Friday, February 27, 2015

Starting off in 2015

The first meeting of the Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild was Jan 27, 2015 at Gere Library.  Kristie Jarchow gave a demo on using the Quick Curve Ruler.  Several members tried sewing curves.

Feb 24, 2015 meeting was held at a local quilt shop, Crafthouse with owner Allie Luedtke.  Jill Hanna gave a demo on EPP. (English paper piecing)  Everyone tried glue basting the little hexis and learned how to whip them together.

Our next meeting will be on the last Tuesday of the month, March 31st. Our new location will be the
Bernina Sewing Studio
1265 South Cotner Boulevard, Lincoln, NE 68510

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Hope to see you there!!!

The Very Beginning...a Very Good Place to Start!

The Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild started when two members, Mary Farrington-Brown and Suzanne Rose contacted each other through the FB site and decided to meet.  They invited anyone in the area to join and Colleen James, Jill Hanna and Kristie Jarchow came to the first meeting held at Suzanne's home in August of 2014. Meeting dates and board positions were chosen to get this group off the ground.

In September our group met at the home of Jill Hanna who demonstrated her long-arm machine and let us all have a try.

Jill Hanna in her studio Sept. 2014
Jill Hanna, demo on long-arm Sept 2014
October, 2014 Suzanne Rose gave a demo on Foundation Piecing. We met at Gere Library.

Suzanne Rose showing Tree foundation piecing, October 2015
Kristie Jarchow, Colleen James, Suzanne Rose, Jill Hanna, Mary Farrington-Brown board members Dec, 2014
The exec-board picture is from our Holiday Sewcial Gathering in Dec, 2014. We announced our first guild challenge at this meeting.  Suzanne Rose spearheaded the making of a guild banner.  She chose several shades of grunge fabric and we used the scraps from the banner for the "Banner Color Inspirations Challenge" to be due in Feb of 2015.
The Banner is a work in progress but this is what we have so far. Suzanne Rose designed the logo for our guild and pieced the banner together.

Kristie Jarchow added some applique
More to come on the banner so stay tuned.