Wednesday, May 23, 2018

May Meeting Reminder


Speaker Sonya Nelson of Crafthouse will tell us more about the store's history and products and introduce us to Loc Bloc rulers.




Modern Elements: Alternate Grid Work 
presented by Nancy Goff and Diane Wilson




Traditional quilts are commonly laid out in columns and rows in a predictable brick structure. 
Modern quilts can still follow traditional grid structures, for example, using graphic color palettes or an unpredictable orientation of the blocks creating a modern esthetic while maintaining a traditional structure. 
Modern quilts often use alternative gridwork to incorporate other elements such as asymmetry, negative space and scale with a less predictable layout.

Modern Show & Tell: Bring your modern works of art to share with us!


Upcoming Events:

Sew Day - June 9, 2018 10:15 am - 3:30 pm at the IQSCM 1523 N 33rd Lincoln NE 
Nancy Goff will talk about Critique - to evaluate (a theory or practice) in a detailed and analytical way.
Free Take 6 table. Bring 6, take 6 quilting related items.
Modern show & Tell.

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

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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

April Meeting Recap








Judy Crockett



Linda Gale


Nancy Goff


Pat


Tom Meyer


Vicky Bedell


Brooke James


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

April Meeting Reminder






Modern Element Improvisation will be presented by Colleen McGuire James and Juliette Karjala.

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Interactive design exercise utilizing the "L" Block by the Chattanooga MQG

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Omaha/Lincoln sister modern guild Mini Swap Sew Day Sign up - July 14th at the Ashland Public Library.  Please sign up if you would like to swap a mini quilt with an Omaha Modern Quilt Guild member.  We will have a Meet, Greet with a Treat day in July to swap minis or you can just come to the sew day. You must sign up to attend.  Link HERE   Deadline for sign up is April 30th. Hope to see you there. More details once you sign up. 



Upcoming Events:

NSQG Quilters Day Out - April 28, 2018 in Seward. 4 speakers including Liz Thanel. Flyers with more information available at the meeting.

Sew Day - June 9, 2018 - at the IQSCM, 1523 N33rd Street, Lincoln NE 10:15 AM - 3:30 PM. Bring your modern projects to work on and anything you might need an opinion on. Binding or facing? How to quilt it. Matchstick, wavy lines, echo? Take advantage of the vast pool of knowledge from your LMQG members.

Homestead Days - June 22-24 2018 Beatrice NE. Man a table in the Heritage bldg and speak to guests about modern quilting. Juliette Karjala and looking for one more volunteer. Inquire at meeting or email LMQG for more information.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

April Sew Day


Free table: Don’t forget you can bring (and take home) 6 items that relate to quilting.  

Handwork demos at 11 AM by members Nancy Goff – Boro, Linda Gale – binding, Jen VanDyke – either embroidery or hand quilting.

Show and tell what new modern item(s) you have finished or are working on. Tell us what makes it modern, which technique was used in it's creation like Improvisation, asymmetrical, minimal etc. If you would like feedback or suggestions on a WIP, take advantage of the years of knowledge and skill from our members and ask us!

Ironing boards, cutting surfaces and power strips/extension cords will be provided to a limited extent. Feel free to bring your own.

Upcoming Events - 

Omaha/Lincoln sister modern guild Mini Swap Sew Day Sign up - July 14th at the Ashland Public Library.  Please sign up if you would like to swap a mini quilt with an Omaha Modern Quilt Guild member.  We will have a Meet, Greet with a Treat day in July to swap minis or you can just come to the sew day. You must sign up to attend.  Link HERE   Deadline for sign up is April 30th. Hope to see you there. More details once you sign up. 

NSQG Quilters Day Out - April 28, 2018 Located in Seward. 4 presenters including Liz Thanel. Flyer with more info at meeting.

Homestead Days - June 22-24 2018 Beatrice NE. Man a table in the Heritage bldg and speak to guests about modern quilting. Juliette Karjala and looking for one more volunteer. Inquire at meeting or email LMQG for more information.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

March Meeting Recap




String Theory, our January challenge produced some really stunning entries, 15 of them! So many interesting and unique takes on Modern String Quilts.

Each entrant talked about what was modern in their quilt, what string technique they used, what they did that was new to them, and what they discovered in the process.  A very successful challenge, all the quilts were winners!







Kris Jarchow



Taura Horn



Lora Yardley



Jill



Jane Grabenstein-Chandler



Cheryl Kupinski



Pat McCorkle Kant



Linda Gale



Tom Meyer





Rhonda Eddy



Phyllis Higley



Liz Thanel

And the winner is....................

Sheila Green


With a tie for second between 

Peg Pennell 



and Vicky Bidell




Modern Elements : Minimalism and Bright Graphic Design 
presented by Liz Thanel and Phyllis Quigley








Elisa Salas



Phyllis Higley



Taura Horn



Kris Jarchow


Judy Crockett





Thursday, March 22, 2018

March Meeting Reminder



Modern String Challenge -  "String Theory" is due. Prizes will be determined by viewers choice.




Modern Elements - Minimalism and Bright Graphic color palette will be presented by Liz Thanel and Phyllis Higley.


Minimalism
   Often, the more negative space a quilt has, the more minimal it becomes.
Distilling down the most basic parts of quilt construction to their fundamental aspects.

Bright & Graphic Color Palette 

   The combination of colors and where they are placed can modify traditional designs into modern quilts.
   Color is less important if the other modern quilting design elements are strong.
   Solid colors appear more Modern as they create crisp lines of contrast.



Upcoming Opportunities

Crafting Culture in the Middle of Everywhere with Dr. Claire Nicholas is still looking for volunteers to assist in programs. Workshops are scheduled to run on Tuesdays, March 27 through May 1 consecutively. Contact LMQG for more information.

Sew Day - April 14, 2018 10:15 am - 3:30 pm at the IQSCM 1523 N 33rd Lincoln NE - Hand work demo in the AM and see the new Free Take 6 table. Bring 6, take 6 quilting related items.

NSQG Quilters Day Out - April 28, 2018 Located in Seward. 4 presenters including Liz Thanel. Flyer with more info at meeting.

Homestead Days - June 22-24 2018 Beatrice NE. Man a table in the Heritage bldg and speak to guests about modern quilting. Juliette Karjala and looking for one more volunteer. Inquire at meeting or email LMQG for more information.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

National Quilting Day 2018 - A Most Memorable Day


A huge thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and guests for making this years National Quilting Day event a wonderful success.

There was so much going on and so many visitors it was a very fun day.




Accuquilt with Kristina Morrow


Aurifil had free spools of thread


Kris Jarchow setting up the Love of Everyday Things booth. The finished blocks will be made into a quilt for the Child Advocacy Center in Lincoln.




It was a huge success and the blocks were amazing 



Crafthouse


Cosmic Cow


Handi Quilter



Sheila Green and Kris Jarchow setting up the display of Star quilts along the curved railing


Sew Creative with Mary Dittenber



The "Strings" demo room.


Hand sewing demonstrations with Nancy Goff and Jennifer Van Dyke among others


LMQG That's Modern display


Habitat for Humanity with MaryJane Kerrmoade and Julie Karjala