Regular meetings are held the last Monday of each month, with no meetings held in May, June, July or December. We hold some special summer events and tours. Meetings are held at First Lutheran Church, 3200 E. Military Ave, Fremont. NE Refreshments at 6:30 pm and program at 7:00 pm followed by a business meeting at 8:00 pm.
Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild Programs 2021-2022 40th Anniversary in March 2022! *Denotes National Speakers
July 30-31, 2021- “A Rainbow of Color Retreat” - Bargello Quilt Project
*August 30-31, 2021- “History of a Designer and Trunk Show” Program by Amy Bradley, Lawrence, KS, “Applique Amy’s Way” Workshop Tuesday, August 31
September 27, 2021- “Quilting from a Man's Perspective” by Arlen Brown, Hastings
*October 25-26, 2021– “Wonderful World of Mini-Hexified Panels” Program by Liz Granbery-Jerome, Baldwin, KS Mini-Hexified Workshop Monday and Tuesday 10/25-26
*November 29, 2021– “My Quilt Journey and Trunk Show” Program by Ilene Bartos, Urbandale, IA, Fall Maple Leaf – Applique Tips and Techniques with Silk Workshop
December TBA - Holiday Pillow Exchange Party
*January 31, 2022– “Fabulous Fused Quilts Trunk Show” Program by Robbi Joy Eklow, Omaha, Fused Quilts Workshop
*February 28, 2022– “The Paper Chase - Connie’s Judy Niemeyer Quilts” Program by Connie Lange, Norfolk, Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor
*March 28, 2022– “Embracing the Fabric Stash and Other Things I've Learned while Studying Quilters” Program by Dr. Marybeth Stalp, University of Northern Iowa Professor and Department Chairwoman, (40th Anniversary meeting)
April 25, 2022– Challenge Project Reveal, Transfer of Guild Leadership
June 3-4, 2022 Bus Tour to Missouri Star
August 30, 2021 -- Amy Bradley, Lawrence, Kansas Amy is an extraordinary and designer from Lawrence, Kansas. She has built a wonderful business around her unique and humorous caricature designs. While her Quilt Diva and other ladies are popular with applique enthusiasts, she also has many holiday, animal and special occasion designs.
June 2021 – Mary Mayfield, Omaha, Nebraska Mary Mayfield is co-coordinator for Tanzanian Treasures, Fabric and More, a Partner Parish Mission Project of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Mary makes quilts and buys and sells African fabric, jewelry, baskets, clothing, artwork, and more.
September 2018, Brenda Weeds, Bedford, Iowa Brenda Weeds shares abut her love of polka dots and how she became known as the "The Farmer's Dotter". Brenda hosts quilt retreats and develops patterns.
August 2018, Tony Jacobson, Winterset IA Tony is a nationally-known quilt designer and teacher. Many of Tony’s designs have appeared in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, Easy Quilts and Quilting Quickly. Tony works with the Quilts of Valor Foundation as the Graphic Designer for their newsletter and serves on the National Quilts of Valor Foundation Board of Directors. Tony is the manager of Piece Works Quilt Shop in Winterset Iowa.
September 2017 Stories of Inspiration Diane Gubbles shared her stories of inspiration and beautiful quilts during the September 2017 meeting. Diane lives near Coleridge, NE.
October 30, 2017 Perfect Piecing with Tucker Tools Lori Kern of Sioux Falls used Deb Tucker tools to perfect piecing skills with accuracy and precision. Lori shared beautiful quilt projects.
November 2017 Landscape Quilts - Alaska to Wisconsin Cathy Grier of Waukesha, WI specializes in landscape quilts. She is an award-winning quilter, author, teacher and lecturer who sets up her landscapes with the "eye" of a painter who uses fabrics for her palette. You can see more photos of her work at http://cathygeier.blogspot.com/ Her quilts have won ribbons in national shows and have been featured in American Quilter, Quilter's Newsletter, Fon's & Porter Love of Quilting and Quilt World magazines.
January 30, 2018 Leslie Main, CEO Country Traditions presented a program on Changes in the Quilt and Textile Industry. The presentation included new trends in fabric design and the development of new threads and printing techniques. Leslie shared photos of the way Batik fabrics are made and passed around actual blocks used to stamp fabrics.
February 26, 2018 Jennifer Dick of Harrisonville, Missouri presented Traditional Roots-Modern Interpretations. Jennifer began quilting in 1993 and in 2001 discovered a love of applique. She speaks to guilds on innovative piecing and applique. She is the author of five books. She displayed both traditional and modern quilts.