Whats' good in the neighborhood.






National known quilter, fabric designer, long armer,
and author is coming to town!

  September 27 (Thur)  10am – 4pm
BERNINA Sewing Center of Lincoln
5625 O St. Suite 102 Lincoln, NE 68510

531-500-2731 (Nebraska's other area code)

Explore Dresden variations with this fat-quarter friendly class.  A special emphasis is placed on color in this class. You finish can finish this piece as a mini-quilt or table topper, or they can go on to piece three more blocks to create a beautiful lap-sized piece!

                $149 includes class with Amanda Murphy, food, and prizes.

September 29 (Sat) 10am – 4pm
Bernina Sewing Center of Omaha
10144 Maple St. Omaha NE 68134

Learn to quilt Amanda's favorite free-motion patterns.  From paisleys
and swirls, to florals and feathers, we've got you covered!

                $149 includes class with Amanda Murphy, food, and prizes.

                Register for both and get them for $198 total!  Seating is


October 5, 2018 
FREE 1st Friday at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. Lecture at 5:30 by Teresa Duryea Wong about Yoshiko Jenzenji and other Japanese quilters.  Jenzenji will be in attendance.
October 6, 2018 
Yoshiko Jenzenji will be teaching two classes, “Quilting, Line + Color” on Saturday, 9am-12:30pm OR 1:30pm-5pm. 
Cost is $50 ($40 for IQSCM members) + class fee $40 payable to instructor at the class.
For more details, or to register for the class clink on the following link:

Explore the beauty, simplicity and complexity of line in this weekend design class. We’ll start with the basic principles of linear design and analyze quilts to see those principles in action. Jacquie will lead you through a series of exercises to ground you in the fundamental principles and as the weekend progresses you will apply those principles to create original designs. Students will work with Jacquie and each other in a fun, collaborative environment to explore linear design, piecing techniques and the elements and principles of design. Students will create one or more small pieces that may serve as seeds for further explorations and larger pieces. 

Weekend Itinerary 

Day 1 – Thursday, October 25 The weekend begins with a bus trip to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Here you will meet Jacquie for an evening of inspiration to kick off your weekend of creativity. She will guide you to her favorite works of art and you are encouraged to wander and find your own inspiration. Then, get to know the group at a fun and casual welcome dinner. 

Day 2 – Friday, October 26 Class with Jacquie begins on Friday morning, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, hop on the bus as we take a trip to nearby Lawrence, KS to visit the Spencer Museum of Art, home to a one-of-a-kind collection of Yoshiko Jinzenji quilts, followed by a visit to Sarah’s Fabrics. Friday evening, join Jacquie at her home for a private trunk show. 

Day 3 – Saturday, October 27 Spend a whole day exploring linear design with Jacquie. That evening, join Jacquie for an open studio tour. Visit and see the work of her fellow artist quilter Kim Eichler-Messmer. 

Day 4 – Sunday, October 28 Enjoy your last morning of classes with Jacquie, followed by a farewell lunch. 

Pricing & Inclusions 
Join us for the Quilting with Lines weekend workshop for $795.00. Included in the trip: • Small Group for a fun, personalized weekend with Jacquie Gering • 15 hours of dedicated classtime + opportunity to sew in the evenings • Welcome dinner on Thursday, October 25 • Lunch included Friday, Saturday and Sunday • Transportation to and from the Nelson-Atkins and roundtrip to Lawrence, KS Deposits & Payments A non-refundable depost of $250 will secure your spot in this workshop, due immediately at signup. Balance due and non-refundable 60 days before the start of the workshop. Contact Betsy Blodgett at to register or for information.

Don Bosco Project
This project is meant to be an ongoing mission to help provide gifts for birthdays and Christmas in perpetuity for the youth lodged at the Juvenile Detention Center.  Our family has already made two dozen stockings from materials on hand and is in the process of making UGLY quilts (which stands for Unconditionally, God Loves You), but we need your help. 
What can you do?
If you are a quilter, you could help us with our UGLY quilt project. Any design is fine as long as it incorporates the letters U, G, L, and Y and a center block of a guardian angel which will be provided upon request.  (These blocks are also available online) If you are a sewer or crafter, you could make other small items for stocking stuffers.  For instance, hair scrunchies can be made simply out of scrap fabric for little cost and would give great delight to the girls at the center.  (Be sure to contact us first, however, as there are items that are on the restricted list.) Other donations to help to defray the cost of these projects would be much appreciated, such as quilt batting, serger thread, angel center blocks and cash.
These teens really love to read, and brand new books that they could take with them would be a big hit.  Used books are accepted as well to be kept in the center’s library provided they are in good shape.  All books must be paperback without staples.
Many of the teens are very artistic and would enjoy sketch pads and other art supplies (again, subject to rules and restrictions). Also, candy is a big treat, so we would like to fill their stockings this year.  Or if you would prefer, you could sponsor a specific person each year by purchasing an item from a wish list.
Do you find small items around the house which you bought and never removed the tags or packaging and now you realize you don’t really want them?  These items could be donated to a general gift stash to keep on hand for birthday presents as it is difficult to guess who will be there on their birthday.
If you are interested in helping, please contact us at: or (402) 788-2598.
Thank you for your help.
The Connellys

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