Friday, July 20, 2018

QuiltCon 2019 Charity Quilt Challenge


QuiltCon 2019 Charity Quilt Challenge!!!  

Theme: Small Piecing 

Volunteers from the Lincoln MQG met following the June meeting.  Pictured below is the team brainstorming the 2019 theme of "small piecing" and the MQG's selected color palette.  

Updates to come at the July meeting!




Pictured Left to Right: Lora Yardley, Jill Straight, Sarah Maseth, 
Sheila Green, Barbara Chestnut, Mary Dittenber and Linda Gale

For more specifics, visit the MQG:  https://www.quiltcon.com/charity-quilt-challenge-2019

The 2019 design theme is small piecing. You have probably noticed some modern quilters using small piecing in recent years. While it can be hard to define, let’s say that small piecing would incorporate fabric pieces that are smaller than 1” in either width or length. So you might picture long, skinny strips, or little tiny squares, for example. The small piecing can be improvisationally pieced, traditionally pieced or foundation pieced. It’s up to you. Remember, the quilt doesn’t need to be exclusively small piecing. Small piecing must be an integral part of the design but you can incorporate other modern design elements, such as negative space, to make the challenge more approachable. 




Sunday, July 15, 2018

July Sew Day Mini Swap Recap


What a day!! Great turn out, stunning quilts, wonderful people and loads of fun. Special thanks to Kris Jarchow for being the primary organiser of what, I think, was a very successful event.

Thanks also to all LMQG and OMQG members for their assistance and participation. 

We all met up at the the Ashland Public Library.











We had a full house and lots of meeting and greeting.

It was a very nice room with an attached kitchen full of snacks and everything an ice cream sunday could hold.

Lots of prizes supplied by both LMQG and OMQG.







Projects both large and small, machine made and hand made were being worked on. The diversity of techniques, color and style was quite diverse.
























Sheila Green was one of the prize recipients. A lovely pencil bag made by Jennifer Van Dyke and a fat quarter.




Here is a collage of all the mini's that were 
made. There were a total of 28 done. So much talent.




Unfortunately some of our swappers were unable to attend, but did send in their minis with friends so some faces are missing and were replaced by holding hands or stand ins. These are in no particular order.


Lori Bain and Liz Thanel




Vicky Bedell and Beth Salistean (absent)




Sheila Green and Chris Juliano (absent)




Mary Dittenber and Stephanie Jacobson (absent)




Peg Penell and Margaret Haglund (both absent)




Mary Kitely and Sarah  Maseth (not pictured)



Dayle  Sanford and Jeni Kuszak



Megan Patent-Nygren and Nancy Goff




Linda Gale and Emily Phillips




Heidi Carpenter and Elisa Salas




Stephanie Weigel (not pictured) and Kris Jarchow




Kim Doss and Julie Karjala




Jennifer Van Dyke and Brooke Erickson




Stephanie Hedstrom and Barbara Chesnut




Then there was Show and Tell!



Kim Doss















Sheila Green



























Jennifer Van Dyke
























































Kris Jarchow 




























Kris's Ribbon for the Lancaster Fair Best Modern Quilt award










Jim Kohler






Linda Gale










Nancy Goff

























Jill Straight






Carol Coniglio



Elisa Salas















Last but definately not least, Vicky Bedell. Her entry for the annual Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics Challenge , Prince, was chosen as one of the official entries out of over 200 sent in. 







































Upcoming Guild Events:

Regular Meeting: July 31, 2018, 5:30 - 7:30

For other local quilting events see our Community page




Saturday, July 7, 2018

July Sew Day



LMQG/OMQG Sister Guild Modern Mini-Swap, July 14 10 AM - 4 PM

Ashland public Library, 1324 Silver St, Ashland, NE 

Please make no smaller than a 12" (smallest side) mini for your partner. 

We are meeting from 10 -4 for sewing and mingling. Bring your own brown bag lunch or there are a couple places in town you can try.

The swap and the ice cream sundae bar will be around 2-ish.

If you are coming for the sew day bring your machine and all supplies to work on your own projects. Bring any show and tell you want to share. 
Don't forget extension cords, irons and mats though I am sure some people will share. 

Ice cream for the sundae bar will be provided. If you have an unusual ice cream topping you love, please feel free to bring it otherwise toppings will be provided. We will try to provide a vegan or nondairy option.

Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

June Meeting Recap





Lovely and very informative talk by about caring for quilts, both old and new by Sarah Walcott.

While modern quilts are generally all machine made, and meant to be used and abused, we all have an item or two that was made by previous generations, either handed down or purchased at a sale or antique store. These quilts need special handling to maintain their integrity in both shape and color.

First thing when bringing a new "old" quilt into your home, is to give it a visual inspection for varmints! You don't want to bring in any critters that may work their magic on other textiles, like your clothes, or your newly made quilts, into your home. If nothing can be detected visually, place the item in a large zip lock bag for approx. two weeks and you pretty much insure that any hitch hikers, including larva and eggs, are dead. 

Do not store your textiles in cedar chests, unless you have wrapped the item in acid free tissue or muslin, or placed it in a simple cotton pillow case. Oils from the cedar can bleed into your item and damage and/or stain it permanently. 

Keep your items in a dimly lit or completely dark environment. Any light can cause damage to textiles and it is irreversible. Unused guest room closets, large wardrobes where you can close the doors.

Washing your items is generally a no in the conservators world. Even hand washing can cause damage to older delicate fibers. A musty item can be aired out by placing it flat on several layers of cotton sheeting and left for a few days. If it appears dusty, placing a fine netting, such a tule, on the nozzle of your vacuum and setting it to low can gently remove surface particles.

Store quilts and family keepsakes in areas where the environment is most stable. Avoid attics, basements, kitchens, laundry rooms and unheated spaces. Store flat if possible. If not make sure to place acid free tissue or muslin between the folds. Refold periodically to prevent fold marks becoming permanent. If your item already has some fold lines, make sure to fold in areas that have none.

Asymmetry presented by Mary Dittenber and Barbara Kitsmiller

The primary way that this design element is often featured in is the placement of the piecing, or pieced blocks in your quilt design. Sometimes setting the piecing off to one side in an unexpected, yet proportionally correct, way adds real interest to a design. The subject is not always centered and symmetrical.




Murder at the Winery Mystery Quilt
Chances @$1.00 each may be purchased thru the August meeting to win this beautiful piece made by 14 LMQG members and quilted by member Kristina Morrow.



Tom Meyers original creation




Rosalind Carr





Rhonda Eddy



Meylonie Schatz



Judy Crockett




Vicky Bedell




Maggie Copple






Sarah Maseth




Liz Thanel



Linda Gale






Upcoming Events:

LMQG/OMQG Sister Guild Modern Mini-Swap, July 14 10 AM - 4 PM

Ashland public Library, 1324 Silver St, Ashland, NE 

Please make no smaller than a 12" (smallest side) mini for your partner. 

We are meeting from 10 -4 for sewing and mingling. Bring your own brown bag lunch or there are a couple places in town you can try.

The swap and the ice cream sundae bar will be around 2-ish.
If you are coming for the sew day bring your machine and all supplies to work on your own projects. Bring any show and tell you want to share. 
Don't forget extension cords, irons and mats though I am sure some people will share. 

Ice cream for the sundae bar will be provided. If you have an unusual ice cream topping you love, please feel free to bring it otherwise toppings will be provided. We will try to provide a vegan or nondairy option.