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The Lincoln Quilters Guild meets at the College View Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4015 S 49th St. in Lincoln, Nebraska on the second Monday of each month, March through November.  Meetings begin at 7:00 pm with a program presented by invited speakers. You will find the speaker bios and program topics for this year on our Lectures & Classes page.
2016 Raffle Quilt  "American Pride"
2016 Raffle Quilt
“American Pride"


Guild Meeting: Monday, June 13, 2016 at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 84th & Pioneers (new location this month only)
Speaker: Holly Zemke
Program: Red, White & Green All Over

The first community activity Holly engaged in after moving with her husband to Lincoln from Durham, North Carolina the summer of 2014, was the Lincoln Quilters Guild Quilt Fest. After all, it was the love of quilts -- and a visit to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum the summer before – that drew this life-long Southerner to the Midwest, and specifically to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for a graduate program in – you guessed it – quilts! Actually, the program is Textile History with an emphasis in quilt studies. At Quilt Fest, Holly met her first Lincoln friend, Shelia Green, and joined the Guild at its next meeting.

Holly completed her first quilt, a traditional Shoo Fly pattern, in February of 2002 following a beginning quilting class held at Durham Tech. She loves taking classes to learn new techniques, but doesn’t have a good record of finishing what she starts. As one of her professors says, “You can’t just talk about it. You have to do the work.” And now that her graduate program is complete, that’s just what she plans to do!

Red, White, and Green All Over: a humbling experience
You know the feelings: awe, breathlessness, the welling up of emotions, inspiration, and humility at being in the presence of such beauty. Quilt shows are wonderful – getting to see so many different expressions in quilted fabric, and getting to see who made each masterpiece. The quilt museum offers this experience on an ongoing basis, but more often than not, the quiltmakers are anonymous; or are they?

As she comes to speak to LQG in June about nineteenth-century red and green applique quilts, guild member Holly Zemke will have just graduated from UNL with her Masters of Art in Textile History, with an emphasis in quilt studies. She will share what she has learned thus far about this popular mid-nineteenth quilt genre, and tell us about her 2015 research trip, made possible by award of the LQG Research Scholarship.

Holly invites anyone with a red and green applique quilt from the nineteenth century to contact her if you would care to display and share it at the June meeting. You can reach Holly at holly.zemke@yahoo.com, or 919-395-5991.

Class: 3 Ways to Appliqué
Instructors: Donna Welte, Jaynee Wolfe and Carol Curtis.
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
New Location this month only: St. Marks Methodist Church, 84th & Pioneers

Appliqué comes from the French appliqué which means to "put on". In appliqué, one layer of fabric is placed over another layer of fabric and is sewn in place. Appliqué opens a whole new design world to the quilter allowing for many more possibilities than just piecing alone.

The art of hand appliqué covers a wide spectrum from primitive folk art to the sophistication of Baltimore Album quilts. Different techniques can be used create the same effect with no one technique being the "right" one. Beginning quilters should experiment with several different techniques to find the one that he/she is most comfortable with. This class is suitable for beginners as well as the experienced quilter.

Three talented members of the Lincoln Quilters Guild will share their methods which result in beautiful appliqué designs – Donna Welte, Jaynee Wolfe and Carol Curtis.

They will provide you with tips for both hand and machine appliqué using techniques for needle-turn, freezer paper, and starch ... it turns out there are as many different methods as there are quilters, and this class will focus on three! Regardless of how you prepare your pieces for hand or machine appliqué, learning how to stabilize and stitch your pieces is key. When you appliqué a quilt, it will be a work of art!! No machine is required for class.

Click here for the registration form and supply list.

News …

New Policy

When attending the monthly meeting, all members (new and old) are asked to register their presence at the 'check in' table in the foyer. There is a $5.00 charge for visitors attending.

QNE 2016

The Nebraska State Quilt Guild has announced that the Registration Book for QuiltNebraska 2016 is now available on the QuiltNebraska website.

Quilt Contest

The Nebraska State Quilt Guild is sponsoring a Quilt Competition as a part of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial celebration. You’ll find details and an entry form on the guild’s website, nsqg.org.

Save the Date!

We know that it’s a long way off, but we wanted you to know that the dates and location of the next LQG quilt show have been set for October 6-8, 2016 at St. Mark's Methodist Church, 70th & Pioneers, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Sherry Taylor and Kathy Morgan, Co-chairs

Quilting Events

Be sure to check our Quilting Events page for a list of quilt shows and other related events scheduled throughout the state or surrounding areas. If you are an organizer of a quilting event, here's how you can add your event to the list.