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The Lincoln Quilters Guild welcomes you to our “home” on the internet. You will find lots of information about the guild and our various activities here.  We hope you will enjoy browsing our site and will come visit us in person.

We meet at the College View Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4015 S 49th St., Lincoln, NE. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm. You will find the meeting dates and program details on our Meetings page.

August
Guild Meeting: Monday, August 11, 2014
Speaker: Mary Johnson
Blog.maryquilts.com
HeartStrings Quilt Project
MaryQuilts.com website

Mary Johnson
Mary (Mollie) Johnson is a self-taught quilter with a focus on blogging, designing, knitting and organizing the HeartStrings Quilt Project. Mollie is a wife, mother, grandmother, reading enthusiast, knitter, quilter, and world traveler.

Heartstrings is an online group of quilters who have joined together to make and donate String Quilts to local charitable organizations. Members contribute to group quilts through donating blocks, assembling and quilting tops.

The HeartStrings Quilt Project grew out of a casual exchange of postings to the Stashbuster Yahoo group in December 2006. Focused on using our fabric stashes, a number of us expressed interest in getting involved in making quilts to be donated to various charities. At first, it was intended to be a short term initiative, but the interest from members of the group was very strong, so the idea was enlarged to accommodate quilters of all levels of experience, living in different parts of the world, and making string quilts over an extended period of time.

A separate Yahoo group was established – the HeartStrings Quilt Project – and guidelines developed that would enable quilters to be involved in this project in a number of ways. This website was set up so that even those who chose not to formally belong to the HeartStrings Quilt Project online group could access the information about the project and contribute as they wished.

The outcome is a network of quilters mostly living in the USA, but some in Australia, and others elsewhere around the globe, who are linked by their love of quiltmaking and the joy they feel in creating something for those in need.

Lecture:
The Heartstrings Story

Class: String Blocks
Teacher: Mary Johnson
Date: Monday, August 11, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

String Blocks are the foundation (no pun intended) for Heartstrings Quilts. In this class, we will learn how to make string blocks and how to use those scraps, strings, and bits of fabric we all seem to have leftover after making other quilt projects, from which we will create beautiful and comforting quilts to donate to causes near and dear to our hearts.

Mollie will share tips on how to create string blocks, assemble string blocks into quilts, and how to incorporate sashing into string block quilts. She will also share tips on how to organize strings and design our own string quilts.

Quilting News....


Nebraska State Fair

The 2014 Nebraska State Fair Quilt Entry Book is now online at www.statefair.org.
Lincoln Quilters Guild Presents

“Trip the Light Fantastic”

A Quilt Mystery in 7 Parts

Merry Mayhem presents -Case #128 - Trip the Light Fantastic

Join Merry Mayhem for another adventure into the unknown as you make this 52" by 68" lap quilt.

Clues will appear in the Plain Print newsletter every month, starting with the March 2014 issue.
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Goal: Finish LQG class projects

How to achieve goal:
  1. Choose unfinished LQG class project
  2. Finish it
  3. Bring finished project to Guild meeting
  4. Show it!
  5. Win prizes (maybe??)

Incentive:
  • Special Quilt R Done charms during Guild year
  • Special prizes in November

The Fine Print:
  • Project must be one started in an LQG class
  • “Finished” means completed, ie, quilted, bound and labeled
  • No limit on number of Quilt R Done projects per person
  • Helpful if you can tell us what class you took, the teacher and the date, but this is not strictly required