Thursday, November 15, 2018

2018 Holiday Party

Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild Membership Survey 2018 final results.
(52 responded)

1. Do you consider yourself a:
Beginner - 9 (17%)
Intermediate - 32 (62%)
Advanced Quilter - 11 (21%)

On a scale of 1-5 how “Modern” are you (5 is highest)  50 responses

1-     8 (16%)
2 -    6 (12%)
3 -   20 (40%)
4 -   11 (22%)
5-     5 (10%)

2. Which guild activities do/would you enjoy participating in? (Select all that apply)

40  Show and tell
37  Design exercises   
35  Technique demonstrations
32  Workshops
29  Challenges    
28  Sew days
28  Speakers
26  Christmas Party
23  Road trips
21  Trunk show
19  Retreat
19  Charity projects
14  Block exchange
11  Mini quilt swap
10  Mini/membership raffle

3. What would you like to learn more about? (Select all that apply)                                       
38 Quilt design
35 Color theory
29 Improv piecing
29 Machine quilting (home machine)
24 Curves
23 Quilting tools
23 Technology use
15 Paper piecing
14 Long arm quilting
13 Piecing
13 Applique
11 Hand quilting
11 Embroidery

4. What social media outlets do you use weekly?
39 (75%) Facebook   
23 (52%) Pinterest   
27 (38%) LMQG website
20 (38%) Instagram     
12 (23%) Blogs     
6   (12%) Webinars

Thank you everyone who filled one out. This really helps the board plan for future programs that you want to see and techniques you want to learn about.

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.


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


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


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


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

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.


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


A parting gift for Linda Crump


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.