Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Sunday, April 4, 2021
We had a fantastic meeting this Tuesday and were so thrilled to host Carole Lyles Shaw! We learned so much about her.
Fun facts about Carole Lyles Shaw: Author, Quilter and Teacher
- She was inspired by the AfriCobra Movement and artists such as Annie Albers, Bauhaus, and Radha Donnell
- Her early work included improv curves and geometric abstractions
- She was co-founder of the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild in Florida
- Her Quilts of Valor are made modern and she has published on her designs
- Her self-published books include Madly Modern Quilts and Patriotic Modern Quilts: Celebrating Tradition in a Contemporary Way available on Amazon.
- Her method is to start with shape or a focus fabric, use play and experimentation, and uses EQ8 for design.
- Recommended websites:
Show and Tell!
Thursday, March 25, 2021
We are so thrilled to host Carole Lyles Shaw to present at our guild meeting!
UPCOMING MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
May 25th - Irene Roderick will present her Trunk Show. https://www.ireneroderick.com/
September 28th - Amy Friend "Improv Paper Piecing Too" http://duringquiettime.com
October 2nd - Amy Friend Workshop: Improvisational Paper Piecing $25.00 Pd by members, LMQG will pay the remainder.Maximum 20 Students
Retreat - Volunteers needed - help plan this super popular event. I mean, who doesn't love sewing with guildies?!?!
Carole Lyles Shaw!!
Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Ms. Shaw!
“What Makes A Modern Quilt? Trends in Modern Quilting.”
See her work at https://carolelylesshaw.com/
Abou:"I started teaching myself to quilt when I decided to make quilts for my wonderful nieces and nephews. Then, I found my first quilting home with the African American Quilters of Baltimore, who gently taught me the best techniques to express my quilt vision.
Today, I design patterns to help beginning and experienced quilters confidently dive into modern quilting. I am excited about modern quilting because it is all about bringing individualism and free expression to the way we design and make quilts today. I hope that my patterns will inspire you to find ways to let your own creative voice shine.
I lecture and teach live virtual and on-demand classes on modern quilting techniques for beginning and experienced quilters. I hope that you will consider inviting me to share my love of modern quilting with your group! On this site, I’ve provided descriptions of the lectures and workshops that I offer—and please do get in touch with me if you have additional questions.
Happy Modern Quilting! — Carole"
Last but not least, Show and Tell!
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
It rained, we sewed!
Due to a computer error, I lost some screen shot pics (gasp) . So grateful to those that posted on the LMQG Community Page!
Elisa Salas hand dyed some fabrics to start her future work
Happy sewing! We can't wait to see you next month!
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Due to much success last time, we're having a whole day Zoom meeting this month, too!
Sign in when you can and join us!
What to work on? Anything you'd like!
If you need inspiration, try these:
Help the International Quilt museum with a small project - Potholders. This is a good time to use your orphan blocks or audition new techniques.
Make two potholders to be sold as pairs (they do not need to be identical)
6” to 10” in size, any shape
Fabric should be 100% quilt quality cotton
Batting should be 2 layers of cotton or wool or 1 layer of cotton batting plus 1 layer of insulation such as Insul-Bright©
Include a hanging loop or ring
Try out a Technique of the Month!
Sunday, February 28, 2021
What a fabulous meeting! We loved seeing our members and sharing our passion for quilting.
Carole Lyles Shaw will be presenting her lecture, What Makes a Modern Quilt and Trends in Modern Quilting, Tuesday, March 23rd at 5:30 PM. This lecture is available to members - don't miss it!
Challenge Quilt: Inspired by Cindy
Grisdela, any color, 24” x 24” will be due April 27. We have a pattern to help you this month with curves. Check out our Challenge Page!
· March 8, 7:00 p.m. the Lincoln Quilters Guild program* will be Mary Ford.
· QuiltCon will be in Phoenix, AZin 2022. Registration will be available mid-to-late Summer 2021.
· Quilt Con will be in Atlanta, GA in 2023.
Technique of the Month - Stamping
June Pederson showed how to use household items to make creative designs
Try these techniques out on your own Pantone Color blocks. Check out our TOM page here for more details.
Blocks to Creativity
Lora Yardley discussed the book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. Lora Yardley and Elisa Salas discussed letting go of our internal or external Quilt Police and allowing ourselves room to play. They shared many techniques including being told to be creative, napping, practicing creativity every day, decreasing clutter, guided help from others (guildies!), following people you admire, and contemplation time.
They also reviewed design elements. These include: Symmetry/Asymmetry/Balance, Proportion/Placement, Lines, Movement/Rythym, Color/Value, Texture, Harmony, and Focal point/Emphasis.
Resources for inspiring your own creativity
Atomic Habits by James Clear (Check out his website too at JamesClear.com)
The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg
Tiny Habits – Maui - BJ Fogg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L1R7OtJhWs
The Joy of Tidying Up – Mari Kondo
Organizing for Success - Stephanie Winston
QuiltCon Together 2021
Show and Tell
See you soon!