April 2018 President's Message

Pat Kant
April is here, and since the weather has stayed on the cold side, we’ve had more time to sew, right?  This month’s program features Mickey Depre.  Mickey’s Motto: "There is more than enough fabric in the studio to be both an Art Quilter and a Traditional Quilter".  Read about Mickey here. I’m anxious to see her trunk show.  

Mickey Depre will also be teaching a workshop on April 10th called Old School Quilt.  Get the details here.

Our May workshop will be Stash Buster Quilts with Mix & Match Blocks with Barbara Caron.  Get the details here or visit the Programs & Workshops page on the LQG website for more information on the rest of our workshops for the year.

National Quilting Day was a wonderful way to celebrate our love for quilting.  Thank you to the many, many volunteers and the committee, it was a huge success!!  

I’m sending some announcements and reminders for the upcoming activities.  See you April 9, 2018!!

45th Anniversary Celebration/Silent Auction will be at the May 14, 2018, Guild meeting.  We are seeking donations of select/quality items for the silent auction that appeal to LQG members.  Drop off your items at the April 9 guild meeting.

The 2018 LQG Quilt Show, scheduled August 3-4 at Lincoln Christian School, will include a Live Auction at 7 pm on Friday, August 3.  Auction chairs Linda Daiker and Linda Gale invite you to submit items for the Auction, which features our favorite, engaging auctioneer, Linda Underwood.

Auction items especially encouraged are:
•   Wall Hangings of all sizes
•   Baby Quilts
•   Lap-size Quilts
•   Nice Purses/Bags
•   Home Décor items made of fabric: bowls, pillows, dolls?

Auction items can be turned in at LQG meetings any time through July 9. More information will be posted on the website:  lincolnquiltersguild.org/quiltshow.

Challenge Quilt Registration AND Quilt Entry Registration are also available online now at lincolnquiltersguild.org/quiltshow.  

Seeking 2 volunteers for the Nominations Committee to serve with Kath Conroy to seek future candidates for LQG Board positions.  Please contact Pat Kant at 402-540-7855.  Thank you to Bonnie Kucera and Barb L’Heureux who have volunteered for the Finance Committee.  Volunteers are essential and appreciated for a successful guild.  A job description is available upon request.

Quilts of Valor – At the March meeting, Sara Kenny asked the Lincoln Quilt Guild to make 135 quilts for the all-female Veterans Honor Flight.  If you are only making the top, it needs to be finished by June.  If making a finished quilt it needs to be turned in by August.  Each quilt will be presented in a pillowcase.  One hundred thirty-five pillowcases will also need to be made.  Generally, a QOV is a lap-size quilt: Minimum size: 55” x 65“, Maximum size: 72” x 90”.

Raffle Quilt – We will be selling raffle quilt tickets at the April Meeting.  Don’t miss this opportunity to get your tickets!! Only $2 per ticket!!!

Remember to bring your name tag!!

Pat Kant
LQG President

Pat Kant