Thursday, February 11, 2016

January Meeting Highlights

Our first meeting of the year was packed full of new guild members, the curious, and lots of information about what's coming up this year!

The first Sew Day for Lincoln MQG members will be this Saturday, February 13th from 10:30am to 3:30pm at the International Quilt Study Center.  Bring your sewing machine, a project you're working on, and sew with friends in the beautiful atrium area of the IQSCM!  The guild challenge “Try- Angles” was explained at January's meeting, the due date for this will be the March Meeting.  At Saturday's Sew Day, there will be some quick and easy demos on actual triangles that you might use in your challenge piece.  Hope to see you all there!

For the National Quilting Day celebration at the IQSCM on Saturday March 19th we are in need of improve quilts to show as examples in the booth and to be used during the Modern Quilting lectures at 11 am and 2 pm.  At the booth, space will be limited, so we are looking for smaller improv pieces that represent work inspired by the Gees Bend quilters, Sherry Lynn Wood and/or have been done during our “Improv at the Museum” sew days.  These quilts will be collected this Saturday, Feb. 13th at our sew day at the Museum from 10:30-3:30 or at our next Guild meeting on Tuesday, February 23rd at 5:30.

We are also still looking for volunteers for our booth at National Quilting Day, for all time slots: 9-11am, 11-1pm, and 1-3pm.  Ultimately we want 4 people at the booth at all times.  Please contact Colleen James if you would like to sign up or have questions: cmcjames10 [at]

We also started a bucket list/time capsule, where everyone there wrote down their quilting goals for 2016.  Want to make your quilts more modern?  Bigger quilts? Finish up projects?  It all went in the can and we'll open it in January 2017 to see how we did.

The quilt that our guild members made together for Habitat for Humanity, will be in the new house for the dedication ceremony on Saturday, February 20th at 9am.  Please come and meet the family who will get to love the special quilt for years:)

As the Lincoln MQG is now officially a part of the national MQG, we encourage everyone to sign up with the MQG website to get their newsletters, free patterns and to connect with our own guild page on their site and be a part of the larger modern quilting community.

The next Lincoln MQG will be on Tuesday, February 23rd from 5:30-7:00pm at the Bernina Sewing Studio, Taura Horn will give a presentation on photographing your quilts.

And last but not least, we had another great Show-And-Tell! Here are a few photos, go to our Facebook page and see the whole gallery.  You don't need to be signed up for Facebook to look at the photos.
January Meeting Photos

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