Friday, April 12, 2024

MQG Member Benefits - Appliqué!

ICYMI, from the April 1 MQG email:
Appliqué has a rich history in traditional quilting, so how do quilters utilize this technique in modern quilting? Ginny Robinson, an individual MQG member, shares the characteristics of modern appliqué and why a modern quilter might choose this technique. Ginny walks through the tools and materials needed to do different styles of appliqué as well as does a quick demonstration of raw edge appliqué. Log in at the link above to learn all about it!

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

April LMQG Meeting Feature: QuiltCon 2024 Trends

Don't miss the April 30th meeting as Sheila Green will be discussing QuiltCon 2024 Trends.
Raffle prizes will also be from QuiltCon!

Take a look back at past QuiltCon show winners:

Friday, April 5, 2024

Quilters Garage Sale

If you aren't at CJH "retreating" this weekend, maybe check out the Quilters Garage Sale! Sponsored by Cosmic Cow, The Corny Bunch & Friends
Sunday, April 7th, 10:00 - 3:00
Isles Reception Hall, 6232 Havelock Avenue, Lincoln, NE
"Join us for this annual event as we clean out sewing rooms and "mooo-ve" fabric and related items for sale at great deals! If you are interested in a table to sell your treasures, please call Roxanne or Rich at Cosmic Cow - 402-464-4040."
A non perishable food item is your "admission" ticket at the door. Donations go to the Lincoln Food Bank.

Upcoming Programs for the Lincoln Quilters Guild

From Tammy Hensley, LQG President

Just wanted to let you know of some of our upcoming programs and workshops should you decide to venture to Lincoln.

Our April speaker and workshop presenter is Diane Harris, the creator of Her workshop is titled Color, Contrast & Cohesion.

Our May speaker is Jane Foral specializing in English Paper Piecing. Her workshop will get us started on a simple EPP wall hanging.

Our June speaker is Veruschka Zarate of, a renowned foundation paper piecing quilt artist who’s won numerous QuiltCon awards and presented around the world. She has created a brand new project for her very first Nebraska visit called “Capturing Memories Heart Land.” (Our June meeting will take place at the International Quilt Museum.)

You can always find more information at our website. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings that typically take place the second Monday of the month at the College View Seventh Day Adventist Church at 7 pm. Cost for visitors if $5 for the first visit and $15 thereafter. Workshop prices vary and always take place the Tuesday following the meeting at the International Quilt Museum.

Lincoln Quilters Guild

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Victoria Findlay Wolfe at the IQM in May

Don't forget this event in advance of the May 4th workshop with Victoria Findlay Wolfe!

Friends of the IQM Annual Board meeting will be Friday, May 3 at 3pm. Victoria Findlay Wolfe will be our special speaker! The public is invited to attend. This is held at the International Quilt Museum’s Campbell and Hodder Seminar Room, 1523 n 33rd St, Lincoln, NE.

Her exhibition, "Victoria Findlay Wolfe: Option Expedition" opens April 19 and closes December 14, 2024. She will also be speaking at the FREE 1st Friday event Friday, May 3, 5:30pm (same day as FRIENDS Board meeting).

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

March 2024 Meeting Recap


Our March meeting featured a program by Jan Sears who talked about her experiences in quilt judging. A retired certified quilt judge and appraiser, Jan explained how she became certified, how quilts are judged in quilt shows, and how quilts are appraised for sale, donation or insurance purposes.

A few of the resources she mentioned were:

Jan demonstrated how judges will review the quilts that are submitted.

Then we were able to view some of Jan's quilts.

Members voted that the gray QuiltCon Community submission will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.

Members also voted that this quilt will be donated to the Carol Joy Holling center. We would like to invite representatives to a later meeting so they can both be presented. 

Kara Sheil showed two mini quilts that were remade from the Make a Mini, Make a Friend swap over the past two years. She liked the originals she sent and wanted to keep a version for herself. 

This mini that was remade/finished this year will be submitted to the Great Wisconsin Quilt Show Modern Mini challenge.

Jean Cotton showed her finished Ohio Star Quilt.

Nancy Goff showed us her St. Patrick's Day themed table runner.