Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Quilt Spotlight: QuiltCon Charity Quilt

The  Omaha Modern Quilt Guild will be starting a recurring feature on our blog...a quilt spotlight featuring fabulous modern quilts made by our members! First up is the OMQG QuiltCon charity quilt.

When the idea of making a charity quilt for QuiltCon was presented, members of the Omaha Modern Quilt Guild were excited to participate. OMQG Vice President Katie Roehlk and Secretary Stephanie Jacobson headed up the effort. We decided to use a limited color palette and chose the following colors for members to work with:

We decided to make a star sampler quilt and set up a Pinterest board with links to various star quilt block tutorials and patterns as inspiration for our members. We also posted guidelines for our members. The blocks we received at our November meeting were pretty amazing, and it was fun seeing them up on the design wall.

The blocks were divided among four members (Katie Roehlk, Kristina Morrow, Kristie Jarchow, and Stephanie Jacobson), and each member was responsible for assembling her quarter of the quilt by piecing the blocks together, adding additional fabric or blocks, and quilting the section. Huge thanks to Kristie Jarchow for assembling the 4 parts of the quilt, binding it, and getting it shipped safely to Austin.

We look forward to seeing our quilt displayed at QuiltCon in Austin and donating it to a charity in the Omaha area.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

January Meeting

The Omaha Modern Quilt Guild had a great year in 2014, and we're looking forward to an even better year in 2015. Our first meeting of the year will be this Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7pm at Sunshine Stitches (525 N. 155th Plaza...in the Pepperwood Shopping Center next to Baker's Supermarket). On the agenda for this meeting:

  • Dues/Membership: We will be renewing our membership in the Modern Quilt Guild after the January meeting. If you are renewing your membership for 2015 and haven't already paid dues, please bring $35 dues to the January meeting. You may fill out the online membership form ahead of time if you'd like. The Modern Quilt Guild has a lot of great activities planned for 2015 including a spring fabric challenge so be sure to keep your membership active to take advantage of all the MQG has to offer.
  • January Activity: Our January meeting activity will be a white elephant UFO (unfinished object) swap. If you'd like to participate, please bring an unfinished quilting item (orphan quilt blocks, pattern, fabric, a kit you never started or started but didn't complete, a quilt top you don't love enough to finish, etc) wrapped/concealed in a bag.
  • PHD List: 2015 is the year to earn your OMQG PHD by finishing your Projects Half Done and Piled High & Deep! Start compiling your list of unfinished quilting projects you want to finish (or start/make progress on) in 2015. You can make your own list or print/save this form to keep track of your projects.
We'll see you Tuesday!