Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Meeting Canceled!

Unfortunately we are not able to host the meeting this evening due to upcoming weather. The meeting tonight is canceled.  5/1/18

Monday, April 23, 2018

Lincoln & Omaha MQG Mini Swap


Don't forget to sign up for the mini quilt swap between sister Modern Quilt Guilds of Lincoln and Omaha! After the sign up deadline of April 30, 2018, you will be assigned a partner from the sister guild and sent your swap partner's email to share ideas and preferences. Your completed mini quilt needs to be finished and delivered by July 14, 2018. The swap is limited to dues-paying guild members, but everyone is welcome to come sew at the Ashland Public Library (1324 Silver Street in Ashland, NE) on Saturdy, July 14 from 10am-4pm. (If you're coming to the Sew Day, please RSVP so we know we have enough room for everyone.)  Bring your sewing machine and sew the day away! Bring a brown bag lunch or eat in Ashland on your own. Around 2pm, swappers will enjoy an ice cream sundae bar for a sweet afternoon treat while we enjoy the exchange. The link with all the details and the sign-up form can be found here! We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April 2018 Meeting Minutes

Omaha Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes
April 3, 2018
AccuQuilt

Meeting called to order by Co-President Stephanie Kucera Jacobson & Carol at 6:30p

Attendance:  35   - 3 Visitors this month

Approval of March 2018 minutes stands as posted at http://omqg.blogspot.com/

Announcements:
  • Brimfield English Paper Pieced Quilt
  • Saturday May 5 9:30am – 4 pm
  • Bernina Omaha (1014 Maple Street) - Call to Register
  • Cost: $25 + supplies...pattern $12, acrylics $16-$20 (not required), papers $7 (1 block) - $45 (12 blocks)
  • Retreat
  • Friday April 27 - Sunday April 29 at Creative Center in Creston, Iowa
  • $30
  • Dinner or Lunch Suggestions?  Fred will provide Brunch on Sunday for an additional small sum
  • Madison County - Airing of the Quilts 10-4 - visit iowaquiltmuseum.org for more details.
  • Do Space Mini Makers Faire (72nd & Dodge)
    • Saturday, April 14 from 9am-4pm
    • AccuQuilt fabric cutting systems and dies to make basic 12” blocks
    • Sewing machines so visitors can try sewing
    • Design wall to layout/design quilt as blocks are sewn
    • Tech/Computers side of quilting
    • Using design software to design quilts
    • Various quilting apps
    • Use of social media to connect with people (Facebook, Instagram, blogs, etc)
    • NO Omaha MQG sew day this day!
    • We can use scrap fabric donations of quilting solids (Kona, Moda, etc) No smaller than 7” Square
    • Over 800 visitors at this event last year, and they are expecting even more this year!
    • Sign up on FB for volunteers - 3 spots open - 2 Hr shifts
  • Girls Inc - Kim is making quilts for their new homes.
    • Need 17 Quilts 80”x90”- Plus Block Design
    • Also looking for small minis for the different girl’s room.
    • September Deadline for all quilts.
    • Kim needs any help she can get.  Looking for fabric, sewing time, batting etc.
  • Quilts of Valvor
    • April 21st go to Freddy’s - Support Quilts of Valor Noon-8pm
    • Donate Blocks see Carol for details.
  • Youth Emergency Services (YES)
    • Still collecting donations for this charity.
  • QuiltCon Charity Quilts
    • Two quilts to be donated to a charitable organization in the Omaha area
    • Suggestions?
  • Sister Swap Meet, Greet & Treat with the Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild
    • Ashland Library for July 14th, 9:30-4:30pm (time is tentative)
    • Handmade item swap and sew day with member of the LMQG
    • Can do swap even if you can’t make it on 7/14/18 to sew in.
    • Sign up for swap on Facebook through Google Docs
  • Hotshops Open House
    • April 28th & 29th
    • Music & Food
  • Quilt Block Swap
    • Any Interest in a monthly quilt bee? See Janelle
  • Dog Ear Creek Quilt Studio - Midtown Location - 4383 Nicholas
    • Open House April 14th 1-4pm
    • Silk Fusion Quilt Class April 28th
Program:
  • Lola Jenkins:  "Ms. Bubble Buster." Lola takes you on a journey of her quilting career. Her lecture/trunk show is a hilarious account of tools and techniques of the trade that she uses in the most unusual ways.
Meeting adjourned at 8:45p

Submitted by:
Beth Salistean, Secretary

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

March 2018 Meeting Minutes

Omaha Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes
March 6, 2018
AccuQuilt

Meeting called to order by Co-President Stephanie Kucera Jacobson & Carol at 6:30p

Attendance:  Members: 25  

Approval of February 2018 minutes stands as posted at http://omqg.blogspot.com/

Announcements:
  • Brimfield English Paper Pieced Quilt
    • Saturday May 5 9:30am – 4 pm
    • Bernina Omaha (1014 Maple Street) - Call to Register
    • Cost: $25 + supplies...pattern $12, acrylics $16-$20 (not required), papers $7 (1 block) - $45 (12 blocks)
  • Omaha MQG April meeting
    • Tuesday, April 3 at 6:30pm at AccuQuilt
    • Lola Jenkins:  "Ms. Bubble Buster." Lola takes you on a journey of her quilting career. Her lecture/trunk show is a hilarious account of tools and techniques of the trade that she uses in the most unusual ways.
  • Retreat
    • Friday April 27 - Sunday April 29 at Creative Center in Creston, Iowa
    • $30
    • Dinner or Lunch Suggestions?  Fred will provide Brunch on Sunday for an additional small sum
  • Next Omaha MQG Sew Day is Saturday, March 10 at Swanson Library from 10am-2pm
    • Optional project of making pillows for the Junior MQG of Broward County (FL)
    • Meeting in lower level
  • National Quilting Day @ quilt museum in Lincoln, Saturday 3/17
    • Free
    • All sorts of activities
  • Do Space Mini Makers Faire (72nd & Dodge)
    • Saturday, April 14 from 9am-4pm
      • AccuQuilt fabric cutting systems and dies to make basic 12” blocks
      • Sewing machines so visitors can try sewing
      • Design wall to layout/design quilt as blocks are sewn
      • Tech/Computers side of quilting
        • Using design software to design quilts
        • Various quilting apps
        • Use of social media to connect with people (Facebook, Instagram, blogs, etc)
    • NO Omaha MQG sew day this day!
    • We can use scrap fabric donations of quilting solids (Kona, Moda, etc) No smaller than 7” Square
    • Over 800 visitors at this event last year, and they are expecting even more this year!
  • Girls Inc - Kim is making quilts for their new homes.
      • Need 17 Quilts 80”x90”- Plus Block Design
      • Also looking for small minis for the different girl’s room.
      • September Deadline for all quilts.
      • Kim needs any help she can get.  Looking for fabric, sewing time, batting etc.
Show & Tell
Program
    Kristina Morrow “Confused Ramblings of a Disorganized Quilter”
Meeting adjourned at 7:45p

Submitted by:
Beth Salistean, Secretary

Monday, March 5, 2018

Omaha MQG March Meeting

Our March meeting will be Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30pm at AccuQuilt (8843 S. 137th Circle in Omaha). Doors open at 6pm to come early to socialize with fellow members. Our program will be "Confused Ramblings of a Disorganized Quilter" by our own Kristina Morrow. Through her trunk show, she will "allow" others to learn from her mistakes - lessons she learned when she made each quilt.


We will also have a brief business meeting, show & tell, a raffle and door prizes, and collect donations for Youth Emergency Services. Visitors are always welcome, so bring your friends!



We will meet this Saturday, March 10 from 10am until 2pm at the Swanson Library (9101 W. Dodge Road). Bring your sewing machine (or hand sewing project), basic sewing supplies and a project to work on. An optional project will be making 18" x 18" quilted pillow covers for the Junior Modern Quilt Guild of Broward County (Florida). They are making and distributing pillows to those affected by the recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. You can read more about their outreach project here.

We hope to see you at both events!

Monday, February 26, 2018

February 2018 Meeting Minutes

Omaha Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes
February 13, 2018
New Cassle Retirement Center
Meeting called to order by Co-President Stephanie Kucera Jacobson at 6:30p

Attendance:  Members: 13  Visitors: 1  

Approval of January 2018 minutes stands as posted at http://omqg.blogspot.com/

Announcements:
  • Thank you to New Cassel Retirement Home for hosting tonight’s meeting.
  • Welcome to all visitors! - 1- Elaine found meeting on Facebook
  • Brimfield English Paper Pieced Quilt
    • Saturday May 5 9:30am – 4 pm
    • Bernina Omaha (1014 Maple Street)
    • Cost: $25 + supplies...pattern $12, acrylics $16-$20 (not required), papers $7 (1 block) - $45 (12 blocks)
  • Omaha MQG March meeting
    • Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30pm at AccuQuilt
    • Kristina Morrow's entertaining trunk show "Confused Ramblings of a Disorganized Quilter"
  • Omaha MQG April meeting
    • Tuesday, April 3 at 6:30pm at AccuQuilt
    • Lola Jenkins:  "Ms. Bubble Buster." Lola takes you on a journey of her quilting career. Her lecture/trunk show is a hilarious account of tools and techniques of the trade that she uses in the most unusual ways.
  • Retreat
    • Friday April 27 - Sunday April 29 at Creative Center in Creston, Iowa
    • $30
  • Next Omaha MQG Sew Day is Saturday, March 10 at Swanson Library from 10am-2pm
  • Do Space Mini Makers Faire (72nd & Dodge)
    • Saturday, April 14 from 9am-4pm
      • AccuQuilt fabric cutting systems and dies to make basic 12” blocks
      • Need solids at least 7” Square for donations
      • Sewing machines so visitors can try sewing
      • Design wall to layout/design quilt as blocks are sewn
      • Tech/Computers side of quilting
        • Using design software to design quilts
        • Various quilting apps
        • Use of social media to connect with people (Facebook, Instagram, blogs, etc)
    • NO Omaha MQG sew day this day!
    • We can use scrap fabric donations of quilting solids (Kona, Moda, etc)
    • Over 800 visitors at this event last year, and they are expecting even more this year!
  • Girls Inc - Kim is making quilts for their new homes.
    • Need 17 Quilts 80”x90”- Plus Block Design
    • Also looking for small minis for the different girl’s room.
    • September Deadline for all quilts.
    • Kim needs any help she can get.  Looking for fabric, sewing time, batting etc.
         
  • Will keep announcements in meeting shorter and post events on blog for everyone.

Show & Tell
Program
  • Survey Results review
    • New Ideas: Weighted Blankets, Speakers - Product Reps, Carl Hinch for a speaker, Workshops
  • What is Modern review by Steph J

Meeting adjourned at 8:15p

Submitted by:
Beth Salistean, Secretary

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Rescheduled February Omaha MQG Meeting

The thought of no Omaha MQG meeting in February was unbearable, so we've rescheduled!


We'll be meeting in the auditorium of the New Cassel Retirement Center at 900 N. 90th Street (between W Dodge Rd and Western on the west side of the road). You can enter either through Main Entrance off circle drive or through the Auditorium entrance off of the North Parking Lot. If you go in main entrance they will ask you to sign in. It will be the same meeting we had planned for last Tuesday, just a different day and location. We hope to see you there!

We're also having our February Sew Day this Saturday, February 10 from 10am-2pm at Swanson Library located on the southwest corner of 90th & Dodge. Bring any project to work on and stay for all or just part of the day!