Wednesday, April 7, 2021

April Sew Day 2021

 


April Sew Day

Rain showers bring May flowers and time to sew!

Join your guildies with a virtual Sew Day!

Work on your WIPs (works in progress), UFOs, your Challenge Quilts, or your TOM Blocks.

Reminder: Your Cindy Grisdela - Inspired Challenge quilt is due (quilted and bound) at the April meeting - get ready to show off :-)

See you soon!
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Meetings: Apr 27, May 25 (Irene Roderick), Jun 22, Jul 27, Aug 31, Sep 28 (Amy Friend), Oct 25, Nov 30
Please check your email for the Zoom invite
 
Sew Days: Apr 10, May 8, Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13

Workshop: Oct 2 $25 Improvisational Paper Piecing by Amy Friend. Limit 20 people
 
Kansas City Regional Quilt Show: Jun 17-19

Sunday, April 4, 2021

March 2021 Meeting Recap

 


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: 
We were so grateful for Carole's expertise and sharing of her lovely quilts - Thank you! 


Show and Tell!


Diane Wilson shared her lovely handwork with her Kawandi Quilt. These are made by the Siddi people in India. 




Jennifer McKitrick finished her Civil War era scrap made modern with black negative space




Bonnie Kucera shared scrappy quilt made of small pieces



Nancy Geoff shared her collage 



her Improv curves



and her Covid inspired Adventures in Improv Design



Rosalind Carr made this lovely green quilt (check out the pink highlights)


Tom Meyer showed off his new free motion quilting skills




Vicky Bedell shared her lovely Wizard of Oz quilt in progress



Jenny Kuszak Ehlers shared her colorful quilt for the Cindy Grisdela Challenge





Reminder - your Cindy Grisdela Challenge is due at April's meeting

This month's Technique of the Month is "Dealer's Choice". Pick your favorite technique and make 2 6.5 inch squares.



See everyone next SewDay and next meeting! 

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Meetings: Apr 27, May 25 (Irene Roderick), Jun 22, Jul 27, Aug 31, Sep 28 (Amy Friend), Oct 25, Nov 30
Please check your email for the Zoom invite
 
SewDays: Apr 10, May 8, Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13

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

 
Kansas City Regional Quilt Show: Jun 17-19


Thursday, March 25, 2021

March 2021 Meeting

 


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    

Reminders

Wednesday Textile Talks at IQM
Project Potholder Support IQM. Make matching potholders. More details in the link.

     New

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.

The best way to reach me is through the Contact Me page or email me at info@carolelylesshaw.com

Happy Modern Quilting!  — Carole"

2020-06-30 17.56.05 

 Last but not least, Show and Tell!


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Meetings: Mar 30 (Carole Lylse Shaw), Apr 27, May 25 (Irene Roderick), Jun 22, Jul 27, Aug 31, Sep 28, Oct 25, Nov 30
Please check your email for the Zoom invite
 
SewDays: Apr 10, May 8, Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13

Workshop: Oct 2 $25 Improvisational Paper Piecing by Amy Friend

National Quilting Day: Mar 20
 
Kansas City Regional Quilt Show: Jun 17-19


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

March SewDay 2021 Recap

 

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

 
and made a  Mini-map from a QuiltCon Together 2021 class


 
Jennifer McKitrick shared her luscious Pineapples

 
and her work modernizing these Civil War reproduction fabrics

 
And her strings quilt!

 
Nancy Goff shared her collage quilt - just finished!


Happy sewing! We can't wait to see you next month!


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Meetings: Mar 30 (Carole Lylse Shaw), Apr 27, May 25 (Irene Roderick), Jun 22, Jul 27, Aug 31, Sep 28, Oct 25, Nov 30
Please check your email for the Zoom invite
 
SewDays: Apr 10, May 8, Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13

National Quilting Day: Mar 20
 
Kansas City Regional Quilt Show: Jun 17-19


 




Wednesday, March 10, 2021

March Sew Day 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:

  •  PROJECT POTHOLDER

    • Help the International Quilt museum with a small project - Potholders. This is a good time to use your orphan blocks or audition new techniques.

    • Details: 

      • 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

Meetings: Mar 30 (Carole Lylse Shaw), Apr 27, May 25 (Irene Roderick), Jun 22, Jul 27, Aug 31, Sep 28, Oct 25, Nov 30
Please check your email for the Zoom invite
 
SewDays: Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8, Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13

National Quilting Day: Mar 20
 
Kansas City Regional Quilt Show: Jun 17-19

Sunday, February 28, 2021

February 2021 Meeting Recap


 

What a fabulous meeting! We loved seeing our members and sharing our passion for quilting.


Reminders

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!

·         National Quilting Day, March 20th, will be virtual this year. Learn more here and here.

·         LMQG 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

Mary Dittenber shared how to make your own stamps
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

CREATIVITY

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/yes-you-can-train-yoursel_b_10686810

https://www.inc.com/cameron-albert-deitch/lyfe-marketing-keran-smith-role-model-inspiration.html

HABITS

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

CLUTTER

The Joy of Tidying Up – Mari Kondo

Organizing for Success - Stephanie Winston

SELF-TALK/SELF-IMAGE

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/positive-thinking/art-20043950

https://www.winona.edu/resilience/Media/Self-Talk-Worksheet.pdf

 

QuiltCon Together 2021

Sheila Green shared her review of the first virtual QuiltCon Together.   Check out the linked page for this year's winners. 2022 will be in Phoenix, AZ and 2023 will be in Atlanta, GA.
 

Show and Tell

 Bonnie Kucera shared her tiny piecing with modern interpretation

 
 
 Tom Meyer shared Modern Bear Paws
 
 
an his Challenge Quilts - way to go!

 
 
Vicky Bedell  showed her Dresdans - so colorful!
 
 


See you soon!


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Meetings: Mar 30 (Carole Lylse Shaw), Apr 27, May 25 (Irene Roderick), Jun 22, Jul 27, Aug 31, Sep 28, Oct 25, Nov 30
Please check your email for the Zoom invite
 
SewDays: Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8, Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13
 
National Quilting Day: Mar 20
 
Kansas City Regional Quilt Show: Jun 17-19