are all an amazing bunch of quilters. The quilts will be photographed so the guild may put forth an official proposal to the IQSCM for a show. If you haven't turned yours in yet, please contact Kris Jarchow at info.lincolnmqg@gmail.com 

Also, if you haven't finished your piece or haven't added your hanging sleeve, please make sure it is a regulation 4" sleeve as shown in this tutorial fabric is actually 8" for this. 



Double Wedding Ring



Colleen, Bonnie, Kris



Winding Way



Jennifer M,Deborah,Michelle,Maggie



Mexican Star




Mary, Liz and Kate




Ohio Star




Lora, Jeni K, Cheryl


Robbing Peter to Pay Paul



Nancy, Phyllis and Laura


Birds in the Air



Sheila, Brooke, Jennifer, Vicky


Bachelor's Puzzle



Jill, Elisa, Juliette


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Show and Tell:

Albie with a thread painted cat



 Kate with a deportee bed with a pillow/pocket full of necessities



 Charrye with the oldest UFO ever.



Barbera K falls in love with EPP


Brooke James donated 3 adorable pincushions for the museum



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Raffle Winners:

Rosalind


A Jelly Roll of Kate Spade fabrics and a book by Denise Schmydt and a coupon from Spoonflower


Juliette won an OttLite and a copy of Curated Quilts on Minimalism and another coupon from Spoonflower

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Bernina Gift Certificate Winner: Bonnie Kucera


Upcoming Events: 

Lancaster County Super Fair: August 1-10. Information HERE

LMQG October Retreat: Oct. 4,5,6, 2019.

Get your bags packed and your supplies ready for a relaxing weekend at Camp Joy Holling in Ashland, NE. 

Sew Days:

July 13 - at the IQSCM 10:15 - 3:15
September 14 - at the IQSCM 10:15 - 3:15
November - at the IQSCM 10:15 - 3:15. Bring ideas on quick holiday gifts to share.


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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