Monday, December 14, 2015

Holiday Party Fun and New Challenge for the New Year!

Thank you to everyone who came out and joined us for our Holiday social.  I think everyone had fun, ate some great treats and had at least one good laugh!

Jennifer made a scrappy wall-hanging
Several members had show and tell items to share. 

 Suzanne made her mom a quilt
 Nancy designed and executed this paper pieced flower quilt
 Kris made a variable star quilt
 Sheila made a curling iron carry bag

 Colleen made a sew together bag

Food galore and pretty paper packages of "ugly" fat quarters.

The FQ exchange was a lot of fun. Everyone went home with something worse or better than expected! I already cut mine up and put it in a block! To see a video of our Name that Quilt block Charade game go to our FB page

I think a good time was had by all!  We also had two new guests that might be joining us in the future, Mary's friend Barb and Suzanne's friend Ruvini. 


The current Leadership Board wants to thank you for a wonderful beginning to our new guild!!!

Mary, Suzanne, Colleen and Kris, 2015
Thank you 

What is coming up in the NEW YEAR??
A new quilting challenge  called "Try Angles" to start the year off.  Challenge is due at the March meeting...have fun!  What kind of angles do you want to try???

Plus don't want to miss out on having a quilt hang in the Bernina Sewing Studio gallery.  Please turn in all quilts before Jan 8th. We would like each guild member to have a quilt in the show. They must have a permanent label with your name on and a written note describing the modern elements used in your quilt. If you are south in town contact Sheila Green and if you are north contact Kris Jarchow.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Happy Holidays and our November Sew Day

Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild Holiday Party!!!!

What: Join us for our Holiday gathering! 
bring some treats to share
Will have hot cider and cocoa 
Bring other beverages if you prefer
Wrap up an 'ugly' FQ
Show and share
Where: The Yellow Barne map on link
When: Dec. 11th 6-8 p.m.
***Also: Bring your "most" Modern quilt for our  Bernina Sewing Studio display in Jan. - Feb. 23rd
Please make sure your quilt has a secure label and please make a hand written note simply stating your "modern" quilt elements. Include the quilter if other than yourself.
Here are some guidelines for the modern elements:
Modern quilts and quilters:

  • Make primarily functional rather than decorative quilts
  • Use asymmetry in quilt design
  • Rely less on repetition and on the interaction of quilt block motifs
  • Contain reinterpreted traditional blocks
  • Embrace simplicity and minimalism
  • Utilize alternative block structures or lack of visible block structure
  • Incorporate increased use of negative space
  • Are inspired by modern art and architecture
  • Frequently use improvisational piecing
  • Contain bold colors, on trend color combinations and graphic prints
  • Often use gray and white as neutrals
  • Reflect an increased use of solid fabrics
  • Focus on finishing quilts on home sewing machines
Please do not be shy about bringing in a quilt or wall-hanging for the gallery show. We WANT something from everyone no matter what genre it is in.

We would love to have one quilt per member to start.  If you are not able to make it to the party you can still enter a quilt by contacting
us: to arrange a drop off.
We would love to fill the gallery. 

Hope to see you there!!

Final Sew Day at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum was Nov. 14th.  Lots of projects and gift ideas and sewing going on!
Sarah Maseth and daughter Morgan came to sew for the day!

Liz Thanel working on making a LMQG nametag

 Nancy Goff, name tag improv
 Suzanne Rose name tag wip
Julie Karjala improv

 Thanks to Mary Dittenber, Liz Thanel and Colleen James for sewing this together.

Completed quilt top for our Outreach Community Project.  Thanks to all of you for the blocks you made to make this happen. 

Thanks for a great year!

Update: The last blocks were used to complete the backing for our outreach quilt. Brooke James put in some sewing time to help complete the backing for our quilt. Thanks to Liz, Colleen, Brooke and Kristie!