Saturday, August 22, 2015

Meeting time again - August Inspiration

Where do you find inspiration?

Something Old?





Where or what makes that Ah-ha moment happen for you?

Let's talk INSPIRATION! What sources have inspired you on your quilting journey? In this month's meeting, we'd love to have a round table discussion about where we all gather our quilt ideas. 
Please bring something to share that has inspired a quilt project and tell us how it came to be.

As always, please bring works in progress or finishes to share - we simply love to see what everyone is working on!
Where: BERNINA store - 1265 So. Cotner (Piedmont Center)...
When: August 25th (Last Tuesday of Month)
Time: 5:30 - 7 pm

We hope to see you there!

Photographs courtesy of Jennifer VanDyke

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Afternoon at the Improv -3rd session

"Afternoon at the Improv" -part 3

What a wonderful setting to sew in...The International Quilt Study Center and Museum rocks when it comes to a fun and creative space.
Colleen James gave a demo on the scrappy curve. Using several scraps of various sizes she was able to construct a 1/4 curve and then pieces 4 together to make a circle or curvy improve shape.

A tutorial online can be found at SewTakeAHike blog.

We had a couple try this method for the first time.

Awesome curves created here.

Some of the floating square scores from last sew day came back finished this month. (Floating Squares is from the Sherri Lynn Wood book - "Improv for the Modern Quilter)


And an awesome (almost) finish from a previous Jacquie Gering class when she was here. Flip and sew method of improvisational piecing.
Fun pixilation quilt.
Always fun to see young quilters expressing themselves. Go Brooke!
Improv Bookshelf:
Beautiful Building Block Quilts by Lisa Walton
Color Shuffle by Karla Alexander
Stack, Shuffle and Slide by Karla Alexander
*note: this author will be at the Quilt Nebraska 2016 Lincoln Ne
Strips n Curves by Louisa L Smith
Quilt Improv by Lucie Summers
Intuitive Color and Design by Jean Wells
a previous book we talked about
“Unconventional & Unexpected:
American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000 by Roderick Kiracofe - There will be a lecture by him at the IQSCM on Sept 4th at the Museum for 1st Friday. This is a fabulous book with many examples of improvisation.
**Next Improv Sew Day will be October 10th. We are going to try to do Sherri Lynn Wood 's score for Round Robin. If you would like to participate and you did not come to the Aug sew day let me know so I can get you a supply list.  
Ne State Fair Time  so I hope you will enter or maybe go and see the quilts starting Aug. 28th.
From the International Quilt study center:
Attention quiltmakers! We are about three months away from our second annual Holiday Quilt Drive to collect new or gently used quilts for donation to a local shelter. Last year we had more than 90 donations from across the United States, and we hope to give even more this year.
If you would like to make or donate a quilt, please send it to 1523 N. 33rd St. Lincoln, NE 68583, or give us a call at 402-472-6549 for more information.

Thanks to everyone that took part in the Lancaster County Super Fair this year. We had a nice showing of 'modern' quilts. Big thank you to all that came to our sew day!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Another..... "Afternoon at the Improv 3" and July recap

Saturday August 8th from noon to 3:30 we will be chatting about Improvisational piecing and sewing together at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.

picture from sewtakeahike
Please bring your sewing machines and basic supplies to try some improv piecing or to work on your latest project. We will start out talking 'Improv' and sharing what we have been working on. Many of us tried the "Floating squares score" from Sherri Lynn Woods book The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters. Maybe we will have some progress on those??  Bring anything for show and share and let's get to sewing.
Thanks for coming out and joining us for our July meeting. We want to Thank Janeese Olsson from Calico House and Allie Luedtke from Crafthouse.
Janeese sharing a bag and a new line of fabric made up the lovely quilt top.

Allie shared lots of garments and this lovely bag from the store.

Lots of quilty goodness was shared by the group.  

Some newbies to the group showed and shared some of their works.


Lots of fun and exciting projects were shared. Next  meeting will be the last August 25th at the Bernina Sewing Studio 5:30 -7p.m.
Also our Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild sponsored a special award for "Best Modern Quilt" at the Lancaster County Super Fair this year. The prize went to our own, Jennifer VanDyke for her SuperNova Friendship Quilt.
Lots more quilts to see at the Fair so stop over at the Lancaster Event Center until Saturday Aug 8th till 8 p.m. and there are more of the Modern Quilt photos on our FB page. HERE
Thank you to all that have donated to our group so we could make this happen!
Hope to see you at the Museum for our next sew day!!