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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.

October
Guild Meeting: Monday, October 13, 2014
Speaker: Debra Henninger from Metamora, IL
Debra Henninger
Debra Henninger is an active member of the quilt community. She attends national and regional quilt shows and owns three quilt shops - Cozy Corner is located in Metamora, Cotton Stitches is located in Pekin and Prairie Points can be found in Peoria. Debra also operates and organizes quilt cruises and retreats.

In addition to being a quilter, Debra is also a history and railroad buff, this along with her degree in Sociology, made the book Hobo Quilts, a natural for her. From the 1880’s to the 1940’s, hobos were a part of American life, with more than 250,000 travelers on the road at one time. The railroads crisscrossing this country were the lifeblood of every hobo. The cryptic symbols (hobo signs) were their secret language. They gave direction and advice to the savvy traveler;
where to find food, water, a place to sleep and possibly work. They could tell how a homeowner, the police, community, or even a dog would receive them. The meanings of hobo signs reflect all sides of the transient life, from the honorable to the unsavory. Most importantly, this subculture was a significant part of American history that is worth remembering. In addition, she has taken more than 55 hobo symbols and created original quilt blocks from them.


Lecture:
Hobo Quilts

Debra will speak on the history and lore of the hobo in America, and how she has taken the hobo symbols and adapted them to quilt designs.

Class: Hobo Blocks Table Runner
Teacher: Debra Henninger
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Let’s spend time together making Hobo Blocks! You will have eleven blocks to choose from; 5 appliqué, 6 pieced. Blocks will range from easy beginner to intermediate. Blocks can be made into a wall hanging and a table runner, or keep making blocks and have your own “Mulligan Stew” quilt of any size. Free pattern for a mini wall hanging will also be given.

Quilting News....


Nebraska State Fair

The 2014 Nebraska State Fair winners are now listed at
http://statefair.org/fair/competitions/results.asp.
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