The Omaha Modern Quilt Guild will be sending completed #quiltsforpulseto the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild.We will be collecting quilt blocks, scheduling sew-ins to make blocks and assemble quilt tops, and looking for volunteers to quilt and bind. Stay tuned for details! More information about this effort can be found at the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild's blog. If you would like to start making blocks (bright color hearts with low-volume background), there are instructions for a simple 10" heart block here at Cluck, Cluck, Sew.
The Omaha Modern Quilt Guild has been given the opportunity to sell tickets for a raffle quilt at the Douglas County Fair happening July 21-23, 21016! This is short notice, but we have such awesome members that we can have a beautiful quilt done in time.
We will be making a bright, scrappy, modern quilt like this one...
All of the details on what we're doing and how you can help can be found here!
**Due to weather conditions, Sunshine Stitches will be closed Tuesday, February 2, and our monthly meeting is cancelled. We'll see you in March. Stay safe!** Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7pm at Sunshine Stitches.
Don't forget to bring:
Enrollment fee for Joyce Franklin's "Art is Fun" class
Sign up for Abstract Challenge
Sign up for Sew-In on February 6 (details can be found here)
Show & Tell
Rumor is there is a storm heading our way Monday and Tuesday. If the meeting is cancelled due to weather, an update will be posted on our Facebook page.
Huge "thank you" goes out to our member spotlight on the creative artistry of our very own Kris Khan. (more photos on FB)
Quilt Con challenge info for our charity quilt this coming year can be found HERE
You will find the link to the tutorial for the sample blocks and the color palette chosen by the Nat'l guild on that page.
The Quilts for Kids design challenge final tonight. Many of the quilt designs were made up into quilts to give to Lincoln Quilts for Kids which provides quilts to local hospitals for sick children.
Some of the designs submitted for quilts:
Susan had two
Alice had two
Kaye made the large size so we made it into a smaller kids size
Kelly had two ideas from her son. One was the shield
and one was a smiley face but with the cat fabric I had it came out as a cat!
Last but not least MaryAnn with the winning design! Her design was written up and will be made into kits for the Lincoln Quilts for Kids group.
Some of the designs were made up into actual quilts by Kris Jarchow in her own fabric and interpretation as test quilts. All of the designs submitted were looked over for ease of cutting and use of fabric. The final determination was not only about ease but also about modern design. Mary Ann's design has so many possibilities. Thanks for all who participated!!!
Kim showed off some of the BOM blocks. All blocks and tutorials are on our pinterest page HERE
Some of the Show and Tell:
"Shades of gray" challenge due October meeting!
Thank you to everyone that came out to be with us tonight!!!