Friday, April 12, 2024

SHOP HOP POSTPONED

 The shop hop for tomorrow, April 13th has been postponed. Stay tuned for a new date once it has been decided. Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, April 3, 2024

April In Person Sew Days

 In Person Sew Days for April

We will have 2 In-Person Sew days for April. On Wednesday, April 17th the sew day will be at the Benson Library from 9am-1pm. On Saturday, April 20th the sew day will be at the Saddlebrook Library from 12:30pm-4:30pm. If you're interested in adding piecing to a sweatshirt at either sew day, please bring the following supplies: sweatshirt with a pocket, fabric to piece for the sweatshirt, seam ripper, sewing machine.
 

Thursday, March 28, 2024

April Meeting Information

April Meeting Information

Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 2nd at the Westside Community Center - 3534 S 108th Street. Social time starts at 6:00pm. The business meeting will begin at 6:30pm followed by the program. The program this month is English Paper Piecing with Shauna Smith with Lola and Ellie.

At this meeting, you can pick up your project kit ($10) from a table separate from the check-in table.  You should look for Cari and Tobie and/or Jeanne to pay for the kit.  They will be taking cash, check, venmo and paypal as payment and will have some extra ones if you're wanting an extra or forgot to order.

Please bring cutting tools of your choice: small cutting mat with a rotary cutter with a sharp blade OR (preferably), a good pair of sharp fabric scissors.  Please mark your stuff with your name, if possible so that we can make sure everything goes home with the right person!

Show and Tell this month will include the 2023 Stars over Omaha Block of the Month. Can't wait to see you soon!

Sunday, March 17, 2024

All Kansas and Nebraska Shop Hop

All Kansas and Nebraska Shop Hop

In April, the social committee is participating in the All Kansas and Nebraska Shop Hop. We will be planning a day route to shops in Kansas. We will be headed back home the same day. The date for this is Saturday, April 13. Below is the sign-up genius for those who are interested. We will also be looking for volunteers to drive. There are 5 slots for drivers and 20 for participants.

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A48AFA722A5FB6-48447966-interest


 

Monday, March 11, 2024

Spring Retreat 2024

 Spring Retreat 2024

Carol Joy Holling (Ashland, NE) May 3-5 2024

Are you ready to sew, sew, sew??? We have booked the Hazel Dillon Lodge at the Carol Joy Holling Center in Ashland, NE for Friday, May 3rd thru Sunday, May 5th for the Guild’s Spring 2024 retreat.

The cost will be $195 for members and $230 for non-members.  Bed Packs are available for $10 (twin size sheets, towel, and blanket/quilt)  Cost includes lodging for two nights (arrive Friday morning and checkout Sunday afternoon) and meals (Friday - Lunch & Dinner, Saturday - Brunch & Dinner, Sunday - Brunch)

Can't attend the entire weekend, but still want to be part of the fun?  Sign-up for the option of a full single day of sewing for $65/day for members and $85/day for non-members (meals included, no lodging)

A $100 deposit per person is required to reserve your space. ($40 for the single-day)  If you're interested, please fill out the google form below.  Your space will be fully reserved when your deposit is received, so bring cash or check to our next guild meeting or mail your check to Omaha MQG PO Box 541063, Omaha, NE 68154-1063.

Payment in full is due at or before the April Guild meeting on 4/2.

Full refunds will be given if cancellation is given 2 weeks prior to the event.

Additional information:

  • Hazel Dillon Lodge is a self-contained facility with our sewing space on the first floor and rooms that sleep 2-4 people each (# per room will depend on total # of quilters). A private restroom and shower are attached to each sleeping room.

  • The retreat committee will plan menu and bring groceries to be prepared by retreat attendees in the onsite full kitchen. A sign-up sheet for meal prep and clean-up will be sent out closer to the retreat. We will incorporate some vegan and gluten-free choices in the menu planning. If you have other special dietary needs and wish to bring your own meals, there is a fridge for food storage

Spring Retreat 2024 Sign Up

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

March 2024 Meeting Minutes

 March 2024 meeting minutes have been posted to the blog under the Meeting Minutes Tab.

Saturday, March 2, 2024

March Meeting Info

 

Our next meeting is right around the corner!

IMPORTANT INFO:
-Tuesday, March 5th at the Westside Community Center.
-Social time starts at 6pm and the business meeting starts at 6:30pm.
-Our program with Carole Lyles Shaw will follow the business meeting. She will be sharing how she moved from traditional quilt making to art quilting.
-Since she is a national speaker, non-members are welcome to visit the guild meeting for $5 this month.
-Be sure to bring your membership dues for 2024 if you have not paid already.
-We have 2 amazing r@ffle prizes up for grabs!
Haley Fetters with @MistletoeQuiltingCo has generously donated an on going r@ffle prize each month! You could win a $65 quilting credit for her longarming services. Thank you, Haley!
Also available for this month, Cari Allen and Shauna Smith of Lola and Ellie have generously donated 8 Fat Quarters from Moda, 12 Spool Huggers, Thread snips, Decorative Pins and a Live Boldly pattern from Charisma Horton. MSRP for this package is $60!! Thank you Lola and Ellie!!
R@ffle tickets are $1 for 1 or $5 for 6.





Monday, February 19, 2024

April Meeting EPP Kit Sign up

Happy Monday! We are prepping for our April Meeting with Shauna Smith and Lola and Ellie. She will be leading an EPP needle book project. You must sign up for a kit prior to the meeting. Please follow the link below to sign up. Kits are $10.

April EPP Kit Sign up

 



Volunteers Needed for National Quilting Day!

 

We need your help for National Quilting Day! We're looking for volunteers to sign up for 2 hour time blocks on Saturday, March 16th. National Quilting Day is held at the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. The time slots are: 8:30-10:30am; 10:30am-12:30pm; 12:30pm-2:30pm; and 2:30pm-4:30pm. Use the link below to sign up. Thank you for your help! You'll be helping sell raffle tickets and answer questions about the OMQG. Contact Heidi Carpenter with questions: sewnheidi@gmail.com.

 
 
 
 

 

Saturday, February 17, 2024

REMINDER! In Person Sew Day Today, February 17th

 *Reminder!* In person sew day TODAY Saturday, February 17th at the Saddlebrook Branch of the Omaha Library. 12:30-4:30pm. Heidi Carpenter has organized a make and take Easter egg project for attendees! She will provide materials and instructions! So cute! Hope to see you there!