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We hope you all had a wonderful summer!  Fall is the time to get back into the swing of Omaha Quilters Guild meetings and quilting!  We have a fabulous line-up of speakers and workshops for you again this 2017-2018 season. Join us every month for an evening guild meeting with friends, show and tell and a presentation by a talented quilter or are other extra activities throughout the year. We also hope you can make it to a few workshops to learn some new skills too!! See our activities page for more information about the workshops and register now to save your spot.

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

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Next week Tuesday, May 9th at 7 p.m.: Cathy Geier will present a Trunk Show at our monthly meeting.

Every monthly guild meeting is at: German American Society, 3717 S 120th St, Omaha, NE 68144
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Rising Stars meets at 6 pm

Class: Strip Appliqué Landscape

Cathy Geier, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

cathygreierquiltSuccessful strip pieced and appliqued landscapes require a small amounts of MANY different fabrics. I used 32 alone in Pink Azaleas at Sunset! Because of this, kits will cost between $25 – $40. You can choose to use or not use a kit to complete your landscape quilt.
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cathygreierbookCost: $45.00
Kit Fee: $25-40 depending on project choice
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The last day to enter quilts is April 14, 2017!!

Don’t miss it!!  Entries are open to all OQG members for the 2016-2017 season.
Please read “Quilt Show Entry Instructions” before registering your quilts.

ENTRIES ARE CLOSED

 

Quilt Turn-in

Quilt turn in is June 8-10, at the following locations and times.

Location/Address Phone Thursday Hours Friday Hours Saturday Hours
A Quilting Place
11019 I Street
Omaha, NE 68137
402-884-2096 1 pm – 5:30 pm 10 am – 3 pm 10 am – 3 pm
Bella Fiore
7310 Harrison St
Ralston, NE 68128
402-592-6100 10 am – 3 pm 10 am – 3 pm 10 am – 3 pm
Country Sampler
11928 W Center Rd
Omaha NE 68144
402-333-6131 11 am – 4 pm 11 am – 4 pm 11 am – 4 pm
Janelle Reed
19509 Audrey St
Gretna, NE
402-614-0923 Available all day,
call to schedule
Available all day,
call to schedule
Available all day,
call to schedule

The Volunteer sign-up for the Quilt Show is ready and available. Our quilt show is a great show and that is because of you, our volunteers! Please sign up now to help us plan ahead!

Volunteer Sign Up

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/rznKew
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone.

Give it go! Thank you!
– Jan Koch

Volunteer Opportunities and Descriptions

White Glove Wear white gloves and help with security during the show. You will walk around and offer to show people the back of quilts and ask them not to touch the quilts. This person may also assist with Vendor Support as needed.(standing/walking position)
Vendor Support This person will be assigned to take reats to vendors or to watch a booth so that a vendor may have a quick break. This person may also assist with White Glove helper as needed. (standing/walking position)
Volunteer Check In Table Assists with show support of volunteers. As volunteers come in for their shifts, help them get their white gloves, direct to area they are supposed to help in. (seated position)
Set Up Assist with the set up of the quilt frames, hanging quilts and getting the show ready to go. (lifting up to 25 pounds, standing/walking position)
Ticket Taker Stand at the doorway and check wrist bands for entry into the hall. (standing position)
Photographer’s Assistant Assist the Photographer on her time schedule to capture the quilts on digital media (standing/walking position)
Admissions Table Two people will collect money and one person to welcome guests and vendors (seated position)
Raffle Quilt Sell Raffle Tickets (seated position)
Show CD Seller Take orders for a CD’s of the quilt show – (seated position)
Auction Support Assist show visitors with auction items, entering bids, getting bid numbers (standing/seated position)
All Day Volunteer Assist the show chairperson(s) as needed. Duties will vary as assigned. (standing/walking/seated position)
Take Down Catchers/folders of the quilts, frames take down, storage, quilt organizers/security after takedown. (lifting up to 25 pounds, standing/walking position)