1. Meeting Programs

    Guild Meeting Presentations

    Every monthly guild meeting is at:
    German American Society
    3717 S 120th St
    Omaha, NE 68144

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    2nd Tuesday of each month, September thru May at 7 pm.
    Rising Stars meets at 6 pm

    Speaker Line-up for 2017-2018 Guild Year

    September 12 – Katie Pasquini Masopust (Katie PM)
    Painting With Cloth

    October 10 – Lorraine Torrence
    Design Principles for Quilters

    November 14 – Deborah Boschert
    Captivating Compositions

    February 13 – Lenore Crawford
    Fusing/Fabric Painting to Create an Art Quilt

    March 13 – Barbara Olson
    Designing Outside the Lines

    April 10 – Annette Ornelas
    Straight Line Piecing with Curved Results

    May 8 – Deb Karasik
    Look Ma – No Curves Trunk Show

  2. Classes & Workshops

    Classes & Workshops

    The guild sponsors many classes and workshops through the year, usually taught by our monthly speakers. It’s a fun way to learn new techniques and to get your fellow guild members.


    Register Online for a Workshop

    REGISTRATION: You may register online for one or more workshops on this page and send your check by postal mail service. We do not accept credit cards or Pay Pal – just cash in person or check by mail. We must receive payment to reserve your place in the class. If you need to cancel your attendance at the workshop, we require fourteen days notice for a refund.

    All classes are held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 330 West Halleck Street, Papillion, NE unless otherwise noted.


    Class: Value

    Katie Pasquini Masopust (Katie PM), Tuesday: September 12, 2017 – 9:00 to 4:00 PM

    Color and Value, learn to work with a full range of values to create depth and illumination. Discover the importance of the light-lights and the power of very darks and how to make the colors in-between enhance their impact. We will work with Grays, Black and White Prints and color.

    Cost: $55 members, $65 non-members
    Kit Fee: $40
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    Class: Multi-View Images (Shifting Perspectives)

    Lorraine Torrence, Monday, October 9th, 2017 and Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Most traditional quilts are made with a repetitive block. Using the Multi-view multiplying lens, find grid and block patters in the world around you to make an innovative quilt using a repetitive block that changes slightly every time you repeat it. From nine 15” blocks, cut 12” blocks from different parts and use the scraps for borders.

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    Cost: $85.00 members, $95 non-members
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    Class: Fiber Collage – Techniques with Fabric & Stitch

    Deborah Boschert, Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Most of my art quilts are created by collaging fabric and stitching into layers of design. I incorporate all kinds of fabrics into my work from worn-out jeans to vintage linens to original fabrics created with paint, pens, stencils and stamps. Incorporating improvisational hand embroidery adds more interest and creates tiny details that enhance the piece as a whole.

    Explore several techniques for creating interesting shapes, patterns, symbols by manipulating fabric, thread and embroidery floss. Explore free-cut fused shapes, learn to outline for emphasis, create layers with sheer fabrics and add glitz with foil. Plus, options for unique stitching by machine and by hand. Students will leave with a collection of inspiring examples to add to their own creative process. Appropriate for all levels.

    Cost: $45 members, $55 non-members
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    Class: Create Your Flower from a Photo Workshop

    Lenore Crawford, Monday & Tuesday, February 12-13, 2018 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    In this workshop, students will learn how to make their own pattern from a photo and create a fused, detailed flower. We will work from an 8” x 10” or 11” x 14” of your own photo or my freezer paper pattern, and then using my simple fusing technique, design your flower from your own fabrics. I will show you how to choose your fabrics, add detail to your flower using your photo as a reference and fabric paint, and finish your art quilt with my simple binding technique. A $10 supplies fee required. This is a design class only; no sewing will be done in class. The class attendance is limited to 25 people.
    Cost: $85 members, $95 non-members
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    Class: Painterly Flowers

    Barbara Olson, Monday, March 13, 2018 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Fabric is an up close and tactile way of expressing the creative impulse. create an imaginary flower by using fabric like a paint brush stroke. The brush stroke can be linier, to direct the eye, or textural, to add shading and depth. A simple flower pattern is the first ingredient. A pleasing combination of fabrics with directional lines and textural effects to create shading is next. A range of lights, mediums, and darks helps add depth to the petals. A few accent fabrics that add highlights and interest completes the design. This flower is only the beginning. This technique can be used in all types of quilt design. Basic Sewing Skills required. Technique: Machine Appliqué Cost: $45 members, $55 non-members
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    Class: Dimensional curved piecing or peeled-back patchwork – Atlantis: Block of the Month

    Annette Ornelas, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Straight Line Piecing with Curved Results!
    Piecing a curved quilt becomes as easy as sewing a straight line. The dimensional piecing technique consists of layering and inserting folded fabric pieces into the seam line of a pieced unit or block. When the bias edge of a folded square is turned back and stitched down, a curve appears. The curved edge is then secured by topstitching close to the fold. Dimensional curved piecing, or peeled-back patchwork, is fast and easy. You can get amazing results – the blocks look complex yet are easy to piece. This is a single block workshops from the Atlantis block-of-the month pattern. Learn how to piece these unique 15½” blocks from the Atlantis series, Sea Flowers and Lotus Blossom. Featuring different dimensional curves with folded inserts, this workshop is a great way to learn the technique without being overwhelmed by a large quilt
    Cost: $45 members, $55 non-members
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    Class: Look Ma, No Curves! – Paper Piecing

    Deb Karasik, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Terrified of those pesky curves?
    Well..worry no more! This awesome wall hanging looks great no matter what colors you choose! Full day Workshop
    Cost: $45 members, $55 non-members
    Register Now
  3. Rising Stars

    Rising Stars

    Rising Star meets at 6:00 pm on the second Tuesday of the month just before our General Assembly Meeting.  Please come join us for a variety of tips, techniques and more.
    For additional information, please contact

  4. Bus Trip

    Bus Trip

    Are you ready for a great bus trip with some of your friends from Omaha Quilters’ Guild? We’re going to the Missouri Star Quilt Company! Hamilton, Missouri has become a quilter’s paradise. A dozen beautiful shops line the main street, enticing restaurants provide the opportunity to purchase lunch, and there’s always something new to find! At MSQC, there’s plenty to love. Shop in specialty stores dedicated to seasonal fabrics, primitives, Civil War and 1930’s reproductions, gorgeous batiks, colorful solids, fresh modern prints, and much more!

    Bus trip price is $75 (OQG members) or $90 for non-members. A $25 down payment is due when registering and the balance is due April 10th. (Deposit is non-refundable, unless the trip is completely cancelled by the OQG.)
    There will be a raffle, fat quarter exchange and other activities available during the bus ride. One raffle ticket will be credited to you when you registered, and an additional raffle ticket will be credited to you every first of the month between registration and the actual trip.

    Tentative 4/20/2018 Schedule:
    Depart Omaha 6:30 a.m.
    Arrive MSQC 10:00 a.m.
    Depart MSQC 2:30 p.m.
    Arrive Omaha 6:00 p.m.
    If you have questions, please email Jeanne LeBron at

    Bus Trip Flyer & Registration Form

  5. Camp WannaMakeaBlankie 2018

    Camp WannaMakeaBlankie

    Quilters, register now for Camp Wannamakeablankie this fall!
    We will gather at Camp Carol Joy Holling October 26 -28, 2018 for sewing, conversation and fun! No specific project or skill is required. Just bring those projects or UFO’s and have uninterrupted sewing time.

    Costs this year:
    Maximum # of guests you wish in your room:
    1 – $313 single occupancy (half due at registration $156.50)
    2 – $249 per person (half due at registration $124.50)
    3 – $222 per person (half due at registration $111.00)
    4 – $200 per person (half due at registration $100.00)
    5 – $171 per person (half due at registration $85.50)

    You can register now!

    Camp WannaMakeaBlankie Registration Form

    Questions should be sent to Corinne Mittag at

  6. Spring Fling

    Spring Fling

    springfling2018 Spring Fling is February 9th, 10th and 11th This will be a great opportunity to take a mid-winter break and spend time with fellow quilters, get caught up on unfinished projects, and get inspired by the creativity of others.

    Location: The Archdiocese Retreat and Conference Center – St. Joseph’s Hall – 3300 North 60th Street – Omaha, NE 68104-3402 – 402.558.1442

    Check in: Friday, February 9th – Check in begins at 2:30 p.m.

    Check out: We need to be out of the sleeping rooms by 12:00 p.m. and out of the building by 3:00 p.m.

    Please bring snacks to share with everyone to add to the fun. There is a refrigerator and microwave. Coffee, tea, and water are provided, but no soft drinks are available, so you need to bring them if you want them. Meals will be catered by Hy-Vee.

    The cost is $130.00 for a double room and $150.00 for a single room. REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 12th, 2018. Space is limited, so register early. Please make checks payable to: Omaha Quilter’s Guild Mail registration and payment to: Gerry Cordes 711 So. Jackson St. Papillion, NE 68046

    Spring Fling Registration Form
    (Please download form and open in Acrobat Reader to fill out the form digitally)

    For questions please contact Gerry at 402-880-3559 or We hope to see you there! Gerry Cordes