Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pilger & Beaver Crossing Quilt Deployments

On Sunday, May 11, 2014, a tornado hit Beaver Crossing, Nebraska. 16 homes were destroyed and 22 homes sustained major damage. The Omaha Modern Quilt Guild began our effort to collect quilts for the residents of Beaver Crossing. On June 16, 2014, twin tornadoes caused extensive damage in the town of Pilger, Nebraska, and our guild extended its efforts to also collect quilts for Pilger residents. Many quilt shops generously served as drop-off sites for quilts. AccuQuilt let us use their amazing design studio to hold sew-ins to make quilts and allowed us to store donated quilts in their warehouse. Over a period of approximately 4 months, we collected over 600 quilts and afghans.

On Friday, September 12, 2014 and Saturday, September 13, 2014, members deployed to Pilger, Nebraska to sort and distribute quilts to residents.

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, we deployed to Beaver Crossing to distribute quilts to those that had been affected by the May 11 tornado.
Quilts ready to be distributed.
Just a few of the residents with their new quilts.

There is a long list of individuals and organizations to thank for their help with our efforts including the members of the Omaha Modern Quilt GuildLincoln Quilters Guild, Cottonwood Quilters Guild,Omaha Quilters GuildAccuQuilt,Quilts for Kids, Quilts from the Bluffs,Omaha Project LinusNebraska State Quilt Guild, virtually every quilt shop between Omaha and Grand Island and countless quilters from several states who donated time, materials, support and quilts to make this all happen!

A HUGE thank you to Omaha Modern Quilt Guild President Lori Bain for her efforts in coordinating so many individuals and groups to make these deployments a huge success. We greatly appreciate the time and effort you put forth for this cause!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Flash Block Party!

The Omaha Modern Quilt Guild will be having a "Flash Block Party" to work on quilt blocks and quilts for Quilts for Beaver Crossing, Pilger & Beyond.

Saturday, July 2, 2014
1:15pm - 5pm
Sunshine Stitches
525 N. 155th Plaza
(Pepperwood Shopping Center
next to Baker's Supermarket)

Bring your orphan blocks, UFO's and quilt projects to work on for the quilt drive. An OMQG member has generously agreed to bring her AccuQuilt Go! to help us make blocks and quilts in a flash!

Hope to see you all there!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Quilts for Beaver Crossing & Beyond

Our hearts are breaking as storms have done extensive damage with fatalities in NE, OK, KS, MO, AR, MS & AL. We need the help of our incredibly generous quilting community to help us “Bring Hope & Encouragement to the Hurting” in these communities. The Quilts of Compassion Disaster Response Team has a deep passion to help those that have experienced tremendous loss and are hurting...which brings HOPE in the midst of suffering.

Quilts of Compassion, in conjunction with the Omaha Modern Quilt Guild will deploy August 13 -18, 2014 to deliver quilts to those impacted in Beaver Crossing, Nebraska and beyond. We lovingly deliver quilts DIRECTLY to those that have been impacted by the storms. Many have lost their homes and all of their possessions, many have lost their place of employment and many have been injured or lost a family member or friend. It is truly heartbreaking.

We are accepting quilts of all sizes for men, woman, children and infants. They may be quilted or tied. If you enjoy crocheting or knitting, we can certainly use afghans of all sizes too.

Please search your stash of quilts and afghans for donation to help your friends, relatives and neighbors here in Nebraska and Iowa. A complete and current list of donation spots can be found here. A huge thank you to the shops that have agreed to be drop-off sites.

Aside from donating quilts, how can you help?

  • Visit and like the Quilts for Beaver Crossing & Beyond facebook page. Share our page. Help spread the word about this cause.
  • Visit and like the Quilts of Compassion facebook page. This organization does amazing work across the country to bring hope and healing to those affected by disasters.
  • Spread the word via social media (instagram, facebook, twitter, etc). #quiltsforbeavercrossing
  • Check back here and the Omaha Modern Quilt Guild facebook page for upcoming volunteer opportunities and sew-ins.
Thank you in advance for your help in this huge endeavor!

Monday, March 10, 2014

National Quilting Day Event at Accuquilt

The Omaha Modern Quilt Guild will be the guest of  Accuquilt Saturday, March 15th fom 12p - 4p.  A tour of the Accuquilt facilities (8843 S 137th Circle Omaha, NE 68138)  followed by access to the Accuquilt studio for sewing and quilting fun!   We will have access to a variety of dies for cutting, be able to tour the Eleanor Burns display and a make and take project will be available.  The tour starts promptly at 12:15 so please be sure to be there a bit early.  This event is open to all, members and non-members of the Omaha Modern Quilt Guild.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP below so that we have an approximate head count. 


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You can also visit the Accuquilt webpage to view all of their fabulous time saving and creative dies, patterns and projects at