Wednesday, August 23, 2017

August Meeting Reminder

Join us for our August meeting: Domestic Machine Quilting with Liz Thanel, Chris Taylor and Rhonda Eddy. We will discover how to quilt using a walking foot, rulers and free motion quilting, all on your domestic sewing machine. We will also be announcing our next challenge, you'll want to be there to participate!

Remember to bring white fabric donations for our Quiltcon Charity Quilt and your Modern Show and Tell. See you Tuesday, August 29th at the IQSCM!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Sew Days at the Fair Highlights

The Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild held our August Sew Days at the Lancaster County Super Fair this year. What a fun time! It was wonderful to see all the quilts (40!) entered by our members. Thank you to the many members who volunteered their time to help hang/take down the quilts, white glove, demonstrate modern quilting techniques and sell raffle tickets. Special thanks to Kristie Jarchow for organizing the volunteers!

Top L-R: Improv Stripe Quilt Along with Kristie Jarchow, Curved Piecing and Easy Circles with Brenda Wiseman. Middle: Foundation Freezer Paper Piecing with Peg Pennell. Bottom L-R: Spiral and Free Motion Quilting with Liz Thanel, Easy Fusible Transfer with Jen Van Dyke.

We hope you were able to make it out to the fair! Check out our Facebook page for more photos.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August Sew Days at the Fair!!!

Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild
Sew Day(s)
at the Fair

This year the Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild board decided to combine our regular sew day with the happenings at the Lancaster County Super Fair. Over the last few years we have encouraged our members to enter the county fair. This will be the 3rd year we have sponsored a "Best Modern" ribbon and prize.

Our regular sew day falls on August 12 but this year we opened that up to Thurs, Friday AND Saturday Aug 9-12th. The Quilts will be  up and open for display at the Fair:
Wed August 9 - 5pm to 9pm
Thursday August 10 - 10 to 9pm
Friday August 11 - 10 to 9pm
Saturday August 12 - 10 to 8:30pm
**note the fair has already opened but the Quilts do not go on display until the above dates. 

August 3 is the last day to enter your Quilts in the county fair!!!!
* please make sure you have your name on your quilts and a flap of fabric to cover up name for the judging!!!
Thank you to all the members who signed up to sew, give demos to members and the public and manage the raffle quilt by selling tickets. We are a community based group so pitching in and helping where we are needed is a wonderful way to show the community what we are all about and have fun while we are doing it. 

Our member, Cynthia Levis is quilt superintendent at the county fair this year. She has been asking for help with white gloving the quilts and quilt hanging and take down. If you have not already signed up please contact her For all those that signed up to Sew or help out she will be contacting you to let you know where to pick up parking stickers so you can get into the West top parking area during the fair. This is the entry off of 84th street by the train caboose and recycle center (Gate 1, Lot K). Quilts are housed in the Lincoln room which is the West most building.  
****There are golf cart pick-ups periodically. Make sure you can carry your supplies if one is not available. You can park temporarily near the building and unload but will have to park up on Lot K.  There are restrooms very near and food by the entrance most times and the room has A/C. 

Demo times!!
Right now our tentative demo times will be 1, 3 and 6  most of Thur, Fri, Sat. 
They include:  

"Made fabric" with Mary Dittenber
Thursday 3:00pm

"Freezer Paper Foundation Piecing" with Peg Pennell
Friday 1:00pm

"Spiral and Graffiti Quilting" with Liz Thanel
Saturday 1:00 and 6:00

"Perfect set-in Circles and Curve Piecing" with Brenda Wiseman
Thursday 6:00pm 
Friday 3:00pm

"Simple Slash and Sew Crosses" with Kristie Jarchow 
Thursday 1:00
(block is called Kona Crossing by Jacey Kraft for Robert Kaufman)

"Fast and Simple fusible transfer marking" with Jennifer VanDyke
Saturday 3:00 pm

Possible play with making  "Improv Stripes" featuring online tutorial 
and quilt along 
(quilt called Thinly Sliced by Debbie Jeske)
Friday 6:00pm
**If you are interested in this check out the link above and bring supplies to try making string set stripes. As a group we can figure out how to make these blocks. 

Members can bring whatever you want to sew on, UFO's or maybe start something new?  If you would like to try some of the demo projects please bring some scraps so you can try them. Please bring all you need to sew same as our regular sew days: sewing machines and supplies, ironing and cutting surfaces. Electrical extension cords that are heavy and multiple people can use would be great. 

Raffle tickets will be sold while sewing at the fair for our "Ne 150 Habitat Quilt"

Thank you all so much for all your help and making this such a fun guild to belong to!

**Member Linda Gale is wanting to give away a couple of quilt frames. (I actually have 2 frames that I don't use. The first is a wooden frame for hand quilting that has only been used once. It is selling for $149. The other is a Gracie Queen 4 rail system for use with a domestic frame. It is selling for  $999 at Wal-Mart online. I will give these away to anyone that will pick them up.) contact her