Monday, June 22, 2015

June Meeting

Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild's photo.

It might be a little warm to snuggle under a quilt, but it is the perfect temperature to DESIGN your own quilt fabric! This month's meeting will be a SPOONFLOWER class on how to create and order your own one-of-a-kind fabric! Get CREATIVE! Start dreaming up those awesome fabric designs and come check out the spoonflower LMQG fabrics!
**Bring your own laptop if you would like to design along. WiFi available.  
Where: The Bernina Sewing Studio @ 1265 So. Cotner (Piedmont Center)
When: June 30th (Last Tuesday of Month)
Time: 5:30 - 7 pm

We want to see your summer projects so bring them to share and we will see you next week!!!


Here is an example of some fabric that a friend of mine, Lorna, from the blog Sew Fresh Quilts has whipped up.  She made up a few designs and had them printed at Spoonflower. 

Once the fabric was received she dove into these sweet watermelon treats.

The ant fabric is perfect for these projects. For information on the patterns and fabric you can go directly to Lorna's blog.  Come to the meeting to find out how you can design and print your own fabric.

We hope to see you there!!


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Afternoon at the Improv II recap

 Look what we did!!! The Lincoln Modern Quilt Group gave the floating squares score from Sherri Lynn Wood's book a try.  I think these turned out fantastic. 

There are more examples of 'floating squares' on Sherri's website HERE plus a link to her book.  It was fun to see everyone interpret this score!

We had a few others working on their own projects while joining in on the conversation.  Colleen made some headway on her project from sewing retreat in Chicago. (see Molehill below)  Mary  worked on cutting out her steampunk blocks and Jim worked on a beautiful sunset batik piece.

The new galleries were open and we toured through them to get some inspiration.  A big thank you to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum for letting us use their beautiful space. Also we would like to thank Victoria Findlay Wolfe for stopping in on us in the lower gallery where we were admiring her quilts on display there.

(photo from April 2015)

Thank you to all that came out to sew with us.  The next Improv Afternoon will be August 8th at 12:00.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Afternoon at the Improv II- Sewing at the Quilt House

"Afternoon at the Improv II"

Sew Day at The Quilt House Sat. June 13th 12:00 p.m.
Floating Squares Score practice

Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild would like to invite you to join with us as we learn about improvisational piecing. Using books, tutorials and trial and error, we will explore what improvisational piecing is all about.  Simple techniques will be discussed at the beginning of the sewing sessions and everyone is welcome to share their knowledge and experiences.

****Discussion will start at 12.  There are many activities at the Museum with the opening of the new Galleries so we will not have tables to work on until 1:00p.m.  We will hold our discussion and show and share until the tables are available. 

Session dates:  April 11, June 13, Aug 8, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12

Many of you were able to attend the presentation by Sherri Lynn Wood at the First Friday festivities.  Her new book is:
 Sherri covers many techniques for getting started in Improvisation.  One of the scores from her book is called "Floating Squares".  The large quilt you see below is an example of this score. If you would like to give this score a try amongst friends, bring the supplies listed at the bottom of the photo.

If you have Sherri's book then you can read over the first chapter on this score and bring what you would like to work with according to the limits you have set.  If you do not have her book, please bring 2 fabrics in limited quantity (ex: FQ or 1/4th yard) and one other fabric in unlimited quantity (this is the filler piece used throughout). 
Other items to bring: Sewing machine and basic supplies needed for it. Ironing surface and iron to share with others. If you want to have a rotary cutter and mat that is fine but no need for a ruler!!! 

Others that just want to sew will be able to work on any project they would like and please bring things to share and show!
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Monday, June 1, 2015

May Meeting recap

Thank you to everyone that came to our May meeting. Super excited that we had 6 members do the "Improv Challenge" this round.  It was really fun to see what everyone was working on as well.

Top picture: Jennifer VanDyke, Sheila Green
Bottom picture: Phyllis Higley, Liz Thanel, Kris Jarchow, Nancy Goff

The group participated in a make n take using some of the techniques we had demonstrated earlier in the year.  Glue baste hexagons, hand quilting using pearl cotton and long stitch and back to front quilt binding. Sheila Green brought her GoBaby and demonstrated how to cut hexi pieces with fabric to fit. Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew gave permission to use her tutorial on the binding which you can see HERE

We want to thank Sheila for passing this idea onto us from her friend at the Chattanooga Modern Quilt Guild.