Friday, September 30, 2016

September Meeting Highlights

September Meeting Program: "BACK to Basics"
with Kristina Morrow, Janeese Olsson, Sheila Green, Pat Kant and June Pederson.

Our talented members showed us how to make the backs of our quilts look as great as the fronts.

Janeese showed us different ways to baste a quilt, including thread and pin basting, fusible web tape and spray basting.

Kristina made several samples of different binding methods, such as magic binding, facing, pillow casing and how to use the quilt back as binding.

Sheila covered a couple different ways to make a quilt sleeve, as well as shared some different hanging rods. 

Pat's thoughtful quilt labels inspired us to up our quilt label game! 

Thank you for an informative meeting ladies, we learned a lot! 
Here are some links to the information shared at the meeting. Click on the Meeting Minutes tab above for more detailed meeting information. 

Show and Tell

Upcoming events 

October Meeting 
 Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 5:30pm
  • Bring your sewing Tips Tools and Tricks to share with the group
  • Make A Statement Challenge quilts due
  • Elections for 2017
  • Early membership renewal begins. Download the renewal form HERE 

November Sew Day
Saturday, November 12th from 10:30am-3:30pm
  • We will be sharing holiday gift ideas and those interested may be making the Sew Together Bag.

Holiday Party
December 4th, 2016 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
605 S 14th St
Lincoln, NE 68508

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September Meeting Reminder

September Program:
"BACK to Basics" with Janeese Olson, Kristina Morrow, Pat Kant, June Pederson and Sheila Green

LMQG's talented members will do a presentation about the back of your quilt. We will see examples of making your quilt sandwich, binding, labels and sleeves. You will get to ask questions about different techniques and what works best for a beautiful quilt back that is as great as the front.

Bring any projects you are working on for Show and Tell!

Looking Ahead to October
  • Officer Elections and Membership Renewal 
  •  Make A Statement Challenge Quilts Due
    Create a modern quilt containing text or characters of some kind (letters, phrases, foreign or domestic...use your imagination!) Due at our October 25, 2016 meeting. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

August & September Sew Day Highlights

We've enjoyed two sew days in a row at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum,  having one in August AND September!
The focus for the August sew day was "Wonky Houses." The scraps were flying as Kristie Jarchow showed us how to make some fun house blocks! Finished blocks can be made into wall hangings for Habitat for Humanity.

Our guild's latest challenge, "Make A Statement," is to make a quilt of any size that features words. Have you started yet? They are due at the October meeting! 

September's "What Are You Trying To Say?" was focused on adding text to our quilt projects. Phyllis Higley, Kristie Jarchow and Jennifer Van Dyke presented lots of ideas for our "Make A Statement" challenge! Paper pieced letters, fabric paint, thread writing and appliqued letters were shown for inspiration. 

There was a variety of quilt projects being worked on and the lovely ladies of the QuiltCon Charity Quilt team made progress on the charity quilt. 

The next sew day:
 November 12th, 2016
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
International Quilt Study Center and Museum
We'll be sharing holiday gift ideas! 

Monday, September 5, 2016

September Sew Day Reminder

Upcoming Sew Day, Saturday, September 10th from 10:30am-3:30pm at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the NW corner of 33rd St & Holdrege St - 1523 N 33rd St, Lincoln, NE 68503.

The demo theme for sew day will be "What Are You Trying to Say?" Phyllis Higley, Kristie Jarchow and Jennifer Van Dyke will share some tips and different ideas on how to add text to your projects. As always, bring whatever projects you want to work on!
Hope to see you all there!