By Sarah Maseth, Charity Quilt Committee


Modern Disappearing Act: Lincoln MQG’s Charity Quilt going to Nashville! This year’s charity quilt challenge was to use tiny pieces and an exciting color palette!Our quilt called “Modern Disappearing Act” will be displayed during the QuiltCon 2019 meeting in Nashville. During the hot summer months in Nebraska, we began our planning meetings to decide which colors to use and what type of tiny piecing. Creativity was in the air as we explored the endless options of tiny piecing! Side note: since it was blazing hot, we met and had locally made ice cream at the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s Dairy Store. A stop to make if you are ever in town.


We wanted to keep it clean and make the small pieces the show of the finished design. To be able to involve multiple quilters we settled on the disappearing nine patch. It was fun to get together on the sew days and see the process come together as the nine patch colors were randomly placed. To give more impact, the tiny pieces were then set on a diagonal. As fall came around, the quilting was done member’s long arm and those helping got some experience with long arm quilting. The binding was completed by several members during one sitting, again bringing our members together doing what we love. It was an early start to the winter in Nebraska and the time we spent together made us a closer community of quilters. The act of coming together and donating your time, knowledge, equipment and notions binds us not only to each other but to the community that we support with our work.


The finished quilt was displayed on an art sculpture outside of Lincoln’s very own International Quilt Study Center and Museum. Another stop to add to your list of great things to do in Nebraska.Charities that will be supported through this work include: Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln, Asian Cultural and Community Center, The Lighthouse and Fresh Start.