Monday, November 13, 2017

November Sew Day Highlights

Holiday gift ideas from our members! 
Nancy Goff, Kris Jarchow, Phyllis Higley, Linda Gale, Jen Van Dyke 

Sheila continued her Make it Modern exercise from our October meeting. Liz and Kris sewed and slashed and came up with some cool modern pieces! 

Show & Tell: Linda Crump, Linda Gale, Kris Jarchow, Julie Karjala

We are so excited to share news about our Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln Raffle Quilt!  
The quilt raised $3950 for Habitat of Humanity, thanks to our $2,450 in ticket sales and cash donations and $1,500 in matching funds.  
The drawing was held at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum during our Sew Day.  
The Winner is Rennie Austin of Lincoln! 
 Rennie purchased her raffle ticket during National Quilting Day last March at the IQSCM.  She is a quilter and a former 4th grade teacher (taught the history of Nebraska in her classroom). Congratulations, Rennie!  It was a pleasure to meet you and know that our quilt has a wonderful new home.
The quilt was our QuiltCon Charity Quilt for 2017 and hung at QuiltCon in Savannah, GA last February.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

That's Modern Challenge Results

That's Modern Challenge results!
ASYMMETRY: Kathy Bangsuud, Linda Crump


EXAGGERATED SCALE: Phyllis Higley, Linda Gale, Nancy Goff

TEXTURE: Marilyn Remboldt, Kris Jarchow, Shelly Burge, Deanna Larson
NEGATIVE SPACE: June Pederson, Peg Pennell, Zita Schneider

NO BORDERS: Tom Meyer, Kristina Morrow, Judy Crockett, Cheryl Kupcinski
MINIMALISM: Vicky Bedell, Rhonda Cushatt, Sheila Green, Betty Korber

BRIGHT, GRAPHIC COLOR PALETTE: Pat Kant, Sara McCracken, Julie Karjala

IMPROVISATIONAL PIECING: Maggie Rose Copple, Sarah Maseth, Rhonda Eddy 

GRID WORK: Liz Thanel, Cynthia Levis

Monday, November 6, 2017

November Sew Day Reminder

November 11th Sew Day 

We hope to see you Saturday for our annual holiday gift sew day! Bring your gift ideas to share with the group for show and tell. Sheila will continue the Make it Modern fun from last month's meeting with a workshop. As always, bring whatever you want to work on or you can sew along with the gift ideas below.

  • The time has come for our Celebrate Nebraska 150 quilt drawing! We will choose the winner on Saturday during sew day.
  • We will be accepting 2018 dues, $35.
  • Bring your Art Market donations! 

Sew along projects mentioned at last month's meeting:

Make it MODern workshop with Sheila.

You will need to bring an over-sized (15"-36" finished) traditional quilt block with high contrast colored fabric (black and white works well) an extra half to one yard of the negative space fabric, sewing machine, rotary cutter and mat.  Or, bring fabric and make your block at the museum. Sheila will have handouts for 4, 9 and 16 patch blocks.

Microwave Bowl Potholder 
Supply list and tutorial HERE

Journal Cover
Supply list and tutorial HERE

Friday, October 27, 2017

October Meeting Highlights

From the October 24th Meeting: Make It Modern with Sheila Green. 

Sheila gave a very informative program on how to turn a traditional quilt block into a modern masterpiece! The process to make these quilts was a simple one. Sew an oversized traditional block, cut it up and rearrange. Sheila had 12 wonderful quilt examples, two of which were sewn by her daughter. After the presentation, we were all able to participate in the design exercise, which was a lot of fun! If you missed the meeting and would like to learn more, Sheila will share again at our November 11th sew day. Thank you for a fun and inspiring presentation, Sheila! 

The slate of officers for 2018 was presented and accepted. 

President- Sheila Green
Vice President- Peg Pennell
Secretary-Nancy Goff
Treasurer- Liz Thanel
Social Media- Julie Karjala

We are now accepting $35 dues for 2018.
Click on the meeting minutes tab above for more meeting information. 

That's Modern Challenge Reveal 

We had a great turn out for the challenge! 37 quilts were shown at the meeting. If you are still finishing your piece, you can still participate (Ahem we're talking to you PIXELIZATION!) Send a photo of yourself with your piece to Jen Van Dyke by October 31st. Stay tuned for a separate blog post. Check the Facebook page for photos from the meeting! 

Show & Tell 

Our finished QuiltCon Charity Quilt top!

Kristie, Nancy, Jane, Julie, Rhonda

Upcoming Events  

From the Kansas City MQG: 
We have two upcoming events that your members might be interested in attending.

1) On Thursday, November 9th, Jacquie Gehring will be presenting, "Focus on Design" at our guild meeting. 7-9pm at Kauffman Foundation, 4801 Rockhill Road, KCMO. As Jacquie is a national speaker, we will be charging $5 for non-KCMQG members.

Additionally, there are a few spots still available for her discussion, "How do I Quilt this Quilt?" on Friday evening (11/10) and a few spots available at her "Walk" workshop on Saturday (11/11). 

2) Kansas City: An Inspiration to Modern Quilters - KCMQG Quilt Show will be running from November 2nd - November 27th at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Community Christian Church at 4601 Main Street, Kansas City, MO. Admission is Free and the church is open during regular business hours: Monday-Friday 9am - 4:30pm, closed Saturdays, Sunday, 8am - 1pm.

If you have any upcoming events that our members might be interested in, we'd be glad to post them to our private, but very active KCMQG Facebook page. And if you would rather not receive emails from us, please respond back and we'll remove you from our list.

Happy Modern Quilting!
Deneen Slack
KCMQG President

 November 11 Sew Day: Habitat Raffle Quilt winner will be chosen! We will be sharing holiday gift ideas and Sheila will have a Make it MODern workshop for members who want to continue working on this technique.

December 3 Holiday party 3-6 pm "Horrible Happenings at the Winery"

From the IQSCM 

Saturday October 28th
November 17  

From the MQG 

Our QuiltCon Charity Quilt spotlight on the MQG blog HERE

Sign up for the MQG Member Buzz newsletter to see what MQG members are working on! Enter your email to receive the newsletter HERE


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October Meeting Reminder

Join us Tuesday evening for Make it MODern with Sheila Green. Sheila will show us how to create a modern quilt from a traditional quilt block. Just stitch, slice and rearrange!

We are so excited to see what you created for the "That's Modern Challenge!" Bring your finished challenge pieces to the meeting for the big reveal. Be prepared to tell us your element and a little bit about your process. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please send your piece with another member to the meeting and/or take a photo of yourself with your challenge piece and email it to Jen at by October 31st. 

Liz will begin to accept dues before and after the meeting. Dues for 2018 are $35. 

Bring your modern quilts for Show & Tell.  

In the past, the November Sew Day has been all about our holiday gift ideas. Last year's bag sew along was so much fun, we want to continue the tradition! Bring your ideas for items we can sew together, along with a supply list or pattern information, so they can be included in the Sew Day reminder. 

Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday! 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

September Meeting Highlights

From the September 26th Meeting: Tantalizing Tessellations with Nancy Goff 
Nancy Goff "A Tessellation of Ginko" presentation
noun: tessellation; plural noun: tessellations; noun: tesselation; plural noun: tesselations
  1. the process or art of tessellating a surface, or the state of being tessellated.
    • an arrangement of shapes closely fitted together, especially of polygons in a repeated pattern without gaps or overlapping.
Nancy's really into puzzles and if you've ever seen her 15th tessellation of a pentagon quilt, you begin to understand her obsession! Nancy shared all the secrets of her "A Tessellation of Ginko" quilt with us, which we have been admiring since the curves ahead challenge. It is always fascinating to see a person's creative process and Nancy's step by step approach to designing and creating this quilt had some of us hoping that she will write a pattern and teach a class on how to make it some day! Thank you for a great presentation, Nancy! We can't wait to see what mathematical quilt you create next.

Show & Tell

Cynthia, Lora, Kris, Liz

Rhonda, Colleen, Nancy, Linda G

Crafting Culture in the Middle of Everywhere presentation by Dr. Claire Nicholas. She invited our members to be involved in this multicultural community project in 2018.

LMQG August - October Challenge


Challenge pieces are due at the October 24th meeting. Share your progress and see what other members are making with the hashtag #ThatsModernChallenge on Instagram and Facebook! If you forgot what element you chose, contact Jen. 

You can find examples of the 12 modern quilting elements HERE 

Upcoming Events 
October 4 & 5 Road Trip to AQS Show in Des Moines

October 24 LMQG Meeting: MODern Blocks, create modern quilt designs from traditional blocks. "That's Modern" mini quilt challenge pieces due.    

November 11 Sew Day

December 3 Holiday party 3-6 pm "Horrible Happenings at the Winery"

From the IQSCM  

Saturday October 7th

Saturday October 28th

 November 17  

January 13 & 14 MJ Kinman Diamonds workshop

From the MQG  

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September Meeting Reminder

Join us Tuesday night for "Tantalizing Tessellations" with Nancy Goff.
Nancy will share her process of making "A Tessellation of Ginko" quilt which won the Curves Ahead Challenge.

Bring your modern quilt projects for Show and Tell and hope to see you Tuesday!