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Welcome Quilters!
Ogallala Quilter's Society is a nonprofit educational, non-discriminatory organization founded in 1997 to foster high standards of design, color and workmanship in quilting; teach the art of quilting; and preserve our quilting heritage.  

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Have you renewed your membership for 2019?  Memberships run from January to December. Renew now! 
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Featured Teacher: Laura Wasilowski
Laura Wasilowski is a textile artist and creator of hand-dyed fabrics and threads.  Her pictorial art quilts (created from fused fabrics and hand-embroidered or machine quilted) are collected and exhibited internationally.  

Wasilowski's free-form embroideries share a similar style with her narrative quilts.  Whimsical in nature, both textile art forms express her joy and love of creating art.
Be a Volunteer!  Get your OQS Pin!
Volunteers are always important at any event as large as the Festival.  From ticket takers to quilt watchers, we have a job for YOU!  If you volunteer for 2 hours, you will receive one of the 2019 Limited Edition OQS Volunteer Pins.  
Our Ogallala Quilt Festival 2019 is quickly approaching!  Check back often as we will post updates and information as it is available!
Important Dates Coming Up!

Thursday, February 21 - Quilt entry form deadline - or the first  200 entered, whichever comes first.  Entry forms must be postmarked by February 21, 2019.

Friday, March 1 - Nominations are due for Jean Gilles Dean Scholarship. The winner will receive a scholarship to attend an Ogallala Quilt Festival Class.  Nominations also due for Heart and Hand Award to honor a group or individual who makes quilts or craft items to benefit others!  The winner receives $100 to be used as needed in the project.

Thursday, March 14 -  Class reservation deadline, also deadline for reserving meal tickets for Awards Dinner and Fantastic Friday Night Dinner. See registration form for meals and classes.

Tuesday, April 2, 9 AM - Quilts due at Dimmitt High School Activity Center. Live and silent auction donations due at Dimmitt High School Activity Center by 9 AM also.  Quilt entry drop off locations have other deadlines, beginning March 27.  Click here for drop off locations and dates.

Saturday, April 6 - Quilt pickup begins at 6:30 PM at Dimmitt High School Activity Center or check with your drop-off location for their dates and times.

Tuesday, April 30 - Bus trip registration due.
                         The  city of Dimmitt  has  started a 3  year project that will
                           rehab US 385 & State Highway 86 from end of  Dimmitt
                             to  the  other.  This is a major project involving moving
                           sewer and water lines! Traffic barriers are  set up, along
                     with signs pointing to alternative routes around construction
                    Workers and heavy equipment will be only a few feet from passing vehicles.  Drivers are being asked to please pay attention!  The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2021!

During Ogallala Quilt Festival, allow extra travel time to arrive at your class locations due to this construction!  Dimmitt Chamber of Commerce told us that travel has been reduced to two lanes with signs pointing out lane closures that are in effect.  Be careful out there!
Currently, there are no classes that are full, although some of them are getting close!  If you have your eye on a class, get your registration in before it is too late!
"Majestic Flight at Twilight"
Made by Becky Holley
Quilted by Pat Connally
Pattern by Toby Lischko
Register now to attend one of Laura's hands-on classes!

Creating Graphic Imagery       Thursday, April 4, 2019 8:30 - 4:30 
Tiny Homes                              Friday, April 5, 2019  8:30 - 11:30
Colorful Leaves                        Friday, April 5, 2019  1:30 - 4:30
Fuse Your Bloomers               Saturday, April 6, 2019 8:30 - 11:30