This is a history of all the news stories in the order posted on our website.

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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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)

We still need the positions of President Elect and Quilt Show Chair to be filled for the coming year. I hear over and over, “maybe next year” or “someone will step up, they always do”. That’s always been true in the past but what happens if no one steps up this year? I don’t want to think about how awful it would be not having a quilt show. Hundreds of people view our show each year and purchase from our vendors. The money we raise goes to fund our philanthropic programs throughout the year. Programs such as Home of the Brave, providing quilts to families of fallen soldiers, Quilts of Valor, providing quilts to our returning heros, Helping Hands and Community Connections providing quilts for charity auctions, families in need throughout our community, Children’s Emergency Fund providing thousands of dollars to the foster children in our city. The list is too big to name everything here. This is just a sampling.

I agree the titles of President and Quilt Show chair are scary! In reality these two positions are rather easy. I’m not kidding about this. We do have amazing people working on committees in our guild, very amazing! So much so that the president and quilt show chair mainly just have to hold meetings and listen to everything that those amazing people are doing. The quilt show chair can easily be a shared position.

President Elect position works like this: the first year is a learning year. You go to board meetings, get someone to make the Opportunity Quilt for the year you are president (the board pays for the materials for this) and select the board members and committee chairs for the next year. You do have the whole year to do these things.the second year to chair a board meeting once per month and the general meeting. Both of these things are mainly letting everyone tell about what they are working on. The third year you attend board meetings and are there as an adviser to the current president.

Please think about this very seriously and feel free to contact webstitcher@omahaquiltersguild.org
or any of the past or present board members with any questions.

Thanks so much!!
– Amy Robertson

Join us for our monthly meeting April 11, when Flavin Glover will join us and present “The Care and Feeding of the Patchwork Design,” a slide narrative and mini-quilt show illustrating Flavin’s design process. More about Flavin at www.flavinglover.com

April 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the German American Society, 3717 S 120th St, Omaha;
Rising Stars meets at 6 p.m.

Also, there’s still time to register for her workshop…

Class: Log Cabin Patchwork Houses

Flavin Glover, April 11, 2017 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

flavingloverquiltflavingloverquilt2A workshop designed for Log Cabin enthusiasts who want to learn the construction techniques found in original house quilts: Around the Corner, Carolina Row, Hilltop Houses, New quilts such as Elevations, Tuscany, Brownstones, Rainbow City, and Chestnut Hill provide inspiration and guidance. Start to build one of these Log Cabin House quilts, or your choice, using either a basic square or rectangular Log Cabin block. You can select the sale of the quilt houses “constructed” and personalize your own color scheme. This hands-on class enables you to machine stitch blocks are you learn efficient, streamlined construction techniques.

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Cost: $45.00
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