Communication

The Omaha Quilters’ Guild has hundreds of members. In order for us to work together well as a whole, good lines of communication are key. In addition to face time at the meetings, the guild has the OQG Digest mailing list, this web site, a Corresponding Secretary to handle our post office box, and a member directory for members in our membership book and we are currently looking for a Newsletter editor. You can reach our Corresponding Secretary at csecretary@omahaquiltersguild.org or PO Box 24614, Omaha, NE 68124-4614

Newsletter

The Omaha Quilters’ Guild published a monthly newsletter for members from September through June and once during the summer up until the summer of 2013. The purpose of the newsletter was to provide members with program information on upcoming meetings and workshops, local and regional quilting events, member activities and anything else pertinent to our guild and the promulgation of the quilting experience. At the current time, we are without a Newsletter editor and are depending entirely on the electronic media to keep in contact with our members.

The deadline for submission of articles was the Friday after the Guild meeting. Articles submitted via email would receive a confirmation REPLY. If you submitted an article via email and did not receive a reply within 4 days, you could contact the editors by phone to confirm your article had been received.

Generally, any articles of interest to the membership at large could be printed within space constraints. By using the newsletter for disseminating information instead of making announcements at the meeting, there was more time for other activities at our meetings. Photos welcomed!

If you are interested in the position of Newsletter Editor, please contact the President@omahaquiltersguild.org.


Newsletter Archive

The archives will be presented here are ordered from newest to oldest. (Coming soon)


OQG Digest

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.

What is the OQG200102 digest?

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.

What’s included in the digest?

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 digest ground rules:

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, ìflameî, or spam. This digest is for the personal use of OQG200102 subscribers.You can contact the Digest Moderator at digest@omahaquiltersguild.org.

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Website

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 webstitcher@omahaquiltersguild.org


Facebook

Yes, the Omaha Quilters’ Guild does have a Facebook group! Join the group here: Omaha Quilters’ Guild on Facebook

Upcoming Programs

Next week Anna Faustino will be coming to the Omaha Quilters’ Guild from Tobyhanna, PA.

Please join us at the March monthly meeting, when Colleen will present a Trunk Show of her fabulous, colorful quilts.
March 14, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the German American Society, 3717 S 120th St, Omaha;
Rising Stars meets at 6 p.m.

Visit Anna’s website: www.newtechquilts.com for more information and pictures of her quilts.

Also join Anna at the workshop…

Class: Spring Flowers

Anna Faustino, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

annafaustino2Anna Faustino from Tobyhanna, PA (www.newtechquilts.com): The Spring Flowers project will show you how to use the simple curvy weaving technique to create the background for a quilt; there are no seams, blocks, or patches. The quilt is made from two pieces of fabric cut into curvy strips then woven together. Appliqué and embellishments can be added on top.

Supply List
annafaustino3Cost: $45.00
Kit Fee: $50 includes complete project materials
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Colleen Wise is coming to OQG on February 14. Colleen is the author of Casting Shadows: Creating Visual Dimension in Your Quilts. In this book, Colleen shares her techniques for creating 3-D illusions on quilts. Colleen’s quilts have a sense of depth that goes beyond the surface. Elements seem to float above the surface or recede into the depths of the quilt.

Please join us at the February monthly meeting, when Colleen will present a Trunk Show of her fabulous quilts.
7 p.m. at the German American Society, 3717 S 120th St, Omaha; Rising Stars meets at 6 p.m.

Visit ColleenWise.com for more information and pictures of her quilts.

Also consider joining Colleen at the workshop…

Class: Wild Sky

Colleen Wise, Tuesday, Feburary 14, 2017 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

february2017samplePlanets and satellites seem to dance and swirl against a daytime sky. Appliqué these circles by hand or machine, or fuse them if you prefer. Just be sure to add the secret touch that makes them look three-dimensional. Colleen will share her secrets for easy and perfect circles…and for that magical 3-D excitement. Blocks are set with her perspective setting to enhance the depth and dimension of this quilt. colleenportrait
Cost: $45.00
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February Rising Stars Meeting

The subject this time is “Gadgets.” Some of us have wonderful gadgets and some of us have the “why did I buy that thing” gadgets. Actually some of us have the “what’s this for?” gadgets. Bring them to Rising Stars and we will explore the world of gadgets. We hope we will be able to resolve some of the questions and share some of the gadgets we love. Also we will have a trash bag on hand if need be. Sometimes it is best to say goodbye and have a good night sleep. See you there, all our sparkling stars. – Lynn Doyle, risingstars@omahaquiltersguild.org

sdspbooks-thumbClass: Surface Design Sampler Platter by Lyric Kinard
Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. (6 hr class)
IMPORTANT: this class will be at Trinity Lutheran Church in Papillion – 330 W. Halleck St. (2 blocks West of 84th St.)

The supply list and photos from the class can be found by going to: http://lyrickinard.com/surface-design-sampler-plat/

Can’t choose which surface design technique you want most to learn? Try a taste of each! Make a small art quilt or bookcover while playing with paint, foil, photo-transfer, screen printing and stamp carving, and beading.

Students will create a small fabric collage on batting, learn different surface design techniques, and come home with a small art-quilt or a book-cover. Techniques include printing and stenciling, stamp carving, screen printing, foiling, photo transfer and beading. If you choose to buy a kit all you’ll need to bring is scissors and either an X-Acto knife or lino carving tools. Wear old clothes.

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