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! 

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