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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.  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 Lectures & Classes page. Visitors are asked to pay $5 to attend the program.
2016 Raffle Quilt  "American Pride"
2016 Raffle Quilt
“American Pride" 
Quilt made and donated by Laura Lenzen.


September

Guild Meeting: September 11, 2017
Speaker: Martha Walker
Program: Birth of a Series
Website: www.wagonswestdesigns.com

With a background in art, and having made quilts since her teens, Martha found her niche when she began drawing her own applique designs in the early 1990’s. She started her pattern company, Wagons West Designs, in 2007 to market her patterns for a variety of needlework including quilts, wool applique, needle punch and rug hooking. The name of her pattern company was inspired by two of Martha’s great grandmothers who traveled west in covered wagons. A nod to the past is seen in much of Martha’s work, who uses vintage quilts and textiles as inspiration to create new designs, not copies, with an heirloom, folk art feel.

Similar to setting the stage for a theater production, Martha enjoys telling a story with her quilt and needlework designs. In her first book, Vintage Christmas, the aura of a glittering, nineteenth century holiday is created with a collection of projects that include weathered pink and brown patchwork, pink candy canes, and mica sprinkled ornaments.

Prior to launching her pattern company, Martha exhibited her original designs locally and nationally and has won numerous awards including ribbons at International Quilt Festival, American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show, National Quilter’s Association Quilt Show, Pacific International Quilt Festival, Road to California, Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, and The Arizona Quilter’s Guild Quilt Show. Her work has been featured in magainzes such as Quiltmaker, Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine, Quiltmania, Simple Vintage, Quilt Country, Magic Patch, and Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine.

Martha has three independently Published books, Betsy’s Scrapbag, Annie’s Scrapbag and Vintage Christmas, and is the author of Be Merry: Quilts and Projects for Your Holiday Home, published by Kansas City Star Quilts. She designs fabrics for Henry Glass Fabrics and Studio e Fabrics.

Martha and her husband, Thom, live in Phoenix, Arizona and have two wonderful grown sons, Andrew and Nicholas, and an equally wonderful daughter-in-law, Katie. If she’s not sitting down drawing or sewing, Martha would rather be out hiking in the beautiful mountains and canyons of Arizona.

Class: "Blessings Penny Rug"
Instructor: Martha Walker
Date: September 12, 2017

Participants will be making “Blessings Penny Rug”. Properties of wool, wool appliqué preparation, marking on wool, and appliqué techniques will be covered, as well as the embroidery stitches needed to complete the penny rug.

Click here for the class description, supply list and the class registration form.


Announcements …

LQG Awards

Now is the time to submit nominations for the 2017 LQG Awards.  Full details, plus the nomination form, can be found under the "Awards" tab of the About The Guild page.

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.


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