Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March Meeting Reminder

Have you ever wanted to enter a quilt in a show or contest but didn't know where to start? Join us on Tuesday for An Evening With Peg Pennell.  She will be talking about how to enter a quilt contest and will give us tips on what judges look for when evaluating your quilt.  

Bring your best modern quilts for Show & Tell, we love to see what everyone is making. Remember to keep it brief though, we always have lots of people who want to share and we don't want our meeting to run past 7:00 pm! 

Hope to see you Tuesday at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, in our regular meeting space.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

National Quilting Day 2017 Highlights

Thank you to all our Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild members who volunteered at National Quilting Day on March 18th! A special thank you to those who served as planning committee members, Up Cycling committee, raffle quilt sales and everyone who helped all around the International Quilt Study Center & Museum throughout the day! 

The LMQG displayed upcycled projects made by our members and demonstrated upcycling projects  throughout the day.
LMQG members volunteering at various booths and throughout the Quilt House.

Celebrate Nebraska 150 Raffle Quilt

Thank you for helping make National Quilting Day 2017 a success!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Celebrate Nebraska 150, LMQG QuiltCon Charity Quilt 2017

During our first year as The Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild, we decided to enter the QuiltCon Challenge after several members were chatting about challenges and not wanting to let this opportunity pass us by.  We were super excited when we saw the color pallet was our state colors and things just fell in place from there.  A high majority of members, with various skill levels, stepped up to the plate to help with every aspect of the quilt from design to quilting.

First we put together a design team and decided on a project manager.  It was amazing to see all the different ideas, but once we decided on a small state block offset within a larger block, everything came together.  

We had to get permission to use the state block. Then we focused on the 150th theme for our State’s Birthday in 2017. 

What a great coincidence that our charity is Habitat for Humanity and they will be building the 150th home locally.  The quilt will be raffled off and all proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity this year.

We received a contribution of fabric from Sew Creative, a local quilt store in Lincoln Nebraska.  We then handed out packets to each guild members for them to sew, incorporating some of their own fabric, and returning to the sew team to put the quilt top together.  Upon completion of the top and the backing we gathered at one of the members’ longarm to quilt the quilt.

Looking at this beautiful quilt now the one thing that stands out is how many of our members reached out and touched this quilt, and also how much fun we had during the entire project.

Participating in this challenge has taught our guild to go with our members strengths, with teamwork many things are possible, and if you ask for help you can get amazing results.

  Please help us support Habitat for Humanity's 150th home by purchasing a ticket to win this quilt! Tickets are $5 each, drawing will be held November 11th, 2017.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Februrary Meeting Highlights

From the February 27th Meeting 
February Program: "Curves Ahead"

This month, we focused on curves in a group design activity. The exercise involved taking the traditional Drunkards Path block and making it modern! 

Special thanks to Jean Larson and the Chattanooga Modern Quilt Guild for sharing your educational exercise with us.

HERE is the link to the design exercise if you would like to print out your own copy.  

Curves Ahead Challenge

The challenge begins February 28th and is due at the May 30th meeting. It must be a quilt with three layers, using curved piecing or applique or both! Viewers choice will be awarded at the May meeting.

QuiltCon/Habitat for Humanity Quilt Raffle
Tickets are on sale for $5.00 each. Guild members can buy tickets to sell to friends and family.  Contact Rhonda Eddy (quilt mom) for more information or email the guild. 
Rhonda Eddy

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February Meeting Reminder

Join us for "Curves Ahead," a group design activity featuring curves. Our meeting will be held at the IQSCM in the 2nd floor reception hall, which is a change from our usual meeting room. 

If you have not paid your dues yet, now is the time! Liz Thanel will collect them, $35 for the year.

Raffle tickets for our QuiltCon/Habitat for Humanity Quilt will be available for purchase at the meeting. 

Sign up for the dyeing class with Mary Dittenber ($35), National Quilting Day and the KC road trip.

Bring your finished projects for show and tell. Please be mindful of the amount of time you share, we usually have many members waiting in line!

Looking forward to seeing you on the 28th!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

February Sew Day Highlights

We had a full house at the IQSCM on Saturday with 25 LMQG members in attendance. Sewing alongside us was the Quilts of Valor group, which was pretty fun! We were mingling back and forth, seeing what everyone was working on. It was one big quilting party!

The focus of the day was sewing curves. Three of our members demonstrated a few different ways to sew them. 

Top Row: Kristie Jarchow demonstrated how to use the Quick Curve Ruler and had a completed pillow to show one of many possible designs.

Middle Row: Mary Dittenber stacked fabric and cut it with a rotary cutter to make wavy curves.

Bottom Row: Deanna Larson showed how to cut and sew a traditional drunkards path block using a template. 

Several of us then tried sewing something curvy. Here are some of the results!

A few members had  Show and Tell

Top L-R: Sarah Maseth, Carol Friesen
Bottom L-R: Carol Friesen, Julie Karjala

Thank you to Kristie, Mary and Deanna for helping us build our confidence with sewing curves!
Our next Sew Day will be April 8th, 2017 at the IQSCM. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

February Sew Day Reminder

Our first Sew Day of 2017 is this Saturday at the IQSCM! We will be learning about different techniques for sewing curves with Deanna Larson, Mary Dittenber and Kristie Jarchow. 

If you want to get your curve on, bring contrasting fabrics, rotary cutter, mat, scissors, straight ruler and sewing machine. 

Kristie will be demonstrating the Quick Curve Ruler and you will need to bring at least two 7.5" squares of contrasting fabric to try it. 

Mary will be demonstrating a stack and slice technique. 

Deanna will show a traditional Drunkards Path block.

As always, bring whatever projects you want to work on and if you have a finished project, bring it for show and tell!
Hope to see you Saturday!