Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February Meeting Reminder

Join us for "Curves Ahead," a group design activity featuring curves. Our meeting will be held at the IQSCM in the 2nd floor reception hall, which is a change from our usual meeting room. 

If you have not paid your dues yet, now is the time! Liz Thanel will collect them, $35 for the year.

Raffle tickets for our QuiltCon/Habitat for Humanity Quilt will be available for purchase at the meeting. 

Sign up for the dyeing class with Mary Dittenber ($35), National Quilting Day and the KC road trip.

Bring your finished projects for show and tell. Please be mindful of the amount of time you share, we usually have many members waiting in line!

Looking forward to seeing you on the 28th!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

February Sew Day Highlights

We had a full house at the IQSCM on Saturday with 25 LMQG members in attendance. Sewing alongside us was the Quilts of Valor group, which was pretty fun! We were mingling back and forth, seeing what everyone was working on. It was one big quilting party!

The focus of the day was sewing curves. Three of our members demonstrated a few different ways to sew them. 

Top Row: Kristie Jarchow demonstrated how to use the Quick Curve Ruler and had a completed pillow to show one of many possible designs.

Middle Row: Mary Dittenber stacked fabric and cut it with a rotary cutter to make wavy curves.

Bottom Row: Deanna Larson showed how to cut and sew a traditional drunkards path block using a template. 

Several of us then tried sewing something curvy. Here are some of the results!

A few members had  Show and Tell

Top L-R: Sarah Maseth, Carol Friesen
Bottom L-R: Carol Friesen, Julie Karjala

Thank you to Kristie, Mary and Deanna for helping us build our confidence with sewing curves!
Our next Sew Day will be April 8th, 2017 at the IQSCM. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

February Sew Day Reminder

Our first Sew Day of 2017 is this Saturday at the IQSCM! We will be learning about different techniques for sewing curves with Deanna Larson, Mary Dittenber and Kristie Jarchow. 

If you want to get your curve on, bring contrasting fabrics, rotary cutter, mat, scissors, straight ruler and sewing machine. 

Kristie will be demonstrating the Quick Curve Ruler and you will need to bring at least two 7.5" squares of contrasting fabric to try it. 

Mary will be demonstrating a stack and slice technique. 

Deanna will show a traditional Drunkards Path block.

As always, bring whatever projects you want to work on and if you have a finished project, bring it for show and tell!
Hope to see you Saturday!

Friday, February 3, 2017

January Meeting Highlights

From the Meeting
January Program: Story Board
Incoming board members showed their quilts and talked about their quilting journey. We were missing Kristie Jarchow (Secretary) and Mary Dittenber (Co Vice President).

Top L-R: Liz Thanel (Treasurer)  Linda Crump (Co Vice President)
Bottom L-R: Sheila Green (President) Jennifer Van Dyke (Social Media)

QuiltCon Charity Quilt: "Celebrate Nebraska 150" 

 Sheila presented our finished QuiltCon Charity Quilt. 
Thank you to the quilt committee: Ronda Eddy, Kristine Morrow, Barbara Kitsmiller, Michelle Raphael, Sarah Maseth, Diane Wilson, Susan Wick, Kristie Jarcow, Liz Thanel, Sheila Green and Mary Dittenber. 
After the quilt is shown at QuiltCon, Rhonda Eddy will be the Quilt Mom. Beginning in March, we will raffle this quilt, with the proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Special Committees were introduced.
Social Media assistant: Sarah Maseth
Blog Calendar: Julie Karjala
EQ7 Group: Nancy Goff
Habitat for Humanity pillowcases/wall hangings: Cindi Pape
National Quilting Day Up Cycling: June Pederson and Marsha Conley
Quilt Show/Exhibitions: Sheree Brown
Raffle Quilt Mom: Rhonda Eddy
Sew Days: Nancy Goff

Upcoming Opportunities

Sew Day: February 11 at IQSCM, 10:30am-3pm- curves and circles with Deanna Larson, Mary Dittenber and Kris Jarchow

February 28th Meeting: Design Workshop "Curves Ahead"

National Quilting Day: March 18th at IQSCM we will demo/display Upcycling. We will be needing volunteers to help in our Upcycle booth as well as other areas of the museum all throughout the day. We are very excited for LMQG to be able to contribute to this event and want everyone who can be there to sign up to help in some way. Please contact June Pederson or Marsha Conley to volunteer.

March 28th Meeting: Peg Pennell on what judges look for and entering contests.

Dyeing Workshop: April 8th at Bethany Park Shelter with Mary Dittenber. Contact Deanna Larson to register. Details HERE

Road Trip to Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival: June 15/16. Laura Simpson will handle sign up at meetings. Contact Sheila Green for hotel accomodations. Details HERE

At the IQSCM
Feb. 4, 9-4  Creative Design Workshop-Joe Cunningham $85 members, $100 non-
March 4, 9-4 Log Cabin: Infinite Variation-Luke Haynes  $85 members, $100 non-
March 10-11 Printmaking 101- Sheila Green  $45 members, $55 non-members
Please consider becoming an IQSCM member!  You’ll save money on classes!

On Instagram
Follow us on Instagram! If you haven't yet, post a selfie or a favorite quilt and introduce yourself using the hashtags #HelloLincolnMQG and #lincolnmqg. Click on the hashtags to see who has posted!  

The third Sunday of every month is a MQG Sew Day. Post a photo of a project you're working on with #MQGSewDay on February 19th. Click on the tag to see what other people are sewing. 

Not able to go to QuiltCon this year? Look for updates on the hashtag #QuiltConFromHome during QuiltCon. 

Did you participate in the MQG quilt swap? Check out #mqgswap for lots of fun inspiration. 

From the Modern Quilt Guild 
The MQG website has a new Resources page where you can find tools, webinars and resources for members.