Friday, July 1, 2022

July QGMG 22 BOM Block

Omaha Modern Quilt Guild 

2022 BOM 


July: City Lights

For July we are working off the quilt titles City Lights by Anne Sullivan of Play Crafts! The unfinished size for this month's section is 28.5" by 36.5". Our President, Susie Bonder, has made a document with tip and tricks for making this month's block! Following the links below for all the info!

Susie's July Block

Don't forget to tag #OMQG22BOM and @omahamqg if you post your blocks to Instagram!


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Meeting Minutes

 The June meeting minutes are posted under the meeting minutes tab.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

3rd Quarter Challenge - Upcycle

 3rd Quarter Challenge - Upcycle

For our 3rd quarter challenge we threw around several ideas. We actually had something entirely different chosen but we saw the Etoile Quilt Eliane of Patchwork and Poodles made where she used only upcycled materials! 

From Eliane - "…… People donate to thrift stores more than they purchase from them.  ,,,if an item doesn’t sell in 4 weeks, it moves to the Goodwill Outlet…there are alot of materials to use with a fast turnaround…Good quality materials…With cost rising recently I challenge you to try making a quilt from upcycled materials and see what you think."

In alignment with Eliane - we’d like you to do the same.  Please take a few moments to read through her post for her ideas and guidelines in using upcycled materials.

For her quilt she decided to challenge herself to finding everything she'd need for her quilt in one trip to the thrift store. We have so many great thrift stores including the Goodwill Outlet which is located just south of I-80 on 72nd street. You do not have to buy anything though. Have an old sheet at home, cut it up! Great chance to make a tshirt quilt from all those shirts you have saved in the closet. Family member's old ties? Make a fun table runner! The sky is the limit with this project. There are no requirements outside of the fabric must be upcycled and the item you make needs to be quilted but does not need to be an actual quilt. Bags, hats, table runners, pillow, whatever you can dream up!

Challenge is due at our September meeting on 9/6/22.

Here are a couple other links to popular quilters who have made posts on upcycling.

3rd Quarter Block Lotto - EYES

3rd Quarter Block Lotto


For our 3rd quarter block lotto we are going SpOoKy!! Our block lotto committee has chosen these super fun eye blocks that were created by Berene Campbell of Happy So Lucky! 

These blocks are due at our September meeting which will take place on September 6th. 

Fabric requirements:
Background - Black or read as black.
Eyes - White or read as white or another "Halloween" color, Purple, Lime Green, Orange

Blocks should finish at 12".

You can find the link to the block tutorial here - Eyes Pattern

When posting to social media make sure you tag @HappySoLucky so Berene can receive proper credit for this awesome pattern she has put together!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

June Meeting Slides Info

 June Meeting Slides

We had a wonderful meeting last night minus the storm and hail! For all of you that weren't able to make it we wanted to share the slideshow presentation with info about current and upcoming guild items! If you have any trouble accessing it please let us know.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

June OMQG 22 BOM Block

Omaha Modern Quilt Guild 

2022 BOM 


June: Slice of Happiness 

For our 2022 Block of the Month Challenge, we will be making selected parts of quilts featured  by the Modern Quilt Guild. The patterns are available for free on in the  member portal. Each month’s instructions will include the featured quilt, the component that  needs to be made, modi cations for the BOM, any setting strips needed, and the  nished piece  size. Cutting and assembly instructions, as well as any templates needed will be on the web site  in the original pattern. Members will end the year with an awesome quilt, a deeper dive into the resources available to MQG members, and, for some, a few new skills. The quilt is 72” x 84”. 

You will construct 4 of the3/4 circle blocks using the templates and instructions provided in the pattern.  Instead of nesting two of the units together, replace the fourth quarter with a solid square in the background fabric. Each block pair will have a setting strip measuring  8.5” x 1.875” as a spacer between the blocks. (I promise,  there aren’t very many of these irregular measurements.)

Quilter: Stacey Day, Stacey Day Quilts 

Finished Size for this Month’s Component: 8.5” x 36.5”

Pattern Direct Link : Here

Link to June Slide: Here

Susie Bonder has made the June blocks and has put together a comprehensive tips and tricks file for making this month's block! You can find that here: June Tips and Tricks

June Virtual Sew Days

 Virtual Sew Days for June

Virtual Sew Days for June!
This Friday, June 3rd from 7:30 to whenever you night owls call it a night!
Saturday, June 18th starting at 10:30am - until 4 or whenever!
Zoom links will be sent out day of or day before!