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The Lincoln Quilters Guild meets at the College View Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4801 Prescott Ave in Lincoln, Nebraska on the second Monday of each month, March through November. (The June meeting is the third Monday.)  

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and feature a program presented by an invited speaker. You will find the speaker bios and program topics for this year on our Programs & Workshops page. 

Visitors (non-members) are welcome to attend LQG monthly programs – there is a $5 admission fee for first time visitors and a $15 fee for subsequent visits each LQG year. Join or renew with this form.
2020 Raffle Quilt
"Sun Jewels"
pieced by Sherry Taylor and quilted by Kris Vierra

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2021 LQG Silent Auction FUNdraiser

Make plans now to attend the LQG FUNdraiser on Saturday afternoon, October 23, 2021, at the International Quilt Museum (33rd & Holdrege Streets) and invite a quilting or non-quilting friend or friends to attend with you! Tickets are $5 and will go on sale at the October 11 guild meeting!

Registration will begin at 1:00. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on and win a variety of donated items and themed baskets for the Silent and Super Silent Auctions. Auction tables will close at intervals beginning at 2:00 PM. In between viewing and bidding on auction items, attendees can tour the museum’s galleries, enjoy a dessert, and vote on their favorite set of potholders! Did we mention there will be lots of door prizes?

Why a fundraiser? Due to the pandemic, we were not able to hold our biennial quilt show and live auction in 2020 as well as be able to have our in-person guild meetings. The quilt show and live auction as well as the mini-raffles we have at our guild meetings are our sources of revenue in addition to our annual membership dues. The LQG board felt a silent auction fundraiser would help to try and recoup some of the lost revenue due to the pandemic.

Silent Auction Items needed! Members are being asked to donate an item(s) for the silent auction. What to donate? Donated items should be new and they do not have to be quilt related. Consider items that your friends (non-quilters) would be interested in bidding on. Members can adopt a themed basket or just donate an item(s) from the suggested list of ideas. If you don’t like to shop, cash donations are being accepted in lieu of an auction item and the committee will shop for you.

All donated items need a completed Silent Auction Donation Form attached to each donated item (one per item). Here is the link for the form. Auction Items can be delivered to the Silent Auction table at the September and October guild meetings or if you’re not able to bring them to a meeting, please contact Sherry Taylor to make other arrangements to drop off or have your item(s) picked up. All auction items will be posted on the guild’s website prior to the event.
Super Silent Auction items include a large-sized quilt that was hand pieced and hand quilted by the late Louise Howey (a charter member of the guild), a Tula Pink Large Tutto Trolley, a Bernette 33 Sewing Machine, and Sulky’s Poly Sparkle Dream Slimline Thread Collection (54 spools).


Let’s help support the IQM’s Project Potholder! Members are being asked to create two potholders for a fun little Viewer’s Choice competition the day of the FUNdraiser! Two prizes will be awarded to the top two entries receiving the most votes at the event. All potholders entered in the competition will be donated to the IQM. Click here for the contest guidelines.

2021 Silent Auction Committee Members:
Sherry Taylor (Chair): 402-540-0857
Lisa Burham: 402-560-3151
Roddy Humeniak: 619-952-1164
Kathi Schmitter: 401-354-9030
Chris Taylor: 402-310-2912

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Lincoln Covid Sewists

From Sheila Green, Lincoln Covid Sewists Coordinator:

The Covid Risk Dial in Lancaster County is again in the mid-orange range, or high risk of Covid-19 spread. We again have an indoor mask mandate in effect through the month of September. Last week, I received requests for over 1,300 masks for preschoolers! One daycare has 44 new 2 year olds that now need to wear masks. We are focusing on masks for children who are too young to be vaccinated and who need our cloth specially made masks for their small faces.

If you haven’t previously made masks, please join us as the need is great! I have kits available for you to sew. Contact Sheila Green at sheilagreen@windstream.net or 402-440-3127 if you need patterns (primarily preschoolers with adjustable ear loops). Masks can be dropped off in the tote on my porch, 7950 Cooper Ave. Please include your name with the masks.

TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF IT: 9/11, LOSS, AND MEMORIAL QUILTS

The International Quilt Museum will host for a limited time Trying to Make Sense of It: 9/11, Loss, and Memorial Quilts from August 20 through October 16, 2021. The exhibition will feature quilts from the IQM collection including several panels from the United in Memory 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt, and important additions from artists and other collections. This year, 2021, marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Quiltmakers made thousands of memorial quilts following 9/11—and during the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars that followed—to help themselves and the nation grieve its losses and secure the memory of those who died. Since the dark days of 2001, other global events have resulted in significant losses, such as mass shootings, refugee displacement, and the COVID-19 pandemic. The quilts in Trying to Make Sense of It also commemorate some of these events and invite reflection on how individuals, communities, and nations use memorial quilts to make sense of their universal experience of loss. Several programs, including an opportunity to share your memorial quilt and its story, will be held at the museum. Click the links for details.


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Lincoln Covid Sewists

Update: Due to the recent Covid surge, this project has resumed mask making.

The Lincoln Covid Sewists project is no longer receiving requests for masks and other PPE, so they have paused their efforts. If the need arises in the future, they will regroup and restart their mask making.

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Lincoln Covid Sewists

Update: Due to the recent Covid surge, this project has resumed mask making.

The Lincoln Covid Sewists project is no longer receiving requests for masks and other PPE, so they have paused their efforts. If the need arises in the future, they will regroup and restart their mask making.

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