July 2018 President's Message

Pat E8
It’s July, and we are about halfway through the guild year. It’s a big year for all of us, first, celebrating our 45th Anniversary in May! Continuing in August, we will hold our Biennial Quilt Show, and in September, we will celebrate the service of women veterans honored with a Life Flight for service to our country by awarding Quilts of Valor to each one. We couldn’t accomplish these and other awesome projects without the contributions of each of you. Remember to bring yourquilts to the July guild meeting for both events. On behalf of the Board, I can’t begin to thank you enough for your creativity and sharing your love of quilting with others.My quilting experience began about 15 years ago with the birth of a granddaughter, starting with pretty simple, but adorable quilts that sent a message, “Grandma loves you”. Over the years, I’ve been learning from my friends at the guild, and the many wonderful classes offered by speakers each year. I have a long way to go, but my ultimate goal is to be creative and to make each quilt personal. It’s fun to participate in the many challenges and shows. I don’t expect to win the awards, but I am proud to be part of the experience.  
The Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the Shining Star, Bright Star and Life Member awards for the Guild. Please take time to recognize these talented members. Most don’t strive for awards; however, the honor is treasured.The Nebraska History Museum has a new quilt exhibit opening on June 28, 2018 – January 5, 2019 Exploring Nebraska’s Colorful Quilts. The Nebraska Windmill block will be displayed. For more information please see the event flyer on the LQG Website under the Links tab. You’ll notice the graphic was inspired by the Nebraska quilt block donated by the guild.I am anxiously awaiting the Quilt Show. We have a wonderful venue at Lincoln Christian School, a committee that is doing an exceptional job of planning to make this the best experience to date. Thanks to each of you, your efforts are appreciated. We have an awesome raffle quilt – have you bought your tickets yet? Spread the word to your friends and family to come to the 45th Anniversary Celebration Quilt Show – Playing the Angles August 3 and 4th, 2018.Pat Kant, President
Pat E8