Wednesday, September 8, 2021

August Meeting 2021 Recap

 

(whoops, forgot Show and Tell - please see below!)

We had a fabulous time selling our items and chatting with friends! The weather was perfect after the morning rain.

Announcements:

Retreat: Sign up for the October Retreat!  It's almost a month away. You can pay via mail or PayPal. Please check the link for more details. We will be closely monitoring masking and other Covid guidelines as we negotiate this pandemic together.

Amy Friend Guild meeting September 28 is a virtual meeting. We'll send the Zoom link. You can watch alone or with your guildies!

Amy Friend workshop October 2:  Spots still available for this virtual workshop. For more details and to sign up, please check this link.

Threads Across Nebraska – Kearney, October 8-9. Bring your labeled Cindy Grisdela quilts for the show no later than the September 28 meeting. If you still have your quilt, please contact Jennifer McKitrick to submit your quilt. Please check your email for the sign up sheet.

Covid quilts should be brought to Guild meeting no later than October 26. We will collect them to photograph them for consideration by the IQM.

The Bias Challenge quilts (20” x 20” minimum size) are due at the October 26 meeting.

 

QuiltCon Community Outreach Quilt: This year's theme is Angles. We want as much participation as possible. This Sew Day, September 11th, we'll have the materials to make your own block. The angles should NOT be 90 degrees (right angles)- all other degrees are fair game! The colors and more details can be found at the MQG Community Outreach 2022 website.

    PLEASE BRING: 

  • A 16.5 inch square WHITE block
  • Invisible thread (we may have extra)
  • Pins
  • Your machine  

No TOM this month.

SHOW AND TELL

Chris Taylor's Cindy Grisdela Quilt


 

Debbie Ebke's Bias TOM

Elisa Salas' Cindy Grisdela Quilt

 
Jennifer McKitrick's Blue Bricks

Maggie Copple's Half Hexies

 Nancy Goff's Covid Quilt

 
Tammy Hensley's Pot holders

 
 
Her quilt with Lake Superior designs printed via Spoonflower

French Roses

 

And Wedding rings with Two Hearts



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Meetings: Sep 28 (Amy Friend), Oct 25, Nov 30 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
 
Sew Days: Sep 11 (community outreach quilt), Nov 13 (in person IQM, odd months 10:30AM to 3PM)

Workshop: Oct 2 $25 Improvisational Paper Piecing by Amy Friend. Limit 20 people

Retreat: Oct 22-24 Hazel Dillon Lodge @ Camp Carol Joy Holling

September Sew Day 2021

 

On this solemn occasion, we will work on a small Community Outreach Project as well as personal projects. 

QuiltCon Community Outreach Quilt: 

This year's theme is Angles. We want as much participation as possible. This Sew Day, September 11th, we'll have the materials to make your own block. The angles should NOT be 90 degrees (right angles)- all other degrees are fair game! The colors and more details can be found at the MQG Community Outreach 2022 website.

    PLEASE BRING: 

  • A 16.5 inch square WHITE block
  • Invisible thread (we may have extra)
  • Pins
  • Your machine

 

Here are some example pictures of the block. The goal is to make improv narrow applique strips in angles that aren't 90 degrees. We'll make the strips using bias tape maker (but they don't need to be bias) to have the edges tucked under.

 


 
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Meetings: Sep 28 (Amy Friend), Oct 25, Nov 30 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
 
Sew Days: Sep 11 (community outreach quilt), Nov 13 (in person IQM, odd months 10:30AM to 3PM)

Workshop: Oct 2 $25 Improvisational Paper Piecing by Amy Friend. Limit 20 people

Retreat: Oct 22-24 Hazel Dillon Lodge @ Camp Carol Joy Holling

Friday, August 27, 2021

August Meeting 2021


 

Join us August 31st for our monthly meeting and Trunk sale! Bring your unwanted items to the IQM where we'll have an outdoor sale. Remember to price your items and bring money to buy, too!

Rain/Heat Plans: we'll move in the IQM. 

Reminders

Cindy Grisdela Quilts: Please bring your challenge quilts to display at Threads Across Nebraska

TOM blocks: Bias blocks due this month. Bring any others you have too!

Covid quilts: Please bring your COVID quilts. Jennifer McKitrick will collect them. Last chance is the October meeting

Nominations - We need you, LQMGers! Our board is a supportive board that is looking forward to working with 2 new members. We need members for Secretary and Treasury.

Bias Challenge Quilts: Due Oct 26th

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Meetings: Aug 31, Sep 28 (Amy Friend), Oct 25, Nov 30
 
Sew Days: Sep 11, Nov 13 (in person IQM, odd months)

Workshop: Oct 2 $25 Improvisational Paper Piecing by Amy Friend. Limit 20 people

Retreat: Oct 22-24 Hazel Dillon Lodge @ Camp Carol Joy Holling


Sunday, August 1, 2021

July Meeting 2021 Recap

 


Announcements

·         August 31 meeting will be a “trunk” sale in the IQM parking lot.  Members are encouraged to gather up things from their sewing room they no longer want or need, price them and bring them to our outdoor meeting to sell and to purchase someone else’s things. At the IQM

·         2021 Retreat:  Oct. 22-24, 2021, at HazelDillon Lodge @ Camp Carol Joy Holling. Fee is $160 per person and will include two meals per day plus snacks.  Sign-up sheet is available at this meeting. LMQG members and their friends can sign up through August 1, after which registration will be open to Omaha quilters and others.  Forty-one quilters can be accommodated in bottom bunks. The Retreat Committee is Mary Dittenber, Elisa Salas, Sheila Green, Mary Sedlak and Sara Kenny. You can pay with our new PayPal button on the retreat page.

·         Amy Friend virtual workshop: Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fee is $25. Limited to LMQG members wanting to learn about Improv Paper Piecing. Limit of 20 people.  Sign-up sheet available at this meeting.

·         Collecting Cindy Grisdela Challenge quilts to display at the Threads Across Nebraska show, October 8-9, 2021, in Kearney.  Limit of one per person.  They must be labeled and may be left at tonight’s meeting or brought to the August 31, meeting.

·         IQM interested in your Covid Quilts.  Finish it and bring it to the October meeting for a photo.

·         Raffle Quilt: Our Coral and Cream quilt will be raffled at Threads Across Nebraska and continuing through the end of the year.  More details to come.

·         Raffle:  There will be two raffle’s this evening and a drawing for our two-month raffle that includes a registration for the Amy Friend workshop, her book Improv Paper Piecing, and an add-a-quarter ruler, a $58 value.  If you win and have already paid for the workshop, your payment will be refunded.

·         Lancaster County Super Fair:  Thu, Jul 29 – Sun, Aug 7

·         Nebraska State Fair: August 27 – September 6; Deadline for entries is  midnight, August 10. Quilts are to be delivered August 18-19 and picked up  on September 6 and 7. https://statefair.org/.../competitions/competitive-exhibits

·         Seeking nominations for LMQG Board secretary and treasurer for 2022.


Bias Tape Applique Techniques

Jenny Kuzsak-Ehlers and Elisa Salas demonstrated bias - how to make it and example quilts. 



 

Follow this video or this video for the best techniques for Bias tape by Latifah Saafir

Pro tips: Have an iron ready with steam, you can use a walking foot or a zipper foot. 

 Practice your techniques!


TOM: MAKE A 6.5  or 12.5 INCH BLOCK WITH BIAS - Due next month

Challenge: Make a 20" x 20" or larger quilt with Bias tape - Due in October

 

Show and Tell:

Debbie Ebke's Brother's Bed scarf

Her TOM blocks

 

And her small Halloween Quilt

 

Mary Dittenber's Totem quilt

 

Phyllis Higley's quilt for her Son

Rhonda's TOM blocks

 

Sheila Green's cyanotype quilt

 

Tom Meyer's Covid Quilt

 

Tom Meyer's Cindy Grisdela quilt

 

Vicky Bedell's Wizard of Oz quilt

 

Sheila Green's molded flowers
 



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Meetings: Aug 31, Sep 28 (Amy Friend), Oct 25, Nov 30
 
Sew Days: Sep 11, Nov 13 (in person IQM, odd months)

Workshop: Oct 2 $25 Improvisational Paper Piecing by Amy Friend. Limit 20 people

Retreat: Oct 22-24 Hazel Dillon Lodge @ Camp Carol Joy Holling