Because of the large rush of quilts just before the deadline, it has been decided to extend the quilt registration. Everyone should have a chance to enter all the quilts they want to enter. So, if you electronically register here by Sunday, April 20th OR if we receive your paper entry postmarked no later than Friday, April 18th, your quilt will be in the 36th Annual Omaha Quilters' Guild 2014 Show!

Programs Update


April's program will feature Deb Warren from "Material Girls". She will bring along Sandi McMillan as her helper. She will have a trunk show of "Modern Quilts". Her topic? "What was old with a modern twist"

APRIL WORKSHOP - A Day of  Fabric Boot Camp
Class held Sunday April 6, 2014, 10am to 4 pm, Cost $45

Register HERE

Along with learning about color and how to make it work with Modern Quilts and Scrap Quilts. you will see Techniques, Tips And Demo's some of Sandi's best!

Supplies needed are pretty basic:

  • Machine optional with basic sewing supplies
  • Bring those fabrics you love but don't know what to do with
  • also bring at least 12 pieces of fabrics

May's program will feature Carol Jones of Lawrence, KS. She will lecture on "Tile Quilts, then and now". Her class will be making a "Tile Quilt Block" on May 14th. We will have a sample next month.

Please note that the new address for classes is the Holiday Inn Express, 10729 J Street, 68127. It is near the corner of 108th and L Streets. map

Quilt Show Update

Read About our Quilt Show Judge, Judy Taylor!

There will be a meeting of all committee members of the quilt show and any interested parties at St Paul’s Methodist Church, Papillion on Tuesday, May 20 at 7pm. map

Go west from 84th on Lincoln Street for 2 blocks and turn left then immediately right into lot on north side of church.  Enter north door, the meeting will be in B13. 

Volunteer Spot Signup

We’re using VolunteerSpot again this year to organize our volunteer times for the show. Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/12rtDj
  2. Review the activities listed and choose the one(s) you like. They are listed by day and time.
  3. Sign up! It’s Easy — you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually. Nancy Wells and Jan Koch.

Challenge Quilt Theme

The theme for the challenge quilts is Feathers!
Feathered stars, feathered quilting, feather fabric, feathers!
There is no required fabric or element in the quilts.
Maximum size is 100 inches perimeter, i.e. 25 inches square or less.
The quilts may also be entered for judging in the small quilt category.
Use your imagination, your skills, and your sense of humor!
Janelle Reed, Challenge Quilts Chair

Vendor Mall

Make your Quilt Show Shopping list early, look here

The Supper Quilt in Omaha

Pacific Hills Lutheran Church is hosting an exhibit of “The Supper” quilt from 9am-9pm on April 17-18 (Thurs – Fri of Easter week). This work of art is being personally driven from Waxahachie , TX to Omaha by its artist, Don Locke.

This monumental pieced quilt, composed of 51,816 half-inch squares, is modeled on Leonardo deVinci’s famous work “The Last Supper” ( Milan , Italy ). Dr. Locke worked on it for 2 ½ years, first creating a computer generated image of the original, enlarged to show pixels. He then selected, cut and sorted by color the 350 different fabrics used, including some of his own hand-dyed fabric. Other hand-dyed fabrics are from Joy Press of Godley , TX . The pieces were arranged on a design wall and then sewed together in strips, using a Singer Featherweight sewing machine. The top was machine quilted by Linda Taylor of Melissa , TX , and was finished in September 1999. “The Supper” quilt is 15.3’ wide and 5.5’ high.

This quilt has been exhibited in 37 states, but never in Nebraska .

Dr. Locke and his wife will be available periodically during the display and will also give a short presentation each evening at 6pm, with a church service to follow at 7:30. For more information, see their website http://www.thesupper.net

The Omaha Quilters' Guild is a supporter of this exhibited and our name will be on display along with our show flyers.


The Josie Harper Hospice House is in need of quilts. Quilts need to be of 100% cotton, machine quilted and a minimum of 54 inches by 76 inches for men and women patients. I know this is a busy time of year but if you or your small groups have a UFO top that can be quilted in a short time, that would be awesome. I will be at the guild's Christmas party in December and/or you can contact me as well. I would gladly answer your questions and come by to pick up.  Thanks so much for your continued kind support to hospice. Pat Varner. hospicehouse@omahaquiltersguild.org

Helping Hands Information

Every Monday 5 pm at Hancock, 72nd & Ames, a small meeting/sewing room is open. Right now there are about 5 women who get together and sew some of the OQG quilt kits together. You may have met them on the bus trip to Des Moines.

Anytime you finish a Helping Hands quilt, drop the finished kits or quilt tops off at A quilting Place, 109th and I Street. Thank you!

Angie Reed helpinghands@omahaquiltersguild.org

43rdt Annual Kalona Quilt Show

Thurs. April 24, Evening Only 5 pm – 8 pm
Fri. April 25, 9 am – 7 pm
Sat. April 26, 9 am – 5 pm
Admission $5.00 (only pay once, good for all three days.)

Located  in the Kalona Community Center, on the corner of 6th & D Ave. in Kalona, IA. Over 300 New and Antique HAND QUILTED quilts will be on display and for sale. Many are Amish – Mennonite made.  Don’t miss the fabulous Kalona Quilt and Textile Museum just one Block east of the show. 

The downtown shopping area has 39 Quilt Blocks throughout. Come take the walking tour and visit the nice gift shops, fabric and quilt shops, antique stores, restaurants, plus the Methodist Church does a Special turkey dinner for the show.  Large groups welcome! 

For info call: Katie Karnes at the Woodin Wheel  319-656-2240 or email Katie@woodinwheel.com www.woodinwheel.com

Project Quilt Giveaway Feeds Needy Children


Outside Links

Nebraska State Fair Quilt Show Grand Island, Nebraska

Opportunity Quilt 2014

Around the World in 24 Years

Made by Carla Toczek and Quilted by Corinne Mittag

Tickets will be available at the OQG meetings for this beautiful quilt.

order tickets by mail!

If you would like to order your tickets by mail, please complete the
attached form. Include it, along with your check and an appropriate number of address labels and a self addressed and stamped envelope. Send them to:

Opportunity Tickets
P.O. Box 24614
Omaha, NE 68114

When we receive your money, we will apply your address labels to your tickets and put them into our drawing box and return the ticket stubs to you. You don't have to be present to win so if you want to be called on the phone, please include your phone number.


Join us at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum for FREE 1st Friday!

National Quilting Day 2014
Saturday, March 15, 9am-3pm
International Quilt Study Center & Museum, 33rd & Holdrege, Lincoln, NE. Join us for this FREE community event!

Detailed Information of all activities can be found HERE.

The Quilts of Valor Committee is meeting to work on quilts from 12pm to 4 pm on 4th Saturday of the month at

A Quilting Place, 11019 I St, Omaha

Home of the Bravepatriotic heart

At this time, OQG is accepting only Album Blocks for the Home of the Brave Quilt Project. Contact Melinda Armstrong, Eastern Nebraska Coordinator, Home of the Brave Quilt Project. She is a member of OQG and is in the book.

General Meeting

Westside Community Center
3534 South 108th St.
Omaha, NE 68144-4910 (map)

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

2014 Quilt Show

June 19-21, 2014
LaVista Conference Center
LaVista, Nebraska

Opportunity Quilt
"Around the World in 24 Years"

Quilt made by Carla Toczek
Quilted by Corinne Mittag.


News Flashes


  • Membership Chairperson or persons (small groups welcome)
  • Newsletter Editor

NQA Membership

Heartland Quilt Network
OQG has been a member of this regional guild since its inception in 2001.

ACCUQUILT Quilt Block Design Contest! Read about it here

National Quilt Museum Annual Benefit Auction. Read about it here

Reports have been moved

Block Exchange

May Block Windmill made with Flying Geese.

Print the directions from here

Golden Thimble Award

At the May 2013 OQG General meeting Committee Members Jane Fiala, Elizabeth Kannedy and Jackie Heyne announced that the 2013 recipients of the Golden Thimble was Pat Sears for her work with the Children's Emergency Fund and other long time contributions to both the guild and the quilting community.

NEW Membership
Form Available

Our new 2014–2015 membership form is now available to be downloaded, printed, and turned in to our Membership Chair.

Tips about maintaining your cutting mat and tools from Olfa

Machine Quilters Showcase

Century II Convention Center
Bob Brown Expo Hall
Wichita, Kansas
April 2-5, 2014