The Omaha Quilters’ Guild is one of the largest quilting organizations in the state with over 300 members devoted to the appreciation and preservation of quilts and the perpetuation of the art and the craft of quilt making through education and participation.
Our guild, established in 1975, is richly documented, and reminds us of our roots. The library is a wonderful source of inspiration for projects. Members enjoy popular quilting artists and authors during our programs. The annual Fall Retreat is a chance to get away from it all, with fabric and friends. Rising Stars gets members connected with other quilters, learning from each other. Small Groups are several friends sharing the joy of quilting together. Workshops taught by our speakers offer the opportunity to have hands on lessons. The annual quilt show is an opportunity for members to display their art publicly. We have several committees whose main focus is to produce quilts or provide support for people in our community. The Omaha Quilters’ Guild offers something for quilters of all skill levels.
Some people are drawn to admire and collect quilts. Others enjoy the design and construction of the quilt itself. Friendships are easily formed because of a common love of quilts. Grab a friend and visit the Omaha Quilters’ Guild at our next meeting to join in on the fun.
From September through May (except December), the Omaha Quilters’ Guild meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the
German American Society
3717 S 120th St
Omaha, NE 68144
If school is canceled in District 66 due to weather, we will not meet. Listen to 1110am (KFAB) for school announcements or check the web site for a notice.
Becoming a member gives you access to our top-quality monthly speakers, the ability to enter your quilts into our annual quilt show, access to our library and much, much more. Annual dues are $35.00 and are not prorated. Our membership year runs from July 1 to June 30.
For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Within our guild there are several smaller, more intimate groups that have formed independent and yet, part of the larger guild. They meet at the members’ convenience to quilt and pursue their own specific (or not so specific) interests relating to quilting. The Small Groups Committee matches members who wish to meet and share interests in quilting outside the OQG meetings. Stop by the Membership Table at the monthly meeting to learn more or contact email@example.com.
Boys Town Mothers Guild
Meets in in the Great Hall at Boys Towns from 9 amó3 pm on the 3rd Saturday (with some exceptions). Membership is open to anyone who would like to quilt for the benefit of Boys Town.
Contact Jan Fry (402) 588-7840
Meets a Bellevue Public Library on Tuesday Evenings
Contact Elizabeth Kannedy firstname.lastname@example.org
Crazy Quilt Support Group
(Central & West) Meets at Lutheran Church of the Master, 2617 S 114th St. on the 2nd Saturday each month from 9:30 am to 12.
Contact Dee Acklie (402) 391-6061 or email email@example.com.
Meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month at 9 am. Meets at Millard Library
Contact Michelle Craig (402) 895-0640
Meets on the 4th Saturday from 9 to Noon
Contact Katie Haubrich (402) 556-3730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets in memberís homes on the 3rd Tuesday at 12:30 pm.
Contact Judie Zinn email@example.com
Gone To Pieces
(Midtown) Meets at Morning Star Lutheran Church on the 1st Saturday each month from 10 am to 3 pm.
Contact Pat Sears (402) 554-1522
Hands All Around
Meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday afternoons
Contact Jane Fiala (402) 592-0761
(Iowa & Omaha) Meets in members homes on the 1st Saturday each month.
Contact Jenene Rauth (712) 554-1522
Meets the 3rd Thursday at A Quilting Place
Contact Annette Farquhar (402) 393-0448 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets the 3rd Tuesday at membersí homes.
Contact Nancy Peters (402) 597-1155
(South & Southwest) Meets at members homes on the 1st and 3rd Monday at 10 am.
Contact Becky Draper
PMS (Piece Maker Sisters)
Meets at memberís home
Contact Sandy Pihlgren
(Central) Meets at Abrams Library, 5111 N. 90th on the 1st Saturday each month plus in membersí homes on the 3rd Thursday.
Contact Kay Sieck (402) 493-7726
(West) Meets at the Elkhorn Library, on the 2nd Saturday each month from 10 am to 4 pm.
Contact Nancy Wells (402) 558-7901 or email Qltingisfun@aol.com
Show and Be Told
Meets 2nd Tuesdays in members homes
Contact Liz Fleming (402) 333-3699
These positions are defined in the by-laws, and are part of the Executive Committee. Technically the immediate past president isn’t an elected officer, but is still a part of the Executive Committee.
|President Elect||Windy Benignoemail@example.com|
|Vice Presidents of Programming||Maureen Cass
|Corresponding Secretary||Lori Lemmersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Recording Secretary||Molly Phillipsemail@example.com|
|Advisor/Past President||Angella Arndtfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Members of standing committees are also officers and thus part of the Executive Committee.
|Membership Chair||Patricia Eppsemail@example.com|
|Membership Data||Michelle Craigfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Newsletter Editor||Amy Robertsonemail@example.com|
|Quilt Show||Janelle Reed
Members of these committees are not part of the Executive Committee, and are thus non-voting. As per our bylaws, Committees shall be appointed as needed and dissolved by the President. So if you would like to start a new committee, please contact our president.
|Block Exchange||Barbara Andrysikfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bus Trip||Jeanne LeBronemail@example.com|
|Camp WannaMakeaBlankie||Vicki Hoskovecfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Caring Friends Auction||Susan McDonnellemail@example.com|
|Childrens’ Emergency Fund||Debbie McMillanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Community Connections||Angie Reedemail@example.com|
|Golden Thimble Award||Jan Fry
|Helping Hands||Angie Reedfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Holiday Party||Angella Arndtemail@example.com|
|Home of the Brave||Windy Benignofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Long-Range Planning||Cindy Ericksonemail@example.com|
|OQG Digest||Marge Breselfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Quilt Mom||Sandy Pihlgren
|Quilts for Hospice||Pat Varneremail@example.com|
|Quilts for Veterans||Kerby Selmerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rising Stars||Fran Williamsonemail@example.com|
|Santa’s Workshop||Liz Flemingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Small Groups||Fran Williamsonemail@example.com|
|Spring Fling Retreat||Gerry Cordesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
The Omaha Quilters’ Guild publishes a monthly newsletter on this website from September through June. The purpose of the newsletter is to provide members with program information on upcoming meetings and workshops, Guild activities, local and regional quilting events, and anything else pertinent to our Guild and the promulgation of the quilting experience.
The OQG200102 computer digest is a great way to share information about quilting and quilting activities. Please keep in mind that the first time you announce your news it’s information and the second time it’s advertising.
OQG200102 is an informal newsletter that is published for the benefit OQG members. It’s a great way to share information with over 200 OQG quilters.
Quilting tips, quilt shows, lectures & workshops, bus trips, quilting scholarships, interesting websites, pleas for missing books or fabric, quilt contests, awards, etc., notices of illnesses and deaths. Notices of quilt-related items (such as sewing machines, books, quilt frames, etc.) for sale should whenever possible be mentioned after your signature with replies to be made privately to that person. Please indicate in the subject line the content of your post.
Ex: Subject: Library Books, Return Next Tues.
Ex: Subject: Quilting Conference, Scholarships Available
Ex: Marge Bresel, 1 Featherweight for sale, contact me privately
Ex: Marge Bresel, www.mywebsite.com
As the moderator, I reserve the right to fine tune this. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
The purpose of OQG200102 is to share information that may be valuable to other quilters. Always include your full name when you post. This digest does not publish jokes, e-lint, recipes, e-mail hoaxes, chain letters, pop-ups, etc. OQG200102 readers never criticize, flame, or spam. This digest is for the personal use of OQG200102 subscribers.You can contact the Digest Moderator at email@example.com.
The Omaha Quilters’ Guild has had a website since 2002. Our goal is to provide a user-friendly, paperless method of accessing the most up-to-date information about our guild and its activities. The website has been designed to meet the needs of our members and includes not only information about the guild but links to local merchants, online vendors, local shows, and other quilting links. We believe in appreciating the art and craft of quilt-making as much and as frequently as possible! Visit our site often to find information on membership to our guild, the monthly meetings, fall and spring retreats, philanthropic activities and our quilt show.
Our website is handled and maintained by ETM Creative and content to be published should be sent to the firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, the Omaha Quilters’ Guild does have a Facebook group! Join the group here: Omaha Quilters’ Guild on Facebook
In October, 1975, the Omaha Squares Quilt Club and the Prairie Quilters merged membership and resources to become the Omaha Quilters’ Guild. Approximately twenty-five women met monthly and even held workshops in each others homes, teaching such skills and sharing as many ideas as were had by anyone. Carol Uebner served a two-year term as the group’s first president, and the new guild grew rapidly. (Dues were originally only $3 per year!)
Our first quilt show was held in the spring of 1978. The first newsletter followed on March 20, 1979, and the library was established during the 1981-82 guild year. In 1986 talented OQG members designed and began to construct our own area quilt, with its official naming and unveiling ceremony held in May, 1987.
We were incorporated in January, 1988, and received our 400th member during our April 1994 meeting. As one of the largest organizations in our state devoted to the appreciation and preservation of quilts and the perpetuation of the art and the craft of quiltmaking through education and participation, the Omaha Quilters’ Guild continues its commitment in bringing you wonderful programs, exciting annual quilt shows, and the fellowship that makes all the rest possible.
Our guild historian documents our activities with photos and literature pertaining to the guild’s history. She can be seen at all guild functions with her camera and notebook. We welcome donations of photos from workshops, quilts you know and love, small member meetings and other functions where quilters gather.
Our historian maintains a complete history – both documents and photographs – going back to our beginning in 1975. The total volume of historical information is astounding and is a true treasure for not only our Guild but for the history of quilting.
The name of the organization shall be the Omaha Quilters’ Guild. It shall be a non-profit organization meeting in the Metropolitan Omaha Area.
The Omaha Quilters’ Guild is dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of quilts and the perpetuation of the art and the craft of quilt making through education and participation.
The business of the Guild shall be transacted through regular officers: a President, a President Elect, a Vice President of Programming, a Recording Secretary, a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, and the Standing Committees. The Executive Committee shall be composed of the officers of the Guild and the immediate Past President, with the President serving as Chairman.
For the conduct of business, a quorum shall be constituted by 25% of the members in good standing.
1. All advertising must be directly related to quilting, quilting education and/or products or services related to quilting/sewing. Quilt related activities of other guilds and/or related organization will be listed as space permits.
2. All advertisements must be submitted to the newsletter editor and approved by the executive board members. Once approved, the ad will be posted in the next available newsletter. The editor/board reserves the right to refuse advertisements at its discretion.
3. Advertisements will be limited to a 3.5″ x 2″ size.
4. Fees to place an advertisement in the newsletter will be reasonable and determined by the executive board for the current fiscal year.
5. Members who wish to bring flyers advertising quilting or other events to meetings may place their flyers at the membership table (as space permits). These may not be distributed in the meeting room, or on the chairs, and must be removed from the membership table at the end of the evening. Flyers may not be placed on vehicles in parking lots at OQG events. Any flyers not picked up at the end of the night will be disposed of.
6. No announcements or advertisements may be made during the meeting without prior approval from the President. The only exception to this policy is if another guild or nonprofit group is selling raffle tickets on a quilt, in which case the quilt may be shown during the Celebration of Quilting portion of the program, with an announcement that raffle tickets are available.
7. No individual or group shall be allowed to sell any merchandise or service in the confines of the space leased for meetings/shows/workshops by the OQG during such events. The only exception to this policy is speakers/teachers who have made arrangements to have their merchandise for sale to OQG members and guests.
8. The Information Table is for other not for profit groups to display materials about their group and their events.
To enter an item in the annual OQG quilt show, you must be a member of the Omaha Quilters’ Guild by the date quilt entry forms are due. Full fee membership ($35.00) will be required if you wish to have your quilt judged.
Rules governing judging, country store, and other quilt show policies shall be at the discretion of the show chairman and her committee.
The OQG Raffle Quilt and the Nebraska State Guild Raffle Quilt are the only raffle quilts for which rickets may be sold at the show.
Only vendors who have been selected by the Vendor Chair and Quilt Show chair and have agreed to have a booth at the show will be allowed to distribute materials at the show.
The Information Table is for other not for profit groups to display materials about their group and their events.
Members of the executive board of OQG are the only ones who may sign contracts for the show.
At the current time, there is no advertising on the guild website. Links and Events must be submitted to the webstitcher by an Omaha Quilters’ Guild member in good standing to be considered for placement.
Deposit received for classes or events should not be considered refundable within 2 weeks of the class or event. However, the deposit can be transferred to another person at any time.
Our snow policy is that of District 66 Schools. If school is canceled in District 66 due to weather, we will not meet. Listen to 1110 am (KFAB) for school announcements.
2011 Roberta Willet & Lorraine Fitzgerald
2012 Angie Reed & Jan Fry
2013 Pat Sears
2014 Michelle Craig
2015 Becky Draper
2016 Andi Chakravarti
2017 Cindy Erickson