Prairie Piecemakers meet the last Monday of the Month, August through April at the First Lutheran Church, 3200 E. Military Road, Fremont NE 68025. Refreshments are served at 6:30 pm and programs begin at 7 pm.
Several of the speakers are offering workshops. You can sign up for any of the following workshops by calling Sue Steier. Workshop numbers are limited so register early.
August 28, 2023 Program: The Great Tohoku – Triple Disaster presented by Cynthia Perry
Cynthia Perry is recently retired co-representative for Studio Art Quilt Associates for the Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma regions. She was featured in The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo traveling exhibit to Washington D.C., Chicago, and Minneapolis where she joined her pieces to do gallery talks.
September 25, 2023 Program: Trunk Show/Presentation Offered by the Scrappy Farmer, Vicky Beasley The beauty of scrap quilting-Vicky shares her passion for all things scrappy! In her presentation/trunk show Vicky shares how she organizes, cut & uses her scraps. Vicky will bring 50+ scrappy quilts to share the versatility that can be created with scraps.
September 26, 2023 Workshop: Scrappy Diamonds with The Scrappy Farmer Vicky Beasley, 9 to 12:00, NE Quilt Company
Scrappy Diamonds is a great way to get your feet wet with foundation piecing/string piecing. There are always leftover strips or odd sized strips from previous projects that want to be put into a quilt! You can make it a “planned scrappy” or an “anything goes” kind of scrappy quilt. You can use paper or muslin for your foundation. Whichever you choose, your quilt will be completely unique! Start gathering your leftover bits, strips & chunks of fabric. I’m looking forward to coming & sharing my scrappy quilts with you & teaching you “Scrappy Diamonds”!
October 30, 2023 Program: The Curious Kansas Quilter presented by Denise Stahl
"Hello, I'm Denise, and I'm a BOM Addict" It seems so Do-able when they tease you with those Block of the Month projects. Who can't complete a block in a month? It's so easy --that is until you’re sucked in to 6 BOM’s at a time!
November 27, 2023 Program: How to Prepare you Quilt for the Longarmer, presented by Fabric Bash
Fabric Bash is Nebraska’s quilting destination! Owned by Cathy and Jacob, the mother-in-law/son-in-law duo. In 2019, they purchased an existing store and quickly expanded by moving the store to its current location. They have over 3,000 bolts of fabric, over 500 wide-back fabrics, notions, quilting classes, and Omaha’s only longarm rental program. Cathy will be bringing the Fabric Bash pickup with lots of goods!!!!!!
December 11, 2023 Christmas Exchange Party
This year we will have a “Skinny Mini” exchange with the Christmas party on Dec 11, 2023, 6:30 p.m. at Big Red Keno. Everyone is welcome, participation in the exchange is optional. Additional details will be announced. Loraine Smith & Colette Garton
January 29, 2024 Program: Janet Divis and Marlene Priessler present HOW THEY STARTED QUILTING TOGETHER
Janet and Marlene are guild members and friends who have a great story about how they began quilting together. Janet is also going to talk about her applique technique.
February 26, 2023 Program: The One-Patch Quilt Renaissance - Diamonds, Hexagons, Tumblers, Apple Cores, Pyramids, Kites... presented by Reeze Hanson
What began with the innovation of ready-made shapes for English paper piecing exploded with the introduction of die cutters and laser cutting techniques. This program looks at how modern technology has made it possible to return to one of quilt-making’s oldest forms—the one-patch!
This talk is full of history, humor, evolution and revolution, and, oh yes, technology. And of course, lots of quilts made from one-patch shapes. You will also learn a bit about how to design and sew one-patch quilts, whetting your appetite to try one of these new classics from your old scrap bag!
March 25, 2024 Program: Stories of Inspirations presented by Diane Gubbels
Diane Gubbels is a talented designer and applique artist who allows her creative spirit to speak through her quilts, using fabric and design. Diane and her husband live on a farm near Coleridge, NE. They have seven children and two grandchildren.
April 22, 2023 End of Year Get Together featuring the first-ever Prairie Piecemakers Garage Sale!
Time to look through all of your patterns, fabrics, kits, notions, etc. for things that you no longer want. The Guild will be sponsoring a quilters’ garage sale at our April guild meeting. Please bring everything priced to sell that evening. We do not want it early and you are responsible for taking anything home that is not sold. Proceeds will be used by the guild at the discretion of the steering committee. Please do not bring scraps. Whole goods, charm packs, cakes, fat quarter bundles and jelly rolls are acceptable. Remember, anything you bring must be priced for sale and if not sold, must be taken home as we will not have any place to go with the leftovers.
Other items on the April agenda include
Challenge Project Reveal!
Transfer of Guild Leadership! and...
Dinner with fellow quilters!
Food information will be determined in March and will follow the current health directives for large gatherings.