Thursday, November 19, 2020

November Sew Day Recap 2020


Our last Sew Day of 2020 was a lovely escape in throws of fabric!

Without further ado, here's the show!


 Albie Osborn shared her lovely quilt she did that day

And here's her back

Jennifer McKitrick continues to amaze with her 1/2 square triangles

Judy Crockett shared her ice dying modern piece
Mary Dittenber showed her Cindy Grisdela inspired improv in progress
Nancy Goff quilted and soon will be binding her Stack and Whack
Rhonda Eddy shared her foot warmer
Tom Meyer shared a scrappy Attic Windows

We'll hope to see you at the Christmas Party! Happy Thanksgiving!


Next Meeting: Jan 26, 2021 - Likely Virtual.
Holiday Party - Dec 12th 1:30 to 3:30 at the International Quilt Museum mezzanine

Next Sew Day: Feb 13, 2021

Monday, November 9, 2020

November Sew Day 2020



Our last 2020 Sew Day

As we wind down our year, this last Sew Day can be a good time to wrap up projects, get started with holiday gifts, or just let your creativity fly. Please check your email for the Zoom Link. Remember, if you have any zoom questions, don't hesitate to email the board at

Here are some quiltspirations from around the web, if you're looking for holiday ideas:




Have some holiday ideas of your own? Post them on Instagram, Facebook, or leave a comment on the blog, please. We'd love to hear from you!


 See you soon!


Next Meeting: Jan 26, 2021 - Likely Virtual.
Holiday Party - Dec 12th 1:30 to 3:30 at the International Quilt Museum mezzanine.

Next Sew Day: Feb 13, 2021


Sunday, November 1, 2020

October Meeting 2020 Recap


Last meeting of the year - and what a wild ride, but we did it! Not a single month missed, more sewdays and a National Speaker as our endcap to the year!

Elections were held - our slate of officers were unanimously approved.

Co-presidents:          Mary Dittenber and Jeni Kuszak

Vice President:         Jennifer McKitrick

Secretary:                 June Pederson

Treasurer:                 Lora Yardley

Social Media:            Elisa Salas


Guest Lecturer, Cindy Grisdela, gave us her presentation, "Journey of an Art Quilter." 

She discussed some tutorials that can be found on her blog, including facing a quilt and mounting a quilt on canvas

She gave excellent advice on quilting:

  • “Nobody knows what you meant to do” referring to utilizing unexpected outcomes as opportunities. 
  • “What if” is one of the most important questions to ask in improv. 
  • “Lean to hear your inner voice and get past ‘that’s ok’ to get to what makes your heart sing.” 
  • “The most important person to please is yourself.”

 Find more about Cindy on Facebook, at webpage, or at Instagram @cindygrisdelaquilts

After her most excellent talk, we discussed the budget for 2021 where we plan to have workshops and more national speakers. 

Raffle prize winners were announced! Find them here.


Holiday Party:   

  • The holiday party will be December 12, 1:30 to 3:30 at the International Quilt Museum mezzanine. 
  • June will send a request for RSVPs using Sign-up Genius. 
  • Masks will be required. 
  • Come and participate in games (don’t bring holiday edibles) and spend time with friends.

Lux Art Show:  The show is set up and will open at the Lux Center on Nov. 6 and close on Nov. 21.   

  • Makers: Please pick up your quilts between 3 and 4 p.m. the afternoon of the Saturday, November 21st.  If they are not picked up, they will be sent back to where you delivered your quilt. Please arrange pick up with the person with your quilt.

Fall challenge quilts: Those sharing their challenge quilts were: Phyllis Higley, Mary Dittenber, Diane Wilson, Rhonda Eddy, Vicky Bedell, Pat Modrell, Sheila Green, Tom Meyer, Nancy Goff, Jill Straight and June Pederson.

Covid Quilts:  Tom Meyer shared his Covid Quilt.

Show and Tell:  Linda Gale, Judy Crockett, Roz Carr and Pat Modrell shared their quilts.


Here's a sampling of some quilts!  See you at the Holiday Party and may you have safe and healthy Holidays! Thank you, LMQG Members, for making our year a success! 


Juliette Karjala virtually shared her improv curves quilt for her nephew's wedding


Tom Meyer showed his lovely leaves 

Sheila Green  shared her excellent techinique quilting

Phyllis Higley  shared “Covid chaos: Fall 2020” depicts the craziness that’s been happening lately (top). “Fallen” depicts a Covid + triangle that didn’t properly social distance (bottom).

Pat Kant Modrell  shared her Harvest Moon

Nancy Goff shared her 1/2 square triangle quilt whose color was inspired by a cross stitch

Jill Straight shared her "Fallen Leaves" 1/2 square triangle quilt

Jennifer McKitrick  showed her embellishment and quilting with this leaf quilt

 Diane Wilson  shared her 1/2 square triangle quilt inspired by Indian corn

Until our next meeting in 2021, share your quilts on Facebook (ask your LMQG board or friends for an invite to our new private LMQG Community page) or on  Instagram (@Lincolnmqg). Happy Sewing!



Next Meeting: Jan 26, 2021 - Likely Virtual.
Holiday Party - Dec 12th 1:30 to 3:30 at the International Quilt Museum mezzanine.

Next Sew Day: Nov 14th