Wednesday, June 1, 2016

May Meeting Highlights

May Program: "Designing in the Modern Aesthetic: Quarter Square Triangles," presented by Sheila Green, Kristie Jarchow and Jennifer Van Dyke. We had plenty of room for the activity in our new meeting location, the International Quilt Study Center and Museum!

Mary Ourecky welcomed our group to the IQSCM. Thanks, Mary! We are thrilled to be able to meet in this wonderful space.

This month, we decided on having a group activity focused on design. Each table worked as a team to create a quilt design using the quarter square triangle in it's four variations. We tried to incorporate some modern design elements, such as minimalism, no borders, asymmetry, exaggerated scale, and use of negative space. 

Working in teams to create ONE design proved to be a challenge but the resulting designs were very interesting! It was also fun to get to know one another a little more! 

Special thanks to Jean Larsen and Pam McCallie from the Chattanooga Modern Quilt Guild for sharing your educational exercise with us!  

Hopefully we will see some of these designs made into real quilts!
Here is a tutorial on how to make Quarter Square Triangles.

If you are interested in designing without scissors and glue, check out Pattern Jam for online quilt design. 

We had many people share for Show and Tell, check the Facebook page for photos!
You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Needed: A committee for the QuiltCon Charity Quilt. If you are interested, contact Colleen James or email

For more detailed meeting information and links, click on meeting minutes above.

Upcoming Events:
 June Sew Day
"Help Meet" Saturday, June 11th, 2016 from 10:30am-3:30pm
Come in and get advice or help on quilting projects. Please feel free to bring any project to work on.
Bernina Sewing Studio
1265 S. Cotner Blvd. #27
Lincoln NE

June Meeting Program:
Phyllis Higley will present "Words in quilts: Giving new meaning to journal quilts"

Phyllis will give a trunk show/lecture/demo of her exploration of incorporating words into quilts. Phyllis says, "Whereas journal quilts are small quilts made to explore new techniques and story quilts use pictures to tell a story, I wanted to combine words and pictures to tell a more complete story or to enhance a design element. I've used quilting, applique, improv piecing letters, and handwriting on fabric. I will show examples of each. I'll also provide some tips for those who want to give it a try."

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