Friday, October 28, 2016

October Meeting Highlights

October Meeting: Make A Statement Challenge Quilts and Tips, Tools and Tricks

The October meeting marked our final official LMQG meeting for 2016. The slate of officers for 2017 was presented and approved as follows:

President: Sheila Green
Vice President: Linda Crump and Mary Dittenber
Secretary: Kristie Jarchow 
Treasurer: Liz Thanel
Communications/Social Media: Jennifer Van Dyke

Dues for 2017 are now being accepted, please fill out this Renewal Form and include it with the yearly dues of $35. Dues can be mailed to Sheila Green or turned in at the November Sew Day and the Holiday Party. 

July-October 2016 Challenge: Make A Statement
Our latest challenge was to create a modern quilt containing text or characters of some kind (letters, phrases, foreign or domestic...use your imagination!)

The members who participated in the Make A Statement challenge shared their quilt creations and the inspiration behind them with the group. Linda had us smiling and singing along to "This Little Light of Mine," Kristie had us tearing up with remembrances of her mother and Kristina had us all giggling with her "Jack the (seam) Ripper" quilt! A powerful presentation from 14 of our talented members!
Here are the Make A Statement participants.

L-R: Linda Crump, Julie Karjala, Peg Pennell, Sara McCracken

L-R: Vickie Bedell, Phyllis Higley, Colleen James, Sheila Green.

L-R: Kristina Morrow, Sarah Maseth, Brooke James

L-R: Marsha Conley, Kristie Jarchow, Jennifer Van Dyke

Tips, Tools and Tricks: 
Linda started the round of tips and tricks and kept us going with her "Easy Button!" Lots of useful ideas to make sewing and quilting easier!

Show and Tell

L-R: Sara McCracken, Marsha Conley, Maggie Copple

L-R: Liz Thanel, Kristie Jarchow, Phyllis Higley, Tanna Kinnaman

Deanna Larson, Julie Karjala, Sandy Wassenmiller, Pat Kant

 Upcoming Events

  • November Sew Day
    Saturday, November 12th from 10:30am-3:30pm
    Location: International Quilt Study Center and Museum 
       Bring your holiday gift ideas for show and tell. We will be having a sew along for those interested in making the Sew Together Bag, Bionic Gear Bag or a Wine Bottle Holder Bag. You will need to purchase the pattern and supplies ahead of time.

For the Wine Bottle Holder you will need:
18" ribbon for tie
12" x 19" fabric for body
3" x 12" fabric for the strap 

  • Holiday Party 
          December 4th, 2016
          3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
          NSEA Building
          605 S 14th Street
          Lincoln, NE

Join us for the Holiday Party! If you didn't sign up at the meeting, let us know you are coming by emailing us at so we have an idea of how many people are attending. We are asking members to bring finger foods and treats to share, punch and tea will be provided. 
We are also asking that everyone bring a fat quarter from your stash for a couple games. Should be lots of fun, hope to see you all there!

1 comment:

Kris said...

Whew! what a great meeting and great members!!!