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.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

June Sew Day Highlights

Ten members attended the Sew Day on Saturday, June 3rd at the IQSCM.

A few members took in the exhibit and lecture "Regarding Nebraska" by Elizabeth Ingraham. 

We had an enjoyable time working on personal projects and pillowcases for Habitat for Humanity.

Well, some of us Un-Sewed! Poor Linda had to take out quilting that had tension problems on the back. She said it was frustrating because the quilting went from good to bad to good to bad...ripping is no fun but sometimes it has to be done!

Becky had our only Show & Tell with this wonderful family photo album quilt top.

The next Sew Day will be Saturday, August 12th, location TBA!

Friday, June 2, 2017

May Meeting Highlights

From the May 30th Meeting: Curves Ahead Challenge Reveal 

The criteria for the curve challenge was to create a finished quilt using curves, any method. We had eighteen members participate in the challenge. Here are the results!

L-R: Peg Pennell, Liz Thanel, Sara McCracken, Linda Gale

L-R: Rhonda Eddy, Deanna Larson, Sheree Brown, Brooke James

L-R: Julie Karjala, Nancy Goff, Sheila Green, Vicky Bedell, Pat Kant 

L-R: Tom Meyer, Judy Crockett, Chris Taylor, Cynthia Levis

Everyone in attendance voted for their favorite quilt based on best use of curve technique, modern aesthetic and overall appeal. Here are the winners! 1st place: Nancy Goff,  2nd place: Liz Thanel, and a three way tie for third place: Peg Pennel, Vicky Bedell, and Chris Taylor. 

A big thank you to Kristie Jarchow for making the prize bags using our logo fabric!

After the challenge reveal, we moved upstairs to see our Modern Quilts display in the Beavers Terrace Gallery. Our quilts will be on display at the IQSCM until June 18th, 2017. Check out our Facebook page for more photos, button in the sidebar!

Linda and Mary took a survey about future guild programming. If you missed the meeting, please fill out the survey by clicking on the "survey" tab in the information bar above.
You will find more meeting information in the "Meeting Minutes" tab above.

Upcoming Opportunities  

May 2 - June 18 “Modern Quilts” exhibition by Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild members at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Beavers Terrace Gallery

June 3 Sew Day at IQSCM, 10:30-3:00 for LMQG members only.  
Open sewing or make wallhangings and pillowcases (pillow case kits provided) for Habitat for Humanity

 June 15 & 16th: LMQG Road Trip! 
Road Trip to the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. 

 June 27   LMQG Meeting - Leah Sorenson-Hayes “Taming Color: A Personal Approach”

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 

From the IQSCM  

"Hearing the Quiet: Soft Focus Painted Fabrics Workshop" with Linda Colsh 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 

9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Wool Rug Hooking with Polly Minick 

Sunday, June 11, 2017 

12-4 p.m. 

"My Doll and I Get Groovy" by Sheila Green 

Saturday, June 17, 2017 

10 a.m.-Noon or 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

"Featherweight Frenzy" & Nova Montgomery by Friends of the IQSCM 

Thursday, June 22 

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Featherweight Frenzy" & Nova Montgomery by Friends of the IQSCM 
Saturday, June 24 

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

June Sew Day Reminder

Join us at the IQSCM on Saturday for Sew Day! Open sew or sew pillow case kits or house wall hangings for Habitat. Bring your modern show and tell to share with the group. Hope to see you there!