Wednesday, July 31, 2013

some reminders. . .

Greetings OMQG members!

A few notes about our upcoming meeting on Tuesday, August 6th, 7pm at A Quilting Place Omaha (11019 I Street). It is an important meeting as we will be voting on the bylaws previously posted and electing officers / directors. You will find a link posted below to the nomination form for the officer / director roles if would like to be nominated or would like to nominate another (with their permission, of course), along with a link to the description of the roles. Feel free to submit the form electronically or print a copy and bring it with you to the meeting.

We are also asking that all members who are planning to attend the OMQG Quilt Retreat August 9, 10 & 11 at Quilts and Other Notions in Creston, Iowa pre-register by our next meeting if possible. A link to the registration form is posted below. Pre-registering will help us plan for activities, treats, door prizes, etc... We hope many of you will be able to attend some or all of the retreat. You are welcome to attend any time starting at 8am on Friday August 9. The retreat closes at 3pm on Sunday, August 11. It is a short 2 hour drive from Omaha. The retreat is only $30 and there will be lots of fun demos and collaboration. Treat yourself to a few days of quilting and fun!

Hope to see you all at the meeting!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thanks to everybody who was able to attend our first Sew Down on 7/13--eight participants were able to make 28 bead bags for Beads of Courage!

If you were unable to attend, we will have other sewing opportunities in the future. You can also make bags on your own using the Beads of Courage bead bag tutorial or Lori's tutorial. If you do make some bead bags, please bring them to our next meeting on August 6.

Friday, July 12, 2013

proposed bylaws

Below you will find a link to the proposed bylaws for the OMQG. We understand these may not be perfect and cover every possible situation, however, following the statutes required and practices and experiences of other guilds, this document was drafted. We will be voting on the passage of these bylaws at our next meeting on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 7pm at A Quilting Place (11019 I Street). We wanted to be sure anyone who desired had the opportunity to review the proposed bylaws and provide feedback. 

Upon passage of bylaws, we will then proceed with the elections of officers / directors. We will be posting general descriptions of what each officer will be responsible for managing. We encourage each of you to consider running for office. Our guild has many members with great talents who can contribute to making the OMQG a dynamic organization. All are welcomed and encouraged to throw your hat in the ring. We need a diverse board and that means we need your input. Please consider running for office or serving on a committee. Sharing your talents will help the guild grow!

Click here to read the proposed bylaws.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Beads of Courage Sew Down!

At our July guild meeting last night, a member shared a great charity opportunity--making fabric bags for Beads of Courage. We will be getting together on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Millard Public Library (13214 Westwood Lane) from 9am to 12:30pm to sew bags. You can find instructions for making the bags here, so gather up your sewing machine and supplies and join us on Saturday 7/13! (If you are planning on attending, please leave a comment on this post so we can have an idea of how many people to expect.)

For more information....