Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April Meeting Reminder


Are you not sure how to find the information you need from the Lincoln MQG? Does the world of social media seem #complicated and #confusing? Do you want to know how to connect with the online quilting community as well as our own members? What about quilt alongs, block clubs and challenges? 

Come to our meeting next Tuesday, April 25th! Kristie Jarchow will help us navigate our own blog and social media sites as well as show us some great online inspiration! Bring your best modern quilts for Show and Tell, we love to see what everyone is making. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dyeing Class and Sew Day Highlights

April 8th was a busy Saturday for the Lincoln MQG!

From the Dyeing Workshop with Mary Dittenber 

The dyeing workshop was held at the Bethany Park shelter. Not only were many colorful fabrics created, a fun time was had by all. A big thank you to Mary and all her helpers for a great workshop!
 



From the Sew Day at the IQSCM

Ten members were present for Sew Day. Four learned how to sew a pillowcase for the first time! Thank you to Kristie Jarchow for showing us how! The ten pillowcases sewn will be donated to Habitat for Humanity. A few kits are still available. We do not need any more fabric donations for this project at this time. 

L-R Kristie Jarchow, Sue Meyers, Julie Karjala, Linda Gale, Rhonda Eddy, Phyllis Higley

Show and Tell

Top L-R Linda Gale, Kristie Jarchow, Julie Karjala
Middle L-R Rhonda Eddy, Julie Karjala
Bottom L-R Sue Meyers, Julie Karjala, Sheila Green

The next Sew Day will be June 3rd at the IQSCM. 








Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sew Day Reminder

 
Hello Quilty Friends! We hope you will join us for Sew Day! We're looking forward to a fun day of sewing and social time with you. 

Bring your works in progress and if you have a finished project, bring that for show and tell. 

If you are interested in sewing pillowcases for Habitat for Humanity, there will be a few kits available on Saturday. Also, you can bring fabrics you would like to donate from your stash! Remember that we are in need of "boy" fabrics. 

Pillowcases are quick and easy to make. You will need approximately this much fabric to make one pillowcase: 

body=27" x 42"
cuff = 9" x 42"
piping = 2 " x 42"

If you've never made one before, here are a couple links to pillowcase tutorials.

Pillowcase Video Tutorial

Pillowcase pattern PDF HERE

See you on Saturday!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March Meeting Highlights

From the March 28th Meeting
An Evening with Peg Pennell: How to enter quilt contests and what quilt judges look for when evaluating your quilt. 

A huge thank you to Peg for all the great information about entering quilts in contests and challenges! Some things judges look for when evaluating quilts are:
  • Design (Visual Impact)
  • Technique (Does the piece lay flat, edges hang correctly, are the corners square, is the quilting appropriate, are the quilting stitches even, is the binding well attached and filled and are the mitered corners sewn shut)
Here are some of Peg's tips for entering contests and challenges:
  • Read the Rules
  • Enter in the correct category
  • Take quality photos of your quilt
  • Label your piece with the name, size and contact information
  • Enter SOMETHING and share it with people! 
  • Learn from the judges comments to improve your workmanship. Realize that those comments and ratings are one judges opinion on that day.
  • Quilt what you love! 
Thank you, Peg! 
Peg Pennell showing some of her quilts

2016 President, Colleen James, being presented with an improv quilted wall hanging made by the 2016 board. L-R Kristie Jarchow, Nancy Goff, Jennifer Van Dyke, Linda Crump, Colleen James. Not pictured, Sheila Green

March Show and Tell
Top L-R: Linda Crump, Rhonda Eddy, Sheree Brown, Marsha Conley, Julie Karjala
Top L-R: Linda Gale, Pat Kant, Maggie Copple, Colleen and Brooke James, Chris Taylor, Jennifer Van Dyke 

Check the Facebook page for more photos!  


Curves Challenge 
Have you started your Curves Ahead Challenge pieces yet? 
Check out our Pinterest board for inspiration!

Upcoming Opportunities

April 8th:  Dyeing Workshop with Mary Dittenber
Where:  Bethany Park Shelter, 10 am-2 pm
More details HERE 

 April 8th: Sew Day 10:30 am - 3:00 pm at the IQSCM

April 25th Meeting: Kristie Jarchow on Technology in a Modern Quilt Guild 

June 15 & 16th: LMQG Road Trip! 
Road Trip to the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. 
Contact Sheila Green
More details HERE

At the IQSCM

June 11: Hearing the Quiet: Soft- Focus Painted Fabrics with Linda Colsh 
9 am - 4 pm $85 members, $100 non-members
 

June 11: Wool Rug Hooking Workshop with Polly Minnick 
12-4 pm $85 for members, $100 non - members

June 17: My Doll and I Get Groovy with Sheila Green 
10 am - noon & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 
$16 for members, $20 for non - members.


From the Modern Quilt Guild 
The Joy of Quilting by Thomas Knauer. 

Thought You'd Like
Free Ezine: Modern By the Yard 


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March Meeting Reminder


Have you ever wanted to enter a quilt in a show or contest but didn't know where to start? Join us on Tuesday for An Evening With Peg Pennell.  She will be talking about how to enter a quilt contest and will give us tips on what judges look for when evaluating your quilt.  

Bring your best modern quilts for Show & Tell, we love to see what everyone is making. Remember to keep it brief though, we always have lots of people who want to share and we don't want our meeting to run past 7:00 pm! 

Hope to see you Tuesday at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, in our regular meeting space.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

National Quilting Day 2017 Highlights

Thank you to all our Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild members who volunteered at National Quilting Day on March 18th! A special thank you to those who served as planning committee members, Up Cycling committee, raffle quilt sales and everyone who helped all around the International Quilt Study Center & Museum throughout the day! 




The LMQG displayed upcycled projects made by our members and demonstrated upcycling projects  throughout the day.
LMQG members volunteering at various booths and throughout the Quilt House.

Celebrate Nebraska 150 Raffle Quilt

Thank you for helping make National Quilting Day 2017 a success!


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Celebrate Nebraska 150, LMQG QuiltCon Charity Quilt 2017

During our first year as The Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild, we decided to enter the QuiltCon Challenge after several members were chatting about challenges and not wanting to let this opportunity pass us by.  We were super excited when we saw the color pallet was our state colors and things just fell in place from there.  A high majority of members, with various skill levels, stepped up to the plate to help with every aspect of the quilt from design to quilting.


First we put together a design team and decided on a project manager.  It was amazing to see all the different ideas, but once we decided on a small state block offset within a larger block, everything came together.  

We had to get permission to use the state block. Then we focused on the 150th theme for our State’s Birthday in 2017. 

What a great coincidence that our charity is Habitat for Humanity and they will be building the 150th home locally.  The quilt will be raffled off and all proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity this year.

We received a contribution of fabric from Sew Creative, a local quilt store in Lincoln Nebraska.  We then handed out packets to each guild members for them to sew, incorporating some of their own fabric, and returning to the sew team to put the quilt top together.  Upon completion of the top and the backing we gathered at one of the members’ longarm to quilt the quilt.




Looking at this beautiful quilt now the one thing that stands out is how many of our members reached out and touched this quilt, and also how much fun we had during the entire project.


Participating in this challenge has taught our guild to go with our members strengths, with teamwork many things are possible, and if you ask for help you can get amazing results.

  Please help us support Habitat for Humanity's 150th home by purchasing a ticket to win this quilt! Tickets are $5 each, drawing will be held November 11th, 2017.