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