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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 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.


March

Guild Meeting: Monday, March 13, 2017
Speaker: Barb Blincow
Program: “Accepting the Challenge”

Many challenges come our way, some have preset boundaries, such as quilt guild challenges or mystery quilts with rules.  Some are a more personal goal. Taking on new challenges is a wonderful way to grow and learn new techniques.  Barb will show us some of the challenges she has attempted in the last 20 years.  She claims not all are a success, but the opportunities to learn new things, sometimes pushing you out of the box are always interesting.  Hopefully, you, too will accept the challenge.  If you have participated in a challenge, you are encouraged to bring it with you to the meeting to share with the group during the "Show and Tell."

Barb grew up with a mother who could and did sew most of their clothing and dance costumes, and a sister who learned garment sewing from their mother. Barb detested sewing and made one apron for 4-H and was done! However, any type of craft that came along, such as paint-by-number, crochet, etc., was right up her alley. She loved quilts though and had no one in the family who quilted. When she married, the family came with a grandmother who made lots of embroidered and sunbonnet quilts. Barb did not get the chance to learn from her, but did inherit some of her treasured quilts.

Once a quilt shop opened up in her hometown, she took a sampler class and the quilting bug bit her hard! She also became an empty nester around that time so had a room to use for sewing. That was almost 20 years ago.

Barb now lives in Hebron, NE with her husband, Dean, a recently retired Deputy Sheriff. Her full-time job, to help support her quilting habit, is Office Manager & Billing Clerk for the Fairbury Light and Water Department, where she has been employed for almost 25 years. She and her husband have one son, Jon. He and his wife, Terra, live in Arnold Missouri. They have two adorable sons, Jackson and Chase.

Barb loves every aspect of the quilting process, has taught many classes and workshops and has done machine quilting for hire on her domestic machine. She purchased a longarm quilting machine last year and is now quilting larger quilts for hire.

Class: Four Patch Scramble
Instructor: Barb Blincow
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

In this class participants will learn how to create a kaleidoscope design by only using a four patch. You can make a table runner, wall hanging or a larger quilt using this technique. This method is much easier than how the results look.
(Click on the photo to enlarge.)

Click here for the class registration form and supply list.


NATIONAL QUILTING DAY 2017

March 18, 9 - 3


The 8th annual National Quilting Day event at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln is scheduled for Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Visitors to this FREE community event will enjoy free museum admission and tours of the current exhibitions, plus demonstrations, lectures and displays planned just for this day. Once again, lunch will be available for guests who want to spend the entire day at the Quilt House. Free parking is available in all University parking lots north of Quilt House, at 33rd & Holdrege, and across 33rd at Hardin Hall (including restricted lots).

You may choose to attend either the morning or the afternoon sessions, as both will offer an identical schedule of lectures and demonstrations. Lecture topics include: Care for your Sewing Machine by Paul of Sew Creative, "Quilt Japan" exhibition by Marin Hanson, National Parks quilts by Cynthia of Fiber Works, and the Nebraska 150 Quilt Competition.
Sit down, relax and enjoy this year’s informative programs!

Nebraska's Sesquicentennial will be celebrated with a display of all entries of the official NE 150 quilt competition, and recognition of the competition’s winners. Discover Nebraska, an outreach program to 4th graders, will also be featured. National Parks quilts, made by Fiber Works members to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks, have been traveling across the U.S. this past year with their final stop at Lincoln’s National Quilting Day event. Don’t miss this opportunity to see them before they go to their final destinations - the park each quilt portrays.

Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild members will demonstrate and show quilts featuring Up Cycling. Fiber Works members will demonstrate mono printing, a technique used in the Pauline Burbidge quilts on exhibit. Have your picture taken with our "Photo Frame!" and see quilt histories recorded live at Go Tell it at the Quilt Museum. Schedule a time to tell the story of your quilt - call Holly 919-395-5991. Collection Care in Action will be featured in our Conservation Workroom where guests can learn from volunteers and staff how the museum cares for textiles.

What's new in the quilting industry? Accuquilt, Aurifil & Handi Quilter, as well as local shops Calico House, Cosmic Cow and Sew Creative, will have all the latest machines and products for you to see.

Guests can tour the quilt exhibitions in the galleries: Quiltscapes by Pauline Burbidge, Quilt Japan: Selections from the 12th Quilt Nihon Exhibition, and Log Cabin Quilts by Luke Haynes, as well as view the Nebraska 150 Quilts and the National Parks quilts by Fiber Works members.

We hope that you will make plans to attend National Quilting Day 2017!



News …

LQG Scholarship

The Lincoln Quilters Guild awards a $1000 scholarship annually to either a graduate student engaged in studies in the area of textile history or textile conservation at the University of Nebraska, or an individual engaged in the study of quilting outside the academic community.

Click here for complete information about the scholarship, application requirements and the application form to be completed and submitted.

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.

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.