Tuesday, January 14, 2020


January Meeting



Welcome!

Welcome to Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild in 2020. Let’s start this decade with an eye towards expressing our creativity, learning new skills, and making friends. Your presidents this year are familiar faces. Phyllis is continuing as co-president. Mary, who was co- vice president last year, is sharing the presidency with Phyllis this year. Together with the LMQG membership we plan to explore new ideas in quilting,
strengthen the skills we already have, and build new ones. This year our focus will be Back to Basics and Beyond. We will learn how to make traditional blocks modern, explore social media, nail down our quilt making techniques, and experiment with surface design. We have ideas to help our members make friendly connections, promote co-mentorship, and build our sense of community. If you have ideas to help us meet our goals or if there is something you’d really like to explore, please let us know. There’s
always more to try and do in quilting; let’s learn together.


Phyllis Higley
Mary Dittenber
LMQG Co-presidents 2020



Agenda

A big THANK YOU to Michelle Raphael and NSEA for being such excellent hosts for our 2019 Holiday Party!  


Activity: Make it New Again 

Bring your old and/or traditional blocks, scissors for a modern make over, just in time for the new year. If you submitted one from last year, we still have it and will bring it for the meeting. We'll have some solids for you to use, but you can also bring your own. We'll cut them up, rearrange, and tack them down or glue them on a paper. Bring your piece home and sew away.


This year's theme is, "Back to Basics, and Beyond" Join us as we explore our monthly modern techniques that review the basics, but push our boundaries.


Dues: 
Please remember to pay your dues. This year it's $40, payable to LMQG. With your dues,  you'll have access to our Pop-up Workshops, Sew-In dates every other month at the International Quilt Museum, and be members of the Modern Quilt Guild with web access to their patterns and tutorials.


Bring in and show off your Art Quilt. One of the lucky people who completed theirs will win a prize!

Bring your Big Blue Quilt


**New this Year**: Bring in solid color fat quarters (limit of 2), and get 2 free raffle tickets for our monthly raffle prizes.

In short, the to bring list is:

  • Art quilt
  • Big Blue quilt
  • Dues
  • Name tag
  • Orphan block supplies: a block to modernize, solids you'd like to use (if any), scissors, pins

Upcoming

Next meeting: February 25th

Sew Days: Every other month at the IQSCM - February 8th, April 11, Jun 13th, August 8th, and October 10th: 10:15 am to 3 PM

Quilt Con: Austin, Texas. February 20-23rd. Find out more here.

March 2019: National Quilting Day at IQSCM - See Sheila Green for details

Pop up workshops: Long Arm Quilting with Mary Dittenber. This amazing opportunity  is space limited, so Mary kindly offered 2 classes. Chose one of the following (space limited to 5 for each session): Saturday, February 22nd 9-11AM OR February 26th 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Follow up with Mary Dittenber for more details.


Friday, January 3, 2020

National Quilting Day 2020

Please join LMGQ as we co-sponsor the 2020 National Quilting Day


We can't wait to see you there! See all the details below:






NATIONAL QUILTING DAY 2020 - March 21, 9 - 4

The 11th annual National Quilting Day event at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln will be held Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This FREE community event for all ages includes free museum admission, demonstrations, lectures, displays, and access to the current exhibitions.  Free parking is available in all University parking lots north of Quilt House, 33rd & Holdrege, and across 33rd at Hardin Hall (including restricted lots).  A la carte lunch available for purchase for those who want to spend the entire day at the Quilt House.

Our popular Lectures are offered both morning and afternoon.
10 am & 1 pm "Old World Quilts,” Dr. Jonathan Gregory
10:30 am & 1:30 pm Internet Quilting by Megan Patent-Nygren
11:00 am & 2 pm Genealogical Task Force, International Quilt Museum
11:30 am & 2:30 pm Trunk Show, Susan Minchow
Sit down, relax and enjoy this year’s informative programs! 

You will want to see the ”Old World Quilts” exhibit which features many never before exhibited quilts, the oldest (1600-1800) in the museum’s collection! 
In addition to our popular demonstrations of techniques used in the quilts in the galleries, there will be take home activities for the entire family and handwork demonstrations.  You can make a felt needle case (inspired by Old World Quilts) or create a mini art textile (inspired by Dianna Harrison: Traces in Cloth).  Cuddle Quilts is our featured community outreach program.  We will showcase a large display of these quilts that are given away through local social service organizations.  Visit with some of the makers in a workshop.  Have your picture taken with our "Photo Frame!”  Collection Care in Action will be featured in our Conservation Workroom where guests can learn from volunteers and staff how the museum cares for textiles.

What's new in the quilting industry?  AccuQuilt, Aurifil & Handi Quilter, as well as local shops: Bernina Sewing Center, Cosmic Cow, and Sew Creative, will have all the latest machines and products for you to see.
Guests can tour the quilt exhibitions in the galleries: Old World Quilts, Studio Champloo,
New Views: Diana Harrison: Traces in Cloth, Fiber Works: Cyanotype, and Rumi O’Brien: Absolutely Japanese, Absolutely American.
We hope that you will make plans to attend National Quilting Day 2020!

Updates & additional details on our websites and Face book pages:
International Quilt Study Center & Museum: www.quiltstudy.org
Lincoln Quilters Guild: www.lincolnquiltersguild.org
Nebraska State Quilt Guild: www.nsqg.org
Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild: lincolnmqg.blogspot.com

 



Sunday, December 8, 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

December Holiday Party










Upcoming Events:

Sew Day - January 11, 2020 - 10 AM - 315 PM 

Meeting - January 28, 2020 - 530 PM - 730 PM



Monday, November 11, 2019

November Sew Day Recap




It's Holiday Craft Time. 

On the possibly last warm fall day, we met at the IQM to show some easy holiday gifts to make and I believe it was bag day!




Sheree showed an easy drawstring backpack







Jill made a few bags for keeping pieces and tools in






Julie did a scissors cozy






 and Kristie also did a bag that can hold smallish projects and that had a clear vinyl window.



That she shared with her "Bee" group.




Kristie also brought the second TOM quilt to come out of the guilds Technique A Month project. This one is just about queen size. There are still a few blocks left over that will be used on the back of one or both of these quilts. This quilt was done in a row by row setting, while the other is a medallion.

I have to say, well done LMQG. We hope you enjoyed learning a new skill for your toolbox, and will try the techniques again.







Show and Tell



Vicky - Lovely star blocks





Liz - Making faces, no the ones on the table 





Judy - Working on more large hand stitching






Diane - Learning curves and doing quite well it seems






Linda - off on a new adventure with lots of strips






Jill did a very pretty holiday runner and is making a letter sampler








Julie finished trimming some blocks for a new quilt.






Upcoming Events: 


Art Market: November 22 & 23, 2019 - IQM 1523 N33rd, Lincoln, NE

Holiday Party: Saturday December 7, 2019 - 2 PM - 4 PM. If you missed the meeting,  you can contact the guild at info.lincolnmqg@gmail.com by Nov 16th. It will be BYOB and finger treats. 


Art Quilt Challenge: Due January 28, 2020 meeting



For information on current challenges see or Challenge Page.

For more information on local quilt projects see our Community page.

Visit our Resource Page

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

November Sew Day




It's that time again. Bring any ideas for fun crafty, quilty gifts to share.



New Member Meet and Greet at 1:00 PM. Get to know your fellow guildies, make a name tag, or just visit. You are welcome to come the entire day, bring your machine, projects and tools and join in on the fun. If you have any questions about the guild, such as where to find information, links etc, a board member will be available to answer them.

Bring your machine, supplies, power cords, iron and cutting setup.

An ironing and cutting station will be available but we always need more extension cords and power strips.

Show and Tell! We love to see what you've done, what your working on now and even what you're thinking of doing in the future.

Take advantage of the pool of knowledge that is available on sew days!

Bring a lunch ( refrigeration is available ) or partake at a local establishment.


Upcoming Events: 


Art Market: November 22 & 23, 2019 - IQM 1523 N33rd, Lincoln, NE

Holiday Party: Saturday December 7, 2019 - 2 PM - 4 PM. If you missed the meeting,  you can contact the guild by info.lincolnmqg@gmail.com by Nov 16th. It will be BYOB and finger treats. 

Art Quilt Challenge: Due January 28, 2020 meeting


For information on current challenges see or Challenge Page.

For more information on local quilt projects see our Community page.

Visit our Resource Page

Thursday, October 31, 2019

October Meeting Recap



New officers for 2020

Co-Presidents: Mary Ditteneber and Phyllis Higley
Vice President: Jennifer McKitrick
Secretary: June Pederson
Treasurer: Lora Yardley
Media: Elisa Salas

Dues increased to $40.


School House: Bindings and Blocking

Facings: Marilyn Rembolt





Machine bias binding: Kristina Morrow




Blocking: Kristie Jarchow





If you are going to be wintering over in another location and you made a Big Blue inspired quilt for our exhibition next year please bring and give to Kristie to hold. All quilts will have to be submitted to the museum by March meeting. 




Impromptu sew day for TOM block quilts was Sunday Oct 27th (12:30 - 5) at Anderson Library (near Havelock).





Thank you to our sponsors for the retreat:



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Show & Tell

Elisa Salas




Albie




Jill






Michelle




Kristina M





Diane W



Martha




Debbie




Rhonda







Barbara






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Raffle Winners:

#1 - Kate

#2 - Jennifer M


Bernina Center Gift Certificate Winner: Cherrye


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Upcoming Events: 


Sew Day: November 9 - IQM - 10:15 am - 3:30 pm - Bring ideas for easy quilty holiday gifts

Art Market: November 22 & 23, 2019 - IQM 1523 N33rd, Lincoln, NE

Holiday Party: Saturday December 7, 2019 - 2 PM - 4 PM. If you missed the meeting,  you can contact the guild by info.lincolnmqg@gmail.com by Nov 16th. It will be BYOB and finger treats. 

Art Quilt Challenge: Due January 28, 2020 meeting

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For information on current challenges see our Challenge Page.

For more information on local quilt projects see our Community page.

Visit our Resource Page