Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Best of 2017

2017 proved to be a great year filled with inspiring programs and lots of modern show and tell! We enjoyed so many fun group activities over the last year, the first being National Quilting Day where we demonstrated upcycling for the museum guests. In April, several of our members attended Mary Dittenber's workshop on fabric dyeing. We were fortunate to have our modern quilts on exhibit from May 1st to July 1st at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum. Our first road trip to the Quilt Festival in Kansas City was a blast, even if the weather was horrible on the way home! Sew Days at the county fair were filled with lots of quilting tips and tricks as demonstrated by our members. Our "Celebrate Nebraska 150" charity quilt raised $3950 for Habitat for Humanity and we were able to meet the winner of the raffle at our sew day! Lots of sewing happened throughout the year. Pillowcases and wall hangings were made for Habitiat for Humanity and our 2018 QuiltCon Charity Quilt was completed. The Curves Ahead and That's Modern Challenges resulted in so many amazing pieces! At the end of the year, the IQSCM invited our guild to "Quilts and Cocktails," a reception with Erica Waaser. We enjoyed food and drinks and a wonderful presentation by Erica on her Voltage exhibit. We celebrated our final meeting of the year with a murder mystery dinner, "Horrible Happenings at the Winery." 

Dyeing Workshop, National Quilting Day, Taming Color: A Personal Approach by Leah Sorensen Hayes, Sew Days at the County Fair, Road Trip to KC, Raffle Quilt Winner Rennie Austin, "Quilts and Cocktails" an Evening with Erica Waaser, 2018 QuiltCon Charity Quilt, Horrible Happenings at the Winery. 

Curves Ahead and That's Modern Challenges

Our Modern Quilting show at the IQSCM

Chris Taylor, Marsha Conley, Julie Karjala, Judy Crockett, Mary Dittenber, Jen Van Dyke, Peg Pennell, Nancy Goff, Taura Horn

Colleen James, Laura Simpson, Phyllis Higley, Sheila Green

Thank you for another great year, LMQG! Looking forward to seeing all of you in January!

P.S. I have enjoyed being your social media person/historian for the past 2 years. I'm passing the torch on to Julie who I know will do a fantastic job. Thanks for putting up with me shoving a camera in your face! 📸 Jen 


Kris said...

Thanks for a wonderful recap of the year Jennifer! I know Julie will carry the torch and record another wonderful year.

JalaQuilts Modern said...

I only hope I can continue in your footsteps!

pennylanequilts said...

Your guild is so active in boh your community activities and in promoting modern quilting. Thanks for the recap on a onset full 2017!

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