General MeetingWestside 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.
Thank you to those who came to Kandi Gallup's workshop. We had 16 women there and all went home with a completed rose or one almost done. I hope that you all learned a new and different method for applique.
Her class Sunday, March 16th will be held at Holiday Inn Express at 108th and L Street. Time will be from noon to 4 pm. She will have a kit which is included in the cost of the program. You should have a good working sewing machine which can drop the "feed dogs", thread, scissores and all the feet for your machine. Any questions please call Judy Sellers as 712-366-2454. Let's fill this class.To Register for classes, click here
April's program will feature Deb Warner 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". The class cost will be $45. This will be a fun class! More details next month.
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
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, MARCH 18 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.
Quilt Show Registration Forms
This year, we again have two ways to enter your quilts into the show. With either method, it is necessary for you to print the Quilt Entry Instructions. This information will answer all your questions about how to class your quilt, where to take it for drop off and the deadline dates. If you want to use a hand written paper form, print off the Paper Entry Form. It will be necessary for you to make a copy of it for your records. If you want to be really cool and up to date, you can use the prefered Electronic Entry Form. You can type your information right into the computer and as soon as you SUBMIT the form, an email with all the information you typed in is created and sent to your email address. Then, YOU have a copy of what you submitted and we have a copy sent to us AND the information is automatically entered into our database.
You will be assigned a Quilt ID number later to attach to your quilt before the entry date.
REMINDER. You must be a member of the Guild to enter a quilt. If you are entering your quilt in one of the long arm categories, your longarmer must be a member of the guild to win BEST OF SHOW. We will have membership forms available at our next meeting or they can be downloaded thru our website. Dues are not prorated, so the full $35 is payable by cash or check. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Nancy Peters, Quilt Show Chair or myself. We will do our best to give you every opportunity to win your well-deserved awards!
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:
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 ThemeThe 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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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
2nd Tuesday of each month
September thru May at 7 pm.
Rising Stars meets at 6 pm.
June 19-21, 2014
LaVista Conference Center
"Around the World in 24 Years"
Quilt made by Carla Toczek
Quilted by Corinne Mittag.
Heartland Quilt Network
OQG has been a member of this regional guild since its inception in 2001.
February and March Block is an Attic Window but made in a NEW way without a "Y" seam! Check it out here
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.
Our new 2013–2014 membership form is now available to be downloaded, printed, and turned in to our Membership Chair.
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Century II Convention Center
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April 2-5, 2014