Sunday, December 11, 2016

Highlights from the Holiday Party & Announcements

Holiday Party Highlights

The 2016 Holiday Party was well attended and the quilting themed games got everyone involved!  

A special thanks to the organizers of the party:  Sheila Green, Kris Jarchow, Mary Dittenber, Michelle Raphael, Linda Crump, and Jennifer VanDyke. 

The party started off with a fun "What am I?" icebreaker to get us moving around and talking (not like we needed help with talking.  It got pretty loud.)

Everyone brought a fat quarter (some good, some "ugly") and those were used for prizes for many of the games.  Other prizes were handmade items donated by members.  Everyone walked away with something.

Other quilty games we played:  Charades using quilting terms or blocks, word scramble, blind fat quarter toss (harder than it sounds), and a new activity that will likely be repeated....Jingle Bell Box activity.  



The party was a great way to celebrate our friendships and connections we have through quilting.  2016 was a fantastic year for the Lincoln MQG!!!  Thank you to the outgoing board members and welcome to the 2017 Board.


Announcements

Community

Another charity quilt is nearly finished.  Look at the beautiful graffiti quilting done by Liz Thanel.  



Skill Building


Announcing EQ Club!  Nancy Goff is kicking off a club for members of the LMQG to get together and learn and teach each other EQ7 (Electric Quilt).  This is an opportunity for members to learn from each other to improve their skills working with EQ7.  All levels of experience are welcome, even those how do not own or are not familiar with EQ7 - come and see what you can do with EQ7!

The club will meet on the 4th Saturday from 1:30 - 4 pm at Sew Creative Lincoln 5143 So. 48th St.

For more information, please contact Nancy Goff at ed.nancy4bikeriding@gmail.com


Modern Quilt Guild Participation

MQG Mini Swap

For those who are involved in the MQG mini swap don't forget to check in with your swap fairy when requested, show updates on social media using #showusyourmqg, #mqgswap, and #lincolnmqg.  This is a great way to show the larger quilting community what our guild is doing to grow the love of modern quilting with others.  


MQG Sew Days on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Every third Sunday, the MQG hosts a virtual sew day.  Just post a picture to your favorite social media and use the hash tag #mqgsewday.  Easy and fun!


MQG Resources and Block of the Month

Don't forget the many useful resources available to LMQG members on The MQG website and blog.   One of these is the new Block of the Month (BOM) patterns which can be resized into many different versions of a quilt, not just your standard BOM.  Check it out! The Modern Quilt Guild Resources


Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!  
See you in 2017!












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