Thursday, November 15, 2018

2018 Holiday Party









Upcoming Events: Regular meeting - January 29 2019

For more local quilt events see the community page.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Sew Day Recap



The holidays are just around the corner so we asked our members to bring some quick and easy projects to share.





Kris brought this cute bag that has snaps on the sides to keep it neat, and when un-snapped opens to a nice large interior. It is called a DIY cosmetic case and the pattern can be found HERE





Julie brought a small thread catcher made from a single triangle than can be done in any size, even with quitled fabric to make larger ones sturdier. Tutorial HERE





Also little notepads to throw in your purse or sewing kit so you always have something to write on handy, or, when made with graph paper, something to do a quick sketch on. These were not my idea.




Several people worked on  cute fleece hats for charity






Nancy showed us these lovely maple leaf mug rugs using THIS pattern. She added an Aspen leaf and some snowflakes of her own design.







Some minimal challenge designs that didn't quite make the meeting by Elisa



And Julie





some stunning work by Jennifer




Sheila and Jenni showed projects created during the Yoshiko Jinzenji class with the Omaha MQG.










Sheila made a full size and a baby quilt for a person at the Crafting with Culture group





Kris brought an example of piecing squares on fusable interfacing that has a grind marked on it. All you do is lay the squares on, press and then fold along the grid lines, one at a time, both horizontally and then vertically for perfect matched corners. Very handy for a pixelated quilt.




Mary D is making a wonky cross quilt using shades of green and purple in various sizes






Upcoming Events:


Holiday Party - December 2, 2018 - NSEA Building, Lincoln, NE 3pm-6pm

For more local quilt events see the community page.

Friday, November 9, 2018

November Sew Day






Nancy will demonstrate these holiday maple leaf mug rugs/coasters





Sheila will have materials and patterns to make fleece hats for charity.





Bring your ideas on fun and easy quilty crafty holiday gifts to share.

Any and all projects you might want to work on.

Items for Show and Tell!!

Sewing supplies like needles, thread, scissors, cutting and/or ironing mats as well as irons and cutters. Extension cords and/or power strips. While some of these items are provided, it never hurts to have more.



Upcoming Events:


Holiday Party - December 2, 2018 - NSEA Building, Lincoln, NE 3pm-6pm

For more local quilt events see the community page.


Thursday, November 1, 2018

October Meeting Recap




Your 2019 LMQG Board
L-R: Kris Jarchow - Co-President, Mary Dittenber - Co-VP, Rhonda Eddy - Co-VP, Phyllis Higley - Co-President, Nancy Goff - Secretary, Sheree Brown - Treasurer, Juliette Karjala - Social Media.



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Out going president Sheila Green presented the other 2018 board members with some lovey gifts she made using a technique by Yoshiko Jinzenji




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The 2019 LMQG Charity quilt is complete and ready to be sent off to Quiltcon




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Modern Element of Texture presented by Sarah Maseth

There are many things that could add texture to a quilt. The most common is the quilting itself as seen in this piece by http://www.terryaskeartquilts.com/


 


Other ways to add texture would be folding the fabric as seen in this image of a folded cathedral block by The Jaded Spade.



The fabric itself may add to the texture of a quilt like this piece by https://www.carsonconverse.com/


Transparency may also add a layer of texture to a quilt with it's illusion of being many layers


interpreted, constructed, and quilted by Callie Works-Leary



Adding texture, and possibly more interest to your quilts can be achieved in many different ways.

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Minimalist Challenge

So many lovely minimalist quilts were entered in the October Challenge presented by Mary Dittenber and Barbara Kittsmiller




Each entrant told about their piece and it's inspiration. 


















Our winner was Vicky Bidell with her minimal design. She won some lovely hand dyed fat quarters and the book Minimal Quitmaking by Gwen Marston.





Show & Tell








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A parting gift for Linda Crump



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Dues for the 2019 year are still being collected ($35) and may be brought to November sew day and the holiday party.




Upcoming Events:

Sew Day - November 10 - IQSCM - Holiday Gift Ideas - 10:15 - 3:30


Holiday Party - December 2, 2018 - NSEA Building, Lincoln, NE 3:00 - 6:00

For more local quilt events see the community page.