Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June Meeting Reminder

Join us for an evening with Leah Sorensen-Hayes!

With an almost infinite range of color choices available, how do you choose? Leah will share how she refines her color palette to stay true to her concept and aesthetic.

Leah received her BFA in ceramics and drawing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1993. Soon after, she traded clay for cotton and learned how to quilt. When Michael James joined the faculty of UNL’s textile department, she decided to go back to school and received her MA in textile design in 2001. She currently divided her time between UNL’s Est Campus working as Michael James’s studio assistant and her home studio where she quilts, designs digital repeat patterns, and dyes fabrics.

We hope you will join us Tuesday, June 27th at 5:30. There will be a $5 guest fee for non-members. Bring your Modern Show and Tell to share with the group!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Road Trip to the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival

Thirty members from our Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild traveled to the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival on June 14th and 15th. There were some fun stops on the way, one being IKEA on Wednesday.

Thursday was the quilt show where we enjoyed viewing lots of quilts and shopping the vendors. We came home with lots of goodies. Congratulations to Colette who won the huge prize basket!

A big thank you to Sheila Green for organizing such a fun trip! Check our Facebook page for more photos.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

June Sew Day Highlights

Ten members attended the Sew Day on Saturday, June 3rd at the IQSCM.

A few members took in the exhibit and lecture "Regarding Nebraska" by Elizabeth Ingraham. 

We had an enjoyable time working on personal projects and pillowcases for Habitat for Humanity.

Well, some of us Un-Sewed! Poor Linda had to take out quilting that had tension problems on the back. She said it was frustrating because the quilting went from good to bad to good to bad...ripping is no fun but sometimes it has to be done!

Becky had our only Show & Tell with this wonderful family photo album quilt top.

The next Sew Day will be Saturday, August 12th, location TBA!

Friday, June 2, 2017

May Meeting Highlights

From the May 30th Meeting: Curves Ahead Challenge Reveal 

The criteria for the curve challenge was to create a finished quilt using curves, any method. We had eighteen members participate in the challenge. Here are the results!

L-R: Peg Pennell, Liz Thanel, Sara McCracken, Linda Gale

L-R: Rhonda Eddy, Deanna Larson, Sheree Brown, Brooke James

L-R: Julie Karjala, Nancy Goff, Sheila Green, Vicky Bedell, Pat Kant 

L-R: Tom Meyer, Judy Crockett, Chris Taylor, Cynthia Levis

Everyone in attendance voted for their favorite quilt based on best use of curve technique, modern aesthetic and overall appeal. Here are the winners! 1st place: Nancy Goff,  2nd place: Liz Thanel, and a three way tie for third place: Peg Pennel, Vicky Bedell, and Chris Taylor. 

A big thank you to Kristie Jarchow for making the prize bags using our logo fabric!

After the challenge reveal, we moved upstairs to see our Modern Quilts display in the Beavers Terrace Gallery. Our quilts will be on display at the IQSCM until June 18th, 2017. Check out our Facebook page for more photos, button in the sidebar!

Linda and Mary took a survey about future guild programming. If you missed the meeting, please fill out the survey by clicking on the "survey" tab in the information bar above.
You will find more meeting information in the "Meeting Minutes" tab above.

Upcoming Opportunities  

May 2 - June 18 “Modern Quilts” exhibition by Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild members at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Beavers Terrace Gallery

June 3 Sew Day at IQSCM, 10:30-3:00 for LMQG members only.  
Open sewing or make wallhangings and pillowcases (pillow case kits provided) for Habitat for Humanity

 June 15 & 16th: LMQG Road Trip! 
Road Trip to the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. 

 June 27   LMQG Meeting - Leah Sorenson-Hayes “Taming Color: A Personal Approach”

July 21  Get Creative Mini Expo - Kim Kight of Cotton + Steel Meet and Greet, $15, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Marriott Regency, Omaha. Reservations contact Bernina Sewing Center, Omaha. 

July 25  LMQG Meeting - Trunk Show featuring Kristina Morrow 

From the IQSCM  

"Hearing the Quiet: Soft Focus Painted Fabrics Workshop" with Linda Colsh 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 

9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Wool Rug Hooking with Polly Minick 

Sunday, June 11, 2017 

12-4 p.m. 

"My Doll and I Get Groovy" by Sheila Green 

Saturday, June 17, 2017 

10 a.m.-Noon or 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

"Featherweight Frenzy" & Nova Montgomery by Friends of the IQSCM 

Thursday, June 22 

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Featherweight Frenzy" & Nova Montgomery by Friends of the IQSCM 
Saturday, June 24 

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"When Quilts Speak" with World of Quilts Travel 

Thursday, August 10-Saturday, August 12, 2017 

Barn Quilt Painting Workshop with Suzi Parron 

Sunday, August 13, 2017 

12-4 p.m.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

June Sew Day Reminder

Join us at the IQSCM on Saturday for Sew Day! Open sew or sew pillow case kits or house wall hangings for Habitat. Bring your modern show and tell to share with the group. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May Meeting Reminder

May Meeting: Curves Ahead Challenge Reveal!

It's time to reveal your Curves Ahead Challenge pieces! One entry per person, please. When you arrive on Tuesday, you will be greeted at the door and a number will be placed on your quilt. The quilts will be displayed in our meeting space and everyone will have a chance to view and vote on their favorites. After the voting, each person who entered will present their creation to the group and then Jen will take your picture. There will be prizes awarded for the top three. Can't wait to see what everyone came up with! 

To make sure we have enough time for the Curve Challenge, there will NOT be regular Show and Tell at this meeting. You can bring your modern Show and Tell to the June 3rd Sew Day!

If you are going on the KC quilt show road trip, Sheila will be collecting payment at the meeting. 

Looking forward to seeing all of you on Tuesday!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

April Meeting Highlights

From the April 25th Meeting  

"Technology in a Modern Guild" presented by members Kristie Jarchow and Jennifer Van Dyke. "iKristie" helped us navigate our own Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild blog and the Modern Quilt Guild website and showed us many places of interest for quilters on the web. 

The LMQG blog has all the information you will need for upcoming guild activities. This information is also shared on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, so be sure to like and follow us on those social media platforms. You can find them by clicking on the buttons in the sidebar!
Meeting Minutes/Links from the program HERE 

Our LMQG Modern Quilting Continuum.

April Show and Tell  
Top Row: Taura
Middle Row: Maggie, Shelly
Bottom: Sara, Jan (visitor)

Top Row: Jane (visitor), Phyllis
Middle Row: Jo, Rhonda, Vicky
Bottom Row: Cheryl, Linda

Curves Challenge  
Completed Curves Ahead Challenge pieces are due at the May meeting. There will be prizes for the top three viewers choice. We will NOT have regular Show and Tell in May as we would like to view the submissions for the challenge. You can bring your current Modern show and tell to the June Sew day for sharing! Please bring your ideas for future programming.

Upcoming Opportunities  

May 2 - June 18 “Modern Quilts” exhibition by Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild members at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Beavers Terrace Gallery

June 3 Sew Day at IQSCM, 9:30-3:30 for LMQG members only.  
Open sewing or make wallhangings and pillowcases (pillow case kits provided) for Habitat for Humanity

 June 15 & 16th: LMQG Road Trip! 
Road Trip to the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. LMQG members only.  Reservations due by June 1.  Contact Sheila Green for details

 June 27   LMQG Meeting - Leah Sorenson-Hayes “Taming Color: A Personal Approach”

From the IQSCM  

"Hearing the Quiet: Soft Focus Painted Fabrics Workshop" with Linda Colsh
Sunday, June 11, 2017

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wool Rug Hooking with Polly Minick

Sunday, June 11, 2017

12-4 p.m.

"My Doll and I Get Groovy" by Sheila Green

Saturday, June 17, 2017

10 a.m.-Noon or 1:30-3:30 p.m.

"Featherweight Frenzy" & Nova Montgomery by Friends of the IQSCM

Thursday, June 22

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

"Featherweight Frenzy" & Nova Montgomery by Friends of the IQSCM
Saturday, June 24

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

"When Quilts Speak" with World of Quilts Travel

Thursday, August 10-Saturday, August 12, 2017

Barn Quilt Painting Workshop with Suzi Parron

Sunday, August 13, 2017

12-4 p.m.

From the Modern Guild 

April Block of the Month: Layered Triangles



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April Meeting Reminder

Are you not sure how to find the information you need from the Lincoln MQG? Does the world of social media seem #complicated and #confusing? Do you want to know how to connect with the online quilting community as well as our own members? What about quilt alongs, block clubs and challenges? 

Come to our meeting next Tuesday, April 25th! Kristie Jarchow will help us navigate our own blog and social media sites as well as show us some great online inspiration! Bring your best modern quilts for Show and Tell, we love to see what everyone is making. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dyeing Class and Sew Day Highlights

April 8th was a busy Saturday for the Lincoln MQG!

From the Dyeing Workshop with Mary Dittenber 

The dyeing workshop was held at the Bethany Park shelter. Not only were many colorful fabrics created, a fun time was had by all. A big thank you to Mary and all her helpers for a great workshop!

From the Sew Day at the IQSCM

Ten members were present for Sew Day. Four learned how to sew a pillowcase for the first time! Thank you to Kristie Jarchow for showing us how! The ten pillowcases sewn will be donated to Habitat for Humanity. A few kits are still available. We do not need any more fabric donations for this project at this time. 

L-R Kristie Jarchow, Sue Meyers, Julie Karjala, Linda Gale, Rhonda Eddy, Phyllis Higley

Show and Tell

Top L-R Linda Gale, Kristie Jarchow, Julie Karjala
Middle L-R Rhonda Eddy, Julie Karjala
Bottom L-R Sue Meyers, Julie Karjala, Sheila Green

The next Sew Day will be June 3rd at the IQSCM. 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sew Day Reminder

Hello Quilty Friends! We hope you will join us for Sew Day! We're looking forward to a fun day of sewing and social time with you. 

Bring your works in progress and if you have a finished project, bring that for show and tell. 

If you are interested in sewing pillowcases for Habitat for Humanity, there will be a few kits available on Saturday. Also, you can bring fabrics you would like to donate from your stash! Remember that we are in need of "boy" fabrics. 

Pillowcases are quick and easy to make. You will need approximately this much fabric to make one pillowcase: 

body=27" x 42"
cuff = 9" x 42"
piping = 2 " x 42"

If you've never made one before, here are a couple links to pillowcase tutorials.

Pillowcase Video Tutorial

Pillowcase pattern PDF HERE

See you on Saturday!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March Meeting Highlights

From the March 28th Meeting
An Evening with Peg Pennell: How to enter quilt contests and what quilt judges look for when evaluating your quilt. 

A huge thank you to Peg for all the great information about entering quilts in contests and challenges! Some things judges look for when evaluating quilts are:
  • Design (Visual Impact)
  • Technique (Does the piece lay flat, edges hang correctly, are the corners square, is the quilting appropriate, are the quilting stitches even, is the binding well attached and filled and are the mitered corners sewn shut)
Here are some of Peg's tips for entering contests and challenges:
  • Read the Rules
  • Enter in the correct category
  • Take quality photos of your quilt
  • Label your piece with the name, size and contact information
  • Enter SOMETHING and share it with people! 
  • Learn from the judges comments to improve your workmanship. Realize that those comments and ratings are one judges opinion on that day.
  • Quilt what you love! 
Thank you, Peg! 
Peg Pennell showing some of her quilts

2016 President, Colleen James, being presented with an improv quilted wall hanging made by the 2016 board. L-R Kristie Jarchow, Nancy Goff, Jennifer Van Dyke, Linda Crump, Colleen James. Not pictured, Sheila Green

March Show and Tell
Top L-R: Linda Crump, Rhonda Eddy, Sheree Brown, Marsha Conley, Julie Karjala
Top L-R: Linda Gale, Pat Kant, Maggie Copple, Colleen and Brooke James, Chris Taylor, Jennifer Van Dyke 

Check the Facebook page for more photos!  

Curves Challenge 
Have you started your Curves Ahead Challenge pieces yet? 
Check out our Pinterest board for inspiration!

Upcoming Opportunities

April 8th:  Dyeing Workshop with Mary Dittenber
Where:  Bethany Park Shelter, 10 am-2 pm
More details HERE 

 April 8th: Sew Day 10:30 am - 3:00 pm at the IQSCM

April 25th Meeting: Kristie Jarchow on Technology in a Modern Quilt Guild 

June 15 & 16th: LMQG Road Trip! 
Road Trip to the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. 
Contact Sheila Green
More details HERE

At the IQSCM

June 11: Hearing the Quiet: Soft- Focus Painted Fabrics with Linda Colsh 
9 am - 4 pm $85 members, $100 non-members

June 11: Wool Rug Hooking Workshop with Polly Minnick 
12-4 pm $85 for members, $100 non - members

June 17: My Doll and I Get Groovy with Sheila Green 
10 am - noon & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 
$16 for members, $20 for non - members.

From the Modern Quilt Guild 
The Joy of Quilting by Thomas Knauer. 

Thought You'd Like
Free Ezine: Modern By the Yard 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March Meeting Reminder

Have you ever wanted to enter a quilt in a show or contest but didn't know where to start? Join us on Tuesday for An Evening With Peg Pennell.  She will be talking about how to enter a quilt contest and will give us tips on what judges look for when evaluating your quilt.  

Bring your best modern quilts for Show & Tell, we love to see what everyone is making. Remember to keep it brief though, we always have lots of people who want to share and we don't want our meeting to run past 7:00 pm! 

Hope to see you Tuesday at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, in our regular meeting space.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

National Quilting Day 2017 Highlights

Thank you to all our Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild members who volunteered at National Quilting Day on March 18th! A special thank you to those who served as planning committee members, Up Cycling committee, raffle quilt sales and everyone who helped all around the International Quilt Study Center & Museum throughout the day! 

The LMQG displayed upcycled projects made by our members and demonstrated upcycling projects  throughout the day.
LMQG members volunteering at various booths and throughout the Quilt House.

Celebrate Nebraska 150 Raffle Quilt

Thank you for helping make National Quilting Day 2017 a success!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Celebrate Nebraska 150, LMQG QuiltCon Charity Quilt 2017

During our first year as The Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild, we decided to enter the QuiltCon Challenge after several members were chatting about challenges and not wanting to let this opportunity pass us by.  We were super excited when we saw the color pallet was our state colors and things just fell in place from there.  A high majority of members, with various skill levels, stepped up to the plate to help with every aspect of the quilt from design to quilting.

First we put together a design team and decided on a project manager.  It was amazing to see all the different ideas, but once we decided on a small state block offset within a larger block, everything came together.  

We had to get permission to use the state block. Then we focused on the 150th theme for our State’s Birthday in 2017. 

What a great coincidence that our charity is Habitat for Humanity and they will be building the 150th home locally.  The quilt will be raffled off and all proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity this year.

We received a contribution of fabric from Sew Creative, a local quilt store in Lincoln Nebraska.  We then handed out packets to each guild members for them to sew, incorporating some of their own fabric, and returning to the sew team to put the quilt top together.  Upon completion of the top and the backing we gathered at one of the members’ longarm to quilt the quilt.

Looking at this beautiful quilt now the one thing that stands out is how many of our members reached out and touched this quilt, and also how much fun we had during the entire project.

Participating in this challenge has taught our guild to go with our members strengths, with teamwork many things are possible, and if you ask for help you can get amazing results.

  Please help us support Habitat for Humanity's 150th home by purchasing a ticket to win this quilt! Tickets are $5 each, drawing will be held November 11th, 2017.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Februrary Meeting Highlights

From the February 27th Meeting 
February Program: "Curves Ahead"

This month, we focused on curves in a group design activity. The exercise involved taking the traditional Drunkards Path block and making it modern! 

Special thanks to Jean Larson and the Chattanooga Modern Quilt Guild for sharing your educational exercise with us.

HERE is the link to the design exercise if you would like to print out your own copy.  

Curves Ahead Challenge

The challenge begins February 28th and is due at the May 30th meeting. It must be a quilt with three layers, using curved piecing or applique or both! Viewers choice will be awarded at the May meeting.

QuiltCon/Habitat for Humanity Quilt Raffle
Tickets are on sale for $5.00 each. Guild members can buy tickets to sell to friends and family.  Contact Rhonda Eddy (quilt mom) for more information or email the guild. 
Rhonda Eddy